Monday, 13 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day project

Happy Valentine's Day to you all......and I thought I'd share the little altered project that I made for OH.
I started off with this frame....saw it in a sale.......looking dirty and sorry for itself.......but immediately knew it could be altered. I began with a coat of gesso.......followed by a coat of PaperArtsy fresco finish acrylic paint in 'Honey Dew'.........topped with a tiny amount of the same paint in 'Hey Pesto' dry brushed on [love these paints].......the edges had a little gold rub on smeared on.
Because it was for OH I didn't want anything elaborate or cute.......he prefers simple.......so a couple of bits of stamping in the corners......both Papermania stamps.......and I can see that postmark stamp being very useful.
The addition of a photo finished it off.....it still looks a bit distressed.....but happy distressed, I hope!!

17 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is so pretty, Jacky. I agree, sometimes simple is better, and I think this is a really elegant project. I'm sure your hubby will love it!

Cheri said...

I love that you could see the possibility in that dirty old frame - it came out beautiful!

catherine said...

Such a creative project Jacky and something lovely to keep
x catherine

Amy said...

Hapyy Valentines to you too. A lovely frame Jacky, very elegant!

Rhona said...

I love the way the frame turned out, that would be one I'd be happy to display! Happy Valentines to you and yours xx

Angelfish said...

Oh that looks gorgeous Jacky. Just the right amount of titivation.

Jane said...

Jacky what a fab job you have done...love those stamps!

scrappysue said...

Fabby! I would never have thought to have put gesso on a photo frame, it came out really great! Have a lovely day! x

Sian said...

It's beautiful Jacky. Simple and elegant.

..and I smiled when I saw the price sticker - in this house I might have left it on to show that I got a bargain!

Alison said...

You made a lovely job of it Jacky...I'm certain he'll love it!
Alison xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Fiona said...

It looks lovely!

Ginger said...

gorgeous Jackie! how lucky OH is to have something so beautiful :) Happy Valentines :)

Abi said...

wow, that is very beautiful, i'm sure he loved it. Hoping you had a happy valentines day.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Pure Genius!!...& how fabulous that it was such a steal!! Love it!! :)

Karen said...

Beautifully distressed, Jacky. It's really lovely.

Jimjams said...

Brilliant - what a transformation!