Happy Independence Day, Everybody!
It is hot, hazy and humid here today: Just the kind of day we New Englanders dream about during the long cold months of winter. DH is working, DD#1 is marching in a parade, and DD #2 is hanging out with friends, so I have the house to myself. I have been holed up in my craft room, (it's air-conditioned, unlike the rest of the house!). This morning, I put the finishing touches on my Summer themed reclaimed window. I have been noodling around with files for a couple of weeks, and finally, I found time to cut, assemble, and install everything:
Here is the whole thing:
Following are some close-ups of the handmade elements:
|File by My Scrap Chick|
|Love Dimensional Stars!|
|I made this file, using an online image trace.|
|I couldn't resist using the positive image left from the cut above, so I picked it up off my mat with a piece of contact paper and made a frame for it.|
|I received this lovely card from Diann, as part of the ArtHaven June Swaps. Aren't the colors in this gorgeous image perfect? Beachy and RWB! LOVE!|
I used some vintage patriotic graphics, and photos of my family to complete the project. I think I will leave this the way it is through labor day. I would like to make a banner for it, but I'm not sure of the scale yet. I could go big, across the top of the frame, or make a little one for one of the individual panes. If I come up with something great, I'll be sure to post it.
Enjoy your Holiday, everyone!