Tuesday, 28 December 2010

The last frame of the year.....

The year is slowly coming to an end and how else could I end it other than with a frame. I started a distress crackle frame obsession not long after dicovering blogs, Hels' in particular, and I have since tried many techniques and made many more frames, most of which are hanging in my living room.
So I gathered 3 challenge themes and came up with this little rustic and old, music inspired frame. I textured the whole thing in terra paste and stamped a music stamp into it. Then I painted it in bronze paint and used a blue patina activator over the top. This stuff is from Modern Masters and I love it. Their rust paint is also fab!!!
I rolled up a few sheet music bits and distressed them and I just had to add a few Tim Holtz tickets as I just got the die and stamps for Christmas. And the quote is from the song Listening to you from The Who's Tommy rock opera, my all time favourite. So combining all these fab things created this lovely frame, it's gonna go on my wall with all the others.

I am enterting this into Hels' Sunday Stampers, of course, she's been a major inspiration and help this year. Also I am entering this into the Simon says Stamp Challenge and the Stamp and Show Challenge.


  1. Fab piece with great texture :)

  2. Very, very cool!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  3. Gorgeous frame Anika - thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper and... Happy New Year x

  4. Wow thank you for joining the DT from simon says stamp and show with your fabulous creation. Totally love it. Hugs Terry and have a fab New Year.

  5. Simply love this textured frame Anika, look forward to seeing you over at Alter It Monthly:)x