Hello and Happy Wednesday!
I’m back today with a tutorial for a Vignette Photo Frame project created with a variety of new Idea-ology embellishments and the new Stampers Anonymous Glorious Garden Stamp Set (CMS366).
It features one of the new Lace Baseboard Frames, an adorable Photobooth Photo, new Botanical Layers and an Assemblage Heart Locket, plus some old tried and true favorites, a Vignette Box and Base…and no project is complete for me without a few vintage embellishments sprinkled in.
This sweet Photobooth Photo of these lovely ladies was what sparked my “true blue” sisters and friends theme. If we are lucky enough, we have been blessed to have had sisters or friends that have been there for us through thick and thin, and this project was created to celebrate those special friendships and love… I hope you enjoy!
I started by creating the background papers for my vignette box. I found some paper in the Wallflower Paper Stash that had a very light distressed pattern to it, then I stamped portions of the Glorious Garden Stamp onto the pieces that had been cut down to fit on the vignette box. I stamped the flowers with Watering Can Archival Ink and colored the flowers with a variety of Distress Markers and my Detail Water Brush then I dried the pieces with my Heat Tool.
After all the coloring was complete…I stamped the Entomology Handwritten Background Stamp (CMS328) randomly around the pieces with VersaMark Ink, and embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder. The edges of the pieces were then blended with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
I adhered the stamped pieces to the vignette box with Distress Collage Matte Medium, dried it with my heat tool, then rubbed the corners and edges of the box with Tarnished Brass and Ground Expresso Distress Crayons.
This gives the piece a finished and aged look.
I blended one of the Lace Baseboard Frames with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, spritzed it with some drips of water, dabbed them up with a towel and dried it with my heat tool.
Then I began arranging the layout of the frame.
You’ll notice that the frame I selected is one that was meant to have the cut out design at the base or top. I thought the design fit great at the side and highlights the Botanical Layer, Bow and Locket perfectly.
I colored a couple Bouquet Flowers with some Distress Spray Stains (Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen), spritzes of water and a Peeled Paint Distress Marker.
I found some light blue ribbon in my stash that had been previously dyed with a variety of Distress Spray Stains and Distress Inks, that went perfectly with my projects.
I painted the front of an Adornments Locket with a blend of Distress Paint (Picket Fence Broken China and Chipped Sapphire) and freehand cut a couple of hearts from an old dictionary page. I blended the hearts with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Then, with my typewriter, I typed out the words “true blue”, trimmed the words down and adhered the hearts and phrase within the locket with Distress Collage Matte Medium.
I found a couple other phrases to place within the mat next to the photo from the Idea-ology Sticker Clippings pack and blended them with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
I selected a blue flower scrap from the new Botanicals Layers Pack, sanded it lightly with my Sanding Grip and blended some Mushroom Alcohol Ink onto it.
I punched two holes with a hole punch and laced the ribbon through the holes, tied on the locket and flowers then tied the ribbon into a bow.
I lightly sanded the Photobooth Photo with my Sanding Grip and blended the photo with Mushroom Alcohol Ink. With my sewing machine and cream thread, I stitched around the edge of the photo and attached a couple pieces of old lace behind the photo then began adhering all of the parts and pieces onto the vignette box.
I painted a Vignette Base with Picket Fence and Broken China Distress Paint and Attached the base to the box with Collage Medium and set it aside to dry over night.
I felt that the vignette still needed a little bit of bling… so I went digging through my vintage button jar and I found the perfect little button to complete my “true blue” project.
With that, my vignette frame was complete.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Glorious Garden (CMS366), Entomology (CMS328)
Tim Holtz/Assemblage- Ornate Locket Hearts
Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology- Photobooth Photos, Botanical Layers, Sticker Clippings, Flower Bouquet, Vignette Box, Vignette Bases, Wallflower Paper Stash, Crinkle Ribbon
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Mushroom Alcohol Ink
Distress Ink- Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky
Distress Crayons- Ground Expresso, Tarnished Brass
Distress Paint-Picket Fence, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire
Distress Markers- Peeled Paint and a Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Detail Water brush, Sanding Grip, Paper Distresser, Gold Embossing Powder, Watering Can Archival Ink
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread, Vintage Lace and Buttons, Dictionary Page, Typewriter, 1/8″ hole punch, VersaMark Ink
Beautiful piece. I do LOVE that stamp, I have to save up to get it, $30 up here in Canada. Really like the colours and the photo you used. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this project Stacy. 🙂
Kriss Church says
Love this piece – it’s always all about the layers. Plus, True Blue is my husband and I’s by words (married 45 years).Thanks for sharing.
This is so pretty. I have a really neat picture of my sister and I and this would be a perfect gift to her and one for myself. Love this so much. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Rita P. says
Very pretty piece and so adaptable for holding a family portrait. It is amazing when you see the supply list for a piece. My daughter commented after watching me for some simple tags she needed that my arms are flying in all directions pulling this and that out to perform the operation. I saw your supplies used information and it reminded me of that observation. Really lovely piece. The details are everything and you are expert at details for sure.
Cyndi Landrigan says
This is absolutely fantastic! Love the new ideal-ology and how you have used it! Thanks for sharing!
Anita Houston says
True Blue friends are hard to find and so easy to keep! LOVE this elegant shabby chic box…every detail a delight!
Beautiful Stacy! If I didn’t know better, I would think the lady on the right was related to you!
Sherry T. says
Another “Glorious” project…really like how you colored the flowers stamped on the Wallpaper and adding the Gold embossing just put it over the top…forever friends are hard to find.
Beautiful, I just bought the botanicals so love to see how you used one here too!
Sara Emily Barker says
Taking some time this morning to take a good look at this project I missed a while ago–what a treasure this is! I’m so amazed at how you are able to take new products and make them look like they’ve come from decades ago. What a great way to use that huge stamp! Love ALL of the beautiful vintage details on this vignette! I’ve enjoyed taking my time and reading through your process, and I will most certainly apply some of your aging techniques to my own projects. You are such an inspiration, Stacy!