Monday, April 18, 2011

Altered Frame

You could hear me scream for miles when Marion Smith, Educator and Designer for Prima Marketing, asked me to design something using her vintage trinkets line. I felt so honored, and wanted this to be perfect.
I decided to create this beautiful frame.

From Flamingo Scraps:  Prima Reflections Paper, Vintage Trinkets, Frame, and Flower; Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink; Cinnamon Stickles.
Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Stains, glass beads.

I started with a simple wooden frame, and painted the base using the Tim Holtz Broken China stains, then edged the sides with walnut ink.  I chose my favorite Prima paper from the winter 2011 release – “Reflections” from the Reflections Collections to cover the frame.

With a second sheet of paper, I fussy cut the butterflies and flowers. This gives the paper a 3D effect, and really calls attention to this beautiful paper.

Then I framed the opposite edge with Marion’s vintage flower trinkets, Cherry Blossom Vines, and a few vintage Prima flowers. For an added "WOW factor, I cut a few petals from the large Vintage Trinket Flowers, strung some glass beads for the center and this beautiful butterfly was born.

Marion said "it's awesome", and that was all I needed to hear!


  1. Whoooooooo I would be screaming too!!!! And it's Beautiful and love love the colors...

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!!! YAY for YOU!! That is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how it turned out! Its GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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