Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Craft Retreat

Hi There

Sorry for the absence, I was away at a Crafty Retreat at the weekend with the fantastic girls from The Stamp Pad, in Saddleworth. I had a WONDERFUL time, crafting all day Saturday and Sunday, with only food breaks. This first project I am going to show you is my personal favourite from the weekend.
This was a Kaisercraft wooden ornate frame. We painted it with acrylic paints, inked with Distress stains, stippled with distress crackle paint and then left overnight to dry. After this we again inked, this time with distress inks to give a really nice vintage feel.  The paper in the center was misted with water and then crumpled up, then smoothed out and rubbed over with an Antique Linen distress pad. The flowers were inked with distress stain and then sprayed with Champagne Gold spray from Crafty Notions.

The clock, swirls, lock, key and mannakin were die cut from 1mm grey board. They were all inked with Walnut distress inks. the lock and key were then embossed with distress embossing powder and this made it look old and rusty.

The photo is an old one of my Grandma and Grandad who have both sadly passed away.
The sentiment at the top reads, 'Family are the Treads in the Tapestry of Life'.

I hope you like this project as, I love it.


  1. lovely project, glad you had a good time at the retreat :)

  2. What a fantastic frame !! Love it !!