Monday 20 May 2013

Altered frame...

Good afternoon, dear Bloggers!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend?  We certainly did!  I had a workshop on Saturday morning and then Sunday was a nice relaxed day, pottering about the garden in the glorious sunshine!  I managed to overhaul my bench, which had succumbed to the harsh Welsh winters and replaced the seat slats and gave it a fresh coat of Lavender stain.  I fancy getting a couple of cushions, or maybe even making some (!), in a patchwork never know, watch this space!?!  I got all my washing done and hung out to dry and called at a friend's for a cuppa whilst  little man and hubby went for a drive, up the mountain, in the buggy.  My big man is very rarely at home these days, being 15, the last place he seems to want to be is in our company - we tend to see him in a morning and at feeding times and that's about it!  He's usually hanging out with his mates or kicking a football around the field! (At least it keeps him fit!)

Today has been spent crafting (it should have been spent ironing after all that washing, but I might do it later - it's called prioritising!)  I decided to have a go at an altered frame.  I had some small wooden frames in the cupboard that had been given to me by one of the teachers in school and thought it was about time I did something with at least one of them!  This is how it started out life...
...a bit boring, I know!  I removed the glass from the frame and set to work with the transformation, and this was the result...
...From the picture you will see that I have a new toy...I treated myself to the Martha Stewart Clay starter kit - this stuff is addictive!  I made the little ornate frame and corners, then inked them with Distress Inks...
...I inked the little frame with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder and added some Stardust Stickles to the corners.  After covering the wooden frame with some embossed champagne coloured paper, I attached some pearl string to the edges between the corners and a mixture of paper flowers to the corner beneath the frame.  Everything got a bit of inking with either Vintage Photo or Victorian Velvet Distress Inks, including the flowers... you can see, I used 2 of the gorgeous pearl pins that I won from the lovely Mandy (thanks again, Mandy!)  I put the word 'Home' onto triangular bunting and created the other parts of the sentiment in PS.  I am quite pleased with how this little frame turned out and shall be attacking another one in the near future!  Thanks for dropping by to see my crafty creation and I'll be back tomorrow with Passion for Promarkers 4th Anniversary Challenge!  Hugs, Lisa x

I also have to say a big thank you to the girls over at 'As you Like it Challenge' blog for choosing my CAS Precious Hearts card in their Top 3!  They are a new Challenge blog with a great theme and some fab prizes, so why not hop over and see if you can join in!
I'd like to enter my frame into the following challenges :
Favourite 2 Colour Combo & Why
My favourite colour combo is pink and anything!  Those of you that visit me regularly will know that if you asked me what my favourite colour was, I would probably say pink - I don't have any pink things in my house or very many pink clothes, but when it comes to crafting, I LOVE pink with any other colour and it's so pretty with this brown!
Shabby Chic/Vintage
May - Flowers
Anything Goes
No Digis Allowed


Ali said...

Soooo pretty x

Jane said...

Gosh Lisa what a beautiful frame you made with so much detail on it. Gorgeous work. I saw your card make Top 3 and well deserved it was too, that was one of my faves of your's recently. It was indeed a lovely warm weekend, we even sat outside with the visiting family yesterday and enjoyed the sunshine. However today my heating is back on and its really chilly.Roll on summer ;0)
Jane x

Céline said...

absoltly stunning project
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G

Allison said...

lovely frame
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Lisa. What an amazing transformation. I love the delicate colours, beautiful detailing and the frame and corners you made from the Martha Stewart Clay look gorgeous.
Well done on you top 3 place, it was well deserved!
Hugs Sue xx

littlebee said...

What a beautiful frame Lisa, colours are really nice together. A lovely idea to make something new from an ordinary frame, must have a go myself. Enjoy your day - Sue x

coops said...

wow this is so stunning lisa.really love the pretty colours and all the details are beautiful ;D

xx coops xx

Renate said...

Gorgeous frame!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa! Firstly your Card card was STUNNING so C&S and perfect too! your lovely write up is a pleasure to see thank you!

I love your frame... its amazing how the frame is totally transformed! love the style and this would make an awesome wedding gift for a new couple moving in together too!

Thanks for joining in with our Colour Combo challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

Wow, another fantastic entry for this fortnight's challenge. Thanks so much for the write up on our new challenge, and I love your frame this week.
Thank you so much for joining in with our favourite colour challenge.
My blog : Netty's Cards
Proud to design for As You Like It Challenge.