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Material Girl - Altered Frame (Magnetic Board)



There is also a GDT and DT call at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.  There is more information on the website.




Hello my Dear Sweet Friends -

I am so incredibly excited to share this project with you today.  I had so much fun creating this altered picture frame.  I created this project for CS Designs for the current challenge called: "Material Girl" at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.  




The irony is the more I kept working on it the more ideas I kept having.  Which I have discovered can be a good thing and not such a good thing.  From the beginning I wanted to use fabric as part of my design which I will share more about a little further down this post.  What I have just realized is that I didn't take a photo of the frame that I have altered for this project. (My bad).  It was a 12" x 12" frame I found at a thrift store several months ago.  I also wanted to use fabric (material girl - hint hint) instead of coloring in most of the digital designs from CS Designs.  I love every one of them. 



To reinforce the fabric I used cardstock as the backing. And this also means I did a lot of paper piecing.  There was so much cutting I was getting cramps in my right hand (but its back to normal now).  The quote and the rulers are cardstock - everything else is fabric.  And its fabric I have been holding on to for quite a while and I wanted a Shabby Chic sort of feel to the whole piece. The stretch lace I won during a blog challenge and just love it.



All the buttons shown are from a huge vintage find at an Estate Sale.

The flowers I had used on a prior project that was destroyed by my friends dog however the flowers you see are the ones I managed to salvage.

You can see I also added two paper doily hearts that I was lucky enough to find at another estate sale.  I know they aren't vintage but it was fun finding them anyway.  I added lace around the border of the frame to make it look more like looking through a window into a sewing room.  



I also took three old vintage buttons to make the magnets but you guessed it - I forgot to take photos of those but will add them to my blog post.  My biggest challenge was getting some decent photos - the weather has been horrible as well as the lighting.  I  think it's time to get my portable light box created so I can shoot photos inside (I really like using natural light).  



I hope you are inspired by the design teams projects to enter the challenge this week and it is Anything Goes - as long as you recycle something.  I also hope you will visit their blogs.  I can't wait to see what you have created.   Here's the link to the challenge blog:


Hugs and smiles
LaineK  

Update:

I have also decided I am just going to use this as a decorative piece in my craft room rather than a magnetic board when Mark and I get our own place.  

I am entering this into the following challenges:














Comments

  1. Glad your hand is back to normal Laine, understand how doing so much cutting can trigger a problem, i have siimilar issues...

    Your project is awesome, loving the fabric and the embellishments, a definite show stopper:-) xxx

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  2. I love this color combo, Laine! Stunning use of the lace and fabric, my friend. :-D

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  3. Wow what a beautiful creation the image and embellishments look amazing, excellent project.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  4. This is so pretty, Laine - love all the details and papers/material. TFS

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  5. Gorgeous creation! I've always loved the sewing themes... gorgeous! New post on our Speed Craft DT... let me know your thoughts ;) xxx

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  6. WOW this is superb!! I love all the detail and layers to it - this must have taken ages!! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  7. This is so pretty...loving the frame and the theme...
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  8. Great picture frame! I love all those little details! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  9. That is an awesome altered frame. So many pretty details to look at! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  10. This is super pretty. Love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  11. lovely frame!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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Laine

www.hugs4theheartdesigns.blogspot.com

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