Monday, November 5, 2012

Crafty Gals November Challenge

Happy Monday Blogging Friends!

Today I have the monthly post for the Crafty Gals Challenge over at SCS.   This month's hostess was Jackie.  So here is the challenge:

"Fall Blessings"
November is for Thanksgiving & we all have so many things to be thankful for so my challenge for you this month is to create a project to showcase our Blessings. It can be a card, shadowbox, picture frame, scrabook layout, mini album, etc. Please make whatever your heart desires as long as it features what you are thankful for & I also want you to use a Fall theme for your creations. I can't wait to see all of your wonderful works of art! Have Fun & Happy Stamping!!!!

When I first read the challenge, I thought very easy!  I will update some of my old window frames with current pictures.  But when I re-read the challenge, it needed to be a fall theme.  Well that would not work, so back to the think tank.  I have a few old pictures that are not my style any longer.  So I took this one below and began to get messy!  I honestly had a blast with this challenge!

I turned the frame and picture above into this below:

Big difference right?  Well, I used some sanding paper, acrylic paint, vaseline, tim holtz distress stains and went to work on the frame.  I will post more pictures tomorrow to show you exactly how I transformed the frame.  For the inside, I used the Jasmine cricut cartridge to cut out the word "family".  I covered the background in MME paper and adhered the cutout to the background.  After that, I added some ribbon and lace to give it more of a country feel.  

I added part of a doily with a clock and pearl to the top left .

Remember that burlap from the wedding a few weeks ago, well here it is in use again.  I added it with some leaves, a sunflower and a heart key to the bottom right hand side.

Please stop by and find out what blessings the other great ladies have created.

I want to thank Jackie for such a fun challenge.  I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow when I will show you some more pictures and step by step directions on how to turn that ugly frame into a fun frame.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges  - Anything but a Card
Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
Forever Friends  - Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow - Use a Doily
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.comParty TimeTuesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  
Blessings until next time...


  1. This is gorgeous I love it. Caroline xxx

  2. Oh my, Athina! Aren't you creative! I love how you thought outside the box and created a lovely piece for your home! GORGEOUS!!!

  3. This is so cute! What a great way to re-use something instead of getting rid of it.

  4. Athina--this is stunning. I love to read and see your creativity on your blog-I am so happy to be a member of the crafty gals with you!

  5. WOW! You totally rocked this challenge Athina! Your frame came out great & I do love the paper you used along with the embellishments!

  6. Oh my goodness Athina, you nailed this challenge. That frame looks FANTASTIC and so much details and work on it!!!. LOVE IT!!!

  7. Wow! Athina! this is gorgeous! Great project!!!! :)

  8. Fabulous project! The frame is awesome and I just love all the details on it.

  9. this is totally awesome!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Wow, this is amazing...what a fabulous result you achieved...great way to recycle! Thank you for playing along with us at Forever Friends!

  11. Spectacular! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar!

  12. I left a comment for you above, but I just have to tell you again how pretty your frame turned out! Nicely done!

  13. What a lovely frames...Great project!

    Thanks for joining FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY CHALLENGE- anything goes

    Hugs Blankina FF DT


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