Hi all. Kelley here with a an altered frame. The inspiration for this frame has been life lately. I find myself saying if I just had more time, I could craft more….if I just had a larger craft room, I would be more organized….if I just …and so on. I realized I have been saying this quite a bit. I needed to take a step back and remind myself to be happy for all the good in my life. I can be happy that I don’t have tons of extra time because I have a job and a wonderful son. I can be happy because even though it is small, I do have a room to dedicate to craft supplies. I need to remind myself that I can just be happy for all of my blessings.
As a reminder to just be happy with what I have in my life I decided to make a simple frame. I wanted the main focus to be the message. I plan on putting this in my craft room so I went totally grungy for the background. I decoupaged some Tim Holtz papers onto the frame. I smooshed on rusty hinge and vintage photo distress paints to blend the papers together and push them back in the background. I added black, brown, and white ink to the frame. I made white and black marks as well.
For my new mantra, I spelled it out using the chunky alphabet set and the word happy from the happy word set. I used a light coat of a coarse texture gel to give it a rough feel. I then used black ink to coat the letters. I added a tiny bit of the white to tie into the frame. I added a piece of the paper for the inside of the frame until I find the right picture of my son and I to put into it.