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Friday, February 27, 2009

Happiness Always

This is another picture frame I decorated. I decided to go pretty simple to let the beautiful paper speak for itself. The stamp set is from Sale a Bration last year, and paper is Le Jardin. There's also a little matching votive candle holder. I put micro beads around the top of the votive using Sticky Strip.

Here's a close up of the stamped image. The lines were made using a washcloth rather than a sponge around the edges. I think the effect is pretty neat.

This is the close up of the votive. I really like the beads around the rim. Other than that, it's pretty simple, really.

On the edges of the frame I tried to color with my Always Artichoke marker, but the ink kept smearing and wouldn't dry. I figured I'd cover it up with some sticky strip and micro beads as well. I also put beads right around the opening for the photo on the frame, but you can't really see those. It's very subtle, but still kind of elegant looking.

I really like how this set turned out. Hopefully others will like it, and it will sell at the craft fair. Thanks for looking, and I'll see you later!
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Twila said...

Hi Carrie, This is a very nice set. Love your idea using the sticky strip around like you did. I really like the candle. I've got some frames I need to alter and was wondering what to do with the edge. I don't think that the dyed acrylic paint works very well, seems like it soaks in to much. Did it take alot of beads to finish these up? Great craft fair projects. Have a nice week-end.

jazzystamper said...

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Mindy Ussery said...

LOVE the idea of adding the beads. It really does make it elegant. :)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Those are beautiful. I love sticky strip, too! WOW!