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Apr 23, 2013

Daddy & Me Altered Picture Frame

Good evening fellow scrappers!  Spring is here--although it was barely 50 degrees here in the northern East Coast.  Ugh...Mother Nature is playing mind games it seems.  This is also when everybody seems to get sick.  Hot one day, cold the next.  I just got over a nasty chest cold that knocked me off my game for the past two weeks or so.  I haven't been able to Zumba in two weeks!!  GASP!  I'm in complete withdrawal...tomorrow I'm going back and with a vengeance!  Gonna shake it till I can't take it!

Before I do that though, I figured I'd drop a quick post & share this altered wooden mini album that I created for the April Berry71Bleu challenge.  Here's my husband & son.  I captured my son's beautiful bright smile in this one & felt it was very much 'frame-worthy'!

I'm a big fan of plain wooden square frames.  First because they're quite affordable.  I got this one at my local Michaels for $1.50.  Second, because they're plain it's a crafter's dream!  You can do just about anything to it.  Paint it, stain it, stencil it, apply loads of mixed media to it or keep it simple and just adhere a bit of designer paper to it--which is what I decided to do.

I used paper from Inkido which also happens to be one of our sponsors for the month of April!  This was my first time working with Inkido and I have to say--they have lovely pattern paper.

I've used a combination of felt, mulberry paper & organza ribbon flowers to satisfy Debbie's April challenge which is to use flowers on your project.

The large felt flower I purchased from an Etsy shop called Knock Knocking.  The light blue organza ribbon star flower are flowers from my stash.  I have several of these organza ribbon star flowers in various colors up for grabs now in my shop.  Feel free to take a look if interested!

This is why scrappers never throw anything out.  This is one of two mini peacocks that I've had in my stash since Eternity was in diapers!  After all this time--I discovered that they'd make quite a unique decoration for a wooden frame.  So here's the first of two peacocks strutting it's feathers on my wooden frame.

The butterflies were hand cut from one of Inkido's designer papers.  This collection has several images of lovely butterflies, flowers & birds that can be fussy cut & used as embellishments for your projects.  I further dressed up the butterflies by applying a bit of Black Diamond Stickles to the bodies.

Gotta love these metal trinkets!  They make for great embellies to masculine themed projects.

A side view of my frame.  I have yet to decide if I'm going to display this at my home or at my work desk at the office.  I'm leaning more towards work--we all need as many happy thoughts & distractions at work as we can get!

Make sure you stop by Berry71Bleu and play along with the April challenge!  There are a few fabulous prizes for some lucky players up for grabs.  You can see all the details of the challenge plus the rules & prizes here.

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

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