Thursday, June 14, 2012

Altered Wizard of Oz Frame Using Nicecrane Design Images


I have friends in high places, happy dance!!!

My crafting diva friend Lisa from Kansas hooked me up with Nice Crane Designs and Ignacio sent me these babies to use.

So, got a little set of graphics RIGHT IN MY INBOX to use and print at whatever size I wanted. OH LOVE DIGITAL. Do you not LOVE those graphics behind my oval frame vintage from Wizard of Oz books? Here is what I got!


Let me show you a before photo of the frame!

This was not quite as pretty when I spotted this frame in the second hand store.

It originally had a lovely inset burgundy velvet with a horrible plate hot glued right smack dab in the center. And, right at the second hand store (BEST FRIENDS in Potsdam) my buddy Tim look out the center part and sold me just the frame. Hence not stuck with super ugly thing that I would just have to throw out. Hope someone else "loved" it!

So, nothing for me to do but get home and add some canvas. (And don't be eye ballin' up that new bird cage I also found...that comes LATER)

I added gesso and some glimmermist to get a cool background. Here is a close up if you can look past the lovely flowers!

A little Prima flower tucked in there with one of Irini's new flowers. I will link you up to her store here if you want to check out her lovely knitted flowers yourself. 

And, here is my center frame that I also recycled and painted. No before photos of this, but I added some gold alcohol ink, some glimmermist, and also some modge podge. HOW do you love that little itty bitty ruby slipper broach!

Here is another shot of Irini's lovely pink flower with the cream center. The variegated yarn really makes me happy with the super sweet center!

AND, here is my quote so you don't gotta squint! 

“You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "
All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing
that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in
facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage
you have in plenty.” 
 L. Frank Baum

Thanks for taking a peek! We are one day closer to THE WEEKEND!!!


  1. WOW!!! Loooove how that frame came out. It sure looks different from the day it came home. The flowers are yummy. You created another beauty.

  2. This is sooooo sweet & I LOVE that saying...those flowers are perfect & that little brooch is even more perfect!!!! What a great merge of digi & hands on....marvellous Mitra:):):):)

  3. This is AWESOME!!! LOVING the frame in the frame and loveeeeeeeeeee the Oz goodness!!!!

  4. Absolu8tely amazing Mitra,,,,what a creativity yours,,,,OMG, I´nenver wouldn´t thought to frame on this way,,,and that oval frame n the center is perfect to captivate any people,,,,,horayyyyy,,,, LET ME KNOW IF YOU´D LIKE TO ENTER IN MY DESIGN TEAM, SO YOU ´LL HAVE ACCESS MORE THAN 900 PRODUCTS.

  5. Great way to show the love for OZ! Super cute!

  6. Yes, yes, yes, YES, YESSSS!!!! Kansas LOVES this. What a fantastic frame Mitra. The ruby slippers...OMG...those are amazing in a broach. The flowers, the sentiment, the images, the frames...amazingly inspirational. Excellent work!!!!

  7. This is stunning in every aspect, Mitra!

  8. Swoooooooon! Love the frame-within-a-frame look...and oh, those gorgeous Oz illustrations. It's so fitting that a friend of yours from *Kansas* sent you those. :)

  9. What a master piece, also loving how you used the frame with in and who doesn't love anything about Oz!!!

  10. Well, there is no doubting why you and Lisa are friends...You both have this crazy, brilliant way of looking at things and seeing the potential for absolutely fabulous!
    This is so amazing and I love the mini frame for the quote, and that brooch...sigh...

  11. Absolutely blooming marvellous - LOVE it!

  12. This is so awesome and such a great idea! I wish it was hanging on my son's wall!

  13. HI.. this is amazing.. the quote is fabulous and the frame is stunning... you amaze me each time I come by... love this!

  14. it's great what you do with various objects and I love the picture of oz I am curious what you will do with the bird cage.


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