I've Been Framed!

Sunday, 16 February 2014

 Hello blogland!

I'm really looking forward to getting pampered today - Myself, my mum and my sister are heading off to the Slieve Donard to enjoy their lovely Spa facilities!  I've been looking forward to this for ages!

We have a new challenge for you today from Eclectic Ellapu - seems like ages since I did a post for EE, well it is!  We had a lovely long holiday over Christmas and then I missed the first Pinkies week back!  So a big hello to all the girlies over there!

Our challenge for you for this week is...

Anything But A Card!

I love altering items but seem to rarely do it - I have a collection of things that I want to do, but have never gotten around to doing them yet!  So here was an opportunity to sort out a couple of them!

I started off with 2 of these, cheapo picture frames outta Sainsbury's...

And I had planned on painting them black, but when I started using the paint I realised that it was quite watery and wouldn't coat the frame as well, but I actually loved the effect it made even better!

Here's some work in progress and you can see the difference the black paint made to the frame on the left

And after doing a few more bits and pieces, here's my finished frames.

The black paint is Pebeo paint (that I bought to have a go at Sheena Douglass' paint fusion and still haven't gotten around to doing!).  I also used Indigo Blu Flitter Flakes in Autumn Blaze.  The trinkets are a mixture of Tim Holtz and Prima and the "Say It In Crystals" swirl is also by Prima.  The studs are from my stash.  I used my Dynamo Label Maker for the wording which I dabbed some Antique Bronze Distress Paint over, that I also used around that corner.

And I think I have found how I'm gonna have more pictures of myself up in my house - I discovered the pixelate option on my photo editing software!  I look so much better in these photo's!  Lol!!

So please pop over to Eclectic Ellapu and have a go yourself - there is so much amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT over there too!

I'd like to enter my frames in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks; Use pearls
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge; Heart
Craft For The Craic; Heart
Oh La La Challenge Blog; Heart
Papertake Weekly; With a heart
Altered Eclectics; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!


Wendi said...

Very creative love the embellishments
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Leanne said...

Awesome frames, great job, love the details. Thanks for entering our Pearls challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

Eithne said...

Beautiful frame Sheena :) Love the flitter flakes and crystals. Fab! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Craft for the Craic.