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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Queen Kat Designs Royal Wednesday Blog Hop


Today's challenge was to alter a frame. The team has made some fantastic projects for you! So if you started with me, please click your mouse on QKD blog to start at the very beginning of the blog hop. I wouldn't want you to miss a thing! If you came from awesome Anessa's blog, then you're on the right track and you know that she and I were thinking alike as we both did travel frames. And next up is Nina's blog. Here are the Queen Kat Designs stamps that I used for this project: Retro Trailer; Aged Compass; Owl and Stumpy; and Take A Journey Greetings Set
I used the basic untreated craft store frame, painted an undercoat with Making Memories Scrapbook Colors manila paint and then added Adirondack Lake Mist Acrylic Paint Dabber. I covered just the front of the frame with a map that was a 12x12" patterned paper from Creative Imaginations Art Warehouse. (Two tips: I decided to go with Sailor 2in1 Glue Marker because it has a wide felt sponge applicator and put the glue on the frame, not the paper; after positioning the map, I smoothed it out with a brayer.) Once the glue dries, I have a special long, narrow sanding tool (like a nail file) that I used to get the paper perfect with the edge of the wood. The colors in the map matched perfectly with the Prima Bark Map flowers. I layered the flowers with a button and some Tim Holtz Idea-ology hardware.
Here's the blog hop road map, should you need help navigating cyberspace! Be sure to welcome all of the wonderful, talented new designers! See you next week!
QKD blog
Shannon's blog
Jules' blog
Penny's blog
Tina's blog
Vicki's blog
Maria's blog
Kelly's blog
Kelly Jean's blog
WIS blog
Bev (SG's) blog
Victoria's blog
Lara's blog
Anessa's blog
YOU ARE HERE!
Nina's blog
Alex's blog
Meredith’s blog
Linda’s blog
Nancy’s blog
Anita’s blog
Queen Kat Designs’ Store

13 comments:

CraftyMomOf2 said...

this is simply exquisite!!! so quiet and beautiful....a beautiful image to see first thing in the morning!! fab job...really =)

Maria Levine said...

This is fabulous! Very pretty.

Juliet Diley said...

LOVE this! Very beautiful!

Maigan Lynn said...

LOVE it! So pretty! The black and white frame with a splash of colour in the picture! GREAT idea!

Tina said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love this. It's sooo pretty.

alienanessa said...

Holy jeepus, you did a wonderful job on this!! So creative and we even used the SAME stamp!!!

linnes said...

Beautiful frame, very nice to use patterned paper to alter it!

Alex said...

Very nice. Back pictures are my favorite and you created a wonderful way to show this one off.

Nancyroo said...

this is really cool!

Queen Kat said...

this is awesome!! I love all the stamps you used!

Lara said...

I just love the theme of this frame. Everything is simply stunning!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

You did a beautiful job on this frame! Very cool!! xOxO

Penny said...

wow!!! great way to highlight a wonderful photo!!!

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