Good Sunday morning! I am having a wonderful, restful weekend.  I hope you are as well.  I have a sweet project to share with you today.  I made it for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration site was the Victorian Trading Company and I was inspired by Roses and Violette Photo Surround.

roses & violette photo surrounds

Here is what I came up with.

KC Vintage Sisters 3 right

I stamped the Sisters image Rubbernecker Vintage on watercolor paper using Chocolate Brilliance,


Sisters 002

heat set and lightly watercolored the image with distress reinkers to look like the old fashioned sepia photos that were hand colored back in the day.

KC Vintage Sisters 3 center

I used my new Spellbinders Floral Oval Die for the frame and Floral Flourishes, Martha Stewart Flower Punch and EK Success Rock Fern Punch to create the floral spray around the photo. I wanted the flowers to match the clothing and cheeks of the girls so I punched flowers using the vanilla cardstock and lightly sponged the edges of the petals. I formed them with a stylus and mat. I placed pearls in each flower center to bring one more Victorian touch to the frame.

KC Vintage Sisters 3 left

Check out my frame tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I create my mated frames.

Thanks for stopping in.

Floral OvalsClassic Ovals SMFloral Flourishes                Accents, Glossy        Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen    Distress Re-Inkers, Antique Linen                              Pearls, Snow  Glue Dots, 3/8Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Ink Blending Tool

Stamps: Rubbernecker 2010 Vintage Collection- Sisters- 502-07
Paper: Watercolor, Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Brilliance,
Distress Inks– Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw
Accessories: Spellbinders Floral Oval and Classic Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Flower Punch, EK Success Rock Fern Punch, Stylus, Mat,
Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Pearls, Glue Dots