Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Altered Autumn Frame By Kay

Hello Berry71Bleu fans!  Kay here with my take on this month's challenge hosted by fellow DT member Dana Tatar.  Autumn is my favorite's full of change, crisp mornings, colorful foliage & pumpkin everything!!  Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin it all!!  I'm particularly fond of Autumn since it's the season that I was married in & also when my son was born.

This month I decided to salvage a picture frame I found at my local Hobby Lobby that was on clearance.  I loved the colors & knew that I could add my own personal touch to it in order to turn it into an Autumn themed frame.  So when this challenge came along--it was the perfect opportunity to put my plan into action.

This is the colorful Autumn mood board for this month's challenge.  Just loved the colors on this one!

The frame is fairly large--measuring about 11" inches wide by 13" inches tall.  It holds a 5" x 7" photo.  I combined two photos to create a 5" x 7" collage.  Both photos were taken in the same place around the same time of year but 6 years apart.  My husband & I love to travel next door to Pocono Pines, PA to this little cozy bed & breakfast for our wedding anniversary.  It's a tradition we started when we celebrated our very first anniversary.  Whenever we go we take a photo in the same spot that is located by a lake with beautiful foliage in the background.  I thought it'd be wonderful to show a 'then & now' photo.  The first photo was taken in 2008 which was when we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary.  The second photo was taken just last weekend.  This was the first year we traveled to this bed & breakfast with our son.

By adding a couple of Autumn themed embellishments--the frame was transformed into one that could compliment my photo perfectly.

I printed out several of the mini trees by Jellypark onto plain white card stock.  I then added several colors onto them by dabbing Distress Inks onto a non porous surface, spritzing water onto the ink & smearing the printed stamps directly onto the ink.  I dried the paper with my heat gun, cut the images out & then adhered them to my berry pick.

This Autumn themed butterfly is from my Etsy shop.  I have several Autumn themed butterflies in my shop since as previously mentioned--I'm a big fan of Fall!

I adhered two little acorns in the corner & highlighted the dots on the frame with clear Stickles.

Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this months challenge & that this small project inspires some of you to take a second look at those frames found in the clearance section!

Now onto this month's prizes...

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

First Prize: 2 Digital Images from the Jellypark Store

Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate 

Random Prize: Maja Design Walking in the Forest Collection


is a digital crafting website with lots of whimsical images drawn by 
children's illustrator Claire Keay. The images can be used on all your 
papercraft projects whether digital, hybrid or physical. 


Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and 
Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and 
manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and 
wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring 
products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near 
future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!

Maja Design Corp is based in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Maja Design was founded in November 2007, and since then, have grown to supply over 70 retailers in Sweden and 90 all over the world. Founder Marie Jansson says: "In the fall of 2004, a dear friend asked me to join her to a scrapbooking course. From that moment, I became totally amazed and thrilled by all the beautiful papers and decorations in the art of scrapbooking. After some time as a captivated scrapper, I got curious to create my own patterns. I have always had a devotion for color and form. I had access to great printing facility, as I worked at a printers office. Since 2007, I have been blessed to be able to work with my great passion - to design and create colored coordinated paper.

A special thanks to Jellypark for sponsoring our design team this month!

note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they
will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

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