Since moving here, a little more than a year ago, my neighbors have proved to be wonderful people,
doing things like...
taking me to the emergency room when I cut off my finger nail
(it healed quite nicely by the way),
all winter long I have had my driveway plowed out for me
(which is beyond wonderful since I can't handle the cold for too long with my asthma and I am so out of shape shoveling would probably hurt a LOT),
So I decided to do something for them.
They have two cute little boys so I altered a photo frame for them.
It started out looking like this...
I removed one of the frames (I have plans for that one),
I painted the edges and the ring hooks with Buttermilk Americana acrylic paint,
then using mod podge,
I added a couple pieces of cardstock from
The Countryside Villa paper pkg by The Paper Studio.
I sanded the edges a little bit,
I got out my new crackle mask & added some modeling paste,
then added vintage photo distress ink over all!
All the metal pieces were painted with the same buttermilk paint I used on the frame, then wiped a little off.
Here is a close up of the top frame.....
A close up of the bottom frame.....
Here you can see my Tim Holtz metal bits that I painted
and a little peek at the modeling paste on the top right edge.
You can also see that I took the paint and did a little dry brushing on top of the paper in streaks here and there.....
A couple more Tim Holtz metal pieces
hanging from one of Prima's Tiny Junkyard Findings.
The close up below,
shows off the metal corner piece, I just picked up at Michaels,
a couple of buttons from my stash,
skeleton leaf below the bow,
the True Hemp twine,
from Really Reasonable Ribbon,
that I tied into a bow as well as a couple of buttons.....
And this last picture you can see a couple more skeleton leaves.....
I think a couple pictures of their little angels will make this project perfect!