Tuesday 9 April 2013

Shabby Chic Scrapbook Frame

Good afternoon fellow bloggers. Believe it or not I have been trying to post this since 7am this morning however hubby had other plans....... fit all of our interior doors as he has a few days off work and who am I to argue as i've been waiting for over 6 months:).  Even though he has tried his best to keep most of the mess outside I seem to have spent most of the day with the hoover on!

So anyway....... the project that I have to share with you today is a scrapbook page frame.  I have had the frame for months now and last night finally had the inspiration to do something with it.

The gorgeous little boy in the photo is my grandson Mason........ who even at age the age of 2years and 3 months is a little poser :)
I painted the frame using some Docrafts pearl acrylic paint - Mother of Pearl as the base coat. I then stamped around the edges with a Justrite stamp - Classic edge with Stazon ink in teal. I have then used Tim Holtz crackle glaze paint in faded jeans. Finally when all was dry in went over the frame with distress ink - Milled Lavender to give the frame just a little hint of purple.
For the scrapbook page I have used paper from Maja Design.  I have adhered it to the back inside of the frame. I have used embossing enamel to add a little texture to the sides and right hand corner, and
created my page using lots of buttons and flowers. The bird and clock elements I have cut from the Pixie Glen papers.
I have also embossed some of the wooden embellishments.
Finally I have put the frame together without inserting the glass and decorated the ouside of the frame.
Items Used:
Maja Design and Prima - Pixie Glen
Spellbinder dies: Opulent Ovals and H/C Timeless Amour
Justrite:  Classic Lace Edge border stamp
Prima: Flowers, crystals/gems, wood embellishments, Vintage trinkets and the sentiment
Doily and buttons are from my crafty stash
Inks: Stazon - teal, distress ink - Milled Lavender
Stickles - Diamond
Stampendous embossing enamel - Shabby white and frantage encrusted jewels
Docrafts: pearl acrylic paint
Tim Holtz: Crackle Glaze paint - Faded Jeans
I would like to enter this project into the following Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room -  Challenge #161 photo inspiration
Flutterby Wednesday - Challenge #234 flowers

I will being posting again later as I have been awarded a Liebster award by the lovely Kim Robertson over at Inky Kim Craft. I am totally honoured that even though I haven't met this very talented lady she feels that I deserve it.  So I will be back later with details of this award and my 5 bloggers that I would like to nominate.


  1. This is gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  2. This is stunning Nikki, love all the details.. good luck with the challenges, Carole Z X

  3. Once again you have produced a stunningly beautiful design also Congratulations on receiving the Liebster award

  4. So very cool! Great picture. (He's just about the same age as my grandson who is not quite two years and four months.) Thanks for playing in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  5. Wow...this is stunning, Nikki! And you're right...that handsome little guy is a real poser! :)

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