My First Basically Bare Project!

Hiiiiiidey Hoooooo!  Hope everyone is doing fine and dandy!  I know I am.  You wanna know why?  Well, even if you don't, I'm going to tell you anyway.  My first project as part of the awesome Basically Bare design team went live yesterday over on their blog.

And now, I can share it here with all of you!  ::Golf Clap!::

I kept it kind of simple this time and even dove into some of the Nikki Sivils stuff that came in my package.  Those of you that know me, know what I tend to gravitate toward.  I've never worked with Nikki Sivils stuff before so this presented a unique challenge for me.  How do I take a line that is traditionally cute and tweak it to fit my more eclectic and quirky style? 

Cue Basically Bare "Gears" and "Celestial" embellies!  YAY!  ::Golf Clap::

I picked up an inexpensive (ok...stupid less than a buck cheap!) wood frame from a local store (gotta love Wally World), slapped some Delta Creative acrylic paint in "Red Oxide" down (the frame liked it....a lot) and let it dry.  Once it dried, I took my Tim Holtz distress ink pad in "Black Soot" to the edges of the frame and glued down a Tim Holtz ball chain (::snort:: I said "ball".).

I chose to use "Noah's Overalls" from the Nikki Sivils "Noah" line as a secondary frame for where the photo would go.  That grid pattern is awesome!  Of course, I also inked the outlining edges using a Clearsnap Cat's Eye "Black" ink pad.

Now, I knew I wanted my frame to be boyish, but ageless.  I wanted it to be something that could be displayed no matter the age.  Basically Bare's "Gears" and the stars from "Celestial" were perfect!  The kraft color of the large gear and the stars were a perfect complement to the rustic color scheme I was using.  The black chipboard gears were an awesome accent, while the acrylic stars added a mucho bueno highlight.

I simply "dressed" my naked ::cue cat-call whistles:: shapes up using my Cuttlebug and embossing folders by Tim Holtz and Provo Craft.  Add a fussy cut circle from the papers and some highlighting using my ZIG Millenium Pen and KAPOW!  Awesome corner cluster!  YAY FOR SIMPLE!

To keep it balanced, I added 2 embossed stars in the upper corner of the frame.

And voila!  There you have it!  Done sir done!  Now, head on over to Basically Bare and check out some more kick ass projects from the team and get to gettin' messy!