Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer of '89

The day has come, and Lindy's Stamp Gang has released it's new Starburst Stains Color Set: Summer of '89! I altered this cute frame using some of the new colors.They brought out the accents in the picture inside the frame. Unfortunately, I cannot show that picture, because this is a gift for someone, and I want it to be a surprise... she watches my videos and follows my blog, so I had to make sure I covered my tracks. No peeking, right? LOL. I hope she likes it when she receives it.

It took me some time to figure this baby out (this is my first altered frame ever), because believe it or not, my mojo has left me. I think the mini album that I'm currently working on (and have yet to finish!) has sucked all the inspiration and creativity out of me! Crazy, I know, but I tell you, it has been hard to get anything crafty accomplished lately...just to let you know, I ruined a wood frame before I started this one...I had to literally put it away (close to a trash can lol) and start over. Thank God, this one turned out way better  on my first attempt!

I used three of the colors of the new Summer of '89 Set, and I only wish you could see the picture inside the frame, so you would know how perfect these colors were for this project. I guess you're going to have to just take my word for it! LOL

This is the first time I've done any of the crackle paint too, and I love the look, without any contrasting colors, like it's usually done. It's a different distressed look.
I colored the metal word with my Copic Markers and gave it some texture with the coloring too.
As usual, I made a tutorial on how I got the wood so shimmery and crackled, and you can check that out HERE.
I hope you are excited about these colors, and give them a try.
WARNING: you'll get hooked on them LOL!
Oh, I forgot to ask, how do you like the new look of the blog? I'd love to hear what you think!


  1. love the frame Sharon, cute bloggie =)

  2. I love this frame it is so pretty :) I stumbled across your blog and love your stuff! I am one of your new followers! TFS

    - Kara

  3. Sharon, I LOVE the frame! The flowers and colors are beautiful. I'm definitely inspired to try altering a frame myself. Thank you for sharing!

    BTW your blog turned out SUPER cute! Did you use photoshop??

    Have a fabulous weekend and Happy 4th!

  4. Thank you ladies for the feedback. Natalie, I used the blogger design program together with an online photo editor. Tried to leave you a message on your blog, but could not find where to post it :(

  5. The new blog look is awesome! And that frame is magnifique :)

  6. I know this is a 'late' comment, but I just found your blog (LOVE IT!) and became a new follower! I've been entralled with the Lindy's Stamp Gang products since July, and have watched several of your YouTube videos. :)

    This frame is absolutely STUNNING!

    Anyway.... I've chosen you as one of my Top 5 picks for the Liebster Blog Award (liebster is German for favorite). Go 'grab' your award on my blog at


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