Friday, 23 March 2012

DT Project #3 by Minxy : Featuring:

7 Dot Studio 'Wonderland' Collection
Tim holtz Idea-ology stash
Hiya snazzy folks, I'm back with my last piece for this month.
I found a frame in a local charity shop that looked perfect for altering, so I removed the glass and replaced it with a backing of 'mad tea party' wonderland paper backed onto card.
 I gave the frame a coat of picket fence distress stain, when that was dry I also used some rusty hinge and mustard seed distress stain to reflect the colours in the paper.
I liked the doily on one of the wonderland circle die-cut elements, so I fussy cut it out, and paired it with a bit of real vintage doily I had.
 Then I pulled out all my Tim idea-ology stash and started playing to see what looked right.
 I ended up using some of the wings from the regal adornments set, which I slightly coloured with a bit of acrylic paint, A number from the Numerals set, which I coated with crackle accents and then coloured with acrylic paint. 1 of the mini light bulbs and a random key I had in my stash. I also highlighted the word create with more crackle accents.
I diecut several roses from more of the wonderland paper that I coated with a little rock candy stickles and  added then to the frame at opposite sides to balance it out, I then coloured some fibres and with a glue gun I stuck that and some classy glass beads along the inside of the frame for added interest and texture. And I finished by adding an idea-ology philosophy tag to a memo pin, hung with a mini paper clip.
And that concludes my projects for this month.
Don't forget one lucky person who leaves a comment before the end of the month will win a set of the 'Art of Chess' Stamps
The lovely Astrid will be here on Monday with more wonderful 'Wonderland' creations.
Till next time.
Stay Inky


Astrid Maclean said...

O wow, this is sooooo cool!! Wonderful frame and I love what you have done with it!! Really suits those fantastic papers. Stunning project!

Ellie said...


Helen said...

Love it!! The frame is perfect for this project.

Lorri Lennox said...

Awesome Nicky, just love it - beautiful choices :) Those flowers are stunning, as is the whole piece together :)

happyDiane said...

This is so fantastic! I like all of the different elements that you used. Like going on a treasure hunt looking at it.

snazzyoriginal said...

Just amazing Nicky xx

Gabrielle said...

That frame is indeed a work of art young lady! Fab-u-lous! I really must shop in your local charity shop!

Terry said...

What a great alteration! You did wonders with that frame and the roses around it, really add to the beauty!

Ephemera said...

Absolutely beautiful altered frame, so so pretty. xx

Von said...

Stunning frame Minky ! :)

Gillian .... said...

I <3 this project, awesome transformation. x

craftimamma said...

Sorry I'm late with my comment Nicky! This is my first chance to get online since a quick few minutes on Thursday. Glad I managed to comment eventually though because this is gorgeous. I love how you highlighted the word 'Create' and you've altered the frame beautifully. Lots of gorgeous texture and contrast too.
A stunning project to end your week.

Lesley Xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What an alteration.... it's a beauty indeed. The flowers are amazing, girl!