Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Altered Photo Frame with Mother's Day Key Ingredients

I've got a fun altered photo frame project to share with you today! A couple of years ago while on vacation to the States I stocked up on some of those super cheap photo frames from the Target Dollar Spot. Since then I've also made these with the plain wooden frames available at Michael's. How about the deets now :)

I chose a couple papers from the Mother's Day Key Ingredients to use. First I traced the frame on a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Prism cardstock and cut it out. I used some mod podge to adhere it to the frame. While that dried I gathered up the rest of my supplies. Since I don't want to send this frame without a photo I decided to make a focal image using the Fresh Flowers stamp set. The image was stamped with Memento Black ink onto Choice Buttercream cardstock which is available in the Mother's Day Key Ingredients or in a package of 25 sheets. I then coloured with some Copic markers and cut it out with some oval nestabilities. Speaking of nestibilities....did you see that Taylored Expressions is now carrying a great selection of Spellbinders products!
I've finished the frame off with some gorgeous ribbon and Kaiser Rhinestones from the kit as well!

Now I will gift this to my Grandmother for Mother's Day next month and she can either choose to leave the image in or take it out and insert a photograph.
Below you will see a snapshot of what the frame looked like before I started!
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Alex said...

Dawn, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the dp you used, and WOW!! the image coloring is amazing - I love this!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly Schelske said...

Dawn, it's so beautiful!! Everything is tied together just right, gorgeous!!

Hugs, Kelly

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome, Dawn! GREAT way to show off the fun colors in the Key Ingredients!

Lisa Nagata said...

Dawn,this looks awesome.Your grandmother will love it.Love the colors.

Karen Motz said...

Very pretty Dawn! Frames are always so much fun to alter!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just GORGEOUS, Dawn! What a beautiful frame!