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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blooming With Kindness Photo Frame

 A while back when I was playing with the Blooming With Kindness set and VersaMark with chalks this idea came to mind. Well, not really that easy.  I was actually cleaning up a messy room and I ran across a bunch of frames that I was going to use for a project that has gone by the wayside.  I had this frame idea in mind and when I was using the chalk method on the VersaMark image I thought this would be the perfect thing for the frame.  I set the frame opening over the flower and saw that I did indeed have space for some wording.  I thought these words would be perfect with this picture and in the frame.  I stamped them using Early Espresso ink.  This was stamped after the chalking was all done.  I don't know what would happen if you did it before. I'm thinking you may have a smearing issue with the ink as you rub the chalks in.  Since I did the words last I really didn't have any issues with it.  Well, other than trying to make sure I got the words straight.  I know there is the Stamp-a-ma-jig but where's the challenge in that?? LOL  I'd much rather stamp it crooked, whine and redo the whole thing than use the Stamp-a-ma-jig!  Not true most of the time!  But for this I used a steady hand, I knew where my image would land on the paper and I went for it and it turned out!!!

The Wild Wasabi frame paper is from the Delicates paper pack.  I bought that pack when it first came out and I still have lots of sheets left. I need to start using them more before they retire!  But I thought the paper went well as a frame and it picked up the green in the stem.  I just wrapped the paper around the frame.  I cut a huge "X" in the center of the decorative paper and wrapped the paper over the inside of the frame.  I did glue them in place.  I was afraid tape would not hold so I played it safe and glued it in.  I wasn't to concerned on how the back of that part of the frame would look.  I knew the image was going over it plus the backing of the frame had to go on too so on one would know what the green frame looked like on the back until they took it apart to look.  And who would do that?  Let's have a show of hands!!!  I myself have been known to take things apart to see how they were put together.  But only on things I knew I could put back together!!!  Ever take something apart thinking you'd remember how to reassemble it and then find you can't?  I've done that way too many times!!!

This was a fun project and I'm sure you want to know where I got these frames!  I found them at The Dollar Tree.  Yup, only a dollar. The image inside was not display worthy but it is now!!  And this was a VERY easy project to do too!  I made it for a special friend and I know she will love it!

This would make a very fun and beautiful Stamp Camp project!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

christi said...

cute idea. i didn't realize that the dp was used in the frame. i thought that was what the frame looked like, duh ...