Monday 1 April 2013

Unstampabelles April Challenge No. 22

Anything BUT a card is the challenge for April over at Unstampabelles. This months prize is sponsored by The Sticker Store, see their banner at the side and go check out their wonderful range of stickers.

My Design Team project for this months challenge is a wooden photo frame which I've painted and decorated.

The frame itself I bought very cheaply from a cheap as chips store ages ago, I think I paid about $1.50, at that price I bought all the stock they had on their shelves, I only have a couple left as I've used quite a few as gifts.

Firstly after taking the wrought Iron stand apart from the wooden frame, I painted the frame in black, I had to give it a good 3 -4 coats, I then used a pearly paint around the edges of the frame finishing with a clear gloss.

I decorated the frame with punched butterflies and both hand made paper flowers and Green Tara paper flowers and leaves.

The inner picture frame (the pink one) is cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing and cutting folder using Core'dinations card. The word Love is from a Bella Embellished chipz set, after adding more flowers and bling everything was put together to produce the frame you see below.

I have made several of these frames, here are a couple more.

Go visit Unstampabelles and enter something using papercraft but Not a card for your chance to win the prize for this months challenge.

Thankyou for visiting my blog today, I hope you found some small measure of inspiration.

Happy Crafting,


JanR said...

What great frames! I especially like the middle one.

Merry said...

Wonderful frames Beth. Thought the one for Cassandra was lovely but must admit o really love the blue frame.

Nupur Bhatia said...

The frames are so pretty with their antique looks! And thank you for your kind words on my project. Appreciate that!

Nupur, Thrilling Quilling

Unknown said...

lovely contrast of colors on black .. black n blue frame is awesome !