Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 201 - Man Of The World

I found this photo frame & inked it up with frayed burlap, scattered straw, walnut stain & peeled paint DI  splashed with water to distress then spritzed with heirloom gold perfect pearls.  Stamped the plane & postcard script from TH then the cogs & man from Paper Artsy.  I cut out the TH rosette & added the '7 gypsies' hand & a broken part of a wooden leaf which I inked up.  The car was cut out with my Silhouette from TH 'stamps' card then distressed further with walnut stain - I used two wooden buttons for the wheels.  Once I had finished the frame I printed out the 'Great World' postcard which I had scanned from a card sent from my dad when he arrived in Singapore with the army, dated 16th July 1953.  I 'googled' the postcard & found out that it was an amusement park!  I liked the name of it & thought it worked well with the theme.  I stamped a 'Creative Expressions' ticket & placed behind the rosette & added a very small photo of my dad taken just before he left the country behind a Paper Artsy negative frame.  The title was printed & cut out from my computer. I covered the back of the frame & the new TH small easel die with paper & adhered to the back of the frame.  Both my Grandad & my Dad were keen photographers  & I must have thousands (no exaggeration) of photos/slides that I am trying to organise & copy or use in my craft. This is a full time job! Some of the photos are amazing - I can lose many hours when I start to look. 


  1. Wow, that is a beautifully altered frame... love all the different bits and bobs to look at... perfect! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... Mr Postie has your parcel, so it hopefully will be with you by Saturday x

  2. Oh Sue, I love this, you have done an absolutely brilliant job on the frame, love all the embellishments and that photo in the frame is lovely. Wow!

  3. Beautiful frame, love how everything just looks xx