Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Add a LIttle Dazzle and Fancy Pants Designs Blog Hop Day 2

Hello Everyone and Welcome to our collaborative blog hop with Fancy Pants Designs!  We are having a fabulous week sharing creative projects using Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal and Fancy Pants Designs paper products.  After you check out all of the projects at Add a Little Dazzle, make sure you hop over to Fancy Pants Designs to see what they have to share with you!

I decided to get a little messy and alter a frame that I had purchased a couple of years ago.  I love the envelopes in the Burlap and Bouquets Patterned Envelopes and Folders Pack and thought they would make a great foundation for a collage.  

I gave my frame a base coat of gesso, let it dry and then painted over it with Distress paint.  I stamped a burlap background stamp in black on the frame in a couple of places and then added another thin coat of paint.  The paint was a little too bright for me, so I spritzed it with some Mister Huey's Warm Calico mist and rubbed it over the frame, giving it a great aged look.
The roses are made with some of the gorgeous prints from the Burlap and Bouquet Designer Paper using Heartfelt Creations floral dies.  The leaves are die cut from Precious Pearl Craft Metal using MFT dies,  colored with a green Gelato, and molded for a lifelike look.

Next, I started assembling all of the pieces of the frame.  The insert uses the burlap image designer paper from the Burlap and Bouquet paper pack.  I framed one of the sentiment die cuts from the Ephemera Pack and used it as my main image within the frame opening.
The largest envelope in the Envelope and Folders Pack was used a a base for the flowers and foliage.  I embellished the corner collage with die cuts cut from Add a Little Dazzle Brushed Bronze Craft Metal using a Die-Namites Die, Summer Branch.   I have used this month's sketch at Die-Namites for my frame. 

The frame is finished off with arrows from the Ephemera pack and that awesome burlap bow.

The Design Team enjoyed using the Fancy Pants Designs products so much that Monica is now carrying their Christmas paper products in the Add a Little Dazzle Boutique.  Check out the 'Oh Deer' Collection along with other new products  HERE!

You can order this exclusive package HERE.  And don't forget, Add a Little Dazzle now offers FREE shipping on qualifying orders as well as bulk orders. 

And we can't have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE! 
Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 19th midnight to enter.  The winners will be announced on both company blogs.  
You must leave a comment on both the Add a Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Designs blogs each day of the week to be entered for a chance to win. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Lee Ann  :)


  1. very pretty indeed!!!! I love the flowers.....

  2. Wonderful work on
    this frame. The cute
    envelope work really
    Carla from Utah

  3. Love the burlap.I also love how those flowers just pop that frame.Thank you.Blessings

  4. LOVE the texture that the burlap adds to this pretty frame! TFS!

  5. I had to do a double take on those leaves! I could have sworn they were made of material! Nice job!!

  6. Such a fun altered frame -- I love that side envie too

  7. Love that bit of pizazz the metal adds to your project. Lovely flowers, too!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. great photo frame fun colors. Great project.

  9. This is an adorable frame my granddaughter will love! All it needs is a metallic peace sign to be perfect for her. Love the way you painted & stamped the frame too, very clever. TFS!

  10. Wonderful way to alter a frame!

  11. I love this frame. It would make a lovely gift.

  12. HI - it is Tonya, your stalker, here! You have hit it out of the park once again my friend. I absolutely love it! Thanks for playing along with the sketch and dare challenge at Die-namites. Good luck!

  13. This is stunning love this frame and the colors you used are just so fall.

  14. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Dienamites Sketch and Dare Challenge!

  15. Hey there wow fabulous creation...love your take on the sketch/dare....thanks for playing along with the sketch and dare challenge at Die-namites blog....:)

  16. Oh the colors and texture is beautiful! Love that burlap bow!Thanks for playing along with Die-Namites October Sketch challenge :)

  17. Lee Ann....you know I just love your clean style....and once again you have created a WINNER!!! Thank you so much for playing along with this month's Die~Namites Dies Sketch Challenge!!


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