Wizard of Oz Picture Frame

Wizard of Oz Picture Frame
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DAY THREE: Welcome to Day 3! My goal is to blog daily this month so I can share some projects and cards I made long ago, but never blogged about.

My husband and I enjoy making things to donate to charitable auctions when we have the opportunity, and this is one of the handmade items we made for last Spring’s annual Clark County Association of Realtors Dessert Auction, which raises money for RPAC. Dale made two pairs of earrings and I made two custom picture frames during my self-described “All Things Must Be Mod Podged!” kick.

blog - Wizard of Oz Pic FrameI was inspired by this super cool ‘The Magic of Oz’ paper from Graphic 45. They really have such beautiful printed papers!! I bought the paper when my husband was in the Broadway Across America production of Wicked in Portland, OR last year so I could make him a mini scrapbook about his night on stage in the Emerald City… and someday I will share it on my blog! There was plenty of leftover paper, so I used a craft knife and cut out the playing cards of the famous character from the Wizard of Oz. I love the “There’s no place like home” quote and cut that out for the frame, too.

blog - Wizard of Oz FrameI covered the blank MDF frame with some emerald green (of course) paper from the collection and added a nice layer of Mod Podge to it. I also decoupaged each card and attached them to the frame in a fun, mish-mash order. There were no good images of the famed Ruby Slippers to cut out, so I drew a slipper on the back of some shimmery red paper and hand cut it so I could attach it near Dorothy and the “There’s no place like home” quote.

blog - Ruby SlipperOf course, I had to line the edge of the frame with matching sparkly red ribbon, so I added adhesive all around the frame and then carefully laid down the ribbon and trimmed off the excess for future projects. The finishing touch was to add ruby red and emerald green gems all over the frame after adding the final layer of Mod Podge.

blog - Red Shimmer TrimMy friend Terry E.-P. won this frame in the auction, so when I visit her lovely house, I smile when I see this picture frame in her entryway. 🙂 Thank you for reading my blog post and I’ll “see” you tomorrow!

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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