Friday, June 21, 2013

Altered Photo Frame With The Crop Stop & LYB

It has been so much fun to play along as the guest designer this month at the Crop Stop.  I’m still scratching my head each week trying to figure out how to use the fun supplies and I have to say that this week is probably my favorite so far.  Vicki Robertson at the Crop Stop actually put me onto this idea when she told me that canvas was easy to emboss with the folders and that I should try using them with the Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals collection.  Talk about a fun idea, I got right to work...

I had this wooden ArtMinds frame from Michaels lying around and thought it would be fun to alter because of the unique heart shaped photo. 

So, basically I ran with Vicki’s idea and grabbed one of the Little Yellow Bicycle white canvas layered Daisy flowers.  They easily come apart and go back together just as well.  I carefully pulled off the adhesive pop dots and then ran the flowers right through the Couture Creations Exotic embossing folder.  You can clearly see the beautiful vine pattern and I love the added dimension.

Then, I quickly reassembled the flower and sprayed with with some of the Dylusions Pure Sunshine Ink Spray that the Crop Stop sent me and a little bit of Little Yellow Bicycle’s Art C Green Gold Glimmer Mist.

The frame was altered with Little Yellow Bicycle’s Poppy collection and the white canvas flower, now has a beautiful yellow color and sheen the perfectly coordinates with the cluster of embellishments from the Poppy collection.

This beautiful vine pattern from the Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder is a wonderful print for this bold spring/summer collection of colors and embellishments in the LYB Poppy collection.  The sentiment “LOVE” is a canvas word from the collection.

I actually sprayed the bottom part of the canvas flower with more ink than the top to give it more color underneath and a splattered look on the surface.  This canvas blends perfectly with the Fabric Favorite flowers in the Poppy collection.  The two little stick pins are a fun addition to the cluster.

It’s fun to look at the cluster and photo in the frame from another angle and see the dimensions.  That little butterfly is sitting on a foam pad and the blue canvas flower is hinged to the red one with a foam pad too.

It’s fun to use foam dots to emphasize elements and create dimension.  I used some of the Craftwork Cards Candi Fix Foam Pads to add a little more depth to this little cluster in the top right corner of the frame.

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3 comments:

Kimberly Kett said...

This is so pretty! I love all the little details!

Kelly Massman said...

this is just darling! love the photo, too!

Kris Berc said...

Love your Poppy frame, Liz! It's completely adorable!