Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Framed up!

Hello Friends…
A warm welcome to all of you visiting me today and to those who have become my new followers. Summer is at its peak now with occasional showers in the evening making things bright and beautiful outside.
With that in mind and colors that I have not used much before, I share today yet another re cycled project. This time it’s the good old cereal carton, which I have been collecting and is my favorite trash which sees the light in many of my projects.
So, today with 2 empty cartons I made a photo frame and embellished it too. All of the papers and embellishments are also from my stash and left over’s from my previous projects. It really satisfies me to use up all of those old stuff and come out with something totally new!
Red, is a color I rarely use and this time I wanted to highlight that color. I made the front frame panel with one empty carton, wrapped it with DCWV botanical stack PP. Love the red stripes here and the went about adding layers of stamping, stenciling and texture work.
I used transparent texture paste thru a locally bought leaf stencil and as the pate was drying I sprinkled some platinum UTEE. Once the paste dried, I heat set it and I loved the texture the UTEE gives…platinum leaves , lol!
I used TCW bricks stencil and potting soil archival ink and stamped some music notes and butterflies too using Bo Bunny and Kaiserkraft stamps. The clocks are using Prime stencil and crackle texture paste.

The supporting back frame is also made with an empty carton and I glued the front panel on 3 sides and kept one side free to slip in the photograph. The Frame is now ready to be embellished.
A side view of the frame…you can see that the inside of the panel is lined with old text papers, another fav that I like to use in my projects.
A floral cluster on one side with a big red rose using Joy crafts die and the white flowers are made using some lace from my stash. The tiny flowers are using CLD cuties fringe die. The flowers lie upon a bed of coconut coir, I have loads of them that love to use for dimension. The leaves are from die nemics and Tattered lace dies.
The butterfly too is made from lace and for the body I have used copper wire and small yellow crystal beads. I ribbed gesso on the raised ares of the lace just for added interest.
The TH hardware findings die cut got a coat of picket fence D crackle paint and have rubbed in old gold in the cracks. The bright yellow banner with the sentiment is from Marianne  Designs die and stamp set.
The little girl with the cat image is a down load from We Love Vintage Challenge blog where they always have a good collection of pictures.
I love making this type of a frame from scratch, especially from house hold trash and hope to hear from you on this.
Before I can take leave, I want you to see what is on the other side too! Of course, how can that be ignored…
I stamped this lovely quote from Paper Artsy and on side have a loopy bow. The “LOVE” badge is a handmade one using air drying clay and I stamped the word on it. Once dry, I have colored it with brushed pewter and walnut stain DS. The honey comb stencil is from Heidi’s swap and I have used crackle texture paste and Inka gold here too.
 So, you get to see something on both the sides…that’s the advantage of making your own frame, lol!
I would like this frame to enter the following challenges…
SOS – Red, Red, Wine
Lessology – lace Up
Cherry LynnDesigns – red, white Blue
Until my next Creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Cheers























40 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Love the frame and wouldn't have thought a cereal box is the base for it!

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  2. Ssshhhabbbba...How many times need to say girl...Totally u rock in every project deary...Better lemme spend my vacation time with u in ur art gallery a.k.a ur home. Hope to catch u up at least this time!
    Just love bright greens against the bright red frame, those gesso touches on lacey butterfly is super awesome...and platinum leaves...Just love it!!! Big craft hugs girlie ...Muahhh!

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    1. I am waiting and hoping that happens sooon. Thanks a bunch Sathya. Hugs.

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  3. Absolutely fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  4. Lovely Platinum leaves and the Love dangle . Every detail is a learning for me. Beautiful frame . Supppaa

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    1. Thankooos my crafty friend. Hugs.

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  5. am running out of adjectives to describe your work Rupa !! love the details you add to each of your projects !!

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  6. Rupa! What a fantastic re-purpose of the cereal boxes! All this time I have been recycling cardboard I could have been using for crafts!! Thanks for sharing and for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Red Red Wine" challenge!!

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    1. Thanks Donna...I love my empty cereal boxes more than they were full, lol!

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  7. This is gorgeous and a wonderful way to repurpose. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  8. A gorgeous recycled project. All the details look fabulous.
    Yvonne

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  9. Gorgeous up cycled project Rupa, I live the finished result. Thank you for playing with our challenge at LESSology :)

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  10. Rupa, this is an amazing project and I really love all the details and textures. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Good luck!!

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  11. Rupa, what fabulous creativity and recycling as well! Your colour choices are superb!

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  12. Great use of a cereal box! Your frame looks very lovely indeed!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

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  13. Gorgeous project!!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!
    Samra DT

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  14. Another gorgeous Upcycled project Rupa, beautifully made. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  15. Wonderful keepsake, Rupa. Love your flower embellishment. Good luck and thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  16. Clever frame! love how you've used the UTEE....haven't had mine out for ages...MUST dig it out! Looks amazing as 'leaves'.....& red. I have a blockage with that colour, too. You have used it to perfection....love the lace flowers and butterfly. Perfect for our LESSology challenge....always a great pleasure to see what you've been creating!!!

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    1. That's so sweet of you Lizzy. I loved the platinum leaves too, lol! Hope you try something soon. Always a pleasure to be a part of your challenges. Hugs.

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  17. Your creativity never ceases to amaze! Great recycling and use of stash! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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    1. Thank you so much Chana. Hugs.

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  18. Terrific card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  19. what aen elegant & intricate card, and a great take on our "red red wine" challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! :)

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  20. Fab frame- and such great detail! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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