Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another Goodwill Frame Project

I can only do quick projects right now, and preferably using what I’ve got on hand already.  First, it’s just too hot and I don’t feel very creative and second, is the thing I can’t talk about yet {although, it’s not business related}.  So, what do you do?  You look through what you’ve got stashed away and see what you can make with it.  One of the things I had stashed away was this picture I picked up from a trip to Goodwill several months ago.

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I got it for the frame but didn’t have anything in mind for it at the time.  Frames always come in handy at some point anyway, so it went into the “to make something with at some point” pile.  I had also ordered these Alice collage papers several months ago.

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These sheets are great!   So many images to choose from.

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Having done the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party post I thought one of the pictures we took of my granddaughter would be great to use for this frame and incorporate those collage papers.  I even found an old paint sample book that had a blue paint sample that would work to use with the picture, since the opening is not standard to a regular picture.

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Easy enough! Take off the back, dispose of the old picture, Mod Podge a whole sheet of the Alice collage paper over the mat, attach my picture with its paint sample background and done.   

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I had been thinking of how I could cut out the images and how to use them around the mat when it dawned on me to just do the whole sheet intact! It made things much easier, too.

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A customized mat and picture to hold a perfect memory of a perfect day!

Kathy

20 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

that came out cute! seems pretty creative to me!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That paper is just perfect forthe photo!

Sassy Marsha said...

So sweet!! A day to remember always!

Ohhhh, so you can't talk about it . . . . can't wait to hear/see what it is . . .

xxoo
Marsha

BECKY said...

Kathy, !hat a great idea! Love how it turned out. I pass up frames that aren't vintage...I won't now!! My mind is going with ideas!!
Have a lovely day!
Hugs
Becky

Kristens Creations said...

Great idea and super cute!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is amazing and she has on the Alice dress--so beautiful!!!

XO
Cindy

Liz said...

Adorable, I love it! ~Liz

At The Picket Fence said...

How absolutely darling is that??!! The cutest part though is the sweet girl in the photo of course! :-)
Vanessa

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Kathy!

XO,
Jane

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love this and those Alice papers were wonderful!!

Hope you are staying cool!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Gail said...

How cute Kathy and very creative!

Enjoy your day,
Gail

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

So so smart! I love how you used the beautiful frame. Your Alice collage paper was a great choice with your adorable granddaughter. She is wearing the perfect dress for Alice's tea party!!!

I'm late I'm late for a very important date. No time to say hello goodby I'm late, I'm late, I'm late. lol The white rabbit said. :-)

Dee

Sarahtine said...

That frame is adorable and what a cute baby! I've never thought of making a collage to frame a photo like that. Creative!

Okio B Designs said...

I still can't get over how adorable she looked that day! Cute frame idea too!

Jeanine

Stitchfork said...

A perfect way to frame that cutie, and remember the fun party!
xo Cathy

Kathleen said...

Hi Kathy,
I saw your comment over at Sherri's that you are from Long Island.
I live on the East End. Stop by sometime!
Great blog! Nice to meet you!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy~
What a cute idea! The picture was so adorable, and now it's just perfect.

Sheer Serendipity said...

What a great idea, it looks so cute! Especially with that picture of your beautiful granddaughter.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Clever idea....that turned out to be one cute frame!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Just perfect Kathy!Don't you just love Goodwill projects? What a nice momento of that special day! Angie xo

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