Wednesday, 5 September 2012

On a Journey with Slimming World

So here we are then, my second post in a day and my altered frame is all finished.

It's gone from this £1.99 photo frame from Dunelm Mills

to a celebration of food, fit for a Slimming World Consultant about to leave her job.

I started by giving the frame a coat of White and Green Acrylic paint that was sponged on in layers, then when it was dry I stamped swirls (My Paper World – Grasses & Embellishments) with pale Blue Acrylic and finally gave the whole thing a light going over with a metallic Gold Rub-On

I wasn’t actually planning to use the photo mount but in the end I decided to keep it and coloured it direct to card with a Tumbled Glass Distress ink pad and them stamped the leaves and flowers ( Rubber Stamp Tapestry Clear – Nature Plate 4) in Bundled Sage and Worn Lipstick, finishing with some tiny gems in the centre of each of the flowers.

Next up was the outside decoration.

Two chipboard Flourishes coloured with a Promarker and a polish of Gold Rub-On. Flowers cut using Timmies Tattered Flower die and a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves, all topped off with some sticky backed pearls. The centre of the large flower has one of the rolled flowers from my new Craftworks Cards ‘Elegant’ flowers and paper pad, which I’ve coloured with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  All the flowers were then given a brush of Stickles and a touch of Gold Rub-On.

Then last but not least I printed the ‘On A Journey’ on my computer, cut it using nesties to make a tag and tied it to the flowers in the top corner along with a heart shaped charm.

And there you have it!

But as you can see from this photo, I didn’t stop there because I then made a matching card to go with it.

I’m linking my project to the following challenges :-

The Stamp Man - Alter something


The Daring Cardmaker’s - Focus on Flowers

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!



CLaire said...

She will be so happy to receive them.. they are stunning.... well done you... the frame looks amazing
CLaire xx

Annie said...

Wow Sue I love it. You have done a really fab job decorating the frame and the card matches to perfection.
A x

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous set of creations! Definitely going to be something treasured! GORGEOUS!!! I'd love for you to join me at Technique Tuesday--I can't wait to see what you'd create!!! :)

Kathy said...

Fantastic work Sue - so lovely to have you joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Focus on Flowers" challenge this week

Danielle said...

Sue, you rocked that frame and card! They are beautiful and I am sure she will be thrilled to receive these gifts.

Jo said...

They look amazing - I love the Cross Stitch and the matching card is beautiful!

JoZart said...

Oh, Sue, I love both the frame and the card so much. Superb!
Why don't you get the hook out and join the hookers. If you remember my inspiration to start again... I read somewhere that if you make a square a day you've got 365 in a year to make a blanket. As a result I made a really big blanket but in only 6 weeks and I only made squares whilst travelling (as a passenger) in the car. Otherwise waste time!
It started off a few other friends too. I'm on my 4th blanket now since March.
By for now
love Jo x

Paula Gale said...

Oh my life - this is WONDERFUL!!! Something that I really want to start doing - but never make that step. Not the cross-stitch, although i'd like to have a go at that too - but the altered frame. It's definitely a 'WOW' piece of work.

Paula x x x