Tuesday, 10 September 2013

An Altered Frame

Hello friends,

Today i am sharing an Altered Frame as an inspiration for the current Challenge No 2 # Shabby is Chic at DCAM Challenges.Here is how it looks -

For the base i started with a frame from an old forgotten wedding invitation lying in my stash .I painted it with gesso mixed with the soon to be launched Crushed Strawberry Mist from Die Cuts & More for that shabby look. I had fun layering the images from the gorgeous Fairy Rhyme papers .Aren't these papers just adorable ?

When i cut them i decided to include the ballerina and the Bird cage with the flourishes around them. It did take some effort and careful fussy cutting but the effort was totally worth it ! Got to say the images on paper look just as beautiful as in pieces !

Here's a closeup on the big chrysanthemum bloom which is made from the Memory Box Lovely asters die,it gives a set of 3 layered flowers and leaves in one go ,with amazingly delicate petals ! The Bloom has been coloured with Lindy's Autumn Magicals 'Autumn Maple Crimson ' -The tiny flourishes are from the Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish coloured with Peeled Paint distress ink .

Added the silver diamante in the center for a lovely accent .The shaded small lavender roses are from the MFT Royal Rose die coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink .Instead of just rolling them tightly , i have scrunched and loosely rolled them for the shabby look . The Mulberry roses and the other embellies are from my stash .I have placed the Chrysanthemum on a a lacy rosette and have added some white netting for detail.

Thanks for Passing by ,Would love to hear from you ! 
Have a lovely day ahead !

Supplies Used-
PP - Prima Fairy Rhymes
Dies- MFT Royal Rose ,Memory Box Lovely asters, CL Fanciful Flourish
Inks- Distress Ink -Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint ,Lindy's Autumn Magicals 'Autumn Maple Crimson
Studio Hellmuth Gesso

Challenges Entered -


  1. WOW lots of lovely layers ;-) thanks for joining in our Stash and/or Scraps challenge at UnstampaBelles.

  2. Lovely!! Beautiful flowers..:)

  3. That aster is stunning. The layers are so well placed and the whole is truly beautiful. Love your shadow box. Fabulous work. Thanks for entering this at Unstampabelles current challenge to use your stash/scraps.

  4. This is so pretty! Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  5. Thank you so much everyone :)

  6. Amazing number of layers. Thanks for joining in the fun at our current challenge to use your stash/scraps at Unstampabelles.

  7. This is beautiful, great use of that old frame and love that flower. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles for our Stash and Old Scraps challenge.

  8. Very lovely whimsical frame. I like all the flower details. Thanks for playing at UnstampaBelles and good luck!

  9. What a beautiful altered frame! Such lovely embellishing and fussy cutting. Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week! hugs, Kimberly

  10. thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at TIOT.EE

  11. so...beautiful..the frame is looking fab!