Monday, June 3, 2013

An Altered Frame

First... I want to say
thank you to all the new followers who have added their name to my list. I so appreciate it, and love having you all come to see what I've been making. You guys are the best!!! I hope I can in some way encourage or inspire you, as you all do for me. I spend a great deal of time looking at your blogs, You Tube videos and Ustreams. Retirement is such a happy time, friends!

A couple of years ago,
I purchased a quantity of these wood frames on close-out, used a few and promptly forgot I had the rest. After watching this You Tube video by Miranda, I was inspired to use her ideas on a frame... and then I remembered these forgotten gems tucked away in my studio closet.

I pulled one out,
gave it a coat of gesso, and applied the Pink Paislee Hope Chest paper with an application of Mod Podge. Using the Ledger stencil by Crafters Workshop, I put down some molding paste.

I sprayed on a bit
of Lindy's T-Bird Turquoise Flat Fabio and Clam Bake Beige Starburst. Then brushed on more gesso, spraying it with water and dabbing up the excess with a paper towel. After drying with my hair dryer (a long story- still waiting on a replacement Heat Tool from Ranger), it was ready to embellish.

The Alterations Weathered
Clock is cut from chipboard. I brushed it with a coat of gesso, dabs of Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass and finally Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

The ornate metal key
and key hole by Graphic 45 were dry brushed with gesso to blend in with the shabbiness. The pearls are by Queen & Company.

Peeking out from under 
the I Am Roses flowers and leaves, is a Prima resin Shabby Chic Treasure and a piece of cheesecloth. In with the flowers are some fern and leaves cut with Spellbinder's Foliage die set. They were brushed with gesso to continued the shabby look... and I think that's it! I added the photo of the Penmaker and I at our son's wedding last month... my, how time has a way of flying by!

I'm linking up at:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Sheila said...

It is so awesome to find stuff you forgot you had! I love the frame, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Deepti said...

Oh My goodness :) you are so creative. This post and all the other post that I have gone through are work of art :) love your creativity.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a stunning frame, Linda! Love every little detail. And what a wonderful photo of you two, too!

Ros Crawford said...

I am so in love with this frame! It's a true beauty and you guys look fabulous in it!

Colette said...

What a beauty, I love how it all came together, saw it on MIM and popped over to take a look, your blog is so inspiring I promptly became a follower. Colette xx

Unknown said...

A truly beautifully altered frame Linda, such a lovely photo and your flower arrangement is superb! Hugs, Ira xox

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning, Linda!! It looks so beautiful!! I love the flowers!! And the picture is gorgeous!! Happy Monday :)

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Unknown said...

Your frame look awesome my friend. And what a great photo..


Elena V. said...

It's so cute! I love it! I saw it on Make it Monday.

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the ledger stencil in molding paste. What a great effect. Might have to add that one to my collection of mixed media materials gathering dust. LOL Perfect frame for your lovely picture. Hugs!

Debi said...

Wow do you have a lot of elements going on this stunning frame! They all tie together so wonderfully.
Congrats to your son!

BTW - Saw your card on Make It Monday. TFS

loz said...

Fabulous frame Linda. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Cindy said...

Wow that's so beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday this week!

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