Monday, 9 November 2009

Altered Photo Frame

I won a gift certificate for My Creative Classroom, on the Cupcake Craft Challenge a few weeks ago...and I chose to use it for the '10 Quick & Easy Teacher Gifts' course...as I thought it might give me some ideas for Christmas presents. The course stared last week, and the first project was a decorated photo frame. I used one of the new Bare Basics frames by Papermania, and covered it with some My Mind's Eye '29th Street Market' paper, painting the edges with some co-ordinating acrylic paint. I added a butterfly that I'd stamped and embossed using a stamp from the CCSR by Papermania, on some foam pads, and a trail of adhesive pearls.
I'm going to enter this into the Pollycraft Challenge, where the theme is 'No Cards Allowed' this fortnight.


I've got quite a few other gift-type projects on the go at the moment...so I won't be blogging as much in the run up to Christmas...I don't want to spoil the surprise for any of the recipients...but I'll try and find the time to join in a few challenges..there's no way I can go 'cold turkey'! lol

14 comments:

JulyeB said...

Fab frame you wouldn't believe it was the same frame decorated you've done it so well Julye

Desire Fourie said...

Helen, this altered frame is absolutely fabulous. Love the little creative touch with the butterfly and pearls.
Hugs
Desire

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

wow this looks great. Would cost a fortune to buy one like that in the shops. It will make a fatastic present x

Linda said...

Beautiful and a great idea !

Linda

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is gorgeous Helen. It will make a brilliant gift.
Clare x

craftingmanda said...

that is beautiful - i tried making one of these and got the measurements a bit wrong for the inside part of the frame so it didnt look as tidy as yours - did you coat it in glue or just leabe it as it was?

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful....i love it:)

thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)

sue
xx

Leonie said...

This is really pretty!

Leonie xx

Rach said...

oh wow who would have thought it was the same frame.. looks gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!Love the butterfly and the little gems!

Samantha said...

I love this helen it looks like material! beautiful job as ever! :0)

Pauline C said...

Wow that is beautiful - the paper is so gorgeous it has a really sumptious retro feel. Love it!
Pauline x

Tab said...

oooh fab piccy frame, looks so good, like one you see is an expensive shop!
Hugs Tab xxx

Paula said...

wow this is brilliant!! so beautiful!
thanks for joining us at pollycraft xx