Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Layers of Frames

Hello!
Today I'm bringing my latest design for 
PINK PAISLEE
featuring the fabulous Photo Frames that can be found in most Pink Paislee collections. 
 Today I’ve chosen the cool, crisp colors and patterns from the Portfolio Collection and
 have picked out not one, not two, but all four of the Photo Frames included in the pack! 
I started out with the idea to layer the frames all together and then place on a layout…
but after a little Pinterest research, I came up with an altered Photo Display using 
three large binder clips, a sheet of scalloped chipboard and some Pink Paislee goodies.
  Here is a look at the completed project…I’ll get into all of the details following:

 All righty, to begin I started with a plain 4.25″ X 8″ scalloped chipboard page (Maya Road) that
 I painted a warm yellow (and yes I cheated…just paint the areas that will show).  
Next, I spritzed on a light coating of Black Velvet Color Shine. 

After all was dry, I machine-stitched on a 4″ X 7.75″ piece of Black LUXE Chevron Paper.  
This next photo will show placement of the three binder clips.  I added these to the chipboard 
before I attached the black photo mat holding the layered frames.  Note that you will need to make
 sure that each clip is even at the bottom and in line with the other clips; once that is done 
your frame with stand just beautifully!

 For the layered Photo Frames, I began by arranging them so that each would overlap without the 
‘window’ below it showing through.  Then I applied small square foam adhesives between each layer.  Attach the bottom frame to a black cardstock mat with foam dots.

 A sweet doily border accents the top Photo Frame.  I added Gold Gelato by Faber-Castell to the Artisan butterfly and colored the star with a permanent black marker. 


To the top, I added a couple of the photo tabs, along with my daughter’s nickname spelled out 
with Heidi Swapp’s Clear Mint Letters.  Meh, it was lacking that ‘something’ so I decided to
 type out her full name in a New Courier Font (Bold 24 pt) and then printed it out onto a 6×6 Portfolio page.  I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut out each letter and added to the top with foam dots.

   You could also try incorporating this idea into recipe, note or place-card holders. 
Now wasn’t that F*U*N!!!  I hope you get the chance to try it…would make a wonderful
 Teacher’s Gift or try something masculine for Father’s Day.

Glad you've come by today!  
I'm gradually adding to the giveaway pile...I'll be sharing soon :)

3 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous!! Love the details :) Do you need a special needle or sewing machine to stitch through chipboard and such? I can not imagine even attempting it with my sewing machine, but maybe I am underestimating it's potential ;)

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the beautiful details! The papers, inking and stitching look fabulous!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  3. These all have AMAZING detail...love love looooooove!

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