Friday, November 2, 2012

Toes...Breathe in the freshness of the Sea

My toes, breathing in the freshness of the sea in Oregon...when I gave this to my daughter-in-law she thought the photo came with the frame...hubby said "wonder how it would have turned out if you'd painted your toenails", "they are painted!"

I bought this very plain, slightly damaged photo frame for next to nothing and thought it would be perfect to alter.  I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of the 'before'!  I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous 'Breathe' rubber stamp using Versamark ink and Stampendous Clear Bark Embossing Powder.  I love the way this embossing powder looks in real life...almost looks like fine vinyl.

Excuse the glare, I was having a heck of a time with anything technical this weekend, couldn't even remember how to turn off the flash in my little camera...and I know I've done it before...AAADD...Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

Anyhow, then I used the Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel in the upper reminds me of sea foam and golden specs of sand.

I found a bag of sea shells at Michael's and adhered a few to the frame using Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue.  I added a piece of lovely May Arts ribbon in navy.

Brings back memories of our recent trip to the Oregon the sunsets on the beach.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.


  1. Well you KNOW Barb how much I LOVE this since I LOVE all things beachy! LOVE your alterations! LOVE the shells and the white enamel and that FAB sentiment! This turned out so GREAT!

  2. This is so pretty, I love the beach, would love to have my toes in the water right now. Nice sentiment!

  3. I get a smile on my face everytime I see your beautiful profile pic and today you had a post to match it(-: !!! LOVE your frame (and pic) - such a fabulous project!

    1. Thanks so much Karin...the profile pic was taken at my son's wedding on St. Thomas last April...looks like I need to try to get a winter theme going though,LOL.


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