Back in January at CHA, my sweet friend Vicki Chrisman sent me home with a diecut from her new Shadowbox Die from AccuCut. Not only is it available as a die, but it is also available in pre-cut kits through Crafty Secrets. If you are familiar with Vicki's work, you know that she loves vintage as much as I do. When I laid eyes on this sweet frame I was completely in love!
Yesterday I finally got a chance to sit down and just play a bit and reached for my diecut from Vicki and dug around a bit in my vintage lace and vintage buttons.
Vicki had several pattern papers to choose from and I ended up choosing one that was an older BasicGrey pattern. I ended up though using the blank backside of the pattern paper instead. To create the effect, I sprayed the white side of the paper pieces with a combination of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Sugar Cookie and Caramel Apple. I heat set the spray to dry it quicker and then stamped on the pieces using stamps from the Flights of Fancy stamp set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous. After the ink was dry, I used colored chalk to come in and add color. I finished off all of the edges with distress ink.
For the photo, I used today's free vintage image and printed it to fit my frame twice. I colored the girl and dog on one and the background on the other. I cut out the girl and dog and added them to the top of the background piece using adhesive foam squares. Unfortunately, in the photos it is hard to tell that the little girl's dress is a soft sweet pink.
To embellish the frame, I mixed bits of vintage lace and vintage buttons with velvet flowers (Making Memories), velvet leaves (Prima), silver paper leaves (Making Memories), canvas flowers (Making Memories), pink feathers, and felt flowers (unknown). I added blue chalk and distress ink to the canvas flowers.
Thank you so much Vicki for giving me one of these sweet frames to play with. I loved working with it!