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Friday, October 5, 2012

love you frame

Yes, I do love you, dear reader. And I love this bracket from from Close to My Heart!

love you frame4

The frame is part of the My Creations line of blank 3-D items, ready for altering. The white chipboard is perfect for stamping, painting or inking, or you can cover it with paper like I did. I used Avonlea level 2 paper and canvas complements for this creation.

love you frame2

The outer dimension is 11”, so it’s easy to use a full sheet of B&T paper to cover, without any seams. I attached my paper with mod podge for a secure edge-to-edge adhesive.

The shadow box portion is a full one inch deep, so lots of room to add some extra chunky embellishments peeking out from inside the frame. As an added bonus, I can store my chalk on the ledge inside, so it’s always handy!

The frame comes with an open back with corner pieces to hold your choice of filler for the frame. I cut a piece of mat board and painted it with chalkboard paint.

love you frame3I love these little paper butterflies, seems like I’m always reaching for them when I want to add a little spot of whimsy. They come in white with an assortment of sizes and patterns (including some plain ones). They ink up beautifully, so you can customize your butterfly with any color.

Just look at that beautiful blank canvas below. Your creativity awakens when there’s no limit - what projects you can create with this bracket frame?

16 comments:

Lynn said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you used this frame. How clever to use the chalkboard with it!

Nancy Ball said...

Your frame is just GORGEOUS, Tresa. I've been staring at my frame trying to get inspired...you've just done that for me. Thank you for always inspiring me.

Connie said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I may have to get another frame to do just that...

Haley D. said...

Stunning!

Amy McVey said...

Absolutely fabulous Tresa!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty! This is a GREAT product, too!

lilscrappers said...

I pinned you, cuz I want to make one of these :)

Karen said...

This is so beautiful! I was just wondering if there was a reason you used chalkboard paint rather than the new CTMH chalkboard paper? Either way, this is just gorgeous!

Paige Dolecki said...

Tresa -

Once again, you come up with an idea that just blows me away! I saw this on Pinterest and had to come here to tell you how incredibly creative this is and that your execution is fabulous! You are my creative hero and I can't wait to try this one out!

Paige

Tresa Black said...

@ Karen: I chose the chalkboard paint because I needed a firm backing in the bracket frame. I could have used the CTMH chalkboard paper (which is awesome!) over the mat board, but since I already have some great chalkboard paint, I'm saving my chalkboard paper for another project.

Nannie of 3 said...

Tresa, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kigz said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Love the 3D embellies on the the inside portion! So, I haven't tried it yet, but does the chalk really erase from our paper? I know the chalk marker does not from someone else posting, so am wondering about real chalk on our chalkboard paper--have you tried it?

Tresa Black said...

@ Kigz: yes the CTMH chalkboard paper works beautifully with real chalk, and it erases just fine. This frame project does not use the chalkboard paper, I used matboard and chalkboard paint, but you could easily use the CTMH chalkboard paper, it's much quicker and easier!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful,great gift ideas...

Ranette said...

I love the idea of this & your artwork is stunning as always.

Ranette said...

I love the idea of this & your artwork is stunning as always.

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