Funny frames

I supposedly had to finish these funny frames a week and a half ago... but well... better late than never, right?! And here they are! I made 7! (click to enlarge)
I wanted to make a little something for my sweetheart co-workers for The three wise man´s day (it was the 6th of January), that´s the day where all presents are exchanged instead of Christmas Day, so I thought it could be nice to give them something to make them smile since they are very nice people and the hard work they do is not always acknowledged by most of us (myself included), until you have to do it (or like me, you have someone very near you doing it)... they are operators for an insurance company and I know sometimes it can be a very tough job.

All images are from Bugaboo Stamps, Jodie has an amazing creativity and sense of humor, she does wonderful images for us to enjoy and laugh and has developed several funny characters like Stella I like so much. I colored them with colored pencils and blended some parts with mineral oil. The sentiments are all hand written in Spanish but they are translations of the sentiments that come along with Jodie´s images, not only from the images I´m using here but from others that fit well with the message I wanted them to have.
What I did is a frame to stand at a desk (for example...), I found the pattern at Peet´s blog (another amazing crafter!) and used some file folders I saved from the bin at work some weeks ago... the patterned papers are from a very old stash I have, I finished them with some glittery touches (rhinestones, glitter glue, clear decoupage glue for glass effect) and faux stitches made with white gel pen. Here is the back view
And here a front view of each one, click on them to larger if you want to see them better ☺
And I made a simple envelope to wrap them with thin craft paper, a piece of thin raffia tied with a knot and the recipient´s name written with marker on the front.

My sweetheart gave them to his friends today and my funny frames were a success!!! I´m so glad they liked them because these crafts are unique and personalized (I did some research about the personalities and likings of my hubby co-workers before starting), and I made them just for each of them!
Thanks for looking!!!

I´m playing at:
The Outlawz Challenges at their Thursday´s Prisma & other medium group: Prisma and petals
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #76: pastel colors
Meljen challenge #41: square or round shaped card (they are not actually cards so you are free to remove my entry if it doesn´t fit ☺)


Saskia said...

WOW! Great work, so funny!!! I LOVE it!!

Saskia :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all great. I love the images. TFS.

Trina said...

Neat! My rusty Spanish skills actually allowed me to read 3 of these! :)

ThePurplePlace said...

These frames are totally awesome and you picked some of my favorite Bugaboo characters!

I also love Jodie's wonderful creations and own many of here digi stamps -- they re all FUN and really a joy to color!!

Thanks so much for sharing these great frames, I'll bet there were a BIG HIT!!!

Emma said...

Oh such fabulous frames....all gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Lauretta See said...

awww these are all so cute.. love the idea of the frames.. great job! thank you for joining us this week on the MELJENS challenge. Best of luck!

Lynne Armstrong said...

These are fabulous Ileana! What fantastic, individual gifts you've made...I'm sure they were a HUGE success with everyone. Beautiful work :)
Hugs xx

grandmalee said...

I love these! What a great idea! You really made a good choice with Jodi's images...they're perfect on these! Love your usual! I may have to CASE these, but I will make mine with magnets on the back instead. Thanks so much for the awesome idea!