Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Altered Frame With Canvas: A Garden Where all Kinds of Flowers Can Bloom and Grow

The other day I got this frame from my Dad who had it in his stash. It was a brown that needed to go away. So, added it to my spray paint pile and made it black.

Then, added some canvas to the back of it.

Primed up the canvas with gesso and then sprayed it up with some glimmermist.

My plan with this was to use up a ton of my little sticker letters that I have left over and fill in with some hand writing if the word was really long. One of my favorite parts is the velvet rub-on from Close to My Heart along with that wooden butterfly. 

Here is a side shot of the fabric flowers I got from my friend Lisa from Kansas  and the crackle metal piece I made was using a similar a process to my Clear Vintage Metal Page Charm post. Since the letters were printed on my ink jet, I did put tape over top of them prior to adding glue so they wouldn't run.

And here is another shot of a flower that Lisa made out the cardboard from a paper towel roll and some little yellow roses.

And if you are trying to read this from the screen, let me just spell out what the quote says:

"If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow." 

It is a quote from Elisabeth Kubler Ross and something I thought was very lovely and fitting for today! And another item to add to my Junk2Funk pile!


  1. WOW WOW WOW have blown me away with this one...dude i cant keep up with your posts do you sleep?? eat?? wash LOL ???....envy!!!!!! you are a super mum!!!!!!!
    luv ya!!

  2. This one is a show stopper, Mitra. Really like the embellishment at the top along with the cute little butterfly.

  3. Wow! This is just fabulous! Love it!

  4. LOVE IT!! Wonderful are just SO creative!
    Alison xx

  5. What a brilliant canvas, love it all Mitra. You reallly rock!!!

  6. Beautiful Mitra. Don't forget to enter this at Scrapbooker's Anonymous this month for their sticker challenge!

  7. Love love love love love love this!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! I loveeeeeee the frame itself and LOVING all the different alphas you used!! GORGEOUS!

  8. Oh this is my new fav! I love this! the different alphas, the flowers and the quote make this a really beautiful piece of art that would look marvellous on anyone's wall!! well done!!

  9. Holy crap! ..........
    I totally love this this one. Junk to funk..LOL...indeed!!! Although, not really junk, but the revamp is WWWWOOOOOWWWWW!

  10. I going to have to agree WOW, love the page but I am loving that frame. I love the dark distressed edge of the frame and the way it has frame your beautiful work. What a great idea to use up the stickers. This is one is a definite for the wall so everyone can see. Gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend Mitra.

  11. Wow, another fantastic project. I so love this. The frame is gorgeous and the canvas is just so beautiful. Love all the different fonts and colours you used, and the flowers. TFS!!

  12. oh WOW! i'm in love! i just love who you have used so many different words and textures to create this wonderful sign, such a beautiful quote {HUGS}


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