Saturday, March 26, 2011

Altered frame and canvas swap over on the beach!

Hey all!

Here are some pics of the frame I made for my swap partner Kristen and the canvas I made for Nancy for the canvas and frame swap hosted by Alex over on the scrapbeach!

The theme for the swap was vintage spring and the canvas was to include the saying "April showers bring May flowers". So first up is my canvas, which I found a challenge as it was my first ever-
I painted the canvas a rose pink colour and attached graphic 45 once upon a springtime paper which I tore around the edges and painted them with my metallic gold paint dabber!
 I used pieces of lace and both fabric and paper flowers-I curled the top corner of the paper here to reveal the lacey underneath!
 I also used some gold making memories butterflies that are 3D and a postcard from the paper collection
 A large gold butterfly and I included the saying in gold glittery letter stickers
 More layered flowers and another piece of that teal lace I got from Judy! The paper centre flower is by Prima :)
 The flower centres and the butterfly trails are little gold glittery dew drops
 I thought this paper was perfect for the theme April showers as the postmarks are April in the design! This was a fun challenge and I enjoyed it-I left room for Nancy to add a photo!

Next is my altered frame for Kristen, I LOVED this challenge! The frame was a plain kraft brown frame-very plain and boring :) so I took the whole thing apart covered it with the papers I had picked and then hot glued the frame back together again!
 Kristen is getting married in a few weeks and her colour scheme is pinks and greens so that's what I chose for her frame thinking it would be nice for a bridal photo!
 All of the flowers are Prima and I love this "sugar" dipped rose-its so pretty! There are a few mulberry paper roses that I added anywhere there was little spaces between my primas :)
 This is a K & Co. chip board butterfly that I had and it just happened to match m,y colours perfectly so I just had to add it on
 I used flatback pearl hearts for my flower centres and also I have two maya road triple pearl stick pins in amongst the flowers
 For my K I first painted it green then added a layer of crackle medium and then I painted it pink so that the pink would crack and the green could  be seen- I added the flatback pearl heart to finish it off!
 Kristen told me that the frame is the perfect colours for her wedding so I was so happy with it!


  1. The canvas and frame are seriously beautiful. It's obvious you put a lot of TLC into both

  2. The frame is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to fill it, it is just beautiful! Thanks again Aideen, I had so much fun in this swap with you!

  3. Beautiful! :) You did a great job!

  4. Wow they are stunning Aideen, just beautiful

  5. Wow, wow and wow! Gorgeous. The frame is just lovely!