Thursday, October 6, 2011

Altered Frame

Good morning, crafty friends! It is a beautiful, crisp fall morning here in the Boston area. But you know what they say about the weather around here; if you don't like it, wait a minute. They say it is going to be 75-80 on Saturday! 

Today I am showing you a frame that I made a while ago for a scrappy acquaintance who's dad had just passed away. I had her in an altered item swap and was hoping that when she was ready, she could use it for a picture of her dad. I am bringing it back up now because I just recently saw this friend at an event and she thought to bring the frame - with her dad's picture in it - to show me. I was so touched that she liked it enough to use it to display a great picture of her dad and that she wanted to show it to me. Our hobby is so important for passing on memories, but it can even be important in the healing process of the difficult memories. It is one of the reasons that I love it. Knowing that my friend will smile looking at her picture of her dad in a frame that I made for her warms my heart.

Supplies: wood frame from Michaels, chipboard letters and rubons with bling from K&Company, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint: Weathered Wood nd Picket Fence, patterned paper and flowers from stash.


  1. Oh my this is truely lovely. I am amazed at yor talent for altered pieces. really wonderful
    TFS Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  2. Dawn, this frame is just gorgeous!

  3. Oh, nice! Love the crackle paint!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the crackle effect. How wonderful that your friend took the time to show you the frame with her chosen photo of her father inside. I'm sure this is something she treasures already - not just because it's beautiful (which it certainly is!) but because it also represents a loving friendship.

  5. Dawn, I love this, you did an amazing job!! Great work, Karen♥