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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

In the frame at TIOT

Hello All. Thank you for popping in to see what is here at Jumbled Crafts today.

You will be very pleased to hear that we have a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday so I hope you will hop over there and see what the rest of the wonderful team have made. Thank you to all who joined in the tea cup challenge with the wonderful ideas for us to admire .

The theme this time is 'In the Frame'. You can make anything you like so long as it has a frame somewhere.

The challenges last for 2 weeks with a reminder half way through when our top five are posted for the previous challenge. Always great to be among the top 5 as it may mean a guest designer spot later.



The picture I framed was made by me in Paint Shop Pro with images from outlawbydesign. The sun was on part of it so it looks lighter than it is.



If you want to know how I made the frame then do read on but, be warned, there are a few pictures.


It started life as an Amazon box. Vic says I only order stuff so that I can use the boxes. I had a frame shape already that I got in a packet from the local chap who framed pictures-he only used to charge £1 for a bag. He has closed down now unfortunately

I cut strips of the box the size of the sides of the frame and started to build it up to give it depth.



When that was done I sprayed it all with silver paint but you can paint it anyway you like but make sire the insides are painted as they will show when it is finished.

                 Ready now to do anything you like with the frame . I added texture paste and a coloured paint then sanded it back a bit.

The flowers were some huge silk flowers that I had for a long time and never really liked. The ended up in the shed poor things so I took them apart and made them into new little flowers instead.


Still lots more bits left to make new flowers.

Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge

Love Chrissie xx





26 comments:

  1. Lovely creation Chrissie, love what you did with the 'old' abandoned flowers , great frame and full of delightful colour...cute images too.xx
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  2. Am AMAZING project dear Chrissie ! I love your wonderful framed piece.. such a clever and artsy way of recycling !!!

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  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS project, Chrissie. Love all enchanting elements you used so taented.
    Hugs xx

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  4. This is fabulous! I especially love that you have recycled so much! The texture is brilliant - a really good effect! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. Wonderful frame Chrissie, and so clever the way you put it together! The flowers look fantastic!!

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  6. Gorgeous work Chrissie, love the frame and lowers, hugs, Valerie

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  7. A great project, love the images and colours and a great tutorial, hugs Bee

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  8. A wonderful piece Chrissie, the flowers are gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Fabulous project, Chrissie! Great texture frame, images and beautiful flowers. I really love it!
    Mar xx

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  10. Fantastic frame Chrissie, it has awesome textures. love how you let the flowers out of the shed, they look beautiful arranged to compliment the picture.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Such a great frame Chrissie ! Love the steampunk image ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE your frame Chrissie! So gorgeous and I can't believe you made it out of cardboard, holy moses! Wonderful texture and the rich colours are so elegant and posh! LOVE, did I say that already?? haha! hugs :)

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  13. Love the steampunk image, so cool and the frame, genius.
    Hugz, Z

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  14. WOW!!! What a gorgeous make!!! I love to see use of a cardboard box, I use cardboard alot to create my "canvas" backgounds :) Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  15. Your frame is amazing, I can't believe it was an Amazon box. Your recycled flowers are fabulous and the image is so cool! xxx

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  16. Brilliant up-cycling of your flowers and packaging! A girl after my own heart... The frame is gorgeous and the image is a great choice.

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  17. Wow!! Simply fantastic. Amazing what you can do with some used cardboard xxx

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  18. This is so pretty Chrissie, well done with all your re-cycling xx

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  19. Had to have a closer look at this wonderful frame! Wowzers! To know that you made this from Amazon boxes really adds character to this lovely piece. Awesome sauce flowers and that image is spectacular! ~Niki

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  20. a wonderful frame you have created! great rich purple tones too x

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  21. Love your frame Chrissie! It goes so well with the image!

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  22. Love your frame Chrissie! It goes so well with the image!

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  23. Hi Chrissie your frame and design are beautiful. Great idea to create the new smaller flowers, they are gorgeous. Thanks for your tip to join in at the challenge :) Shirleyxx

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  24. FABULOUS FRAME and picture in frame...thanks for the instructions, Chrissie. Will try it!

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  25. Fabulous frame Chrissy, love the textures and the flowers add a great touch. Love the image.
    Avril xx

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  26. Gorgeous Chrissie! Your frame looks fantastic! Love all the pretty blossoms! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.