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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are You Ready For This?

I had gotten the frame at the Dollar Tree. The minute I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it. SO I bought 25 of them!!! Then I contacted my dear friend Katie and asked her if I could borrow her Stampin' Up! "City of David" set. And being the kind person that she is she borrowed it to me. I purchased 25 of them because I wanted to make 2 dozen to sell and the 25th one is for Katie for so graciously borrowing me her set.

I just LOVE it when I can mix clay and stamping together and what is even better is when I mix them and it actually turns out nice!!!

It was a little difficult to get the back off the frame. It's glued on all the way around. Once I got it off I had to remove the plastic car and then chip away the glue from the inside of the frame. Once that is done the glass gets all dusty so that needs to be cleaned!!! Cleaning up one issue causes another one!!! Not the first time that has happened in my life!!! LOL

I hadn't played with clay in a very long time and I have really missed it. I am hoping that next week I will be able to find more time to play with the clay. By then my hands should feel better. Rolling those clay balls made the palms of my hands sore. They are so delicate!!! LOL They're just not conditioned to work with clay. I have TONS of clay ideas in my head and want to play SO bad.

I actually have all the baby Jesus pieces done and next is to finish up Mary & Joseph. I had put a layer of Crystal Effects on the bottom and then added the clay figures. I poured in some tan sand and made sure the bottom was covered. I left the excess sand on the bottom for an added desert effect!!! I don't believe it snows in that region!!! Though anything is possible!!! The sand just seemed to fit with the background!!!

I did color in the stars with the white gel pen. My biggest problem with this was the glossy card stock. There was a line on each image. I'm not sure why it's there, it could be from the glossy card stock rubbing on the sheet in front of it. So to try to fix it I sponged over the area and let the ink dry. There was not much else I could do about it. You really can't see the marks until you start sponging over the paper. But for the most part I'm able to cover it.

I glued the back on with Crystal Effects and today I gave it to Katie but I asked her if I could keep it here for a few days longer. And of course she said I could. It's a fun project and I can't wait to get back to it to finish up the rest of them!! They do look SO much better in person!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

21 comments:

SueB said...

T'riffic shadowbox - TFS!

The Vannoy Family said...

Let us know when you are ready to sell because I want one... so very sweet!

NeedsARibbon said...

Knowing how very tiny the City of David stamp set is, those are some tiny frames.

A truly adorable craft/gift. I hope they all sell out for ya.

~Sandy

Debby said...

Oh my gosh girl this is awesome! You did a fantastic job. Love everything about it.
You must be a night owl to cause I just got this in my inbox.
Angel hugs
Debby

Kay said...

WOW- What a great idea! They are adorable!!! If they are for sale, I would LOVE to have one also-TFS-Hugs Kay

reeree62 said...

So incredibly cute, Wanda!!!

Cheryl said...

Perfect gift. How smart of you to see this in these frames.
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Wanda, that is just precious!!! Let us know if you have any for sale!!! You can put me down for one!

Unknown said...

What a fab idea. You did an awesome job. Ty for the inspiration.
lablady2007@juno.com

lifesabeach32940 said...

Oh, Wanda ... That is AWESOME!! Absolutely AWESOME!! I predict you will have a sell-out!! Judy

JIB said...

Wanda:

It's beautiful!

Janet

krystalpurple said...

This turned out so cute! Great idea
Kristi

Anonymous said...

wow totally awesome...i really like this Liann M.

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL, Wanda the Nativity is just perfect. Great job!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Katie is so lucky! You did an awesome job!
Thanks for sharing!
gail w./ san francisco

Daisydaze said...

Those are really pretty and great gifts as well.

Jen said...

Very sweet! What a great idea!

WandaG_CT said...

The shawdowbox is great! I know it must be even better in person due to the little clay figures!

Juanita said...

Goodness gracious, this is the most amazing thing.

Kimberly Johnson said...

I think this is my favorite project I've seen you do. I love this. No luck finding those frames at any of my DollarTrees here. Just have to admire yours. :o)

Anonymous said...

Wanda, it is adorable! You are a really talented lady. Have a Merry Christmas!
Jannette E.