Friday, October 3, 2008

Altered Frame

When Theresa posted her latest handbag (a Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B "Music Rocksteady" Tote) for the Designer Handbag Inspiration Challenge #9, I liked the deep mocha color and the texture.

I knew I wanted to create something different this week, so this handbag was a good inspiration for an altered frame. I've had this frame for several years. Each week I keep saying how this challenge is a good reason to dig out and use some very neglected supplies.

I picked this photo of Kalino to play-off the vertical strips on his soccer jersey.

I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" pieces of Chocolate Chip cardstock. With a bone folder and a ruler, I scored the entire piece of paper is about .5" increments (I wish I had a Scor-Pal). I tried using the scoring blade on my paper cutter, but the cardstock was too large and awkward to use in the cutter with the cardstock turned at 45 degree angles.

Frame Ingredients
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Gold Foil paper (Only the Best Los Gatos)
Other: Make-a-Memory frame (A Stamp in the Hand), Making Memories brads, brown ribbon (Taylored Expressions), River Rock ribbon, foam tape, redline tape, Tombo glue, Sakura Gelly Roll pen


Unknown said...

Very cute idea Anthonette! Love it!

Crafty Mom said...

that was a lot of work texturing the card stock. It looks like leather. Great idea and use of neglected stamp supplies. I've got a ton of supplies too.

Patty Tanúz said...

wowowowow O like a lot the ideaaaaaaa, this is so fantastic!!! Kisses!

Anonymous said...

OH Anthonette, I have just found your beautiful blog through you leaving a comment on mine! WOW I love your work girl. Your handbag challenge work is nothing short of amazing! They look like so much fun. Thanks for you lovely comments, and I will be back here for sure! Take care,
Love keesh x

Catherine said...

this is just too cute and your little boy is just adorable!