Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recycled Altered Frame

By Debbie Seyer - A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello and hope you are having a great day!  Today is my final post as the May Guest Designer for The Rubber Cafe!  I have had such a great time playing with The Rubber Cafe products and can't wait to show you what I made for this post.  


This Altered Frame actually comes with a background....you see, I started a project with it about 3 years ago.  I covered this $1 wooden frame with some pink patterned paper, set it aside to dry and never came back to finish it.  Well I took the perfect picture of my youngest daughter & hubby to go inside the frame a couple of weeks ago and I knew it was time to dust it off and get busy!
At first I was going to take off the pink paper I had already glued on.......bad idea!!  LOL  It did not want to come off, so this is what I came up with.

I tore off the edges of the patterned paper and sanded to make things smooth.  I stamped the words background stamp from Vintage Treasures Stamp set using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink all over.  Then using some kraft cardstock strips, I cut/embossed using the Classic Scallop Edgeabilities. 

Don't forget that Scrap Happy Sheer Glue works great with altered projects, too!  Using the distress ink, I sponged around the frame.
Next I stamped the 2 butterflies from the Vintage Treasures Stamp Set using Shaded Lilac & Victorian Velvet Distress ink and covered them with glitter.  After they dried I fussy cut them out.  I also printed out the letters to spell "Daddy's" using my computer.  I cut/embossed them from the Nested & Lacy Nested Pennants dies, punched a small hole in each corner and threaded some natural twine thru to "hang" them on the picture frame.  Here are a few close-ups of the butterflies.


I used my favorite Bitty Blossom dies to make some flowers for the frame.  I added the clock face from the Vintage Treasures Stamp set for interest.  I used Scrap Happy Sheer glue to adhere everything to this frame.  Even the wooden alphabet!   Here is a close-up.


I hope you have enjoyed my projects for this month.  I know I had fun making them and sharing them with you!  Special thanks to Michele for asking me to be the May Guest Designer!

Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Vintage Treasures
Inks: Memento, Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Shaded Lilac & Victorian Velvet Distress ink
Paper: Kraft Paper
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - You're So Fine Glitter -Pink and Blue
Tools: Spellbinders Dies- Bitty Blossoms
Other: wood frame, misc wood letters

4 comments:

MicheleC said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Love the frame and the background stamps you used. Excellent job!

Karen T said...

Debbie, great frame!! I really love the scallop edge. Wonderful way to showcase such a special photo.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

lovin this!

Irit Shalom said...

Fantastic frame and a tutorial!