Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Altered Photo Frame

Hi  All
Today I have something different to show you I made a couple of weeks ago, it’s an alter box photo frame, it started out as a plain boring box and my fingers were itching to get it altered.

I painted it white, sanded, painted again, sanded and finally painted it for the last time (this is the boring bit lol) but it seals the paint into the wood this way. I then distress it with pink timmy ink and sealed it into the wood with a heat gun, this makes it bubble which I quiet like but you have to be careful not to burn the wood or your fingers.

I decorated the box with W/O  flowers, I also distressed the big pink flowers with the same ink to blend in, finishing with pearls, ribbon and a charm. 

This will fit an 8x8 card inside which can be decorated to the hilt, a scrap book page, min I might add or a picture of a loved one, I have not quiet decided yet but was thinking to give it to my mom with a decorated card inside, just for her.
I also am joining the linking party over at Passionately Artistic with this box, I have to say their creations are amazing and full of inspiration, I know I am going to learn a lot from these crafty gals who have also linked up too.

Candy with a difference and more candy.

Kellie over at Waffle Things Ink has a fun thing going at her place called My favourite things post each month, so for some fun she has decided to add a linky so we can all play along, so pop over and check it out, it’s so fun.

My favourite things this month are

Copic and Pro Markers, love them to bits and they go everywhere with me when I travel, thats why my suitcases weigh so much agggg.

My favourite Martha Stewart punches, these two I use a lot,.

My new snowflake dies, love them so much I want to touch them all the time, I know I am a sad person lol.

That’s all for today oh I did manage to get my Christmas card order filled, phew it was bit of rush as 10 cards in two days, the most I have crafted in a long time, she loved them and they are now on their way to the UK, I will be posting them here soon.

Thanks for popping in to see me I really appreciate your comments and I love to see you.


yvon said...

Hi Linda,
I love your photo frame, it's gorgeous. I so envy people who can make such beautiful flower arrangements. I don't have that in my fingers, so sad (lol)
Have a great day.
Hugs, Yvon

Ali said...

Gorgeous photo frame xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Linda that frame looks so beautiful and has a vintage/shabby chic look to it which I so love, the colour and flowers look truly wonderful.
Lorraine x

Linda said...

Hi Linda, WOWZER!! This frame is simply gorgeous..Very lovely work as always!! Hugs, Linda

pinky said...

Wow thats some make over Linda, its absolutely gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous frame Linda!! So elegant!! Gorgeous placement of flowers and beautiful colors!!

Kellie said...

WOW the frame is amazing absolutely stunning WOW! I have always wanted to do one of those!

Thank you for joining and adding your favourites, was great to read yours :) xx

Creations by Shirl said...

OMG Linda~
That frame came out awesome. luv all those embellies and flowers...all so pretty...
Luv your stash of markers!
Have a great day...

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous frame. I love the colour and the flowers are fab.
Nikki x

Anesha said...

Love your frame, it's beautiful. Great set of pens!! Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Catherine said...

What a fantastic frame Linda ! I love the display of flowers, it looks stunning ! By the way, may I ask you a question : as you use both Promarkers and Copics which ones do you think work better than the others ? I only use Promarkers and I struggle to blend the colours together though I have followed I don't know how many tutorials on the net !!! Hugs and love from catherine

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful photo frame Linda its gorgeous.

chrissy xx said...

LOve this photo frame Linda What a Fabulous idea!
Thought you were showing me your favourite shop lol. What a lot and I mean lot of pens you have!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous altered frame, Linda! Wow. I also love the cases for your markers. Where did you find them? I really don't like the plastic Copic boxes!

Crystal said...

WOOOOWEEE Linda this is soooo beautiful, what a gorgeous altered frame!!! LOVE IT!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda you want to see my pen collection if you think youve got a load. Love your photo frame its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Photo Album said...

Your photos are all beautiful! Love the artwork! Those little mice scared me at first glance lol...Love what you are doing with this space...Altered photo Frame really very fabulous photo frameand i like your flower photo frame arts.thank you for sharing!


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