Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sunday Snippets - Autumn Sunset and Another Altered Frame

Happy Sunday Everyone

Hope you are all have a lovely, possibly restful, maybe exciting, day :)

As it's Sunday it's time for a trip to Pixie's Snippet Playground - Week 94 and today, because it incorporates a couple of snippets, I have the sunset scene, last seen in it's unfinished state, on my desk on Wednesday.
The background, a snippet of white card, is sponged with combination of Tim Holtz distress inks in yellows, pinks, mauves, blues and black. The stamps, Lavinia's Bare Trees & Leaves and Toadstools, were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with a black powder. Finally, it was edged with Rub 'n Buff metallic wax, rather appropriately Autumn Gold, and matted on to a leftover scrap of embossed black card - the folder is the superb Fall Leaf Background from Darice - which has also been given the Rub 'n Buff treatment.
Just a tiny embellishment top left, composed of a scrap of hessian, a few gold waxed leaves and a bronze brad, to finish.
To frame it I altered a very old frame I had tucked away in my box of 'things to be recycled/altered'. In fact the frame is more than 43 years old ... I know this because for much of the 43 years it held a lovely photo of my baby son, then 11 months old, in it ... and he is now 44 years old :) As usual, I forgot to take a before shot of the frame which was a very battered cream with a gilt trim. Here's a shot of the back to give you some idea of the sorry state it was in.
It now has several layers of acrylic and one of a bronze metalic paint with a touch of Rub 'n Buff around the uppermost edge for good measure.
Looking so much better - there might even be another 40+ years in it yet :)

Off to sort out my wardrobe now and pack away anything I think I can live without for the next few weeks.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

14 comments:

Rita said...

Absolutely beautiful wee my first words when I saw what you'd done Elizabeth. The frame looks equally beautiful and will enhance the picture perfectly. Hugs Rita xxx

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi there Elizabeth its been an absolute age since I passed by your blog and what do I see the most stunning piece of ART oh my Elizabeth its a beauty and it definitely deserves that gorgeous frame.
Hope all is well with you and your lovely family.

Take care

Marie

Sandra H said...

Stunning Elizabeth what a transformation the picture is gorgeous too l do like how you distress your creations and this one is really beautiful and fits in well with the newly designed frame your so creative truly! x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow how wodnerful was that Elizabeth.. truly fabby post and well done on your two wins down below... in haste, but MANY thanks for popping over, dont forget my candy too :D Shaz in Oz.x

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful inking-and you have made a fabulous job of recycling your frame,it looks wonderful :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Di said...

wonderful Elizabeth, and you did a fab job with the frame too. Good luck with the packing - keep some crafty stuff out though :)

Hugs, Di xx

Buttons said...

What a transformation Elizabeth. Love this. Jenny x

Cass said...

This is beautiful. I love sunsets. The frame is stunning, you must be so pleased with it.

Cassidy xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! I love the picture you have created but most of all I love the frame that you altered. Great job!
Off to play catch up!

Irene said...

An absolutely stunning and beautiful sunset your colours are fabulous. I love it.
luv
irene
xxxx

coops said...

so stunning ellizbeth.really fabulous design and colours :D

xx coops xx

kay said...

It's fabulous x

MaryH said...

So very beautiful Elizabeth. Loved your sponging & the perfect stamps to use with that background. Your frame was recycled in such a gorgeous way. Now as you enjoy it anew, I'm sure it's going to bring back so many memories of the little one whose picture used to be inside it. Loved the way you changed the look of this. TFS & hope you're not exhausted with all the packing up. I don't envy you one bit at having to do that! Hugs

Debs Willis said...

Elizabeth, that's gorgeous! Will have to try that metallic rub
Hugs
Debs x