1/12/09

Shimmering Photo Frames

I have a huge stack of these canvas photo frames from Stampin' Up! in my craft room closet. I was saving them for "someday". Well that "someday" came yesterday when I turned a couple of them into Valentine's decor with a little acrylic paint, paper, stamps and of course, Shimmerz!

For this frame I painted the frame with Heidi Swapp acrylic paint in "Betty". I then used a piece of old patterned paper that I've been saving for "someday" as well! Love this paper. It's by Teresa Collins for Junkitz which is no longer available but I'm all about using up my old stash this year! The heart stamp is from Stampin' Up! and the wings stamps are from Heidi Swapp. I stamped and embossed them in black on white cardstock. I then Shimmered them up with Hottie Pink Shimmerz in the heart and Hi-Ho Silver on the wings. I cut out the heart and wings and adhered it to my project with dimensional dots. For the chipboard letters on the bottom, I painted them with a quick coat of the "Betty" paint then a coat of Hottie Pink Shimmerz.

 

 


For this frame I used Hi-Ho Silver Shimmerz on the edges. I stamped the heart on white cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed the heart with Silver embossing powder from Ranger. I colored in the heart with Hottie Pink Shimmerz (my favorite, can you tell?) and colored in the wings with pixie dust. The text paper is new from Little Yellow Bicycle.

 

 
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That little cutie in the photo is my niece, Marlies from a photo shoot I did last summer in Washington. She is such a doll! I think I will send her this for Valentine's day!

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7 comments:

Lucy Edson said...

Great way to use your stash, Lori! Beautiful and the shimmers add such a great touch!

Laina said...

Oh these are so nice Lori! Don't you just love using up old stash! I need to do more of that and you have inspired me! Thanks!

Kim Ross said...

I'm in love with these frames, Lori! You did such a nice job. And that photo of you and Kirk is SO GREAT! :) TTYS! Thanks for rockin' the Shimmerz!

Susan Coish said...

Very beautiful!! Its great that you had the chance to use these finally!!

Audrey Pettit said...

How very cool, Lori! Love those Shimmerz! Your frames are amazing!

Sasha said...

Love em girl .. they are the bomb as usual ...

hugs
Sasha

DonnaBD said...

Loving the frames! Beautiful stuff girl.