Saturday, January 7, 2012

Something Different

Wow, it seems like forever that I have been here and updated this poor, sad, neglected blog!!! Sometimes life just gets too busy and things have to be put on the backburner and unfortunately for me that seems to be my crafting.
However, I did manage to have a play in my "play room" yesterday and tackled a first for me. It is the art of altering a photo frame. I came across this gorgeous photo frame in our local reject shop and just had to have it :)
Anyway, here is my first attempt at "photo framing" (don't know if that's what you call it but it sounds good) :-
It took me forever to work out what kind of theme and colour scheme I wanted to go with and as the frame has a kind of "off-whiteish" look I decided to go with black and vanilla. Now I have used several stamp sets, punches, embellishments, ribbons and papers that have all come together quite nicely.
I really wanted to put the glass back into the frame and therefore have kind of squashed some of the ruffled flowers but I still think it looks okay. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for any kind of frames that I come across and have so many possibilities floating around in my head.
Hopefully it won't take me so long to get back here again :) I really do want to get back into my crafting this year as the last year we had was not a good one for me or my family. Things can only get better so they say so bring it on!!!!
Happy stamping,
P.S. Blogger is not playing nice and won't let me space anything out!!! Arrgghh, this looks awful.


Patrice said...

Fabulous frame Karen! Love the black and vanilla. I'm always on the look-out for frames like the one you've got here - lovely.

Vineyardstamper said...

Just beautiful Karen

Tammy Hanlon said...

This is beautiful Karen, I love love love the vintage feel it has to it.
May this year bring you and your family much happiness, good times and good health.
Catch up soon.
Tam x

Cards by Karen said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comments. It's so nice to see that I do actually have some lovely followers.