Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge

Hi all! Welcome to the December Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge. This month Diana challenged her team to make a Name Frame/Letter Frame. Interpret this in any creative way you would like.

A couple of years ago I got busy making a name frame for my Granddaughter, but for some reason or another, I never did get it finished, or the three children arrived to live with us and I never found the time to get it finished. Well, not so this year. This year my granddaughter is going to get this for Chritmas and it's already stashed away with the "to be wrapped" pile!

I thought at first that I would add a letter to the frame, but after painting the letter and holding it up beside the frame I nixed that idea. So how it's a separate piece and she can just sit it on her shelf somewhere.

So here is the name frame I had made, but it's all gussied up with flowers, pearls, a Tilda, some Chandalier Glass and everything is glitz and glammed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

I had colored this image eons ago and found her hiding on top of my speciality paper shelves. Whoda thunk she would fit perfectly into this frame? Here is a close up view of my Tilda...

I ran out to Michaels (less than a block from my house) to get a letter to attach to the frame, and painted it blue with some acrylic paint that I had on hand and colored another Tilda to put on that. However I wasn't happy with the way it was looking together with the frame, so I've made it a separate piece for Lindsey.

Here is the letter and the frame together and you can see the pearl swirls I added to the opposite side of the frame from the flowers...

Here is a closer view of the flowers...

I have a few other small items to include in her Christmas gift - I hope she will like this name frame!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I really hope you be inspired to create your own name/letter frame or door hanger or however you interpret this challenge.

Blessings and hugs,


  1. It's gorgious Barb !!

    Hugs Monique

  2. Oh my gosh, Barb!! It's absolutely wonderful!!! I want to make one for my granddaughter, Kaitlyn!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!! Tilda is perfect on it and on the letter, too! She will LOVE it!!! Love the flowers and the swirl, too! Everything you make is just so top notch and creative, I love your work!!!!! And thanks for all the sweet comments you leave for me!!!

  3. Barb, your granddaughter is so going to love this. Wonderful colour combo (and blue my fave colour). I find these older version of Tilda just as adorable as the newer ones. Your colouring of them is fabby (as usual). Beautiful flower arrangement—looks terrific with all the glimmer mist. Love your framed project!


    And here I thought I was lucky to have a brand new Michaels (only 2 months old) opened in my neighbourhood just a 20-25 minutes walk from my place. But less than a block! woo hoo, that’s like…your own personal craft store...LOL.

  4. Your granddaughter is going to love these!!! She will feel special not only because you made them for her, but that you've customized them just for her! Love the Tilda's and your flower arrangement Barb! All so beautifully done!!!

  5. Beautiful projects Barb--I love the pretty blue and cute Mags used to accent them-what a wonderful gift! I know your granddaughter will treasure these gifts forever!


  6. Love the frame with the name, flowers, and Tilda...really sweet.

  7. Hi Barb...absolutely adorable!! Hope everything's well with you. Another gorgeous creation!
    Pat Frank

  8. Your Lindsey frame is ADORABLE Barb! Love the coloring on the Tilda with the wreath! Awesome projects! Your granddaughter will love these!

  9. Barb, this set is gorgeous, and she's going to adore it! I love the polka dotted paper and the flowers are fabulous!!! Your pre-colored Tilda is a perfect match! I would NEVER get that lucky! LOL! I love your take on the challenge! Beautiful work as always!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. Barb, another gorgeous creation in blue. I am so glad you gals were able to make useful gifts while doing the challenge. Interesting how so many of you chose blue. Amazing coloring on Tilda for the Letter L. I am presuming this too is for Lindsay.

  11. H! Barb. I love your picture frame, can't wait to have a grand-daughter! Your Tildas are so very cute!I also love the idea of the letter, such a precious little gift.

  12. Beautiful set Barb. What a fun idea to make a personalize set!

  13. Barb Barb Barb!!!!!!!!!!!!! OKK let me just tell you thank you for visitng me while i was out all these weeks and couldn't coem over and visit you.I feel so bad but i'm here now i'm here lol!!!!

    You know i saw your frame and i said my friend Teri would love this i mean this is right up her alley and OFCOARSE MINE too LOL!!!!! The simplicity and the elgancy of the frame is just GORGOEUS!!! No more and no less just PERFECT!!! I see Teri found her way here and i'm glad she did lol!!!! Teri LOVES LOVES to do frames like these lol!! YOU DID ANN AMASING JOB AMASING!!! When don't you?? lol! I should try this one day lol!THANKS FOR THE EYE CANDY Barb,RubyM:)

  14. This is a gorgeous project Barb! I'm sure your grand-daughter will treasure it!


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