Some of my favourite finds of the SENZ weekend (and I had a few!) were the Scrapware products. Now I know the Aussies are REALLY into their die-cut chipboard but I had never had a chance to take a good look at some before.
One of the first things I found was this gorgeous little frame. It's made of wood as opposed to chipboard and I decided not to alter or paint it at all. I have used the Echo Park "For the Record" Collection as it one I have been wanting to use for ages!
It was easy to measure the small pieces of paper required as I just measured inside each frame and added a 1mm border around each side to ensure they were big enough.
Now, me finding these gorgeous chipboard pieces coincided with me finally buying a heat gun. No more tweezers, burnt fingers and fishing stuff out of the toaster for me! As you can see I went a little embossing crazy with making these embellishments, but they are so delicate and tiny that they ended up looking rather cute!
To create the text effect on the trees, I first embossed the piece with a plain colour using Versamark and Zing powder, and then when they were dry I stamped on them again using Versamark, a text stamp (Kaisercraft) and then used a contrasting Zing colour for embossing the text. (In case you were wondering, Zing is just the brand name for the American Crafts embossing powders..)
I love how this little frame turned out - it's such a fun way to display pictures and paper - without having the daunting task of having to create a 12x12 layout!