Family Frame with Echo Park and Scrapware

Hi Everyone
Some of my favourite finds of the SENZ weekend (and I had a few!) were the Scrapware products. Now I know the Aussies are REALLY into their die-cut chipboard but I had never had a chance to take a good look at some before.

One of the first things I found was this gorgeous little frame. It’s made of wood as opposed to chipboard and I decided not to alter or paint it at all. I have used the Echo Park “For the Record” Collection as it one I have been wanting to use for ages!

It was easy to measure the small pieces of paper required as I just measured inside each frame and added a 1mm border around each side to ensure they were big enough.

Now, me finding these gorgeous chipboard pieces coincided with me finally buying a heat gun. No more tweezers, burnt fingers and fishing stuff out of the toaster for me! As you can see I went a little embossing crazy with making these embellishments, but they are so delicate and tiny that they ended up looking rather cute!

To create the text effect on the trees, I first embossed the piece with a plain colour using Versamark and Zing powder, and then when they were dry I stamped on them again using Versamark, a text stamp (Kaisercraft) and then used a contrasting Zing colour for embossing the text. (In case you were wondering, Zing is just the brand name for the American Crafts embossing powders..)
I love how this little frame turned out – it’s such a fun way to display pictures and paper – without having the daunting task of having to create a 12×12 layout!
Lowri :-)
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  • Reply Diana July 11, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Absolutely delightful Lowri! I'm nearly done with my first scrapware project too – heaps of fun :)

  • Reply Liz July 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM


  • Reply Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com July 11, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    This is just AWESOME! I love it!!

  • Reply Lana Bisson July 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    what a fun framed project. WOnderful!

  • Reply patti west July 11, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Love that you used b&w photos w/this EP line. I also admire your embossing! I used some yellow Zing today too. :) Love this frame!!

  • Reply Gretchen July 12, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    wow Lowri! this is fabulous!!

  • Reply artistaprilcole@gmail.com July 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    Fantastic, this is very delightful! ;]
    What a wonderful project.

  • Reply Susan July 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    I love your project, so many great little details!!

  • Reply Janna Werner July 13, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    Fabulous, Lowri! Hugs Janna

  • Reply Crystal July 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    ok, i totally have to scraplift this idea! so cool & so fab! just love it so much! this is the perfect projects for my leftover scraps from this line…which i <3. hugs!

  • Reply HI THERE! July 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    That is gorgeous! I love your paper choices and what a cute frame!
    Jenn :)

  • Reply Kim from Maiden D'Shade July 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    That's just too awesome! I LOVE what you did with that frame! I haven't got into embossing and stuff yet but when I'm ready to learn, I'm coming to you!

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