Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Frames made from old books

In preparation for our stand at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Craft show I have made some frames out of old books to display the price lists. And here are the results...

First one, (my favourite) I used the Scrapware Shoe Flourish which I heat embossed in two different colours - base is Glitter Pink and the top flourish in Glitter Black

The paper is from Teresa Collins Chic Bebe Girl Notes Paper and sparkling down the bottom left is our black rhinestone chain

Black mini gardenia, silver evening dress and ladies hat charms

Our silver lopped pin tucked under the gardenia

And for a different type a travel themed frame using Graphic 45 Communique Memorable Postage, (all Graphic 45 pattern papers are on sale this month) scrapware mini aeroplanes and a piece from the scrapware vintage luggage

That's one of Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Trinket Pins on the brown travel tag. The silver clock was a an old stamp and heat embossed with metallic silver

And lastly our friends book frame where I have used the Scrapware Love Fern Tree and Swallow which I coated in picket fence distress crackle paint

Picture is from clipart and our circle pendants I hung from the tree, printed out this quote Friendship is a knot tied by an angel's hand to centre them.

Added some pink pearls, girlfriend ribbon and our pink and white mini gardenias and our friends charm.

Pop down to your local op shop and grab some old books for a different type of frame, they make a great unique present.

I cut out a frame approximately 1/4 of the thickness of the book for the photo. To save time, tape and glue I stapled most of my pages together then sprayed adhesive over the edges of the pages to finish it off.

Hope to be back on Friday or Saturday depending on time, with photos of our display at the show (and this will explain Tracey, what the drilling was all about LOL)


Taryn said...

Oh Tracy, they are all totally gorgeous! LOVE this idea with the books.. better go and try it myself. Looking forward to seeing you at the show. Can't wait!!

Kim said...

wow how cant wait till Friday...will be seeing you there.That paper is we are memory keepers( i Think)

scrappin' girl said...

Tracy these are FABULOUS !!! luv the SHOE!!!!!!

Tracey said...

STUNNING! Love these Tracy. What a brilliant idea?

Drilling, yes, I get it now. Can't wait to see the pics then :)

aussiescrapper said...

Wow these are just gorgeous, wow, love all the variety. Hope to see you at the show this weekend.Love Melxx

Moonie said...

Soo inspiring ... I love them..x