I hope you are enjoying your last few weeks of summer! Take some time off work and get a little extra scrapping done why don't you. ;-) The challenges the girls have posted so far look like so much fun! I hope you're inspired by this challenge too. Our make-and-take this month is a picture frame! It was so simple, but Wow! did it transform this plain picture frame.
It started out as a plain plastic frame from the Dollar Store.
I had to tear the frame apart, which wasn't hard at all. Cheap frames are great for altering. I added a little modge podge to the frame and pieced together the frame with some pp scraps. That's all I had left, but I really wanted to use my Queen Bee kit. I had nothing left big enough to cover the whole frame so I made a collage of pretty papers. I love the way it turned out, even better than if I had used just one sheet of paper.
For the inside frame I traced it onto cardstock. Cut it and then covered my CS frame with pps. Covered the plactic with modge podge. Then once I got the pp frame perfectly lined up on the plastic frame, I covered the top of the pps with modge podge too. I love the way the modge podge gives projects that shiny finished look. It adds some durability too.
Then I snapped it all back into place and threw on some hand made flowers and paper ribbons. I had some say it with pearls accents left over from my kit as well, and they where the perfect touch for my frame! I also used, from last months kit, the last few pieces of Maya Road banner. I love those. I hate that they are all gone now. I want some more! :D