Sunday, 5 July 2009

Chloe's Altered Frame

Well I couldn't make one of Aimee and not Chloe! Again Tracey kindly gave me this frame too! I have used most of the same techniques as I did on Aimee's (which can be seen here). Chloe didn't want pink but more of a vintage type frame!

Sorry about the reflection on the photo, didn't realise until I uploaded the photos a little while ago.

The distress ink that I used was Walnut Stain, for some reason I was hoping for a much deeper wood type colour, but this mishap works great with all the elements that I chose, I think!

On Chloe's I have used a Bazzill flower, instead of the handmade cabbage rose that is on Aimee's. The flower was too red so I toned it down with some distress inks, layered a Prima flower, then layered a copper flower charm (I snipped off the ring), a beautiful pearlised button, some beading and a self adhesive pearl in the middle!

Again I have made my own bling swirl and I have also used a doily, which I very lightly inked with distress ink (in places, lol).

I used a Prima Cherry Blossom Vine on Aimee's but I couldn't find another type to fit in with the idea that I had for Chloe's frame, so I made my own, still used prima flowers though!! Again I used lots of charms!

Look at divine gold brocade trim, mmmmh fell in love with it when I saw it! It is much deeper gold IRL.
The butterfly is K and Co

This pic shows the cracking in more detail!

And isn't this the most divine trimming .... I have actually picked this trim up at the shop about 10 times as it is a little pricey, but I gave way to temptation in the end! lol

Shopping List
Paper - Prima - Iron Orchid Designs - Cavalier Collection - Smoking Jacket - I am sure this is from a previous kit made up by Tracey
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters and peeled paint
Crackle Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Walnut Stain
Flowers - Prima Artful Collage Flowers
Rose buds
Bazzill Basics Paper Flower
Leaves - Bazill Basics Paper Leaves
Pearls - Mark Richards - single self adhesive pearls and clusters
Crystals - Mark Richards - Self Adhesive Crystals
Trims - gold brocade trim and velvet, beading, sequined and lace trim
Charms (including copper flower) and chain
K and Co Butterfly
All these were bought at Tracey's Shop Running with Scissors

Paper Doily - Sainsburys
Flower stem - from charity shop bought flowers, stripped down