Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Altered Christmas Photo Frame

Here is my Altered Project for Heartfelt Creations. I couldn't decided which color frame I liked better so I ended up getting both. As a matter of fact, I bought all of them from two stores because I knew if I made one, I would want These were purchased from a store called "The Dollar General" for $1 each. We have a lot of them here in the South. Of course, you can put pictures of your family in these frames and hang them on your Christmas tree. I chose to show them to you with a vintage image inside.The inspiration for the pine cones I made came from this picture that my friend Colleen from Dietrich Designs pinned on Pinterest. I am so addicted to Pinterest it is not even I just love the visuals-it gives you so much inspiration. So here is the silver frame. I have to tell you that I have never used the Black Lightning Dew Drop that I had before. But it has the most awesome patina I have ever seen in an ink. I will be using it again soon. I used it to distress the edges of the snowflake and die corners here but the camera did not pick it up well.
Here is the gold frame. One thing I do want to mention if you are going to make these is to use hot glue to attach the pretty die cut corners. That will leave the back of your frame nice and clean without any adhesive marks.

Heartfelt Creations
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly Border Die
HCD 701 Posey Patch Die

125079 Spellbinders Ironwork Accents Shapabilities

Martha Stewart Branch, Punch, Frond Punch, Large Himalayan Snowflake Punch, & Arctic Snowflake medium Punch
Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink-for gold frame
Tsukinek Brilliance Lightning Black-for silver frame
Rangers Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence
Cut up plastic snowflake from the Dollar Store
Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon Cord & Sheer White Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today. If you have any questions about how to make the pine cones I would be happy to help. I wanted to make a tutorial, but since I got sick it has been a struggle to keep up with what I love to do. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog where these are post to get the directions on how to make these.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything But A Card
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas and Make Sure It Sparkles
The Craft Garden - Christmas but No Red or Green
The Paper Shelter - Snowflakes
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage
Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Any Punched or Diecuts
Karen's Doodles - Anything But A Card


Glenda said...

Well, these are gorgeous! This has such beautiful style and I love the gold frames!

Benzi said...

Carol, you may have topped yourself with these beautiful frames and all the gorgeous work you've done on them. Just stunning, my friend.

Lisa Lynne said...

These are just spectacular! Can't say enough...

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture! Your frames are wonderfully done. Love the snowflakes :)

Susan.... said...

Amazing projects Carol !
susan x

Chrissy said...

Stunning Carol...gorgeous frames, love all the details and colourings...beautiful work.


Winnie and Patty said...

This is beautiful as always Carol!!! I love the pinecones! TFS

Sue said...

So very beautiful, and that Santa image is stunning. You have managed to make a dollar store find look like a million bucks!


Candy Slabaugh said...

Very beautiful! I love the glitz!

Chris said...

Carol, this is just breathtaking! It is so sophisticated and elegant. I just love what you've created. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.


KraftyKoolKat said...

Carol these are awesome. You are very talented. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck.


McCrafty's Cards said...

These frames are Stunning, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

Davi said...

Such beautiful altered frames Carol. Love the pretty vintage look. Thanks for sharing them with us at TT this week.

Shirley said...

Wow! Both are very Father Christmas lovely, Carol!!

cheryl said...

oh wow wow this is just fantastic oh gosh how amazing is this truly a work of art bless you for playing at creatalicious this month with this stunning,creataion hugs cherylxxxxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Carol, this is just so amazing! First of all, I remember when I was a guest DT at City Crafter, and used a dollar store frame to dress up in my own way. You had commented that you'd be on the lookout for some $1 frames too. Well, girl, you've got me beat by a mile! This is outstanding, and I can't believe you made your own pinecones. :) Oh, and thanks so much for the shout-out!!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow this is amazing .I love your frames! Thank you for joining deep ocean challenge this week.

Tip Top said...

Sunning and so unusual! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

cebelica said...

This is stunning! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

Caroline D. said...

These are gorgeous!!! I love seeing everything on the HCDT forum, but I really love visiting everyone's blogs to get the additional pics and 'history'. Great job!

Audhild said...

Your frames are beautiful. Love all the sparkling. Thank you for joining us in Creatalicious Challenges this month.

Hugs Audhild

Fleur said...

beautiful Christmas frames, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx