Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The mirror of my heart and soul - frame(d) by Mrs Ikea :)

Hello my Blogging Friends! It's me again. Today I am sharing an altered mirror frame, courtesy of a certain Swedish brand :). I've made this frame for the Stampendous booth at the January CHA. As I couldn't be there myself, I wanted to inject as much of my heart, style and soul into this little item  as possible. This way it's almost like I was there, too, you see?

The frame was inspired by this video. It is a 'showcase' of some of the gorgeous January release stamps from Stampendous. You will be able to see them here at the end of the month and in your local craft shops hopefully shortly after. Make sure to let them know how much you love the new stuff and that they need to get them to their shops asap lol ;).

The stamps I used on my frame are: CRN255 (ornate swirls), CRW085 (Rose Bloom), CRR160 (Luggage Labels), CRW088 Seed Background and CRV273 (Beautiful Life sentiment).

I started by painting my frame with a couple of coats of matt emulsion. Then I stamped the roses and coloured them with Inktense pencils. The ornate swirl was stamped and heat embossed. Then I dry brushed some more paint and sanded in places for a vintage feel. 

Next I stamped the Luggage Labels and Seed Background collages onto patterned paper and cut to size of my ice cubes moulds. I layered the squares in the moulds with a mixture of Burgundy Colour Fragments and Lavender Crushed Glass Glitter around the edges. To create the tiles I melted Clear Embossing Enamel in the melting pot and poured it into the moulds over the images.

To add texture to the frame I 'framed' the frame with a generous offering of Aged Scarlett Embossing Enamel and Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter. I also created some diamond shaped lovelies with texture paste and a sprinkle of Champagne Glass Glitter.

The sentiment was stamped on both sides of the card (Top Tip - attach the card slightly over the glass so you can see the reflection of the back in the mirror - quite a cool effect) and I also added some napkins flowers (I couldn't leave my frame without some napkin art, could I?).

To finish the mirror I added some wire ribbon (recovered some time ago from a flower bouquet) which I encrusted with some pearl brads, moulded flowers and crushed glass glitter over Beacon's 3in1 Advanced Craft Glue.  To seal my encrusted jewels I added a coat of Beacon's Fast Finish. After final touches with gold acrylic paint the 'mirror of my soul' was complete :).

My frame made its way to the CHA with the lovely Dorothy from Woodware UK (thank you so much Dorothy!). And here are some more of the lovely Stampendous highlights from the January CHA:

My frame :)

More frames from the Design Team :)

My Teammies have also been busy with their Sneak Peeks of the new release so be sure to check out all the fantastic projects they shared here!

I hope you enjoyed this little photo story and that I managed to get you all excited about all the lovely Stampendoulicious goodies coming soon to the store near you. Do you think I managed to put a little bit of 'me' in the frame? :).

Thank you so much for popping in and for your lovely comments. Have a great week!

Big hugs

Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for?
Happy Daze Design Team challenge January - Recycle It (wire ribbon)
Live and Love Crafts January - Something Old
Pan Pastel UK #3 - Nature
Vintage Stamping Challenges #4 - Vintage
Through The Craftroom Door 22-28th Jan - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday #94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Make It Monday Jan 21st - Anything goes


Anonymous said...

WOW those beautiful colours, this is sensational!!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Joanna - this could only be from you!! It is stupendously stampendiciously Stampendous!! Such a candied delight - it looks edible! You are so so creative and I love all the ingredients here. Congrats to you for making it to CHA - I bet that your 'frame' got many well deserved admiring glances. Well done you! Nicola x

Netty said...

This is a gorgeous altered mirror, loving the colours and the great design, especially your fab ice cube moulds, they look fab on here. xx

butterfly said...

Wowzers! Completely inspirational work... I'm gazing and gazing!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderfully delicious Joanna, beautiful colours and textures and I am sure it stole the show.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Unknown said...

I love the frame!! You have used products I have not heard of...considering I am new to the crafting world I guess I should start a glossary of terms and products...lol

You did an amazing job!

Happy Crafting

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Wspaniale Asia.

Unknown said...

Wow this is just amazing I want to visit that shop now !!!! Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration with us.

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

brenda said...

A super creation for our challenge Joanna.

Thanks so much sharing your inspiration with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

B x

Janny Jager said...

Amazing and beautiful piece of art Joanna.
Love every detail.
Greetings Janny

Colette said...

Just stunnning Asia! The colours are beautiful.

Colette xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely work! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh girly. This looks amazing. I am in love with this piece.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Joanna, that's a breathtaking altered frame. I'm really missing words. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Ros Crawford said...

What a transformation!! The work on this is so amazing ... Always perfection!

Jenny Marples said...

This is definitely very you Joanna. LOVE the idea of using the ice cube tray for your UTEE cubes and the papers behind them make a whole heap of difference to the overall look of the frame. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

Claire said...

Hi Joanna, as always this is a stunning project - so much detail and such beautiful colours. A real showstopper. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK and Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping challenges
Claire xx

Unknown said...

I'm in love with this project Joanna!!! The prettiest mirror I've ever seen, hands down. Stampendous is lucky to have you on their design team. Hugs

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really stunning piece absolutely love it. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
Lindsay xx

Marjorie said...

Wow hunnie, this is so beautiful..and amazing piece of work... Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'...

Fliss said...

What a stunning frame Joanna! The amount of detail is jaw dropping and the embellishing is amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Annette said...

Wow, your altered frame is absolutely stunning. I love it. So pretty.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Asia, I'm so glad I popped in and saw your pictures of your frame. It's glorious and you are truly awe-inspiring! Your enamel work is fantastic. It has been a joy getting to know you.

Tracy said...

I can honestly say I've never seen anything like this and I absolutely love it! Those tiles are so awesome! I'm so glad you popped in to visit from Ros's and thanks so much for becoming a follower. Hugs!

Lin said...

Oh my Asia, these are gorgeous! I have a few of these shoved in a cupboard, which I bought to play with and never got round to because I had to move house...... must get them out and see what can be done.

Thanks for the inspiration

Lin xx

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