Thursday, June 4, 2009

Damask fever!

Or is it "Dance Fever?" :) Well, you probably know by now I love all things ornate and pretty, and damask designs are no exception...just look at these gorgeous pillows I found on-line...

I'm not usually one for blue, but check this one out here along with the free damask wallpaper downloads:
Such a pretty spring color for a Damask pillow...who said Damask had to be stuffy? You can find this one here:
Thomas Paul Linen Damask pillow:And a more contemporary chocolate Damask pillow by Target:
These really get my juices flowing! How about you? Well, one of my very favorite stamps by Melissa Frances just happens to be this gorgeous Damask stamp that I used on the following clear glass frame...I wanted to create an etched glass sort of look, so I took an old frame and removed the back behind the glass. I used acrylic paint on the stamp and stamped directly onto the front of the glass. After dry, I added the rub on sayings over the top and pearl and resin accents. The photo and ribbon are adhered from the back. Then after the glass piece was finished, I hot glued the glass around the inside of the frame, so I didn't have to put the backing back on. I love how you could prop it up on a shelf and it will take on the background color of wherever you put it.I can't wait to make some of these for gifts. They are really easy and a lot of fun. If you mess up, just wipe the glass clean or let dry and scrape the paint off with a razor blade (carefully).
(Hey look! A red damask pillow in the background of the photo! ha)

I just received my newest special recycling issue of Paper Crafts Magazine and I was tickled pink to have a layout published in this one! Look at the transparency used for the background...more damask! This is the Pop Fashion overlay by Pink Paislee and it is printed using soy based inks and a polyester material that is 100% recycled. Very cool!I love that it's silver, so you can mix it with any other colors! (Pics are of my little Kati, her curls just woo me!)
So I have a couple extra copies of this issue, if you'd like one, please leave me a comment and tell me a scrappy trend you are really into right now! I'll choose 2 winners sometime this weekend and might just throw in an extra thing or two. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit,

47 comments:

Shirley said...

That frame is beautiful and is a perfect project that I'd love to do with some of my friends! Hope you don't mind if we lift your idea! And Kati's curls woo me too! What a doll! Right now I'm loving my embossing powders again, especially the clear ones for the tone on tone effect. If I win the magazine will you sign my copy?!

ALLY said...

Gorgeous project Danielle! I too am into the damask trend but also the purple trend right now! Love the richness of the purples this season!

jeanie nieva said...

i don't know if this a is a trend still but i am into birds, especially owls. :)lovely project.

Elizabeth said...

That frame is beautiful; I'm going to try it!
I don't know if it's a scrappy trend, but I got a Silhouette CraftROBO two weeks ago and I've gone a little nutty with the flourishes and damask (yes, I'm a junkie, too!) cuts, making cards and backgrounds for LO.

Jennifer said...

I'm really into scallops....those are still "on trend", right? lol I love damask also....my scrap room is done in black and white damask.

Gabi said...

At the moment I'm really into glitter ! So fun adding it to cards or layouts !

Amy said...

I'm into using up scraps on my cards, so does that count as scrappy? Also, I'm loving vintage buttons....have a whole jar full! Would love a copy of this magazine, it's not in my budget right now, so winning it would be perfect. Thanks!

p.s. LOVE the frame idea, definitely going to try that!

Anonymous said...

Love your frame idea !!! Perfect idea for a grandparent gift. I love damask and glitter right now, seems I go to these everytime I make a card. Have a great weekend.

Bonnie

Danielle Holsapple said...

I really want to try your frame idea! Now to find the time!!!!! As for trends....hmmmmm..buttons buttons buttons! Are they still "in"?! Have a great weekend!

Sarah Youde said...

Thanks for letting us scraplift you for this weeks Mojoholder (www.mojoholder.typepad.com).

I would love a copy of that mag but I am in the UK.

Leigh said...

I LOVE your frame project, Dani, as well as your layout! Congratulations on the publication!!
A trend I'm liking right now..... probably scalloped edges-- I seem to be adding them to all my pages!
Have a great weekend!

Kacey Elliott said...

I LOVE that frame project - so pretty! have so many old frames I could use for that - LOVE IT!!! I am loving crochet flowers and buttons right now, but damask will NEVER go out of style!

Denice said...

What a great idea to recyle old frames! I will be doing this very soon. My favorite thing right now is layering. I especially love the way layering flowers gives my layout so much depth.

mustangkayla said...

Cute frame project and layout! I'm into journaling spots at the moment, love all the different shaped and different styles they come in and how you can use them for more than just journaling!

Amy said...

I love that frame. Thanks for sharing the idea. I don't know if it's a trend, but I am only using products that I already have. I am a hoarder, so there is lots to choose from! ;)

Chrys said...

gorgeous frame!!!! I picked up a lime green damask pillow from pier one a month ago...I love it!

Christina said...

the frame is absolutely gorgeous! cupcakes inspire me & i think it will for a long time since i love to bake!

Diana said...

I'm into collage with my photos, & layering up!

Liz said...

You are always so inspirling.. Love it all

Reija said...

Hi Danielle,

thanks for the comment in my blog. It's so nice you've been there, all the way from the States. I love everything you do! You are so inspirational!

Kind regards from the UK,
Reija

Dana said...

LOVE the frame idea. I haven't tried acrylic paints on my stamps yet. Another thing to try!

Debbie said...

I have not got my magazine yet but look forward to seeing your entry.I love your style

Thanks for the giveaway

debbie peysen

Eva said...

WOW.....everything is so beautiful! I love that framed work of yours...stunning!!!!!! I am into bright colors right now, if you want to call that trendy...hehehe

susan m said...

I have been jumping onto the "pearl" trend!

Steph said...

Hi Danielle, I love your frame project...so classy, and i think your daughter looks so like you! I am into butterflies just now, can't semm to stop myself putting one on everything i make lol...congratulations on your publication too. Stephanie (UK) x

whoistracy said...

Danielle, what a great idea!! I have some frames lying around. MUST try this.

Jingle said...

I love the damask in your projects! You use it well! I am totally into creating unique looks with mists and such right now!

Anonymous said...

I'm still into scallop edges and I've also been enjoying making flower embellishments out of felt and using them on cards.

Rachel in Spooner, WI

sandyh50 said...

Wonderful frame project and great layout! I have 4 new Fiskars border punches so I am into doing that now. I would love a copy of the magazine.

jill marie barrett said...

i am all butterflies. bought the slice just for the butterfly card. how did you adhere the photo to the back of the glass? love it!

Melonie said...

Ok I am totally "borrowing" that frame idea for some Christmas presents!! LOVE it! Congrats on the pub and Kati's curls woo me too. She is too cute!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

That frame and LO is just Amazing, Dani! I definitely need to make one of those, if you don't mind, of course!! ;)

Your girls are so beautiful!

The thing I am really into right now, would definitely have to be Melissa Frances Rub-Ons! Thanks to you and Melissa Philips! :) Thanks for a chance at a great magazine!

Hugs,
Melissa

marianne-g said...

Congrats on your LO. What a cool project your frame is. So pretty! I've gotta try it sometime. I already subscribe to Paper Crafts mag. so no need to put me on the list.

TraceyT said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely have to try this! TFS

I love all things damask as well. Such a wonderful trend.

Anabelle said...

I just adore damask!! Your frame project is to die for!! And that layout is amazing. (I didn't know all that cool info. about the transparency. ;) ) Great projects. (You can take my name out of the running for the giveaway BTW...just got my copies yesterday. Thanks!)

Megan said...

I love scalloped edges. I am using them a lot lately. Your damask is beautiful, and I love the frame!

Giovana said...

Beautiful creations!! Love them, I have to create something likethat with the glass frame.
I am into heat embossing {again!!}. I have tried some projects lately and I can't stop embossing, LOL.

Thanks for the chance to win.
God bless
Giovana

elina said...

Fantastic frame and LO!!! Just gorgeous!!

elina said...

Fantastic frame and LO!!! Just gorgeous!!

Sophia said...

I seem to be into Freestyle at the mo...Love your frame....!!!

Nina said...

I'm not very up to date with trends...but right now I'm into craft paper combined with bright and saturated colours, and mixing old vintage stuff with modern plastic decorations et.c. :)

Nina said...

..oh, and SORRY! I almost forgot to tell you how gorgeous your projects are!! Love the damasks too. Your work is always very inspiring to me. TFS!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

how clever is the glass frame project! Love it!

Caroline said...

I tend to use a lot of staples on my layouts. It's such an easy and graphic way to attach things with

farrahjs said...

I've been playing with felt lately. It's one of those things that has been around forever, but you can give so much depth to a project.

SuZeQ said...

Something tells me I may be too late - dang! I'd love to have a copy of this, trust me!

LOVE the clear glass frame ... thank you for sharing.

Your blog and art is such a huge inspiration for me. Keep on cause YOU ROCK.

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

Absolutely fabulous frame! And those pillows are some gorgeous inspiration! Okay, I'm really into scallop edged punches. Hugs!