September 8, 2010

Fate and Dreams Collide with a few Challenges

With this being a short week, and lots to do, I'm combining a few things for today's posts.  I missed last weeks Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, because I didn't have the product needed - imagine that!  When I saw what this weeks challenge called for, I couldn't wait to create!  My family on the other hand...well, let's just say they don't care for the smell of the Grungepaper!  Even this morning at 4AM when DH got up for work, he said "what is that smell". 

Recently I picked up a tablet of My Minds Eye Christmas Papers, and split them with some good friends, and thought they would be perfect to alter an old frame I had sitting in my alterables box - don't laugh, I bet you all have one of those boxes too!  Best thing is this frame was only $1, and I'm so happy with the end results!

I just love the papers, even though they are from the MME Christmas collection, I think they have a great vintage look to them, I did add some Walnut Stain Distress ink to all the edges.  (Click photo to enlarge) The photo I added is one of my Great Grandparents wedding photos, perfect for the frame, don't you think?

Challenges entered:
Compendium of Curiosities - Grungepaper Flowers
Sunday Stamper - All Kinds of Everything
Lots to Do - Butterflies or Insects (there's a few butterflies fluttering around the flowers)
Gingersnap Creations - Random Redhead Go 3D

Details:
Stamps - Tim Holtz 100th Collection
Ink -Black Archival, Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Card Stock - Vanilla
Other - Tattered Floral Die, Big Shot, Ticket Punch, MME Papers, Ink Blending Tool, Memo Pin, Brad Buttons, Sanding Block, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Pearl Flourish, Multi Medium, Grungepaper

25 comments :

Terry said...

I bought one of those frames (or close) yesterday for $1.00! Could not resist! Love this piece, which is just gorgeous! Oh, I agree with your family about the smell of grungepaper! Sure does not smell like roses!

Minxy said...

funny enough i thought the same of the xmas mme papers, and i too made a rather fetching vintage feel piece {not for this challenge though}.. but great minds and all that!

love what you did with your flowers, the frame looks ace

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Lisa, that frame is truly something else... love love love all of it.. those flowers are LUSH... thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper hun... hope you get time to do the rest of your stuff.. we are on a normal length week this week and I am still pushed for time ROFL x

Suzanne C said...

Oh how beautiful! Love that you had your grandparents wedding photo. Lovely flowers and perfect touch.

crafty creations said...

Stunning frame Lisa the flowers are fantastic and what a beautiful photo of youer grandparents

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Danni said...

This turned out so beautiful! wow!

My name is Toni said...

Lisa... what a KILLER photo... (ummm I do mean that as a compliment ...lol).. these flowers just fit this frame perfectly, and yes I too have one of those alterable boxes... It's called my garage !! The depth and vintage look of these flowers is wonderful... Grandma and Grandpa would be proud !!!

Erin Smetak said...

What a gorgeous frame!!! Those flowers are perfect! And that paper! LOVE IT!

donna said...

The picture is perfect for the frame and the frame is fantastic! Love the paper and your flowers. and yes grunge board does smell awful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Snap I have had to combine challenges too, time passes by so quickly don't you think. My mum says its my age LOL. Love your frame and I can't believe it was only $1.00, what a great find. I love how you have decorated the frame and the flowers are just stunning. A wonderful keepsake. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

June said...

Gorgeous work Lisa. this is so beautiful
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Netty said...

The frame is beautiful Lisa, everything ties together so well and your flowers are gorgeous.x

LynneForsythe said...

what a WONDERFUL FRAME....and lovin' those papers!!

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful frame, have to agree that paper is a lovely vintage covering. The flowers are fabulous making the whole something to treasure. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week xx Zoe

Evelyn S. said...

It's a beautiful frame, Lisa! And that photo is just wonderful.

minnie_mac said...

Love those flowers.

Marilyn

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is a great framed pic! Love it. That paper is so perfect for vintage

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, the perfect addition for that frame. Love all the extra elements too.

MarleneMAZ said...

This is just gorgeous! When I first looked at the frame I thought you had embossed some metal, the papers are fabulous and so are your flowers.

Pat Bowman said...

Lisa, what a wonderful creation! I had to laugh - I have a whole drawer full of "future alterables"!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i have heard that about grunge paper. wonder if that's why they call it GRUNGE??? hmmm. anyway.... this is stunning! absolutely stunning!

hugs :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lisa, I not only have an alterables box, I have an alterables half closet! Someday... I'll get to all this stuff.

But for now, I'm just going to marvel at the cool beauty of your altered frame! This is really gorgeous, and the grunge flowers-- no matter what they smell like-- look fabulous!

The photo of your great grandparents is an absolute treasure! The sentiment you chose suits the picture perfectly. Stunning work, as always! ♥

Sue West said...

This is just stunning, so lovely.
Sue x
PS my family loath the smell of grunge, it's a bit chemical!!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful frame, looks so wonderful with that picture in it.

Lori said...

Stunning work, Lisa! Just gorgeous! What, no product??? lol!

 
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