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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