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Stampsmith New Stamps & Altered Frame

The stamps I won from Estelle at the Stampsmith plopped onto my mat just in time for me to enter the challenge over at the Stampsmith they want you to Recycle and Reuse.

I was like a cat on a bed of hot coals waiting for the stamps to arrive as Estelle decorates her envelopes beautifully so you can tell when the post arrives at a glance which is hers. I also pick off the stamps as they are always gorgeous and can you believe this time she put some little stamps in the envelope for me … purring with contentment.

I had a fabby time with Eve from Crafty Queens on Sunday, we made an album … will show another time, per usual mine is still a work in progress. The album was created with a plain white frame from Ikea. I actually loved the kit so much I bought another because I just knew that I wanted to alter the plain white frame and use the stamps that I had won. First pic shows the boring white frame.

Second pic shows how gorgeous the frame looks when altered with Alcoholic Inks … (Alcohol Inks). Dot suggested the inks and the alchoholic bit … I was going to cover with washi tape but the inks did a better job … thank you sweets, didn’t use the Lettuce green though .

I made three flip over pages, each page can also hold a tag and when the page is flipped over you can add a photo to the back if you want to. The third pic shows the tag and the fourth shows the tag inserted. You just slide between the punched edges. The beauty of this is that you can change your tags whenever you want … love it.

You will be seeing more of the stamps I won and below is how the frame looks on my craft room windowsill … very lucky to get this photo as the light is almost gone but can you believe it is a better shot and shows the colours beautifully. You can just see a sneak peek of the tags which are going to be added to the other flip pages. I adore this frame because each day I can flip and look at something new, plus I can add a new tag anytimg I want … cool eh. Hopefully tomorrow I will finish and post.

Entering for: Sarah Hurley Challenge – Anything but a card.
Crafty Creations – Anything but a card
Frilly & Funky – Spruce It Up


14 Responses to “Stampsmith New Stamps & Altered Frame”

  1. Shirl, another gorgeous project. Love the new stamps!

  2. Love what you have done with that frame Shirley – anything would have been an improvement but you went and ‘antiqued’ it so fabulously! Brilliant idea for tag rotation. The stamps look divine and I love how you have bejewelled the lady. Stunning! Nicola x

  3. Silvia says:

    Wow, Shirley, that’s a wonderful idea, love what you’ve done with the frame. It’s a great decoration 🙂

  4. Dots Dabbles says:

    Wow, the tags look brilliant in the frame! I love how the tags are held by a punched border…very clever Shirley. I can see why you were so keen for the stamps to arrive, the images are gorgeous. (and I love the outcome for the frame )
    Dot x

  5. Sue C says:

    Gorgeous altered frame Shirl ! How wonderful to have it in your craft room and to have a different page too !

    Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Sue C

  6. Annie says:

    This is beautiful Shirl 🙂 I love the altered frame and use of your stamps

    TFS and good luck


    Annie x

  7. Buttons says:

    What a transformation Shirl!!! I would not have believed your starting point for this if I hadn’t seen it in your photos! What imagination and workmanship! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this time. Hugs, Jenny x

  8. Beautiful idea for this frame Shirl.
    Love it

    Greetings Janny

  9. Paula says:

    Hi Shirl, just spotted this, the frame is stunning, it really looks like marble, brilliant alteration, such a pretty effect, the stamping is fabulous too. xx

  10. fatmonica says:

    What a brilliant idea.This is stunning!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley’s Challenge Blog.

  11. This is really sensational. The alcoholic inks worked wonderful and I love the vintage image you used. And that flip over feature is totally cool. Wonderful piece of altered art – thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  12. Terrific Shirl!! I’m always amazed at what we can do with alcohol inks and you’ve achieved a really fabulous finish!!! The finished project looks great on your window sill! So glad you could join us at Frilly and Funky!

  13. Donna Gibson says:

    What a fabulous project Shirl! It’s hard to believe that the plain white plastic frame could be transformed into something so lovely and useful! What a great way to display your art! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  14. Claireliz says:

    That is beautiful, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

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