Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frame it up!

I love altering frames! Taking a blank frame and then creating something that either compliments your décor or a specific photo is such a cool thing.

On Thursday, 3/25, I'll be having a class where we do just that, altering a frame. This is my sample but class attendees will be able to select the designer series paper that suits them.

Here I used Bella Birds Designer Series Paper. I stamped En Francais in Not Quite Navy in the lower right area. I clear embossed in the upper left corner with Baroque Motifs. Next I used a Stampin' Up! stencil and white embossing paste for a textured embellishment in the center along the bottom. The last photo shows this in close up.

The last bit of personalizing is the white taffeta ribbon that I tied around one side. I embossed a one inch square with several layers of silver. When it was pretty thick I stamped in Versamark using a stamp from Lovely Letters.

The frame ended up being very subtle and will not distract from whatever photo I place in it.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great weekend!


Stamps: En Francais, Baroque Motifs, Lovely Letters
Paper: Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Embellishments: White and silver embossing powder, white embossing paste, Elegant Trio stencils, white taffeta ribbon, silver cord


  1. great work! TFS, it turned out beautifully!

    - Elizabeth (

  2. I LOVE the frame. It's beautiful. Would make a wonderful gift.

  3. wow great work. It looks really good and expensive. What was your total cost after completing it? I would like to try it myself. I just hope it turns out as great as yours did.

    Best wishes :)


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