Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Can Someone Get The Door?

edited - You really need to see the latest post by Mitra...a story that could only be described with her style.
This little door and I have quite a history together.  I received this nearly a year ago from my wonderfully creative and talented blog friend Mitra.  Originally we had collaborated on blogging a "door theme" together, based on a card I'd done.  She actually made this little door with hinges from the frame she had purchased awhile back.  When she sent it to me, the inspiration was Halloween.  Like I said, I've had it for a bit.  She even included a stained glass window on it!
I've black embossed one of my favorite quotes stamps on the front door that says,
"What of the dreams that never die?
Turn to your left at the end
of the sky." from e.e. cummings
 Below are the pictures of how the door arrived to me with her original work.  Amazing, right!!!
 She even gave me a head start with the Halloween theme by including a scenery on the inside!
 Well, Halloween has since come and gone and still the door taunted me.  "Work with me, use me, get off your ass and make something with me!"  I'm sure I don't need to expound, we've all had that happen to us; inanimate objects torturing our artistic souls. 
It finally happened, the planets aligned and the cosmos saw fit for me to complete this project.  I did ask Mitra if she would mind me changing the genre and her words were "GO FOR IT!"
Here it is with the door opening...
 And here is the completed inside!
I also must give credit to another crafty blog for spurring the idea. 
Our Creative Corner is hosting a very cool challenge theme of  Embellished Frames.
I figure, it's a door frame, it should count, but just in case, I've added a frame inside the door frame; which I baked.
 Here's a shot so you can see the full scale of the very cool door from Mitra.

 Here's a few shot of how I made the frame, the crown, and the flowers.

Viola!  All done.
The frame was baked to meet the criteria of the challenge and because I wanted to see if I could do it.  The crown symbolizes strength and courage to accomplish all you set out to do and the flowers, well, they're just pretty foo-foo.  The woman I chose to be in red because it's a striking color that attracts your attention and focuses you in on the message. To me, it shows confidence and boldness.

I didn't want to stay with Halloween because the gift in itself is SOOO special and something this wonderfully crafted and thoughtful should stay out in full view ALL the time.  Therefore, I wanted the theme to be inspirational always.

Okay, that's it for me.  I hope you've enjoyed looking at my altered door frame and you'll find your way over to Mitra's blog to see why she is such encouragement to me AND hop over to Our Creative Corner and show off a frame or two of your own.

Hugs n' Happy Stamping and never ignore the knock at the door!
Lisa xx

Challenges I would like to enter this project in...
Our Creative Corner - Embellished Frames
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes (just missed the frame challenge, ah well.)


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow this is just amazing Lisa! I love the door and the stained glass window....what amazing details! And that frame is just so lovely! :D

Shahrul Niza said...

*Shahrul stands up and giving you a bow*. Lisa, this door is BEYOND amazing!!!!. Love your handmade frame, I like to try bake something sometime :). I was indeed intrigued by the pretty girl in red! Bravo.

Maire Gamber said...

Amazing! How super creative you are, my friend! I love your door. Wow..... think of all the things you can do with that! (I don't know how you come up with your ideas.... but keep them coming! You are amazing!
Marie XX

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow .... this is just amazing - and i love the frame inside. YOu have both created a stunning piece of work
Lisa x

Paula said...

This is amazing I love the door! it is so original. A great piece thanks for join us at Art With no Boundaries. Please join us again

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Lisa, Simply Fabulous. It also reminds me of a little headstone with someone wanting to get out. Too cool for words. Thank you for sharing this inspirational piece with us on Art With No Boundaries.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Mitralee said...


Sandy said...

I almost wet my pants - the minute I saw you post and saw "get the door" I started to roar!! You mean to tell me that there are other people like you in this world. Oh I think I have died (no pun intended) and gone to heaven. Oh how I love this -- Johnny Depp eat your heart out. Lucky me to have found you!!

Sandy said...

You see I got so excited I could not ever type right.

angelwhispers said...

God this is AWESOME!!!! Love it Lisa and wow what a fab design you really are one talented lady!! Chanelle xx

Mitralee said...

I so enjoyed this post! I have all kind of inanimate objects taunting me daily!!! Right now there is a new bird cage from the second hand store!

That frame you made BY HAND and colored is amazing!!! I LOVE this project and the quote on the front makes me so happy!!

I have to go check the blog you are playing along with...what a great name!!!

Scrumplescrunch said...

OMG!!!! You have really out done yourself with this one my girl, the door is a WOW, and I can well understand how Mitra is just stunned by what you have done with this!
I really don't know where to begin; you always do this to me, I am trying to think of something constructive and compliment you in a way that explains this amazing creation, but you have struck me speechless this one time Quirks, you really have.
Two entries into this Challenge and two amazing ones at that!
Thank you so very much for supporting us here at OCC, and me of course. Always, always inspiring work from you.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Layer uipon layer of goodness and surprises. What a wonderful piece. It was such a cool piece to begin with and then you altered it to make it totally suit you. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries. I can't wait to see what you create next :)

Unknown said...

Now this rocks! When I am looking for originality and out-of-the-box crafting ideas I look no further than "You Made Me Ink" and now everybody knows why.
Hey Mitra, you're one cool friend!
This is awesome guys,

Dan said...

What a fun and unique project! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

So very cool and inspirational! Awesome job. :)

Dawn said...

WOW!!! this is amazing! Not only does it look absolutely stunning, it is such a powerful, uplifting message. I love it!

Hugs, Dawn

Marjorie said...

Wow! Speechless....Amazing...and a tutorial as well..
What can I say hun..
Stunning, stunning!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Just come over from Mitra's blog---this is a-truly-mazing....I love the play on words & the 'collaborative' nature of your project...it's fabulous & sooo different:):):)

Faye said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the lovely comment you left at mine and boy, am I glad I did. Your work is Fan.Tas.Tic! Wow. xx

Paula Whittaker said...

what an interesting project

Lori said...

Wow, Lisa!!! This is way cool - love all the detail and it's SO UNIQUE. The inside frame is awesome... So glad you linked this at Art With No Boundaries!

Mary J said...

Another AMAZING make, Lisa! I just don't know where your creativity comes from, but you should share it with me!!

Sandra said...

Wow, love this door box! Very cool that you made your own frame! Stunning!

MarcyK924 said...

THIS is AMAZING! It is clever, unique, gorgeous, and just COOL! Thank you so very much, for joining our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner! Marcy xo

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous, loving the colours and design. Soooo creative. Have a great Thursday.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

pinky said...

Amazing work, its a very eye catching piece inside and out.

Shelby said...

Holy cannoli chica this hits it out of the park! This could be your most creative work to date (at least that I've seen:)), and I'm so glad the stars and the moon aligned for us to see this amazing awesome over the top work of art!!!! you go girl


Margaret said...

Only you could say in an off the cuff voice "I figure, it's a door frame, it should count, but just in case..." and then go on to MAKE a frame to go on the inside as well!! Holy Crapola!! This is beyond fantastic and really showcases your brilliance and creativity as an artist!! LOVE IT!

Ellis said...

Such an amazing creation, you did a great job on your door, outside and inside! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Rene said...

I so enjoyed reading your post!
What a lovely unique creation, wow!
I really like it that you made the door into an inspiration for every day of the year!
Interesting how every little detail has a meaning, it makes your piece of art so much more special!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Thank you for entering the challenge at Art With No Boundaries. I hope that you will join us again!
Rene DT

Jeanne J. said...

This is such an awesome project - so inspiring and empowering! A good reminder to seize the day - you had me smiling through your entire post! A real piece of art - I love the quote you used and as always the fabulous details that make this a one of a kind!