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!
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