Saturday, January 9, 2010

A dollar store alteration

I spent the evening last night having fun in my craft room, making a present for a friend. (After spending a thoroughly enjoyable 2 1/2 hours watching the Sabres beat the Maple Leafs) I painted, I sanded, I distressed and I crackled... You see I bought this wooden frame from the dollar store ages ago, ( I know it says $2/6, but it was a $1-really) thinking I would make something with it someday...



When I first saw the "Devoted" kit, I thought it would make an adorable wall hanging. When I dug these frame out of my stash, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. First, I altered the frame: white acrylic paint, vintage photo distress ink, crackle accents and some sanding, produced the exact effect I wanted. I covered the backing that came with the frame with some adorable Cosmo Cricket paper from the Earth Love line, and then I added my stamped images. The tree is stamped on grungepaper, cut out and inked, the house is stamped, colored with copic markers and elevated with pop dots. The sentiment is cut out with nestabilities, label # 4, then detailed with some chalk and distress ink. I attached the metal hangers (oh how I miss Daisy D's!) and finished it off with some Ribbon accents and buttons.


18 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

Wow!! What a beautiful gift!! You did such a great job and I love seeing all the distress work you did too :)
Maria

Becky said...

What a cleaver idea. This is lovely.

leah said...

So cute! Looks fabulous, Elisabeth! :)

Sparkly Pink Star said...

wow thats awesome...love it! so cute!

Cindy said...

Elisabeth, this is just awesome!!
Wonderful job coloring the image, and the distressing of the frame!!

Leslie said...

cute, cute, cute

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute! I love what you did with the frame!

Gina said...

This is adorable. I keep thinking I need to do some hangings for my house too.

Vicki said...

Elisabeth, this is awesome! Allyour work really paid off! Great color and texture! Just wonderful! Blessings to you!

Jess said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!! Love it!!!

Happy Crafting!

Jess

http://certainlystamping.blogspot.com

nita said...

oh wow.. beautiful! everytime i pass the wooden frames at the $ store, i see all the possibilities... i just can't seem to find the time at the moment..

Barbara said...

I really love this idea. I will never see those dollar store frames the same again.

peeps said...

Wow - it turned out beautifully! Love the little scenery you created. Thanks for sharing you technique.

Cheryl said...

OMG! What a gorgeous transformation!

Jemma said...

this is just stunning!! really really cool idea!

Loretta Rodger said...

Very neat, love this idea!

Fleursbydesign said...

Wow what a transformation!

Tracy said...

I LOVE this.......