Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Altered Frame

Hello all!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday!  Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous for Missouri in January.  As for today, winter is officially back.  I have an altered frame to share with you today. This is my first attempt and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  A good friend of mine is pregnant with baby number two and I wanted to make them something for the nursery.  I bought this frame at Michaels and now wish I had taken a picture of it before.  This particular frame worked out nicely as it fits a 12 x 12 sheet of paper perfectly.  I first took the glass out of the frame and in pencil I traced around the 5 x 7 rectangle for the picture.  Once the picture portion was traced, I cut it out and attached the paper to the frame with Modge Podge.  I let the frame sit over night and then added the other images to the frame with Modge Podge.  As for the images, I used the following cartridges;  Create a Critter, Baby Steps and Pooh and Friends.  It is kind of hard to tell from the picture but I clear embossed swirls on the clouds to give them some extra depth.  I also inked all the edges with Tea Dye distress ink.  Once the frame was completed I sprayed it with Krylon's Matte Finishing Spray which I found at Wal-Mart.

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #46

Items Used:
Create a Critter (clouds). Pooh and Friends (stars), Baby Steps (sleeping baby. moon, cloud) Cricut Cartridges
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Pink By Design: Swirl Curls and Baby Love
My Creative Time: Whimsical Calendar Days and XL Label Die
Peachy Keen Stamps: January Stamp of the Month
Ribbon from my stash
Modge Podge
Krylon Clear Matte Finishing Spray
White Gellyroll pen
Heat Gun
Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder
Hot Glue

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


  1. This is adorable! Great work!

  2. very cute!! I have the same Baby Love PBD stamp set but have never used that sentiment before! I am your newest follower! So glad you linked up at Pink Cricut! Would love for you to stop by my blog and become a follower! :)


  3. Very pretty frame! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

  4. Awesome job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  5. Adorable frame!
    What a wonderful gift!
    hanks for playing at CTO!

  6. Just Adorable!!!!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!

  7. aawww...how very cute! I was just posting the frame I made on the Pink Cricut link up when I saw your adorable frame! Just had to pop over and tell you how much I love it!

  8. What an adorable frame, I love all your sweet die-cuts with your sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our polka dot challenge :)

  9. Oh, it's darling! Your friend is going to love it! The soft colors are just perfect for a new baby. Thanks for entering the Paper Crafting World Frame Challenge!

  10. Oh my goodness, this is cute! I absolutely love the face on that baby! :)