June 16, 2010

The Journey

Hi again, Becky here from My Journey to Creativity. I have found that my favorite projects are altering items. I have a passion for picture frames. Over the past few months I have acquired quite a collection to alter. Today's project is a frame that I bought for just a couple of dollars because the mat inside the frame was damaged. Here is a picture of the damaged mat:

I covered the damaged mat with pink paisley paper by The Paper Studio and then inked the edges and around the corners of the paper for added shading.

Around the inside edge of the frame I added my favorite "Spare Parts" by The Paper Studio as embellishments. These diamond shaped gemstones are my absolute favorite. I think I could add them to every project and never get tired of them.

I wanted the frame to have some dimension to it so on the outside of the glass I added my lettering "the Journey". I cut the letters using the gypsy font on vinyl that I picked up from Wal-Mart.

I cut a corner scroll using the Home Accents cartridge, covered it with Glossy Accents and added pop-dots to the bottom of it so that it would be slightly raised off of the mat board.

The frame was all pretty and white but I favor the distressed look. Sanding down the inside and outside edges gave the frame exactly the look I wanted.

I decided to use the frame in my craft room so using the Forever Young cartridge I cut the dress form using Best Occasions card stock and added it to contrasting green card stock also by Best Occasions. I love the way this card stock cuts in my cricut and how the final project turned out.

I hope I was able to provide you with some inspiration. I would love to hear how you will take this idea and make it your own. Before I close, I would like to thank Sheila aka Sassy Lady for allowing me to be a part of an AMAZING TEAM of designers she has put together. Until next time, enjoy the Journey.

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Audrey Frelx said...

Very nice, Becky!!! You did a beautiful job!!!

Barb Craft said...

You have a serious talent of taking an everyday frame and making it spectacular!! Wow... this is fabulous!! Love the paisley paper and the corner you added!! Gorgeous!!
Barb :)

Denine said...

You certainly are talented. It really is awesome how you turn this ordinary frame into a work of art. Every element works great together.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This frame is amazing. I love how it turned out. Look at that beautiful paisly paper and adding the gloss to that corner is perfect. You are right about the bling.... I have got to get some, what an awesome look. I agree with Barb, SPECTACULAR!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! I love the bling, the papers, the distressing as well as the finished work of art!!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

The frame is so pretty! It will look great in your craft room!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Adorable frame. Thanks for sharing and for being a "Sassy Lady'!

LiveLaughScrap said...

Beautiful frame. Thanks for the inspiration. I just picked up 2 frames last night at M's, having not idea as to what I am going to do.

CuddlyBunny said...

Wow! Beautiful! This is an excellent idea for decorating any room in the house without spending a fortune!


Michelle said...

Hi Becky!
I just think this is so chic. TFS

papillon digital design said...

lovely. I have o look into the diamond gemstones too

Lisa said...

What a beautiful frame. That paisley paper really makes it.