10 January 2010

Craft Barn Blog and a decorated frame

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Hi everyone, hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend. Some news about the Craft Barn today and their brand new blog which has just started this week. To celebrate the opening there are three Craft Barn online vouchers to be won so if you fancy a chance at winning hop over to the new Craft Barn blog to enter.

From the Craft Barn blog:



We can't start a new blog without some kind of celebration and something for you to win, can we?.
There will be a £10 voucher
for 3 lucky winners to win!
All you have to do is to write on your blog (real post, not side bar ;) ) using the image below to mention the new blog and the prizes to win.
Once this is done, come and post your link in a comment here to let us know.
Draw will be next Wednesday 13th January
And don't forget, our online sale has started!!! Don't miss out!!

I decorated the blank frame in the first photo a while ago for the Craft Barn blog using one of their plain wooden frames with a heart shaped aperture. First I painted the frame with white gesso, let it dry and then sanded it a little to give a smooth surface to stamp onto. The stamp is from a gorgeous Inkadinkado set ‘gemstone flowers’ and I stamped this around the frame using versamark ink and then embossed with clear detail embossing powder. The whole frame was then sponged with Black Soot Ranger distress ink and when dry I used an iron (no steam) and copy paper to remove the embossing. To finish off I added some white flowers edged with black distress ink, beautiful amber crystal brads for the flower centres and some half pearls also from the Craft Barn, then inserted my photo. TFL.


Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, Chris! This frame is super gorgeous, with such a pretty pattern that you have made! I really love that faux batiq look, it is just stunning on this with the stark white against the grey of the ink. Beautiful work, as always! Hugs from across the pond!

scrappyjacky said...

This is lovely,Chris...I love all the blanks the Craft Barn sell...have decorated a few for pressies....will pop and look at their new blog.

Karen said...

Gorjus gorjus frame Chris.

Love Karen x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!!!
Chris this is totally amazing!
I love your brilliant technique to achieve this beautiful result!
kim x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris what a lovely frame and those two cheeky lads in it are fabulous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Juls said...

this is stunning!! Gorgeous photo and your frame is perfect for it!! Love the flowers! Hugs juls

IsaNorris said...

Love this frame (as you know) and the picture is so funny
isa xx