Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Make your own frames 1

I recently did a workshop locally where my lovely group of ladies spent the morning making their own frames using card, wood and plastic. I sadly didn't get any of their finished makes photographed although Joan did send me one of hers with her gorgeous dog Tilly all framed up. So I'll start with this simple design first. I haven't embellished it although I am very tempted to add some more to it but as this is of my daughter and her boyfriend I thought I would leave them to be the stars of the show.


This is simply a greyboard backing painted with gesso and distressed with ground espresso distress ink. I added the Tim Holtz easel to the back.......


... and used his cameo and oval dies to create the  frame to go over some simple core'dinations paper backing. I love this photo of them both taken in San Francisco when we were all on holiday together in August.


And here is Tilly, you can see that Joan set her frame in a landscape position whereas I had used a portrait one.


Sorry for the lack of posts at the moment with DT pieces and the Mixology weekend being so near I am struggling for time and it doesn't help when Mr Mojo decides to take himself off and leave me all alone either.

You will be seeing some more frames from me as I am cheating and using them all as individual posts to help keep me going.

I hope you have a great week. and keep warm with the sudden very cold morning frosts and cold snap we seem to be having here in the UK.

hugs Brenda xxx

22 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Nice frames!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That frame project is super ! I think your daughter will love this! Joan's frame is lovely as well!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Seriously ... Mr Mojo actually leaves you?!?! I can't believe it. I love these frames. The cameo die is perfect for a frame. Great Christmas gift ideas! And I honestly know how hard it is take your hands off a project and say, "I will add no more." Spot on decision here. The printed paper and the red co'ordinations background is simply perfect for making the photo the star. I love it! What a fun workshop. Wishing you the best with all that you have on your plate now! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Paper Profusion said...

Yes, I think where you stopped is perfect!! LOVE the strong reds, they are so complementary (sp?) to this clean design and beautiful framing. Joan's landscape one works fabulously too. Also, very chilly over here! Nicola x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Gorgeous frame Brenda and perfect for Christmas pressies too. Hope Mr Mojo returns soon, no fun when that happens but I find buying some new stuff usually helps ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Jane said...

Good evening dear Brenda...I'm so sorry that I didn't get a photo to you...I too have been sooo busy with cards for Dotty's Christmas market. Your workshop was such a wonderful day and I am so delighted with my frames...all will be on show at the market! I think you have a lot on your plate at the mo...sometimes you just need to take a little time off...and go and see what Mother Nature has been up to! There is always inspiration out there, that's what I tend to do, even if it's just a sit in the garden with a cuppa. Take care my dear friend and I am so looking forward to seeing you in early December. Huge hugs xxx

Meggymay said...

The frame is a super project and would also I think be a good gift idea. Its a lovely family photo Brenda.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

Great framing - lovely work Brenda x

Mrs.B said...

A super project Brenda and the colours work so well.
Looks like a great workshop and Joan's frame works well landscape too.
Avril xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A great frame!! I bet she is going to love it, and of course the easel on the back just finishes it perfectly!

Gina said...

These simple frames look so effective Brenda...can't wait to see more :D XXX

Redanne said...

It may be simple but it is certainly very effective inn showcasing the beautiful photo. Joan's is beautiful too. I love your design and look forward to seeing more! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, this really is stunning and simple is perfect to showcase that lovely photo! Now I wish I had those dies! I'd be framing and standing everything! In your busy days, please remember to take time to just breathe and enjoy the moments! Big hugs!

Angela Radford said...

Great technique. Simple to do and very effective, love it . Angela x

Nancy Dynes said...

What a fabulous idea, Brenda! A card and a lovely photo stand all in one! There are endless gift giving possibilities with these. Grandparents, other family members and friends will flip over them. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Nancy

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great idea Brenda and love the pic of your daughter and her beau, perfectly set off by that great patterned paper. Hope Mr. Mojo returns soon, he always seems to depart at the most inopportune moments! Deb xo

A Pink said...

Such a lovely way to frame a special photo. It may be simple in design but it is so effective allowing as you say for the photo to shine. I'm sure it will be much loved .
hugs x

Jackie P Neal said...

lovely frames from both of you and I look forward to more of them! heehee
Tell Mr. Mojo not to stay away too long-been there myself lately!
hugs,Jackie

baili said...

Wonderful creations. Quite impressive and interesting

Gaby Bee said...

What a lovely project! Your frame looks gorgeous. I bet your daughter is thrilled. I think it is a perfect Christmas gift idea! Thank you!

Hugs, Gaby

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely way to create your own frame to savor a memory! I'm sure this was a hit at your class - Julia xx

Sue said...

This is such a good idea and a fab frame Brenda. What a great idea to add the easel stand xx