Thursday, September 2

Photography Nightmare

That's what this project has been, a bit of a photographic conundrum. Small-N-Grubby had been on at me, since I decorated a frame for his sister's photo, to decorate one for him. I decided on a box frame from Paperchase.
In the end the only way to get the pics was to take the glass out for some of the shots. Being a lovely sunny day again hasn't helped. The glass is stamped with a BoBunny flourish using Staz-on ink, it just about shows in the picture. I've used a photo from our camping trip and filled it with bits and pieces, the sort of thing he would make little collections of..........
A badge, padlock, hardware and string. I wanted to make the most of the opportunity that the box frame gives for layers which lead to the idea for the bunting and the acetate heart.
I've had a go at Tim Holtz's chipped enamel effect on the metal initial, which is stuck to the front of the glass with silicone glue. I didn't have the actual Distress powder but I used an alternative that doesn't melt to a smooth finish. The little flower on the top was part of a pack kindly sent to me by The Craft Garden.
All the papers I've used are by Little Yellow Bicycle and the rub-ons are from Creative Imaginations.

I'm entering it for the following challenges:

Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities #12 - Chipped Enamel
The Craft Garden September - Bunting

** Kate **


Debs said...

wow great project chick..and a gorgeous picture too :0)

Debs x

Julie Forest said...

What a fabulous keepsake! Despite your photography frustration, I think your frame looks awesome!!! That little collection is too cute...looks like something my son would collect as well. Thanks for sharing! :)

My name is Toni said...

This will be treasured for a long time.... great job !!!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a great little piece of history.

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh boy! This is SO cool! Love the great tidbits and embellishments!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hi Kate! That photo is darling, and this is such a great memento of your camping trip! I love all the little embellishments you added, and the chipped enamel looks awesome. This is a piece you'll always treasure, I'm sure, and I'm so glad you shared it at the CCC!


Shawn Caro said...

This is a wonderful memorie piece! I especially love the bits of collected items. -Thanks for sharing-Shawn