Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Hearts and Swirls Picture Frame

Well I'm back from Vegas and finally had a chance to get into my craft room this evening so I've created something for the following challenges:
Out of a hat creations challenge 58 'Picture Frame' (also incorporating last week's challenge 57 'Hearts and Swirls' as I missed joining in).
Inspiration Emporium May challenge 'Don't Quote Me'.

I started with an old frame that I purchased cheaply at a crop and covered it with two layers of Claudine Hellmuth gesso, I couldn't wait for it to dry naturally so I dried each application with my heat gun.  Next I spritzed the frame with Dylusions inks in red, white and black and again dried before stippling with Tim Holtz rock candy distress crackle paint to create the texture.  Once happy with the effect I again heated with my heat gun.  Next I stamped and cut out a Tim Holtz sentiment, plus die cut a Tim Holtz swirl, I inked both with red and black distress inks.  I attached the swirl to the top corner with glue and attached the heart on top with double sided foam.  Finally I added 3 pins behind the heart.

For the inside I cut a piece of white card stock the size of the hole and stamped a background with Stampotique hearts and PaperArtsy swirl stamps.  I spritzed with the Dylusions red and white inks followed by water and dried.  I printed a photo of me with my Mum and Dad and mounted it onto white card stock, I also stamped the same sentiment as above and then added the heart from Tim Holtz on top.  I attached both of these pieces to the background and inserted behind the glass. Finally I added glossy accents to the heart (which isn't dry in the photo).
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Wonderful ideas on this frame Tracey and great to have you join in with us again at the Hatters

    Pleased you enjoyed Vegas and nice to have you back

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Love how the frame and background match, so pretty!

  3. Brilliant frame Tracey, love the colour
    Thanks for joining us at OOAH
    Janet x

  4. Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspiration Emporium May Quote Challenge!

    What a pretty frame-a nice keepsake!

    ♥ Sue Kment


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