Friday, April 22, 2016


No Frame Needed

I am really interested in finding different
ways to share my photos without using 
a traditional frame.  It's really fun for me,
plus I use up some of my never ending supply
of scraps and use some pretty embellishments 
that I have saved in my stash.

Here is a project I finally got around to 
completing not long ago.
 It is made up entirely of scraps excepts for
the beautiful pin, the bling, the heart buckle (Paper Studio)
and the stand that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
I also used some Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink.

I used some art mat board to mount my paper onto 
with glue...then I had an old pair of jeans that I cut
up and distressed, cut it to size, put some red
stitching in a few places and glued it to the paper.

I already loved how this was turning out.
I matted the photo and mounted it onto chipboard. 
Then I glued it on top of the blue jean base.
The dies I used were Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and the 
Wanted Alphabet Strip Die. 
To make the flower, I cut flowers out of blue jeans, 
red and blue tulle, and navy paper, added the pin and
glued it all together with a hot glue gun. 

I pulled some dark red velvet ribbon through 
the heart belt loop and simply cut both end with
some sharp scissors. I keep my scissors for 
material and scissors for paper separate.
Sissors for material need to be "sharp" for cutting.
 Velvet dresses up any occasion, 
along with some "BLING!"

To make the title I cut the word family from the Wanted strip
die using blue scrap paper.  The base for the title also came
from some scrap paper. I eye-balled the sizes to make some 
layered rectangles and used my Stub Corner Chomper
to cut the corners...quick, simple mats for the title.

I found two othe items in my scrap bin to add to this small 
layout.  I found a partial design that looked like a flower that
I trimmed and put in the upper right corner.

I then ran across a quote to put right next to the larger flower.
I distressed it and added some bling.  
I think it provided the perfect touch to finish off this project.

I enjoyed making this project sooo much and
it provided me so much satisfaction to finally
finish this photo.
This project would also make a nice gift
for someone.

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