Jun 2, 2012

How to make a Fancy Frame.

Hello Friends

Today I have a little written tutorial on how to embellish a Frame, not only for your cards but for any project. 

I added distress powders with thick embossing powder and heat set, waited a few minutes and rubbed over with my fingers to release the crystals.
Then I lightly swiped over with a sanding block, which gave me the effect of worn areas and shiny areas.
Happy, happy, happy...... so I stopped here, my base is finished.

The sentiment is a 'crafty secrets' from the 'vintage collection'.

And some close-ups

I added a bling flourish and made a flower by inking up watercolour paper in the same distress inks, and using the Tim Holtz 'tattered florals' die-cut. 



Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... what a gorgeous frame Sue, love the flourish bling, pearls, colour and texture ...very very beautiful ...Thank you too for your step by step info!
Also, thanks for hosting these great challenges, I have had a ball and enjoyed them immensely!

cheryl said...

oh wow this is one,stunning frame the detail is amazing,and love the sentiment too just perfect hugs Cherylxxxx

Barb said...

Sue, you've transformed that plain frame into something amazing! Thanks for the tutorial - absolute gorgeousness! :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Holy smokes chica...what a superb tutorial on frame making Onion style. LOVE IT!!! As I don't have a cricut I must really delve into the depths of my creativity and attempt to make something for this challenge. I honestly can't wait to play. :) Your frame is indubitably smashing!!!

Mary J said...

Wow, that's beautiful Sue!

MarcyK924 said...

No one does it like you, my friend! The texture that you get on your projects and the depth is by far, more patience-testing than I could ever attain, LOL! This just rocks! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this challenge and of course, the last one too! You have brought out the shabby side of me and for that, I thank you for the inspiration! Looking forward to another six with you! Hugs, Marcy

Greta said...

Wow--what a unique frame! I would have just loved it white with all the swirls & cut-outs, but thank goodness your mind sees so much more! Love the multiple colors & the shine & I'd never have added the gem flourishes--but they are the perfect touch! I'm inspired to see what I can come up with.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Absolutely stunning! I love your tutorial and that frame is fabulous!!! It looks jeweled! Truly inspiring!

skywriter2 said...

I luvvvv ure tutorial and the outcome frame is just awesomeeee!!

Dawn T said...

totally fabulous my friend. An other great challenge. I have a bit of an idea... so hopefully will come to fruition.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sue, this is such a stunning creation! Love the gorgeous texture on the frame and pretty paper flower. Thank you for hosting the challenges I've enjoyed them so much... :)

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is awesome! I would not have the patience for those drying steps!!! It's definitely not my virtue, but your patience was rewarded with this lovely creation! Thanks for having me as a GD this week!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely project
thank you for joining us at
Charisma Cardz.
Love Jan

penny4thoughts said...

I love the effect you achieved with your frame!! Layers are truly the key to creating such wonderful depth of colour and texture, but it is hard to be patient and let them dry, isn't it?

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Hi Sue, Absolutely beautiful frame and I loved reading how you did it.
:) Chris / CS Designs

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