' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Roses Framework

Sunday 1 April 2018

Roses Framework

Happy April's fool day and welcome to our Country View Challenge for this new month, hosted by Evelyn, who chose "Pimp It Up" as the theme. Whether you re-cycle something around the house or alter a shop bought item, make something fantastic out of something ordinary...

My first inspiration for you is a photo frame, shabby chic style with lots of Roses too!

The frame is made from cardboard so I first applied Gesso to the frame, protecting the center of the frame with a piece of paper.

I added a scrap of left over rice paper (Imagination Crafts) and covered everything with a coat of Prima Texture Paste Clear crackle. It gives lovely fine crackles when applied fairly thinly. To colour the frame and highlight the crackles at the same time, I brushed some Prima Marketing Artisan Powder in French Sage.

I glued some punched metal flourishes instead of stencilled texture paste, since I found out that with the curve of the frame I couldn't do it cleanly!

A bit of paint, a bit of Metallic Lustre (DecoArt), some mica spray, roses in different sizes and voila:


In the frame I placed this Tea Rose panel I made last year to keep in with the Rose theme.

Don't forget to check the Country View blog for the inspirational makes of the rest of the DT. Do join us and enter the challenge for a chance to win a £ 20 voucher to spend on crafting goodies.

Thanks for coming by,

I am entering the We love 2 create and Mixed Media Monthly (I used green and red as complementary on my frame) challenges.
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  1. This is beautiful Christine, the rice paper looks amazing, as does the delicate crackle. Have a very happy Easter, Sue xx

  2. your frame got a lovely transformation, Christine! Very elegant!
    Happy Easter to you and your family!
    Evelyn xx

  3. Your frame is beautiful - gorgeous project

  4. It is gorgeous ! Love it !
    Happy Easter !
    Corrie x

  5. Gorgeous - I love this to pieces - beautiful frame xx

  6. What a beautiful feminine frame, Christine!!! The green looks great with the metallic lustre!!! Happy Easter!!! xx

  7. Loving that shimmering green already ... I'm off to see more.
    Alison x

  8. Just popped over to thank you for your visits and apologise for being such a bad blogger, due to go into hospital next week when I hope they can sort this kidney once and for all and then I can get back to proper blog activity.

    B x

  9. Beautiful piece Christine and the rice paper just adds that extra gourgeness. Everything frames the center image perfectly it is a super make.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  10. Très beau rendu pour ce cadre que tu as joliment transformé.

  11. transformation projects are definitely one of my favourite kinds!! thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  12. I really like the crackles and the aged look of this. Also I love how you have chosen colours that are both vintage looking, and very on trend right now.

  13. Beautiful, thank you for joining in the challenge on the Love to Create blog.