Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vintage Picture Set

I found these frames a while back at the local $ store and I thought they would be fun to alter. I bought a few of them and put them in my "things to alter" tub. When it came time to do some Spellbinders DT projects I remember that I had these cute little frames. I knew one of the first things I had to do was tone down the bright gold! LOL!

I thought the frames had kind of a vintage look to them. The Lady Boot & Shoe 1 (S3-010) die also has a vintage look & would be great with the frames.
To start I altered the frames and the stands. I used Copic sketch markers in the corners and the center of each frame. First I used Lipstick Red (R29) and then went over it with Africano (E27) to achieve a burgundy color. I cut and embossed a couple of the elements from the ATC (S4-073) die to use as accents on the stands. I used Zip Dry adhesive from Beacon the adhere the die cuts to the stands. Once everything was dry I used black Stazon ink with a sponge and antiqued the frames and the stands. The background paper is from Basic Grey-Sugared. I cut and embossed classic & petite scallop circles (Nestabilities S4-114, S4-115) for the matting. For the shoe and purse I did the Reverse Stencil technique. If you haven't seen this technique before a tutorial can be found HERE. I also used a black multiliner pen from Copic to add a few little accents along with some tiny pearls. For a finishing touch I added some ribbon and a rose button. The coloring on the rose button was done the same as the frames.

Don't forget the Spellbinders "Sneak Peeks" are still going on!! The Sneak Peek for today can be found on Beth Pingry's blog-Cookies for Breakfast and Beth has a fantastic tutorial you'll have to check out!! Also the Sneak Peek for yesterday can be found on Sally Lynn MacDonald's blog-Inky Heart and tomorrow the Sneak Peek will be on Sharon Harnist's blog-PaperFections. I have really enjoyed seeing all of the Sneak Peeks, so many terrific creations!!

Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you are having a great week!!



  1. I can't help but comment: Those frames are absolutely gorgeous! You do such nice work! Have fun at CHA!


  2. Wow!! love love love what you did with the frames. how did you tone down the gold with your copic?
    (copic ABS?) And the Boot and shoe die, Is that still around?

  3. WOW!! These are just gorgeous!! Love them so much!!

  4. Wow! What a beautiful creation. I have added this to my favorites. I plan on doing this sometime. Thanks for sharing.


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