Friday, March 22, 2013

Is It Spring Yet??

Well, the calendar says it's SPRING but the snow flying around outside 
leads me to believe otherwise! LOL!  
Hello fellow bloggers ... Happy Friday to you and thanks for stopping by!

The creation I have to share with you today is an ALTERED FRAME, created with SPRINGTIME in mind and for this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens!

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Joan has asked us to . . .
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  • Use a square
  • Alter something...even if it is a card
  • Use flower can make it 
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.
Here is the recipe for this altered frame and the items highlighted in RED were purchased through Joan's Gardens:
Papers:  Graphic45 'A Lady's Diary' 8x8 paper pack, white cardstock, SU 'sage shadow' cardstock
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Stamps:  Hero Arts, Verve
Inks:  Versafine Onyx, Tim Holts 'Tea Dye', 'Scattered Straw', Momento 'Bamboo Leaves'
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B117 'Fanciful Flourish', Heartfelt Creations 'Daisy Patch Dies', PunchBunch 'Big Sky' punch, Punch Bunch 'Flower Making Kit', Spellbinder 'Classic Circles' dies, 'Grassland Border' die, Reflections Bird Floral Embellishment, Fiskars Swivel Craft Knife, Wooden Clothespin, FolkArt '632 Rose Pink' acrylic paint, sponge brush, Gold Stickles, Michaels $1 Wooden Frame (3.7"x3.7"), Mod Podge

This was such a fun, easy project!  Next time you are at Michael's, be sure to check out these $1 frames. 

On the left is what the frame looked like in the package.  On the right is what it looked like after painting around the edge, adding the design paper, stamping the sentiment and a little fussy cutting to add the flowers from the opening cut out.

By adding the painted 'clothes pin', I can add whatever sentiment I need when I'm ready to sell/give away this altered frame!  Could be used as a birthday present, a thank you as seen here or even a House Warming gift!

I hope you've enjoyed today's creation . . . I know I had a great time creating it!  In fact, since these frames were only $1 each, I stocked up on a few extras and I'm sure you'll be seeing a few more decorated for gift giving in the near future!   My mind is still in a whirl with ideas on how I can alter this frame ... 

 Here are a few other challenges I'd like to enter into:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Think Spring
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Bring on Spring
Charisma Cards - Die Cuts
Forever Friends - Lots of Flowers
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - First Signs of Spring
Happy Campers - Add dimension
Crafting for the Season - Anything but a Card

Sorry for the long post but I hope you've found inspiration!  IF you have ANY questions, PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment and I will answer it to the best of my abilities!

See you soon and as always . . .


Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous and the birdie is a nice touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Jodi said...

Stunning frame!!! love your flower!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, your frame turned out beautiful. Great job. I went to Michaels last night and purchaed 30 more frames. I think they made fantastic gifts and they are so fun to do.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Diane said...

Love your pretty and now will have to do one...if there are any left after Joan went to Michael'!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great project! I love the little bird! Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Mrs. Swandog said...

So pretty! I love the bird!

Memaw said...


This is really cool - great job, I guess I am going to have to invest into these frame -you and Joan are great inspirations. See ya soon.

Jenni said...

Sooo pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week.
Jenni x

mandy said...

Wow Hun what a fab altered frame project
wish we had a Micheal's in Ireland seems like you can get fab gift ideas from them :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful frame, love that quote in the middle. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Pami said...

What a gorgeous project Darlene, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Diane J said...

Gorgeous frame… thanks for entering Forever Friends monthly challenge, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is absolutely lovely. Great design with the flower frame and bird in vintage design. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Shelagh McCarthy said...

Oh now this I love, what a fantastic piece of art Darlene...... Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at Happy Campers xx

Anonymous said...

Fab creations, love the colors you use.
Thank you for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee& Cards Challenge. Hope to see you again.