Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jazzed Up Mat Board

I love jazzing up mat boards.

I just consider them frames.  I've decorated many of them with script.

This one was covered in fleur-de-lis paper.  I used a left over rusty metal fragment from one of my handmade crowns as an embellishment.

Next, I tinted a French book page, and stamped on a hummingbird image.

The page was attached to the back.  Now, it's nice piece of art.

I decided to have my big sale next weekend.  I needed to continue organizing, purging, and being very methodical.  I know what I want, and I'm not stopping till I get there.

I had a little pop-up lawn sale yesterday, to clear out more of the miscellaneous items.  That worked out well.  Ahhhhhh, feeling focused.  I've made more progress in the Abyss.  I still have lots of organizing and sorting to do, but, it's not as daunting.

The weather is perfect today to get more work done, and, that's what I'll be doing.  I'm about to assemble my team.  See ya soon.


  1. Sweet and pretty. Love hummingbirds and you, too.

  2. Another great idea -- I see so many of these mats at garage sales and pass them by. I'm sure you'll do great at your sale!

  3. Love that frame you made!!! So charming. Glad to hear that you're getting a lot accomplished.

  4. The question is, how far does the abyss really go? Or is it still growing? Mine is like a living breathing thing.

  5. It is a piece of art indeed! You have such original ideas and fabulous execution!

  6. All of the elements really come together to create a lovely piece. Blessings dear...

  7. Slow and steady, Rosemary, seems to be working out well as you continue to clear out. I love the way this mat looks with the image you used. It's very pretty on its own without a frame.

  8. OHHH I like it

    you are amazing with what all you do and you have a family

    I am getting ready for another pop up yard sale for 1st Sat In Oct LOL

  9. Love this!!! Thanks for sharing Rosemary and blessings to you, Patti

  10. So sweet! I love the rusted metal piece as an accent. Job well done! And as for purging? Huge job but you can do it... just purged and downsized so I remember well the amount of work and courage it takes to do this job!

  11. Love what you have done Rosemary and I really like the added rust piece. Glad to see you up and
    about. Remember take it SLOWLY!!!!


  12. Lovely frame for that sweet hummer.


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