Thursday, September 17, 2009

Altered Acrylic Photo Frame

Good Morning and welcome to FireCracker Designs by Pamela's Monthly Blog Hop!

This months theme is "Greetings and Salutations".  All 9 of us will be sharing projects created with this theme in mind. And the best part for you is Pamela will be giving away some awesome blog candy.  But to qualify for the drawing you have to post comments.  She will randomly pick one of our blogs and then randomly pick from all the comments posted on that blog.   So you will want to read ALL the blog hop details below and leave comments on each of the blogs to qualify for the drawing.  Make sure you leave your email address in your comment!

Altered Acrylic Frame
I found this old photo of my Great Grandmother and could not resist creating this altered frame using this set. I couldn't think of a better way for her to "greet me" than by displaying her photo for our family to see.



I really love altering acrylic frames.

#1 - They are inexpensive.  I got this one at Walmart for $1.  So you can spend your $$$ on the perfect embellishements (I highly recommend rubber stamps, hehe).
#2 - I get to decide where and how big the photo window, opening will be.  I like having all the design control!

#3 - They make great gifts because you can add all the goodies/decor to the outside of the frame and the recipient can add the photo easily later by sliding the photo in the back as shown above.

Have I convinced you to create one yet??  Are you seeing a great, unique idea for gift giving this year??

Blog Hop Details ...
The official start time of the FCD Blog Hop is Friday at 8:00am (EST). If you have arrived early, please be patient, as all the links may not be live until 8:00am (EST).
This is a "circular blog hop" where the only beginning is wherever you start. You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you have arrived back on the blog you started with. (There are only 9 of us, so you should be able to remember where you started)
THE WINNER ... will be chosen by our mystery blog hostess. Who is she ? We want know until after the blog hop. So make sure you leave a comment (with your emial address included in that comment) on EVERY blog to qualify!!
Pamela will contact the winner via email (don't forget to leave your email address with your comment) and post the winner on her blog on Monday 8pm(EST).

You can read on below for more of my project details OR continue on to the next blog !

Michelle will give you the next link to keep you going round in the circle til you get back to the beginning. Hope your not dizzy, hehe.


Project Details ...






33 comments:

Ursula said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I LOVE this!! What a terrific way to show off an heirloom photo!! Those stamps are perfect for this, Melisa! Great color choices, too! :o)

Libby Hickson said...

Such a lovely frame Melisa!

LadybugSue said...

I am here starting with you Melisa and I love the frame!! It is very retro too!!! Susan K
sknauber1@comcast.net

TesaB said...

WOW! Girl, you've got STYLE!!! Love this!

Donna Moore said...

Melisa, that photo of your grandmother is perfect for this stamp set. I love the idea of decorating an acrylic frame. What a wonderful idea for gift giving and what an awesome way to show off some old heirloom photos! You've convinced me, I will stopping by the frame dept to check out the deals!

FireCracker082 said...

oh man, this set was MADE for creating the perfect frame for your vintage photo! it's just GORGEOUS!!!

Lydia said...

*gasp* - Melisa this is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

ut oh, I am following Lydia ha ha ha Beautiful card. TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Deli said...

I love the vintage look. Nicely done.

Juliet A said...

What a clever project! I would not have realized this was one of those cheap acrylic fromes if you had not pointed it out!

yvonnew said...

I really like what you came up with, I might give it a try!
weysey@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The houndstooth check pattern is perfect for this photo and your colors too! -Theresa, aka 21stamper at gmail dot com

Diana said...

Love the frame project and thanks for sharing your methods. What a great project for this hop. I would be glad to give this "eye candy" a great home. I have lots of project to use it on.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a COOOOOOOOOl idea! I'll be checking out the local Walmart for those for sure. I love what you've done.

Rachelle

Lulu said...

What a wonderful job you did on this! It's gorgeous! I love this set!!

Darla said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic!!
I think you just inspired me to decorate my new craft station with some acrylic frames. I love the idea of using the actual stamp instead of stamping it on the paper!! Could solve my dilemma of digging out some of favourite commonly used stamps too if they are hanging on frames right?!?! ;)

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What an awesome idea and you've embellished this frame perfectly!! Well done!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for the photo of your grandmother. Love the idea and yes, I think I am inspired enough to give it a try.
Thanks
tonilea
jiffy1212@aol.com

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Yes! I totally see why you associated this elegant lady image with the photo of your grandmother. Awesome job on this!

kc_froglady said...

Fabulous! What a great altered project :) I love how you added the layers with the frame, the lady and the greeting. Glad to have you on the team!

Barbara said...

Great idea for using a frame this way. Love the lady.

msfreida said...

HOW GORGEOUS! This is THE PERFECT set for your project! FABULOUS design...great dimension!

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

christina d said...

I love the frame. What a neat idea. This sure gives me ideas. Thanks!

Marianne said...

Love the black and pink color palette and all the little details!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What an awesome photo and I LOVE the frame....gorgeous!!!

Christine said...
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Christine said...

Very pretty images and color choices. This looks so antique looking. I would love a picture of my grandmother in this.
Christine
(xtinejonick79@gmail.com)

Martha said...

Your altered frame is lovely! The ladies are so elegant.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I LOVE the frame- I am very fond of the Victorian style -perfect image and the frame is outstanding! TFS

Sandy Knecht said...

Gorgeous!

Dawn Frost said...

Wow I've never done an acrylic frame before I think I'm going to try one. Awesome job!

joyduvall said...

Very Nice! I Love vintage!

joy.duvall@gmail.com

Etha said...

What a fun project! The lady stamp is perfect for the frame, just wonderful :)

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