Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Showcase & Giveaway - Day #1


Welcome to Day 1 of Spellbinders' A Gilded Life Summer Showcase & Giveaway.
I am honored to be a member of the 2014 design team featuring this exquisite line of bezels, dies and embossing plates.
 
The feminine old world charm captured in this line pairs beautifully with family heirlooms, such as this photo of my dear grandparents.  A quick tutorial of how I created this new heirloom follows. 

 
Wedding Day Picture Frame
 
Spellbinders A Gilded Life Supplies:

GL2-002 (silver) - Crowned Medallion (available here)
GLF-001 - Foil Pack (available here)
GLLD-004 - Petite Lace Long Die (available here)


other materials and supplies:

wood frame
decorative paper
German glass glitter
flat back pearls
mini rhinestones
small flat back stone
mother of pearl heart
craft glue
dimensional adhesive
grey solvent ink
sandpaper
scissors



cut and emboss 2 pieces of ivory colored foil
(quick tip: keep the tissue paper layer on the foil, your finished piece will pop right out of the die)


cover the front and sides of the wood frame with decorative paper, trim to fit;
lightly sand the edges and distress with grey ink 


rub the grey solvent ink over the embossed foil (this will remove some of the finish from the raised areas, it gives a beautiful aged effect);
glue the embossed foil pieces to the face of the frame;
attach flat-back pearls along the foil pieces (leave the top center motif empty)


glue a generous amount of German glass glitter to the inside edge of the frame opening


glue mini rhinestones and a flat-back stone to the crown section of the medallion;
fill the bezel halfway with dimensional adhesive, fill with German glass glitter, allow to dry;
glue a mother of pearl heart charm to the center of the bezel, top with a mini rhinestone;
glue the assemblage to the center top of the frame


You will have 48 hours to enter to win the
Spellbinders' A Gilded Life
 products I used to create this Wedding Day Picture Frame.
For your chance to win these lovely products,
 click HERE:
http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1783340-lmQv2tnwsg
 (note: this entry site is now closed-
visit Spellbinders -HERE- each day for a new giveaway)

Visit Sue Elseth' blog tomorrow for another chance to win and another
beautiful project! 

Questions?  ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address.
 Official Contest Rules can be found HERE.

hugs, JOY, and Blessings,
Kimberly

82 comments:

E.T. said...

Looks beautiful! And that lace die!!!
Xx
Erum

Laura Strack said...

Fabulous Frame!!! Thank you :)

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome project hun. This frame is definitely a piece of art, and would be a precious gift for anyone I think.

Aspiring crafter said...

This is very beautiful!
Love these dies and bezels , a lovely gift for someone,
XxRuth

Lorie Ballard said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your project.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS new release and GORGEOUS frame!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your DELIGHTFUL CRAFTY INSPIRATION!!!

Liz Lumsden said...

This frame is gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding gift it would make....

Joni said...

Wow, this is stunningly beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

Wendy said...

So beautiful thank you for sharing. xx

eyes2theocean said...

This is just so beautiful. I'm definitely going to try something like this.

Thank you!
Sar Tann

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love how you aged the lace die, that medallion gives it quite the regal look!

JoAnne said...

What a gorgeous frame Kimberly!

JKB said...

What a truly beautiful frame. The tutorial is very informative. Thank you!

Annheidel said...

What a lovely frame!

CathyinMN said...

This frame is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial.

Shawna'sBlog said...

T hanks for the great tips! Love this.

Diane Phillips said...

just beautiful

Sarah said...

Fit for a queen...just gorgeous!

Marge said...

Sooo beautiful; a true keepsake frame for a treasured family photo!

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Such a beautiful frame.

Larina M. said...

Beautiful new heirloom to cherish! I love the effect of the foil and grey ink on the petite lace die!

marylouh said...

Beautiful. Looks so elegant and regal.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

So lovely! What details!

Thanks for the tissue paper tip...how clever!

Karen Schroeder said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the new die and foil paper...so cool!

Sandy_in_MD said...

Beautiful frame! Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial (and for the tissue paper tip!).

stick said...

Beautiful project! And lining the interior edge with glitter is genius!

D.Ann said...

Thanks for the great idea! If I'm fortunate to get this in time, I might do something similar for my parent's 50th coming up before the year's out.

sheila said...

this is just spectacular! such a wonderful keepsake.

Billie Dee said...

Stunning!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful creation and so regal and elegant looking.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Absolutely stunning! The details are amazing, elegant, and gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration! God bless!

barbara macaskill said...

This piece is absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with the Gilded Life line of products! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial on how to recreate this beautiful work of art!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Thank you so much for sharing. This piece is beautiful and I love the lace die.

Karien said...

Great project!!!!

Julie Ann said...

Awesome project absolutely beautiful.

Lululiz said...

Gorgeous project and so beautifully photographed.

Kathy said...

Wow, this is truly a work of he(art)! Love that lacy die, too! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Scrapper said...

I would LOVE to be able to make this. Its fabulous

grandmalee said...

What an awesome way to show off our treasured photos. Spellbinders has really helped make my projects even more special.

Lora said...

This is beautiful! I love the German glass and the inking to distress! Thank you for sharing!!!

baconbits said...

Stunning project, fantastic piece of art
TFS

Patty said...

Beautiful frame! I love that lace die!!

416dbf58-0c51-11e4-b68c-5f95917b0db0 said...

Beautiful picture and thank you so much for sharing.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous frame and wrist bands!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amante del Papel said...

ho my godness this is so beauitful!

Linda said...

This frame is absolutely beautiful and is a special way to show off your grandparents picture. I love the medalion at the top and the lacy die cuts at the top and bottom. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness your project is gorgeous
I love the frame ..thanks for sharing

Suzie Button said...

Love the frame and thanks for a chance to win!

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

This is gorgeous, Kimberly! I love all parts of the project. You made it seem so easy to do! I'm sure it will be treasured forever.

Heather Thompson said...

That is absolute beautifulness. Just amazing, I love the bling!!

Cherie said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL! The lace die is to "die" for! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful frame.

BurningRubber said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Such a wonderful way to make your important memories come to life.

Stephanie said...

Your frame is beautiful. Very elegant.

Createology said...

Lovely frame for your sweet Grandparents photo. Blissful Creation Dear...

Donna said...

So ornate and absolutely lovely. Gorgeous!

craftynikky said...

Such a beautiful frame, so elegant, anyone would be so lucky to receive such a treasure. Nikky G

Suzan D said...

Absolutely stunning

Suzan D said...

Absolutely Stunning

willowandme said...


I've never seen German glitter, how beautiful. Love it.

Robin B. said...

What a gorgeous frame! I love the crowned medallion.

gretchen said...

great project !

Jeanne Gering said...

I really like the crown piece at the top, I've never seen one like that. Really beautiful!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

Janine said...

Lovely project

Janet said...

Oh my that is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial I may be making one for my wedding photo!!!

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

very beautiful

Michele Washburn said...

Such a beautiful project! Thanks for the tutorial!

Pandora said...

Kim you frame is befitting of royalty - so elegant! I just adore the direction spellbinders is heading with all of their new products!

Sandra Smith said...

This picture frame is so elegant and pays tribute to a treasured family photo. I love ideas that inspire me to be creative with something vintage that is special to my family and this definitely does that. Thank you

Claire Spielman said...

Elegant perfection!! Love this style of crafting.

Mrs B said...

Hi Kim. Beautiful,so pretty. Take care.

Diane said...

This is such a beautiful project. I have a frame just like this waiting to be embellished. Would love to win.

Jane said...

Wow this is just stunning x

Craftychris said...

Stunning! Perfect for the gorgeous photo xx

Deidre Stuber said...

Wow, what a classy frame. It is amazing. It has that antique look. So beautiful!

Deidre Stuber said...

Just gorgeous, it has that heritage feeling to it. I would love to win!

Sharon Kent said...

A great project. I love it all.

Sue D. said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous frame and for your tutorial. What a lovely keepsake. I must try the foil pack soon.

cjgusloff57 said...

A beautiful project! A lovely way to commemorate your Grandparents wedding day!

Dorthe said...

I love your Wedding Day frame, dear Kimberly.
Elegant, beautiful, and so lovely, and the charm is gorgeous.
Thank you sweet for your tutorial.
Hugs,Dorthe

Lina said...

Awesome Frame!

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