Sep 8, 2016

Altered Mixed Media Frame with Found Relatives

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I am thrilled beyond measure to be a guest designer today for A Vintage Journey and their fabulous challenge "Create Inside a Frame."  I am a frame hoarder and could not wait to alter one of my frames for this challenge.  I've shared all the inky details of my background process on my A Vintage Journey post, so do click on over and read about this fun process.

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Here's a glimpse of the before.  Don't worry, I have saved this handwritten parchment and will incorporate it in a collage in the future, well of course I will!

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Some of the details of my fall embellishment bundle.  The die under the flowers (can somebody help me name this?) is a recent score at Tuesday Morning and is by Darcie's.

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The beautiful flowers are by Recollections, from Michaels.  I've used Sizzix dies for the clock, the branch, the frame, and the tattered leaves.

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The branch is painted with IndigoBlu metallic copper paint.  It is the most wonderful color!!!  I used splashes of it with their gold paint as well.

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In just the right light you can see the base colors peeking through the layered white gesso, this is my favorite section.  I really had a blast working on this altered frame.  The Found Relatives photo from Tim Holtz was the perfect focal image.  Thank you A Vintage Journey creative guides for having me today!

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34 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Autumn, this is stunning!! The colors and texture are amazing!! I love the details you added and the layers!! This is so gorgeous!! I love, love it!! And I love that prayer, too...I say it every day!! Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Oh Autumn this is stunning - love all the texture and soft, subtle colours - a beautiful frame treatment.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Beautiful framed art, Autumn! I am amazed by your ability to layer color, making for such depth and texture! So delicious! Your vintage groupings make up a lovely autumn design! My favorite detail is the splatter of paint that incorporates the frame into your artwork--breathtaking! Congratulations on your well deserved guest designer post with A Vintage Journey! They are lucky to have you!

    I love that prayer! Big hugs to you!

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  4. Totally lovely. Vintage creativity at it's best. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Oh, Autumn, once again I absolutely love your beautiful framed art piece. You have such a gift to alter a plain frame and make it (transform it) into something beautiful and interesting, and amazing! What a wonderful handwritten parchment you found in that frame. I look forward to seeing how you will use that. Hugs, dear friend! xoxo

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful Autumn. I really like the use of the clock on the image, as for me, it signifies the passing of time which is just perfect for this vintage piece with its sepia photograph. Your background is wonderful too and there are just so many things of interest to look at. Many congratulations on your GDT role, you've done them proud. Enjoy your weekend. Sandra X

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  7. Pure yumminess! Loving the broken ruler!

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  8. absolutely stunning Autumn - so glad you kept the original verse - its lovely xx

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  9. Marvelous creation, Autumn! I love that it is so personal, and that you were able to incorporate timely elements (pun intended). It's a beautiful piece of art! hugs, de

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  10. This is so very pretty - lots of texture and detail xx

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  11. It's such a stunningly beautiful creation, Autumn - full of nostalgia and that very special kind of melancholy sweetness of the last days of summer. I think you've done a great job on warming the tone of the frame itself too. Thank you so much for another amazing guest project.
    Alison x

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  12. Gorgeous vintage collage creation Autumn, beautifully designed and created. Hope you are having a great weekend. xxx

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  13. Beautiful and fun transformation to behold. The clock die and those branches sure look like some fun. So many wonderful contrasts and colors. You are awesome sauce dearie. Headed over to have a closet gander at your delightful design. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  14. Hi Autumn, this is truly gorgeous. So much gorgeous detail, texture and images. Have a great weekend, Angela x

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  15. love the pastel background and the matching flower clusters - thanks for sharing your beautiful project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

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  16. Hi this is fabulous, thank you for entering our challenge here at Berrry71Bleu x

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  17. COngratulations! Autumn on your Gd spot. Your framed art work is absolutely gorgeous. So much variation of colour, texture and detail to admire . Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us over at AVJ today .
    hugs x

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  18. What a gorgeous project, with so many beautiful details and elements, I love it.

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  19. Beautiful collage and love the vintage feel. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  20. I just love the layering in this frame and thec olor splats.Total vintage feel! Thank you for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa

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  21. This is so beautiful! Love all the awesome details. Thanks for joing our challenge at Berry71bleu this month!!!

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  22. Sublime vintage collage - soaking in all the details! I love your versatility of styles, Autumn - and it always a treat to see! xxx Lynn

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  23. What a beautiful piece! So much detail to enjoy. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Challenge this month.

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  24. Truly stunning creation Autumn! Congrats on your guest design spot - you sure have batted outta da park with this beauty. Nicola x

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  25. So sorry I'm late, my lovely! I was so busy lately.
    Congratulations on your GDT spot at A Vintage Journey, they are so lucky to have you! You nailed their challenge theme with this breathtakingly beautiful framed piece of art! You have managed to incorporate so many stunning details in such a spectacular way! I absolutely love it! Bravo, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  26. Just fabulous....loooove that background and the gorgeous colours! Such a fabulous photo too! A definite favourite for me! ;-)

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  27. Wow...what a gorgeous "Work of Art"....the background is amazing. Lots of beautiful layers to frame a treasured photo.

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  28. Absolutely stunning! I am running out of superlatives hun! Karen x

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  29. Wow! I love this project. Beautiful colour tones and layers of texture. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

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  30. Beautiful!!
    Thanks for playing with us @Mixed Media Warriors!

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  31. A wonderful project. The colours and textures are fabulous. All the extra elements are lovely.
    Thank you for joining in with the September challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  32. Congrats on your GD spot and the vintage theme is one of my faves too :) I am impressed with this stunning altered frame and the subtle colors and also the texture are truly amazing my friend. I too frame up my layout in a frame like that on my wall but may I know how do you keep it away from dust and cobwebs? I dust away mine like once a month. The dust keep coming, lol. Glad you joined STAMPlorations September Mixed Media Challenge and see you next time.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Asmah
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

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  33. beautiful project, as always! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month!!! :)

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  34. What a wonderful vintage project! I really love your style. Thanks for joining Berry71Bleu! Good luck!

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