Friday, February 1, 2013

"Love" altered frame

This week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs is to 
use hearts and the word "love" on your project. 
I've embellished this 10"x10" frame with a banner and rosettes:
The opening is 7.5"x7.5" so a 4"x6" horizontal photo will fit nicely just below the banner.
My inspiration for this project came from one shown on page 16 of the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2013 idea book. Unfortunately they don't have it up on their site yet so I can't create a link to it for you.
Supply list: Patterned paper used for the banner and the rosettes is called Crimson Swirl by Rhonna Farrer, it is from deep in my stash and is copyrighted 2007! The burgandy cardstock is from my stash. I had stamped it with Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain while attempting a different project that didn't work out - so in the scrap bin it went to be reinvented today as part of my love banner! All paper has been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mahogany. The letters and flourishes are Tim Holtz Grungeboard. The letters were colored with Metalic Rubs by Craft-T Prodcts in Gunmetal. The flourshes were first colored with Metalic Rubs by Craft-T Prodcts in White Sparkle, then with Fapber Castell Pitt Artist Pen in Light Green #171. The rosettes are made with a Tim Holtz Sizzlits die and embellished with pearls by Prima Marketing. The pearls on the letters are by Recollections, buttons are from my stash, and black twine is by American Crafts. The banner is cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels #17 die and the hearts are cut with Lifestyle Crafts Scalloped Heart die. The pearl sprays are from the wedding section at Michaels.
I hope you are inspired by my project and will create a card, layout, or off the page project to link up with us at Frosted Designs!
Thanks for looking! 
I appreciate your comments!


Angella Dee said...

You never cease to astound me. your work is soooo precise, neat and professional. This is a beautiful project.
have a happy weekend.
much love

Anita Houston said...

Fab frame...LOVE the banner!!! Clever!

Barb Craft said...

Teresa... this is gorgeous!!! I love the banner and the accordion flowers! I am sure you have inspired a lot of people to try this!!

barb :)

sandee said...

TJ, I LOVE this, the black frame is perfect with the colors, I adore the rossette flowers and the pearly things coming out..what are they called? lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous makeover of that frame, Teresa... love it!