Wednesday, March 16, 2011

~a project with friends & a winner~

My friend Kelley contacted me a little while ago with a really fun project.
She had found 3 old Herbarium books,
full of plant pressings and descriptions.
The entries date from 1893~1898.

She asked me,

Artie of color outside the lines


Andrea of faded plains

if we were up to a little challenge.

{and of course, Kelley is participating too!}

She sent us each 4 pressings and descriptions
and asked us all to come up with a way to frame these for under $20.
Hum, I wonder if I can do it.
{all photos from Kelley at the polished pebble}
I'm a little nervous, I am up against some seriously talented bloggers!
Come back on Thursday the 18th to see the results.
And, the winner of the $50 gift card giveaway is...........
Also, a reminder that you can still get your free custom 8x10 canvas, no strings attached!
Click here to take you there!


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That's what happens when you are excited and type too fast! ... Thanks so much for the giveaway and all the inspiration! I can't wait to go shopping!

Allison said...

Ohhh what a fun idea! How neat she found such an old gem!

ChRiS said...

just seen some frames that are glass on glass no mattings these would be beautifull in them

Heather Salazar said...

When I’m looking for a neat way to frame something special I usually look to Maltby Antiques vintage window section. At times he has given me some free or for 5.00 depending on the condition, his windows almost always have all the original hardware, score!!

Go home clean it and put a little sealer on it and you have a cool picture frame.

And for an added bonus you can use either wrapping paper or depending on the window scrapbook paper to make a background, things I’m sure you already have at home which would make the project way under 20 bucks.

I just did one of my son at the beach and for the mat I glued a layer of sand on it.

Have fun, cant wait to see what you come up with!!!!

The Polished Pebble said...

Looking forward to your little flowers in their new frames! Thanks for playing along...xo kelley

One Cheap B*tch said...

Can't wait to see what you all come up with! What a great challenge!


Alecia said...

I ordered a canvas of my niece...can't wait to see how it turns out! :-)

Maxine said...

I like this post

Country Cottage said...

Where did she find these wonderful books? Antique store, flea market... My sister is a Botany Major and would love them. What a great find! I know you will do something wonderful with them. Can't wait to see.

Tammy said...
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Flannel and Frills said...

Looking forward to seeing the outcomes they'll be great, as usual.

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