Friday, January 7, 2011

Wooden Photo Frame Tray - Find Your Style

I was in Hobby Lobby one day with some friends and came across this frame. My 40% coupon was burning a hole in my pocket, so I bought it with a vague idea that I would make it "perty" some day. The Wings paper seemed just right for this project! 

What really got me thinking was the Bohemian alphabet. I could see the word "CREATE" in my mind -- crazy, huh! 

I used the January Stamp of the Month. The dress form is in the "frame." For the butterfly and the shoe (don't you LOVE the shoe?!?), I stamped them in black ink and ~ because I inexplicably don't have black embossing powder ~ stamped over the image with VersaMark and embossed it in clear embossing powder. I then sponged ink over the images. The butterfly in the pewter frame is covered with Liquid Glass. I was too impatient to post the picture to let it dry completely, so it's still a tad cloudy. But tomorrow -- it will be bright and shiny!

This is my favorite part -- my sweet grandma and me on her 90th birthday a couple of years ago. She is one of my favorite people in the whole world and is a fabulous quilter. She is also the person who taught me to crochet. I love that we share the "crafty" gene. 
 And, yes, I have heard (once or twice or twenty) that I look very much like her. :)


  1. Your frame looks fabulous. Like all the different elements you have going on.

  2. This is GORGEOUS!! I have always wanted to make one of these trays and now you've inspired me to use my HL 40% off coupon to buy one to make! Great job...soooo beautiful!!

  3. This is absolutely beautiful!

  4. This is very pretty!! Thanks for sharing


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