Good Monday morning!  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. Our inspiration site was Artful Whimsy and I was inspired by this Vintage Molded Frame with Roses.

Vintage molding frame *roses

Here is what I came up with.

KC Grow with Love 1 left

I loved the vintage frame and decided to make one of my own. I die cut a frame using kraft cardstock and with the 5" Spellbinders Grand Calibur square. I then cut a 3.5" square opening with the classic square. I marked the back of the frame and numbered each section so I would be able to match them back together exactly the way they were cut.  I cut the frame into four pieces from corner to corner so I could create the mitered corners like the inspiration piece. I then crimped each piece to create the molded wood look and attached the four pieces back together. I cut four corners off the  3.5" square left over from the frame cut out and reinforced each corner on the back of the frame to hold them in place. I then painted the frame with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint, heat dried and then sanded a bit with a sanding block to rough up the edges and mitered corners.

KC Grow With Love 1 center

I created roses using the My Favorite Things Royal Rolled Rose., I made one the full size and cut about 1/3rd of the other two rolls off to create smaller roses. I sponged the pink die cut roses with Spun Sugar Distress Ink to add some definition and color. I rolled and assembled the flowers around needle nose pliers and secured using glue dots.  I used the pliers to bend back all the petals of the roses to give a more natural look and finished by sponging a tiny bit more pink ink to add a little more depth. I die cut two pieces of the Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig to use as the foliage with the roses. I stamped the Grow With Love sentiment on the corner of the card base and attached the frame with mounting tape. I attached one of the sprigs above the sentiment with glossy accents and then attached the three roses. I cut the second sprig apart to add pieces of foliage to fill in around the roses.

KC Grow with Love 1 right

I hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage frame.  Let me know if you are interested in a tutorial on how to make the frame.  It wasn’t hard and was lots of fun.

My Favorite Things Die-namics, Royal RoseGrand Squares grow with loveClassic Squares LGMemory Box Dies, Honeyblossom SpringDistress Crackle Paint, White Picket FenceHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2" Accents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderFiskars 12-93408897 Paper CrimperGlue Dots, 3/8"Tim Holtz, Sanding BlockInk Blending ToolConcave Round Nose Pliers


Stamps: Rubbernecker  2012 Sentiment #1 Grow With Love 627-01
Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone
Paper: SU Confetti White, Papertrey Sweet Blush, Old Olive, Kraft
Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig , My Favorite Things Royal Rolled Rose, Spellbinders  Grand Calibur and Classic Square, Mounting Tape, Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence, Glossy Accents, Needle Nose Pliers, Tim Holtz Sanding Block