Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Altered photo frame

Hello, crafty friends! I am back today to proudly announce my Guest DT appearance at Rhedd's Creative Spirit for their September challenge.
I would like to encourage you to check out their amazing challenge blog and get a lot of inspiration from the wonderful DT! 

I was inspired by Finnabair's art (what a surprise haha) and decided to alter a photo frame that I bought some time ago at our local gift shop. I put one of my downloaded vintage photos (Paper Whimsy) inside of the frame and started adding embellishments. I used some metal roses, paper flowers and even some of my fabric ones. I also added some small wooden details. When I finished with the embellishing I covered the whole frame with a coat of black gesso. I used a lot of metallic paints, Inka Golds and my antiquing pastes to achieve that metallic look and I like how this turned out. 

I'll be back on Saturday to share with you my new project for our challenge #5 at Anything But Cute

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments! 
Have a great day! 


20 comments:

  1. Oh this is just gorgeous! Such a lovely transformation. Lovely to have you along with us as GDT over at Rhedd's Creative spirit this month! x

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    1. Thank you so much, Sammy! Happy to join you as a GDT!
      Hugs! Branka x

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  2. Gorgeous frame Branka!! I love the embellishments you added and such rich rustic color! Fantastic!
    Hugs to you my dear!

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! You are such a sweetheart!
      Hugs to you! xxx

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  3. Beautiful vintage frame, Branka! What amazing colors and shimmer! I wish I could do this! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Big hugs and lots of love to you!

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    1. Awww, thank you sooo much, my friend! Always love to see you here!
      Lots of love to you!!! xoxo

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  4. Fantastic transformation and looks so perfect in this vintage style, love the colour. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie x

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  5. Your altered frame just blew me away when I first saw it. Beautifully rich colour palette and the collection of blooms on the bottom corner are stunning...
    Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month...x

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    1. Thank you so very much, Sandra! Those are very kind words! Thank YOU for such a great opportunity for being your GDT this month! Hugs!

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  6. Holy wowzers dear Branka! This is an amazeballs frame revamp! Those colors are so rich and luscious dearie! I loved this! More shimmer than a bottle of glitter! Stunning make! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, my lovely! You made my day, as always! Huge hugs! xoxo

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  7. Wow, from dull shabby chic to glamour and drama - what a fabulous bit of upcycling. I love the sheen of the coppery gilding against those rich dark colours.
    Alison xx

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  8. This is sooo beautiful! Love it! Have a lovely Sunday,
    Sanda xxx
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  9. This is sooo beautiful! Love it! Have a lovely Sunday,
    Sanda xxx
    www.artfulflight.com

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  10. Gorgeous frame ! I love the dark colour and the touch of gold is just fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  11. Absolutely fabulous, Branka!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your flowers! And the image is wonderful as well - awesome! xxx Lynn

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  12. So stunning!!! I love the inks gold colours you chose for the frame and the addition of flowers.
    Thank you for joining us for the challenge over on the That Craft Place Challenge Blog..
    xxSAMxx TCP Design Team.
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