Good morning!  Smiley from This was going to be the day that I would being the videos.  What I’m thinking is actually babbling in a video.  Then I will have my card and the necessary deets.  That way for people who truly aren’t interested they can skip the video.  This has been in the works for a month or so now but I have yet to get it done.  I didn’t write about this project last night when I finished, well because  . . . I wanted to do the video.  Alas, I got out of bed this morning with a headache and today is probably not the day to start.  I did promise a reader however, that I would do a video tutorial on the fragment tag I used on my Wacky Wednesday card.  It will be coming real soon!

A number of months ago, I truly can’t remember how long . . . maybe 4 or 5, I was at Target shopping.  I found in the Dollar Spot a package of 3 unfinished wood frames that some how jumped into my cart.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them, but unfortunately time has not been on my side.

You know that project I was talking about yesterday?  The one I had to let dry, blah blah blah?  Well, it is one of these frames.  It’s funny how I was working on a frame and then yesterday’s Splitcoast Ways to Use It Challenge was for frames.  Smiley from I just had to finish the frame last night.

The frame is fairly close to what I had imagined.  This one is a practice piece, as I have an idea for my mother and her colors are definitely NOT green, orange and blue.  This one will hang in my studio which does have blue and green accents.  Now that I have general premise down, I can move on to the one for my mother.


The unfinished frame was painted with acrylic paint and once that was dry, a layer of Distress Crackle Paint was applied over the acrylic paint.  After the Crackle Paint had dried, the edges and various places on the frame were sanded to appear worm and handled.  The flower embellishment is made with Grunge Paper.  The leaves were stamped, inked and then cut out.  The layers for the flower were die cut with Spellbinders Daisy Heads Shapeabilities, inked and then over stamped with Rubbernecker’s Loose Weave Background.  For the panel inside the frame, that “Inky Thing I Do” was done with Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China.  Those colors were used because the flowers were inked with Spiced Marmalade and Broken China.  The sentiment was stamped in Ranger Archival Coffee.

If the photo looks funny, I took the picture with the frame upside down (didn’t want to mess up those grunge paper leaves and flower) and then rotated it in Paint Shop.

I hope each of you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

I must leave you with this:  Smiley from I just saw it and it made me giggle. I just can’t help myself some times!

14 Responses to “Frame it Up!”

  1. This is just STUNNING!! OMG!! I love it!! I have several unfinished frames in my craft area. I really need to get them out and do SOMETHING with them!! And the center brad on the flowers!! I need to find me some of those (of course, that would require me to use them, huh?!)

    And you have me rollin’ here with your sign off guy!! BWHAHAAAA!!

  2. beautiful frame! and those flowers just make it that extra special somethin’! 🙂

  3. I love everything you do but this one just blows me away. I’ve got to get my hands on some grunge paper! And I agree with you — I also must have the swingin’ tulip guy.

  4. That frame is PERFECT! I love Grungeboard and I just got some of the paper grunge in so I am ready to give it a try… but perhaps I should take a look at that nestie first!!!

  5. I had to look twice at that crazy little demented tulip man to figure out what he was up to….oh, my!!! Looks like fun!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your frame, Sherry!!!!!!!!!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! I actually got some grunge paper the other day and I am sooooo going to make some of those flowers!!!!!!

  6. Oh Wow! I love this! I’ve even got some frames similar to this that I can use!

  7. Wow! Wow! Wow! I think this is a gorgeous frame and art. The frame looks like it has been around forever. You did such a fantastic finish on it. I love the Dickinson quote and of course the flower and greenery are fantastic. True Sherry at her best.

  8. Sherry, You never cease to amaze me with your creative talent; beautiful frame, my friend!

  9. Sherry, this is fabulous. Love that big flower!

  10. Oh, this is just too beautiful. I love that distress crackle paint but haven’t tried the grunge paper. What a terrificl piece – wish it was hanging in my studio!

  11. so pretty, now I wish I would have picked up those frames 🙂
    Great background and love the flower and leaves!

  12. Hey Sherry ….. only you, ¤¤Miss Badness¤¤ , would discover this ¤~Bunny Man & His Swingin’ Tulip~¤ Smiley icon ((gee, and you wonder why he’s Smiling! LOL)).

    Your frame and image is beyond darling; you need to consider putting these creations up on ETSEY and make yourself some extra rubber money! Or maybe just get a good pic of your DH and his swingin’ tulip and frame that 😉

    Heheheheh OH MY! Now that was *bad* 🙂 ha! Looking forward to my Tutorial, especially since I now have all the materials from RubberNecker.

  13. This is gorgeous!!! You’ve really done a beautiful job!!!

  14. OMGosh Sherry…you are such a hoot – love the swinging tulip!! I visit often but do not always comment. I want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog – your beautiful creations, you funny banter, and totally your badness. Keep it up – I love it all!!

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