Monday, 9 September 2013

End of Summer Blog Hop


Hello to all you UK Scrappers blog hoppers, hopefully you have arrived from Ifa's blog, I have been a fan of Ifa's clean scrapbooking style, how lovely is that layout. 
Well the project I made is another take on what you can do with the vines I featured on the last blog hop. Often you see these things and think 'well they are lovely but what will I do with it'. Scrapbooking supplies are not just for scrapbooking. 
I bought a bargain frame from a 'cheap' shop and wanted to add a bit of va va voom to it.I thought it was wood so was going to paint and crackle it,, turning it shabby and planned to give it a vintagey theme. Well that went out the window when I realised it was plastic. 

 Plan B then, I painted it with Gesso to give it a bit of 'tooth' so that whatever I did would grip. I followed this with a couple of coats of cream paint and sanded the edges. This was followed with a sheet of 12x12 cut down to the same size as each panel and glued onto the front, then distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks.
A vine in shades of pink and burgundy topped it off nicely but I still felt something was missing.
Recently I have become hooked on making my own plaster embellishments, I had some butterflies and bees ready so I coloured them with Promarkers and they finished the effect nicely.
If you didn't see the tutorial for the vine, it is here,and here is the page I made for the last blog hop and featuring the vine.
The next stop on the hop is Leanie, if you lose your way, or have dropped in on me directly and want to follow the hop, you can see the full list with all the links here.
Remeber to comment on each blog each step of the way, then leave a cpmment on the UK Scrappers thread to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

55 comments:

jill said...

I think your frame looks lovely . I had a frame similar to this & used crackle paints on it. It looked awful so i throw it in the bin. I wish i'd gone for your option . thanks for sharing , ukscrappers name lemonblossom

Sarah said...

Fab project - love this! - Thanks for sharing - Hugs Butterbee (UKS Blog hop)

Karen said...

That frame is lovely and SO much better than the original - I love bargains :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

love the frame :) Thank you for showing xx

new2this said...

Just shows what can be done with a bit of paint and a few embellishments ... and your skill and imagination! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Evans said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful project - I love it! Will have to find a cheap frame somewhere so I can give it a bash. Scarymary555 on UKS

Susan said...

Gorgeous frame, what a great idea and would make a lovely gift

scoobiesue - UKS

Pauline said...

What a fantastic alteration of an otherwise very uninteresting frame - excellent. Thank you so much for sharing xxx
PaulineD UKS

Jo said...

Wow, that's an amazing transformation! UKS Wonky

Lyn Masters said...

Your frame is gorgeous, and such a brilliant idea. I will be on the look out now for suitable frames.

Lyn M UKS lyn55

misteejay said...

What a lovely project - the frames look so much better after your bit of altering - TFS.

Toni xx (misteejay on UKS)

susibee said...

What a lovely idea for a cheap frame, the end result is stunning.

UKs susibee

Christine said...

Beautiful frame :)

UKS chrisrydal

My simple life said...
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My simple life said...

Wow that is so much prettier! Wonder if they sell these at my local cheap store :) gemmasteele on uks

Weasel said...

Love the frame - needs more butterflies tho lol... TFS!
UKS-Weaselwise

mrst said...

Really like this! Thanks!

mrst said...

Forgot ! UKS mrst

Ali said...

Love altered frames! tfs

UKS AliTS

Mole said...

Your take on the frame is lovely - and so much nicer than the original version!

UKS Gill

Sian said...

Love the before and after pics - it looks gorgeous afterwards, I love vines, it's so pretty! Thanks for sharing

UKS Violaceous

akilli melek said...

like your new look frame. love the idea.
UKS akilli_melek

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous project, the finished frame looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

UKS Aurora

Lelly said...

Great idea and it looks lovely.
thanks for sharing
UKS lelly

furrypig said...

what a great transformation, thanks for showing how it was done..... your frame could sell for a lot of money!

Lesley G said...

Gorgeous, wow, love it :)
cheekymole

Jimjams said...

WOW what a great transformation! TFS
Jemma (aka Jimjams)

sue jones said...

Gorgeous project !

debbie r said...

Lovely project thankyou for sharing

Beanpie11

Jess said...

Great frame, if you hadn't shown a before photo I would have thought you'd brought it like that!

Jessbaby

chris said...

Love what you've done with the frame, a great improvement
Thank you.
Chris55

Gill said...

fabulous! I love the vine!

House of Bears said...

Beautiful project. We may have to try making some vines now,

Effie said...

Great idea..
Efemera

Alison Maddison said...

This is lovely. I need to keep a lookout for similar frames.
Alimad - UKS

Scrapdolly said...

Gorgeous project - beautiful
Scrapdolly

K said...

Oh how lovely, the butterfly & bugs go so well with your vine.
Sylphraven

Sue said...

What a lovely project

knitkath said...

Love this project, thank you for sharing!

Judith Andersen said...

Thanks for sharing.
Jude (hollybank)

Niki Rowland said...

Wow, totally transformed! Thanks very much xx UKS: ScrapHappyNiki

Tigs said...

Lovely project. I love making things like this.

MiniOwner said...

Wow! Your frame is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.
Sue x (MiniOwner)

sam said...

ooooooo that is soo pretty

uks darm

Lindsay Coleman said...

Wow, I love that frame it's so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lindsay Coleman said...

Forgot to say I'm lindschick!

scrappyjen said...

a beautiful project! Happy hopping, jenx

jo burton said...

Love the transformation (jo.bee)

kjjc said...

This is gorgeous.great idea to transform the frame.

Jacqui Godfrey said...

Wow I love what you did with the frame and vine is cool. Thanks for sharing (Jacqui200284 on uks) :)

Fran said...

Brilliant project love the vines and frames. UKS Hedgie

Wizbit said...

Love the butterflies, they are so detailed.. Gorgeous!

Liz x

Leanie said...

A bargainous frame- well done x
Leanie

Lesley Thomas said...

I wish I could find bargain frames like yours.

Pat said...

Love this frame. Your plaster butterflies are gorgeous