Sunday, 5 May 2013

Lazy Sunday!

Well today I'm having a lazy Sunday! Normally I'm running round trying to catch up on all the housework I've not done and cooking for the week, this week it's a Bank Holiday weekend and I'm off tomorrow as well, so minimal work today it has been playtime!
I had meant to make some card for DT projects but then I found a photo frame that I bought in a cheap shop ages ago to alter and never got around to it - it started out as a plain pine for a 7" x 5" photo.

Here it is now:

I have used various techniques that I have learnt along the way, I firstly covered it in faux metal. I then cut some corners using a Spellbinder die from some white card and coated with some pewter embossing powder; if you build it up you end up with a faux metal finish.

The bottom buckle is created using the same method

I covered some paper flowers with marcasite embossing powder and used them for detail.
The chain is from some delish vintage reels I found in the Range and to finish it off I added some pearls.
I love to have time for getting really mucky and creating something lovely from something that is either ugly or would be thrown out.
Hope you like my frame, normal service will resume soon, I will be back next with a card or two!
Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by I appreciate your visit!


  1. A fantastic altered frame Laurie. I love the wonderful metallic finish you've created with the various elements x

  2. Really beautiful, I love the metallic look and all the different embellishments look gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  3. This is a fabulous altered frame! Thank you for making me feel so welcome. I look forward to working with you. Hugs, Yvonne


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