Friday, April 6, 2012

Oval Altered Frame for Berry71bleu

There is a great challenge up at Berry71bleu where they are asking you to use a photo to draw inspiration from.

The cake looked lovely, but somehow the green on the side of the cake reminded me of  moss, so had to use some of that in my project. And of course, the color scheme was great too!

The box at the top holding stuff, made me think to use this little house perhaps in the same color as the box. 

Mine is holding itty bitty photos of my whole family, yes two kids, two dogs, and two cats!

Here is another view of it on a stand. I intend to display it in my kitchen just like this. It's easier to see all the photos IRL as the glare is coming from the glass slides I placed on top of them. The circle at the top is a photo of our current house! 

Now a word about my oval frame here. A few weeks ago I took a deep dive in one of our storage areas looking for some framed things to hang up in my spare room. This oval frame emerged. It was slightly chipped and the photo was pretty old. So, I decided it would be something to alter.

So, last Sunday after doing a bunch of firewood, THE MAN and I decided to have a glass of wine and hang out in his shop a bit. I had a few things I really wanted some help with.

The day before I had come home with a load of junk. I am sharing it with you here. No doubt very soon you will see some of it again. That ugly pink think? An antique shade....

Next thing you know, we have the saw out and he's teaching me how to cut off the corners of that house you see below so it will fit into my frame! And cut out a piece of thin board as backer. Amazing. I am a tool woman, look out world!

You might just see in that side shot there the gesso I used in the background. I did then spray it a bit with some very light blue glimmermist.

And how do you like all the goodies? They are from my April Scraptastic Kit. LOVE my kits!

Here is another side shot. Do you spy that little key! That is from Marivic's New Shop, Zeus and Zoe!

Go have a play along after you shopping at bit at Zeus and Zoe! Great stuff!

I'll be back tomorrow (I think) with an Eastery Post. If I don't make it? Have a SUPER HAPPY EASTER!


  1. OMG this is stunning, love it, have a fab Easter, take care, Doreen x

  2. YOU ROCK! I LOOOOVE this, especially when you can see how it came together....great details ~ glad you put in the extra piccies so we could see them.....she does have GORGEOUS stuff in her shop, doesn't she? Love her keys. And the moss!!! Inspirational:):):)

  3. I really love this..Amazing job! Love the way you combined the frame to make a frame. Lucky you to find good "finds" like this..

    Thanks for joining the challenge too..

  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is fantastic! Love everything about it!

  5. WOW such a gorgeous OTP project Mitralee.. love how you have used recycled items!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at berry71blue :))

  6. Yep I was wondering what the pink thing was, thought it may have been a Love how you up cycle, lovely frame.

  7. Mitralee, amazing!! wow, i love how you recycle everything and make such beautiful creations. Thank you so much for joining us at Berry71blue, Channa

  8. HI.. this is so gorgeous! how wonderfully creative! and I love your interpretation of the OUAS challenge too!! I hope your Easter was lovely!!

  9. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Man o' man, this is so super cool. You also had a amazing day with picking too. I went and looked, but alas, nothing..... :(
    Love your projects and your Easter cards too. Those are outstanding.

  10. This is so cool!I like materials you used and now it`s such a nice decoratons!Well done, thanks for joining Berry 71 bleu challenge!

  11. wow this is so amazing!! just fantastic to turn old things into something new!! thanks for playing with us at B71B

  12. wow this is so amazing!! just fantastic to turn old things into something new!! thanks for playing with us at B71B


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