Love triangle!

This altered frame was made this evening with This Thursday, it’s all about‘all change’ in mind for various reasons. It also happens to fit in with Theme Thursday’s Hearts‘ challenge, so my little love triangle is now a double header!!

Poor ‘Sophia’ (well, she just looks like a Sophia to me!), is having trouble deciding between Harry the Roguish Wanderer and steady Ermest the Stockbroker… poor love!

Normally, I take the frame , remove the glass and stamp onto it as I did last week, but in this case, I found that the glass had been glued to the wooden frame, so I couldn’t. Okay, that meant a bit of a different approach, so I took a piece of scrapbook paper from Paper Pesto and decided where my images were going to appear. I drew round a chipboard frame twice and used gold Krylon pen to create the frames. I then stamped the 2 chaps and Sophia onto sticky-backed acetate (RAK’d to me by my mate Cat, as were the rubons!).

Using the images and the frames as a guide, I applied the black paisley rubons, a bit like wallpaper to make the background a bit more Victorian. Being a compulsive doodler, I went mad with a white Sakura Gellyroll pen and highlighted the rubons! I then chose some beautiful gold leaf rubons and added them strategically to the paper. I wrote HARRY and ERNEST at the top of the frames and then removed the backing from the stamped images (which I’d cut out) and stuck them in place.

So, I’ve changed the way I’d normally treat an altered frame, I’ve changed from my usual type of acetate and I’ve used highlights on rubons for a change. I also decorated the frame with punchinella hearts and silver acrylic paint. I really like how this turned out and despite the poor light and the flash bouncing off the glass, the photo’s not too bad. All 3 characters are from the Victorian Plate by Ria at Home Impressions.

You can also the work of the entire Home Impressions Design Team on our blog HERE – which gives you a chance to see the other Plates we’ve been working with this month!

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15 Comments

  1. Wow Rosie

    Another great peice. Glad you like our examples. Thanks for taking part in our challenge. Drop into the chatroom if you are onlibne now I#ll be in till 10.15
    yours tracey

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  2. carolann

     /  July 17, 2008

    Wow fantastic work Rosie WTG hun xxxx

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  3. Tracey – I missed you by about 10 minutes!… Doh!

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  4. Now, you should be writing books along with your own illustrations. I love the story and all the little details you added to your frame. Great job!

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  5. I knew Harry would creep in again somewhere…I love him!…this is brilliant Rosie. x

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  6. Rosie, this is amazing. What a lot of creative detail.

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  7. Sandy

     /  July 18, 2008

    Wow wow wow amazing creation my Dear.
    Love them.

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  8. Rosie, this is fantastic! Such detail!

    I’m really looking forward to hearing what Harry & Co get up to next. 🙂

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  9. This is incredible.

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  10. Great piece Rosie – and first this week – well done!!!

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  11. lovely xxx

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  12. very lovely piece rosie, and original

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  13. WOW, you did such a super job on this piece Rosie, very pretty! It looks marvelous and I Love your sense of playfulness, it always shines thru your art 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  14. susiebwell

     /  July 20, 2008

    beautful work as ever!
    thanks for playing along!

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  15. Lovely work love your wee story!

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