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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Shabby Chic Frame

Good Morning All

My older followers will remember when John Next Door and I used to do challenges on Sundays, called Sunday Mojo.  We would take it in turns to give each other some stuff and we had to make something with them and I think this frame was one that John made, he left it with me when he went back to UK.
The link to what I did to my frame is  HERE.

Anyway, I found this one that John had made. When he packed up to return to UK he left few bits and bobs behind with me.  I found this and thought I would have a go at altering it.
Hope you dont mind John.!!!
He doesn't, as I checked with him.

So I stripped it of the pic, John had painted the frame in shabby pink and cream so that looked OK.
I just added some heat embossing of a glitter powder and then sprayed it with Mica powder in water then heat dried it.
I wanted to make it into something I could put pics of the kids in so I made an acetate pocket so that I can change the photo when I want to.

The pic I put in is one of Noah with Aurora which I thought suited the shabby look of this perfectly as it is half in shadow.

The doilies are ones I have crocheted myself.
Quite pleased with this but not as shabby chic as I would like.
This technique does not come naturally to me.
Please let me know what you think.

Ps. I had a fab time at Ally Pally, met some wonderful people and made some new friends.
I shall add some pics next week when I get home and can upload pics from my camera.
Having lots of baby and Hollie cuddles this week.
Wendy L


brenda said...

You have transformed these into such pretty frames Wendy. Pleased you had a good time at Ally Pally, I was so sorry not to have been able to make it last minute.

B x

Elaine said...

Fantastic frame Wendy x

Janice said...

Hi Wendy, sacrilege, to re-do a "John Lockwood" creation !!!! Lol. Only kidding, great idea, I don't do shabby chic.....well not intentionally lol, but you've made a good job here. Glad you had fun at ally pally. Looking forward to seeing pictures. Janice xx http://Createdbyjan.blogspot.com

Christine Harrop said...

Well done on this project and on your own - which I clicked back to check out too. Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally and that you are having a good break. Chrisitne x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous project
Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card, love that it has the pouch to put a picture in!

Jackie T said...

Hi Wendy this is a wonderful project. Enjoy all the baby cuddles this week. I am looking forward to seeing your photos from Ally Pally. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lorraine said...

A fab project Wendy
Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally
Lorraine x

pam said...

Wonderful altered project Wendy, glad you had a great time at the show and getting your cuddles now..
Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Less of the "older" followers........more long standing is better hahaha!
Oh, the Sunday Mojo used to be so much fun.
I prefer your fab frame but don't tell John lol!
Ang x


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