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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Altered Frame

Good morning all.

We had a warm, dry if slightly bleak day yesterday but the rain is forecast for today.
Lots more snippets busted yesterday afternoon, though some of you expert snippeteers would be horrified at what I threw out....but I needed to take control of the situation and show them who was boss lol. I was very pleased to find the box under the one I was working from was actually full of photos and not snippets so I'm one down and only two to go!

An altered frame to share today. I actually altered the frame a while back but couldn't decide what to use it for so it's being lying in one of the piles in my craft room for some time!!

The frame was originally a lovely rosewood one which I painted with acrylic chalk paint in purple before using  crackle glaze and some acrylic chalk in lilac. I had painted the hardboard piece from the frame in white acrylic after doing the frame and decided to decorate this....unfortunately because I hadn't used any gesso on the card it hadn't sealed and the coloured inks were soaked up a little.
Stamps are from Visible Images, Premium Craft Brand and Bo Bunny and stamped in either Memento, Distress or Archival inks. Stencils from Memory Box. Ribbon, flowers and pearls from my stash. 

Challenges entered:
Frosted Designs Friday - mixed media
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals - stay focussed on stamping
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - flowers
Eclectic Ellapu - texture
Altered Eclectics - anything goes
The Mirror Crack'd - the human form
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Sweet Stampin - anything but a card
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a hand made bow


  1. Fabulous creation and colours used. Thanks so much for your comment on my Whimsy DT card.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  2. Stunning frame Carol. I have quite a few ready to alter if only time was on my side. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Beautiful frame Carol it looks lovely and so shabby chic, fab altereration.
    lorraine x

  4. Brilliant frame, love it.
    I have a jar of paint sitting looking at me needing to be used.

    Patricia x

  5. Wow! This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  6. A gorgeous creation, love the lilac and the crackle technique you have achieved.

  7. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  8. WOW Carol this is stunning! I love the effect you have created on the frame and loving the stamps you have used.
    Linda xxx

  9. Love this Carol its really lovely huggles Sue xx

  10. This is gorgeous Carol, a wonderful selection of stamps and pretty colours.

  11. You have achieved very interesting color of your frame, I like it very much. And also sentiment is great.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Kati DT

  12. This is a lovely project -- nice soft colors. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for October.

  13. Oh wow Carol your frame is so pretty!

  14. Beautiful transformation Carol - great words too

  15. What a great repurposed frame! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  16. Another gorgeous creation!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  17. This is gorgeous! Love the purple! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

  18. Hi Carol, this is beautiful, lovely stamping and colours, hugs Kate x

  19. Wonderful altered frame! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge.

  20. Gorgeous frame...Love the colours & stamping... Beautiful flower....Thank you so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu....Hugs May x x

  21. Love the crackle effect and my favourite colour too!.

    Thankyou for joining our challenge over at the Craft My Life - All Crafts Challenge blog!

    Sam x

  22. Love your beautiful frame - great colours and stamping! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck in the prize draw. I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  23. Beautiful frame with lovely soft lavender color.Love your stamping and texturing as well
    Thanks for joining us at Mirror Cracked challenge this month.

  24. This is a beautiful home decor item. Very nice!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin Anything But a Card Challenge!

  25. Oh my, what a fantastic creation. The crackled frame looks amazing as does the stamping. I rather like that it soaked up a bit! Michelle x

  26. love your project! nice colors and details:0)
    thanks for joining the mm challenge at TMC!
    grtz Jolanda


Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x