Add some Ribbon or Lace - Altered Frame


Today I have a new project to share and a fun announcement!  

I am honoured to have been chosen to join the Design Team for Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.  It is a fun and creative blog to inspire people to use their stash.  

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so focused on the newest paper and goodies, that my stash keeps growing and growing.  All of those things I was previously so excited about get forgotten and buried away.

Every week they have a new challenge with a different theme to help inspire you to dig into those reserves and Use Your Stuff.  This week, the challenge is to use Ribbon, Twine, or Lace  on a project.  I hope you will play along!

So I dug around in my altered items drawer for something to make and found this really cool wooden frame I found last year at a Scrappin' Garage Sale.  I have been meaning to use it for some time, but you know what they say about best intentions...

I started by measuring and cutting the paper for the cover... and then covered the front of the frame with gel medium to stick it down.

I used a Prima Doilie stencil and applied gel medium and then sprayed it with Citron Glimmer Spray from Heidi Swap (before removing the stencil).

The word band is from Tim Holtz.  I applied Spun Sugar Distress Paint over the top, with filled in the groves from the words.  Cool effect, eh?  I love that Distress Paint!
I added some ruffled lace trim from my stash and the jute ribbon for a dainty, but distressed feel.

The flower is made with Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy stamp and die.  I had created the flower a few weeks back when I was working on another project.  I always make extra embellishments when I create, but never seem to get back to them.  It was stamped with VersaMark ink and dusted with white embossing powder.  I coloured it with chalk inks.  I shaped the flowers with my McGill shaping tools.  I painted each petal with Golssy Accents and added chunky glass glitter over the top, and Prills in the center.  It was glued it together with Art Institute Dries Clear glue.  

Burlap ribbon on the base with a chipboard frame from Creative Embellishments angled on top.  I backed it with yellow cardstock so that the sentiment showed through nicely.
I made a bow with some yellow polka dot ribbon that I sprayed with Citron Heidi Swap Glimmer Spray.  The smaller flower is a piece from Tim Holts that I painted with Spun Sugar Distress Paint.
The last step was a bit of distressing... I added some Tattered Angels Cowboy Glaze dots and sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will join us and post your project for the challenge on Use Your Stuff blog.  While you are there, you can check out the creations from the rest of the talented DT.  
Be sure to leave some love... we love to hear from you!

Until next time...
Happy Scrappin'!


  1. Great job Tammy! I love how you've altered and designed this frame! Fabulous use of 'stuff' lol! Congrats on being a newbie to this team (just like me) ... I think we'll have fun! Have a great day!
    Hugs from Ohio

    1. Thank you Darlene! It was fun to make... Digging into my stash.

  2. So proud of you lady…. The photos do not do this justice. It's so lovely up close and personal….


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