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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Altered camvas and frame for Junes Challenge over at Altered Eclectics *

June........... oh my word half way through the year. Here we are again for the new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and as always it is Anything goes as long as it is Altered/mixed media - no cards, atc's etc.

I decided to use a commissioned piece. A work colleague asked to use a picture of her mum and dad's vintage wedding picture and provided a really cheap gold frame to work with. She wanted a natural colour as the background but had provided a black and white photo. I already had in mind a 3d piece as always. I thought it would look odd just using the frame so I used a canvas as a box frame.

I stenciled a heart inside the underside of the canvas and painted using pink and purple blended from dark to light.  I used inka gold over the heart (cant really see it in the photos.

I used cane from my garden and paint it grey with crackle medium and over painted with white - again not really clear in the pics however I used the same effect on the actual frame. I used some old silk flowers and leaves and sprayed them using a pale pink spray.  I added some pearl spray amongst the flowers and leaves.  A while ago I bought the word Memories and gave it the same crackle treatment and edged the inside of the canvas using some white lace to finish it off. I varnished all the wood pieces and frame.  I painted the outside of the canvas grey and used the back of the original frame on the back.  Voila all done.....

Now for the pics


Now why don't you all pop on over to the new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and join in with us to inspire us.


  1. This is just so lovely a beautiful keepsake of a lovely day...I am sure your work colleague was thrilled with it.
    Hugs xx

  2. It can be so tricky to add in all someone's requests, especially when they give you things to work with you wouldn't have picked yourself. But you made it work so very, very well! Gorgeous! x

  3. WOW!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. This is a fantastic canvas that holds so many memories. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

  5. Very beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

  6. Gorgeous project. Very unique and creative. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  7. A wonderful make!! perfect for memories flor a special day !!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
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  8. This is so soft and romantic. I love the shabby paint finish and the way you tucked the flowers into the corner. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Something Old" challenge!

  9. Fab project Elaine! I love the lace goes so well with the photo :) xx

  10. That is just so beautiful! LOVE how you've completely transformed that old frame with the paint and lace trim. And the flowers in the corner, oh so perfect! Thank you for sharing them with us at Frilly and Funkie xx


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Hugz Elaine xx


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