Friday, April 15, 2016

Decorated Nautical Frames

Before I start with today´s project I would like to tell, that I'm very sorry that I had to remove some of your projects from our first challenge. Namely some linked projects didn't use only CottageCutz dies (which is the only restriction our Challenge has). You are more than welcome to participate at our challenge, but please, use only CottageCutz dies and not any other dies. Thank you. You still have time to participate till the end of the month. Your project can be linked at the end of this post.

We all collect many photos from our vacations and what do you think about custom frames for such photos? Or to frame the quotes you like. I will show you how to change two ordinary wooden frames into these two:


Two wooden frames for photos size of 4 x 6 inches
Cardstock: White Cardstock for die cuts
CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Weathere Wood, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoked 
Embossing Powder: gold and Distress Vintage Photo, white and grey watercolor paint from a tube or white acrylic paint
Other: Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, VersaMark stamp pad

1. Let's start with first frame. Color the surface with brush and white paint first. Let it dry.

2. Now color the surface gently with grey paint. Apply small amount of color on your brush and be gentle by applying the color otherwise grey will totally cover the white paint.

3. Take the second frame and Gathered Twigs or any other brown distress ink or dye ink ink pad. Apply the color directly with the ink pad on the frame as shown on the photo.

4. With the Anchor and  Maps and Spyglass die cut the Anchor, Map and Spyglass out with some white cardstock. 
5. Apply Versamark stamp pad on the whole surface of the Anchor and  Spyglass die cut pieces and embossed all these pieces with gold embossing powder.

6. Apply Versamark stamp pad, but this time just on some spots:

7. Now embossed all pieces again with Distress Vintage Photo embossing powder.

8. You will get rusted look, because after powder will melt, it will mix up with golden powder.

9. Now cut out all other pieces out of white cardstock. I used following dies: Lantern, Crab and Paddles and Rope Ladder. Rope was colored gently with Weathered Wood distress ink. All orange pieces were colored with Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber distress ink. Pedals were colored red and the Lantern were colored with Hickory Smoke and Brushed Corduroy distress ink. Also map was partly colored with Brushed Corduroy and partly with blue distress ink

10. Glue all pieces on both frames.

Now all you have to do is to design some quotes in Word and print them or frame photo from your vacation.

I hope this inspires you to decorate your own frame which you don't like or you just want to give them special look.

Have fun creating!


Юлия Кузнецова said...

Omg! This is amazing!

Anita Kejriwal said...


Tina Z. said...

vladka, this is simply stunning!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

These are just wonderful!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

These are just wonderful!

Oheidia, that's me! said...

I am sorry to tell you that you have removed my card from the first challenge and i have used cottage cuts dies. I have used this dies on my card, but i removed the duckling since i made a garden card theme. Here is the dies i have used:

And here is my card:

I will put my card back into challenge again since i have used dies from cottage cutz.

oldpunca said...

Great idea to give a new life to the old frames. :-) Amazing project.

Janja said...

Wow, awesome as always.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a fabulous idea for frames Vladka-I really like all the dies you have used to create your project-creativity to the max

Karen in PA said...

How gorgeous are these frames, Vladka! And how perfect for a beach house, or just to look at and dream of the beach. Stunning.