Sunday, 15 July 2012

Seedless Preserves..........................and a giveaway!

What a lovely name for a stunning colour.

 I have been playing today with a Bare Basics frame by Papermania (had these in my stash for yonks!) Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Foliage and Sizzix flowers layer 5. Along with Tim Holtz Stamps and Distress Inks.

Here are the results, I would love to hear what you think of my finished frame; Where I am going to put it I am not sure LOL!

Completed Frame.

I coloured some Vintage Music paper with Antique Linen by Tim Holtz then over stamped it with a flourish border stamp by Tim Holtz in Antique linen.

I then took a scrap piece of patterned paper and stamped my quote onto it using Archival Black ink and different coloured ones for the word "Colour" added Antique linen around the edges, distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz Distress tool and added a bit of Frayed Burlap to take away the core colour that had emerged.

For the Main frame I coloured the whole of the frame with Dusty Concord Distress Stain as a base, then using a foam applicator I applied Seedless Preserves, making the edges darker.

Once that layer had dried, I stamped using the Flourish border stamp and Black Archival ink around the front of the frame and left it to dry.

For the Large Rose I used the Sizzix Flower layer 5 following the Tutorial here,
I then cut out the leaves from the Spellbinders Foliage die using Grunge paper.

Large Rose and leaves close up.

For the Small roses in the upper corner I used Bitty Blossoms by Spell Binders, once again cut with Grunge paper and coloured with Seedless Preserves Distress ink. when I was rolling them up, I put a trail of Glossy Accents along the edges to help it adhere better, as I found just using Glossy Accents on the bottom tab was not enough. Once all of my flowers were dry, I gave them a drenching in Perfect Pearls Spray.

I then arranged my flowers on to the frame and glued them into place using Pinflair Glue Gel. Then I added a couple of Martha Stewart Branch punch outs, I did try the Branch from the Foliage, unfortunately it was a big to bulky, I wanted a it to be a bit finer and the MS one fitted the bill quite nicely.

Close up of Smaller Flowers.
I did add a flourish of Diamantes in the upper corner, using my Bazzil Basics template.

Now for the Giveaway..........

If you would like some Vintage Music Paper great for Card making, Scrap booking and Altered Art!

 All you have to do is follow me and leave a comment. On Wednesday evening I will get Mr randomiser to pick a winner.

I do hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Happy Crafting



  1. It's gorgeous.I love that colour and the roses are beautiful.

  2. Love this frame Barbara! Adding Pefect Pearls to those flowers and the swirl stamp to the frame have added such extra dimension. Great sentiment too. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. This is such a gorgeous frame! I love it!!!

  4. beautiful frame,love the colour sue xx

  5. fabulous card barbra, love the rose`s ..pam

  6. This is gorgeous love the flowers and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  7. Love what you have done to the frame - it's super

  8. beautiful frame lovely colour and flowers tracy x

  9. A beautiful project. I love the colour of the frame.
    Heike x

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours you have used. I'm just off to become a follower.

  11. Hi Barbara, this is stunning and in my favourite colours too. I love the musical paper and the sentiment is fabulous. Beautiful floral display and loving the gems too.

    Linda xxx

  12. such a nice idea with the frame, love those flowers - happy blog hopping xx

  13. A stunning project its really beautiful and would love to be included for the paper draw
    carol x

  14. This looks great. Flowers look good too. I have candy too. xxx

  15. Lovely Barb i agree love the musical paper
    xx hugs xxx


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