Monday 21 April 2014

Ally Pally Frame

Happy Easter to you all! Hope you have been enjoying the long Easter weekend in whatever way you choose. 

Apologies for having gone "missing" for a few weeks. Have been very busy in the run up to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace last weekend. I worked 11 days in a row so just collapsed on Good Friday. Can't believe where the weekend has gone and it's back to work again tomorrow! 

I thought I would show you an MDF photo frame I decorated at Ally Pally. 

I had arranged to work on the Creative Expressions stand for the weekend but not as a demonstrator. However, we had two of our demonstrators who were unable to make it (Kim is recovering from an operation and Suzie was very poorly too - I know Kim is making good progress now and I hope Suzie is on the mend too). This meant that I hadn't done any prep. I had no samples with me and only a pair of scissors in my bag! However, everyone was very kind. Julia suggested I obtain a blending mat from Ali Reeve (thanks Ali), and Sam had a spare water pot, so I grabbed what I could from the stand and demonstrated the new Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paints with some MDF pieces and That Special Touch Masks. 

This is the Pronty Baroque Square Frame available from Creative Expressions. The masks I used on the corners were Sunburst and Rosette. I added a couple of Small Dazzlers, some ribbons, and some die-cut pieces (which I also painted using the Matt Chalk Paints). I added the new Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Glaze to the lock and key to make it look more metallic. Matt Chalk Paints were used on the frame itself and sponged through the masks. I finished the frame off by rubbing some Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax around the outside edge of the frame.

Happy crafting!


  1. So cute! Love the lock and key

  2. Fabulous frame Tracey, love the soft muted colours.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love those colours - great project!!

  4. This is brilliant. Well done for stepping in like that to demonstrate. Hugs Jackie

  5. Hi Tracey. Lovely frame : ) You did get thrown at the deep end didn't you, having to demo with no prep or equipment! You certainly came up trumps with this though, well done : ) Take care.