Thursday, 2 May 2013

Challenge 58 Out of a Hat


Hello to all who pop into Jumbled Crafts and a big thank you to all who leave comments.

 This week at Out of a Hat the theme is Picture Frame so you can do whatever you like that follows this theme.
This is what I made for the challenge.



 I made it to give to my daughter as she has never seen these photographs before.

 This is the frame before I covered it in cotton material and added some simple flowers and buttons. It was very tatty and made with a sort of faux leather. I paid 20p for it at our nearby carboot sale. It did have the glass and backing as well but I took them out to give them a good old clean. The top photograph is my grandmother, grandfather and Sarah, Sarah was my great grandmother but we all called her Sarah.

The second photograph is my mum and dad's wedding which was during the war years but looks very special in spite of the austerity at the time--my grandmother's could make anything from nothing.

Here are the photographs before I added them to the frame. I had to scan them and work on them as the bottom one was very poor quality.

I hope you will pop to see what Janet, Von and Sandra and have made for the challenge and join in with us if you have time. 

Congratulations to Gill who won the Tando prize at Out of a Hat.

Love Chrissie xx

I'm also linking this to Our Creative Corner where the theme is Anything goes.

25 comments:

Sue said...

Chrissie this is absolutely beautiful! I love how you've altered the frame, and to put your own family inside make it all the more precious xx

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous transformation Chrissie and I just love looking at old photos. Such a wonderful gift for your daughter. Xx

Von said...

A super frame Chrissie and your daughter will love it all the more because of the family photos :)
Von ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

Love how you have altered the frame, and the photos are beautiful. The simple cotton material makes a wonderful surrounding for those photos! Hugs, Valerie

Catherine said...

This is so beautiful Chrissie ! I love the way you have covered and embellished the frame ! And the photos are so lovely... What a fantastic gift to your daughter ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Dolly Daydreams said...

Chrissie I always love that yo use your own family photo's and give them the honour that they deserve. Really a fabulous makeover And hat pretty fabric is just beautiful and in keeping with the gorgeous images.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

oops I pressed the wrong button !!

Hope all is well with you

Marie

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Chrissie this is so lovely your daughter will be thrilled with it. Love how you altered that frame with fabric you know how I just love fabric. Beautiful. Hugs Sandra X

monikaskinner said...

Hi Chrissie. Love your frame, just perfect for the vintage pics. xxx

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous frame, great photos!!!

Sam xxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous alteration and the photos are great.
Yvonne x

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful gift for your daughter, you have made a wonderful job of the frame and the photos are real treasures. Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Marianne said...

Such a terrific gift for your daughter...and what a pretty frame, perfect for those wonderful photos.
It's a treasure she'll have for years to come.

Blessings,
Marianne




Crafty Max said...

I agree and can't add any more to what has already been said Chrissie except I now know where you get your tiny stature from the gorgeous little Sarah . Amazing hugs Max xx

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous frame! The colour is perfect with the wonderful photos. Your daughter must have been thrilled! xx

MorningAJ said...

I love what you did with the frame. I've thought about doing something different with some photos I have. You have inspired me!

butterfly said...

Lovely delicate fabric, and it completely transforms that rather dour frame into something delightful. And the photographs are wonderful - I'm sure your daughter will treasure this...
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oops, and I should also have said: Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x

cardsandcompany said...

Another lovely project Chrissie. You are so very lucky to have such wonderful photos of your family.
Lorraine

Janet said...

Stunning frame Chrissie, I'm sure your daughter will treasure it.
Janet x

Laurart said...

How wonderful! Old family photographs are such an important treasure and you have done a beautiful job of creating a gorgeous frame for it - Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

Buttons said...

Your version looks so much better Chrissie. Love those floral rosettes. Thrilled to have you play along at Our Creative Corner too. Hugs, Jenny x

papercraftnut said...

What a gorgeous keepsake, Chrissie! I have been threatening to make a wedding scrap album with friends and family wedding photos. Your project is a great inspiration! Hugs, Tracy

Tracey-B said...

I love what you've done with the frame, it suits the photos perfectly. I bet your daughter was pleased! x

Julia S-W said...

Chrissie I love what you've done with the frame - such a transformation! I also saw some photographs recently which I had never seen before and I know how special it was for me (I'm a lot older than your daughter though!!). I'm sure this will be treasured.
I'm amazed at the beautiful wedding dress considering the times - such clever work by your family.
Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Juliaxx