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Friday, 23 April 2010

Altered Frame

Morning folks, I left some photos for your own use on previous post B&W and Sepia I thought you may like them for some craft projects have a look later. Now this little innocent frame above this was before I altered it. Now it has been Dawnied (see below) lol I bought 2 from the charity shop for 32p each  they both had these big flowers in which I have kept. (you never know when it will come in handy) I showed you on Wednesday WOYWW them painted  (there was also a third larger frame)I sanded them all and used a small tester of the vintage crown paints and there is still lots left! So now I have come back to show you one finished frame I hope you like it. I am using this to enter a challenge GSC theme is 'Botanical' pop along loads of inspiration from the DT as always. as well as SCD the letter they are using thios week is 'H' and there  are one or two Hearts in my project ;0) Also Sunday Stampers

I have gone all girly vintage, But I haven't given this peice a name as yet! There are a few techiques in here too! I have had a lot of fun using a new technique (more about that in a min) and using some old stash as well as some new!

Here You can see Tim Holtz yummy 'Ornate Plates' which I hate to use but what's the point of all the good stuff being in the draws and not on my art? I used some paint and one of the 'Adage tickets' inked with DI, I also got a 'Bow Easy' and it does what it says on the tin, you can see a tiny bow made with hardly any bother at all. So more bows around I think lol In the back ground you can see the lovely BG DPs but also the lace stamp I used, loving this new stamp set!

I painted a chip board Butterfly then stamped it in a contrasting colour,  I then used a metalic rub for the edges instead of ink for a change. I also used the bow easy again ;0) I also used a new mold and some friendly plastic  (all very new to me) to make the key hole. I was inspired to have a go by Lucy You can see her TT  if you click her name. I was very impressed. So I have started small but I have already made an Eiffel Tower and other things too, I may get to show these to you another time. But I am loving the versitility this new technique can give me.

I have had some of this chip board for years, it has been radically altered but it's so useful isn't it? the heart I covered with some DP and then a lovely image. I rubbed some metalic rub on round the edges, the sissors you know I already love lol I have stamped and cut them out and then highlighted with Glossy accents.

Last one, another little chip board butterfly, this time inked and then some glass glitter sprinkled all over with a couple of pins at the back, and all mounted on some foam to lift. I have had the pins so long I don't know where they're from. On the outside of the frame is a stamped image coloured with copics, love this. I have cut the stand off that is on the stamp it's really lovely, also on the frame are stamped images from the same stamp set also a yummy flower and another tiny bow. So what do you think? Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Frame, charity shop. Tim Holtz, adage tickets, Ornate Frames and Distress inks. Craft ySecret s stamp set 'Sew Special' Chip board, hearts, butterflys and ribbon stash. DP Basic Grey & Crafty Individuals. Flower, Hobby craft. Image, Crafty Individuals.


Dazie said...

I think this has to be my favourite out of all the things you have made so far!
Its just so Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

WOW this is gorgeous,you wouldn't even know it was the same frame and love all the fabulous detail!!!
Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

WOW this is gorgeous,you wouldn't even know it was the same frame and love all the fabulous detail!!!
Hugs xx

Shar said...

Pretty piece, Dawn! Love how you put it together!

Jo said...

This is lovely Dawn, well done! I know what you mean about using gorgeous things - I've got those TH ornate plates and haven't quite been able to make myself use them yet - but yours looks great so I might just have to be brave and use them (always seems a waste on my silly ol' bits of art!). The colouring is so pretty - so very girly!


Anesha said...

Wonderful piece, love the colours and the composition. Have a great weekend. Anesha

Daniele said...

yummy frame Dawn hugs from Daniele x

Ang said...

WOw this is lovely, really fab frame Dawn

PetraB said...

Love your frames especially the girlie one, it is soooo pretty.

Sheila MJ said...

Really beautiful - love the colours.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I love what you've done with the frame Dawn, it's gorgeous :)
You can pay on the day at the show at Aintree - just trying to tempt you hehe. It's on on Sunday too don't forget - give you time to think about it LOL
Anne xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun how brill are these just fab creations love how you have altered these frames hun especially love the second one,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Dawn, this is AWESOME!!! All the little elements work together beautifully! Thanks for joining the Gingersnap's Botanical challenge! As always, you rocked it!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

this is quite a transformation and so very lovely too!

Lynn Stevens said...

So pretty Dawn. I'd never have guessed it was the same frame. How about the name ... SEW LOVELY. Beacause it is!!!!

Laura said...

Loads of love gone into this! Great make and it looks like you have had fun. I agree with Lynn it should be called Sew Lovely. Thanks for playing at SCD this week.

Carol said...

Dawn, what a fantastic piece - I love all the different elements and it must have taken you ages to create...I agree with you about not wanting to use things but they are better on your art than in the drawer!!

Thank You for sharing your piece with SCD its gorgeous and thank you for joining us this week xx

stampdiva said...

Right up my street. You are brave, my TH frames are still in their packaging - just ooh and ahh over them every now and again! Lynne Mx

Gez said...

Oooh this is sooo scrummy Dawn. I love the colours you have chosen. :) Looks like you had lots of fun making this it's outstanding.
Thanks for joining us again this week. Gez.xx

Zoechaos said...

Great a real lesson in how to do pink and girly without it being OTT. Love it.

Debby said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations!

Dawn said...

Hiyaaa Dawn!

Wowee gorgeous, love what you have done and that Tim Holtz ornate plate... stunning mix DAwn

thanks for joining us on SCD


Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous altered art Dawn, loving it al...thanks for joining in with the SUnday Stamper again x


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