Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lobster and Cherry Blossoms Frame Card Handmade

Come and join us at this week's Tuesday Alchemy challenge! Share with us all things that remind you of the ocean! Do you live near one? 

This is a frame card that I made for a friend for her and her bf's anniversary. I put random things on there that symbolize their relationship together. It includes: 2 lobsters, 2 cherry blossom flowers, a broom and pail...I don't even want to know! :D She'll be able to put a landscape 4"x6" photo in there. The background paper was plain baby blue, but I dabbed white ink over it to make it more dreamy and water-like. Everything else was white cardstock that was painted with acrylic paint.

Today Venus passes across the surface of the sun--it's a once in a lifetime thing for those of us who are alive today. The next time this happens is expected to be 2117! I don't have access to a telescope...wish I did...but I will try to catch it live on NASA TV a little later. I've always been interested in astronomy, so this is exciting to me. I got a chance to see Jupiter and Uranus through a large rooftop telescope at my university during an astronomy course in 2005. I wish I could get in there tonight and use it again because it isn't safe for the retina in the eyes to look up at the sun even with sunglasses! The light is too concentrated, so please be careful if you're thinking about doing this and read up on it before for the health of your eyes!!!


  1. A fun & charming creation, Eileen - The colors are fantastic, too!

    Happiness :)

  2. Very cute frame card. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. joann sassy raggedy

  3. Love it and the feeling is very powerfull!Happy Birthday to your friend and..it was cloudy and I couldn't see the Venus planet...Well,life goes on and I am waitting for 2117 to see it!I hope it won't be cloudy again,ha,ha!)I will write you again about it and I hope you'll answer me!(hope you'll appreciate my joke!)

  4. Lovely frame card.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  5. This is gorgeous,love the image...great details.Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes.xxx

  6. Love these colors. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" challenge.

  7. I think this is so sweet! I came over from MIM.

  8. Such a great frame card!! Love the blue and red together! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!

  9. Fabulous frame card!!! Love the blue and the white ink dabbed to soften it. The cuts are great!! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  10. Great card, and how wonderful the embellishments all mean something, I wonder what the pail and brush are for... LOL.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  11. Well that is an interesting combo of items. A fun card idea. Saw you on Make it Monday.

  12. I'm sure your friend will love this!

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “June Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us tomorrow for a NEW Saturday challenge and the chance to WIN!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

  13. great frame card, saw it on mim x

  14. Wonderful!!
    Thank for joining us this week and good luck!
    Don't forget to check back on my blog next week to see if you made my Pick Of The Week!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  15. wonderfull sweetie!!! very summerish!!!


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