Sunday, 13 February 2011

Pretty Poppies

I made this photoframe at a recent Sheena Douglass workshop, it's a great idea for presents or as an idea for something to sell at fundraisers.  Take one cheap IKEA photoframe from a 3 for £1.60-something pack.  Gold emboss swirls onto it.  Use a sponge to rub lots of Distress Ink (walnut I think) into the wood.  Don't forget the inner and outer frame!  Create a picture for your unique frame.
We used Distress Ink in a pale colour for the landscape and water on a brush to soften the outline still further.  Then we stamped the poppy and coloured in vibrant watercolour pencils and clear embossed over the petals.  Sit back and admire your work of art:).
Simon Says Challenge this week is anything but a card and Secret Crafter's theme is a stamped flower.


  1. Wow - this is stunning - love what you have done with the frame.

  2. love that frame - what a clever idea - I have some of those somewhere a gathering dust... and I think I know what I would like to do with them - thanks x

  3. I love this Anne ,,, I will be paying a visit to Ikea on my next trip home ,,, this is fabulous !! I love how you decorated the frame and the picture in it is beautiful too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Great idea :) I luv the gold embossing on the frame. Tfs! Hugs~

  5. Wow amazing creation, and beautiful colours

    thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 121 A Stamped Flower

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.
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  6. So gorgeous Anne beautiful poppies.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  7. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining our "Stamped Flower" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x


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