Hi everyone! It’s Gabrielle here with you today. I thought I would share something a little bit different with you all today. I do tend to work mostly in 12×12 layouts but sometimes it’s fun to to play with ‘off the page’ projects! I recently found this cute wooden frame at my local craft shop for $1.50, so I thought it would be fun to make up a shabby-chic style frame!
I chose to use papers from the Maja Design ‘Vintage Summer Basic’s’ collection for this one. For me, this collection is the essense of shabby-chic! I began by giving the edges of the frame a couple of coats of Gesso and then lightly drybrushing some pink paint on the edges as well as doing some random script stamping. I then cut out a 3.5 x 8.8 cm piece of paper using the 1923 paper, then tore a section of 1921 and adhered it in the bottom left corner. I also added a scrap of 1891 as well. Here are the papers I used for this project….
I also did a little bit of masking with some texture paste and a Heidi Swapp mask around the edges of the heart opening. Then added a few Dusty Attic chipboard pieces (Mini Swirls and Sweet Pea Frame), some bits of lace, pearls and Dusty Attic blooms (of course you have to have lace, pearls and blooms on a shabby-chic project!). And I finished off with some little butterflies cut from the Vintage Spring Basics collection (above).
My blooms came in white, but I used some Dusty In Color paint in a color that just perfectly matched the pretty colors in the Maja Design papers and lightly tinted the centers of the blooms to coordinate.
I hope you enjoyed todays project!