Friday, March 9, 2012

Inspirational Frame

Happy Friday!

I hope it's been a great week for you and that you have some fun planned for the upcoming weekend!
I hope to get some time to do some stamping...and I hope you do too!

Today I have a fun altered frame to share with you.  The frame is yellow and green because that is the colors of our High School and I made it to hold one of my daughters graduation pictures.

I started with one of these wood frames from Michael's.  They cost close to $1 but you'd never know it after you spend a little time altering them!  I painted the frame with yellow acrylic paint and let it dry.  

Then I stamped the Words of Inspiration using VersaMark ink and embossed the words with green embossing powder.  I repeated this step until the whole frame was covered.  If you mess up and your words stamp crookedly just wipe that part off-cover with a thin coat of paint-allow to dry and stamp again!  No one will ever know you messed up! (Guess how I know this little hint...)

I wrapped a green gross-grain ribbon around the lower portion of the frame and used a Spellbinders die S4-322 Grommet Tags for the year.  The numbers are some old stickers I've had in my stash forever!  It's all held in place with some Scrap Happy Glue.

Here's a closer look at the flowers.  The flourishes were cut with. QuickKutz Antique Flourish dies. 

I hope this frame gave you some inspiration!  You will love the Words of Inspiration stamp.  It's great for graduation, wedding, and even patriotic projects!  

Have a terrific weekend!


melissa said...

Very Nice ... oh to be in school again ... your daughter is beautiful.

Creative Mayhem said...

Great frame Kristine and just in time for St. Pat's Day! Love the embossing on it. Great pic too!

Amy Martin said...

I love your frame...It's so bright and Love the spring feel it gives you.

Susan said...

Wow -- you've really upgraded this $1 frame! Well done!

Karen T said...

What a great idea to emboss on it! I have some of these frames,and this definitely motivates me to put them to good use!

TesaB said...

Love what you did to the frame Kristine, it's gorgeous!!! Beautiful photo needs a beautiful frame like this!

reneabouquets said...

So bright and cheerful! FABulous job!

Irit Shalom said...

Great frame and also I don't like a lot of yeallow, you did a magic with this color

cherry said...

Awesome frame and unique idea!