Saturday, October 22, 2011

Altered Frames - Mark's Finest Papers 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration! Day 6 Altered Frame Oct 22

For my project, I started out by taking a frame I had found on clearance at Walmart, removed the glass, and dusted off the frame sides.  Once that was done, I pulled out Mark's Finest Papers Christmas In The Country and Holly Greetings then stamped my images in memento tuxedo black ink onto Mark's Finest Papers Corn Husk card stock before pulling out my prismacolor watercolor pencils and blender pen.  Once my images were colored, I cut them all out for popping up with pop dots or pop up glue dots.  My main image is layered onto scrap baja breeze & chocolate chip card stock, then distressed, and layered onto Basic Gray designer paper overlaid onto the die cut frame mat. 

There is a lot of dimension in this frame.  Here's a side view of the frame.  For the final touches, I added various colors of ice stickles to highlight the snow, church, trees, leaves, and sky as well as Ranger Crystal Effects to the owls eyes to give some added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!

Stamps: MFP Christmas In The Country, Holly Greetings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, SU Chocolate Chip Scrap, Baja Breeze Scrap, Basic Gray Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Frame, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Ice Stickles, Ranger Crystal Effects


  1. Bonnie--this is a fantastic altered frame!!!! I love that you used the church scene as the "photo" and then decorated it with the owl and holly sprigs! What a wonderful Christmas project!!! TFS

  2. Great project! Love your coloring, distressing, & layers!

  3. Bonnie, this is incredibly lovely. Great dimension! It would look nice in my house!

  4. I love your great mix of images for this wonderful holiday frame, Bonnie! What beautiful work!

  5. great depth, it looks wonderful.