Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Altered Holiday Frame

Good Morning,

Hope you're having a good day today. I've got my son off to school and my daughter watching a movie so I'm hoping to get some chores done and then get some crafting in. I need to finish up my Christmas cards and get them in the mail.

Before I get to that though, I do have a project to share with you that I created for some Paper Maniac DT work and a challenge. I had an old wooden frame, something that I got at the dollar store or IKEA and thought it would make for a fun altered holiday gift.

For the frame, I used some BasicGrey Wassail holiday papers, mainly scraps actually. I glued them to the frame with adhesive tape and then softened the edges with a sanding block. I embellished the frame with sticky gems and a felt snowflake and an acetate and glitter snowflake that I made using a punch. To make the snowflake, just punch out some acetate snowflakes with a snowflake punch or die and then cover with glue and glitter. Let it dry, spray it with glimmer mist for more sparkle and viola...pretty snowflake!

I am loving these sweet Belles 'n Whistles stamps and my friend Erin was kind enough to share some images with me. And since they are mostly holiday themed, I'm using them up before it's too late. I've colored both the Christmas tree and these sweet little girls with Copics and highlighted with a Spica glitter pen. I cut them out and then glued them to my altered frame.

I decided to frame a Christmas poem rather than a photo, but you could frame anything you wanted. I copied this poem from the web and printed it on card stock and then distressed the edges and sprayed the paper with glimmer mist. I think it makes for a cute holiday gift or I may just keep it as a decoration. This altered frame also fits the challenge at Roses on Paper!

Thanks for dropping by today. Don't forget to pay my fellow Whimsy designers a visit today and enter into today's Advent candy draw! I'll give you a hint...be sure to visit Sharon!

Happy stamping!

9 comments:

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer Denise, this is gorgeous!!!!!

Have a blessed day!

Sharon said...

Wow Denise! I love this frame. You've done a fantastic job and that poem is so sweet! Beautiful papers,images and details.
Sharon xx

Jenn said...

This is beautiful, what a great gift idea.

e said...

WOW Denise this is fabulous!!!!! Love the image of those sweet girls paired w the tree!! Beautiful colors too!

Stampin Mindy said...

What a beautiful Project Denise! Love your coloring!

Riet said...

Ohhhhhh Denise-Lynn,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Love your frame hun, the words are lovely and really suit the image!
Hugs Tab xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Denise, this is a really stunning project hun!! Love the papers and of course the image with your coloring is amazing!! HUGS

Peta said...

OMG Denise, this is gorgeous. What a beautiful gift you've created. Thank you for joining us at Roses on Paper. Merry Christmas. Peta