Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Magnifique Scrapbook Frame

This project started as a kit I purchased from The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie (an AMAZING store). The original design was by one of their teachers- Annette Prudhomme.  Once I got it home though, I decided I really didn't like the paper and some of the embellies that came with it so I turned to my stash and decided the Close To My Heart Level 1 Magnifique papers I have been hoarding would be perfect.  I really love how it turned out with my changes and it is a great addition to my dining room.  Since I added buttons, I am submitting this project to the Button challenge at

I loved her technique for the denim and cream felt flower.  You simply take a 1 1/2 x 12 strip of the fabric.  Fold it in half lengthwise and sew or glue the open edge closed. Once dry, cut the folded side at short intervals and then roll and glue the fabric on itself until you are happy with your flower.  The booklet is just 2 pieces of cardstock cut to fit the opening of the frame, I used waxy flax tied around the center to hold them together and then adhered the back cover to the glass with a tape runner.  For the Peacock, I used a resist technique by stamping it in Versamark and embossing it with white emb. powder.  I then used the 3 shades of ink and sponged it over the cardstock and embossed image.

Close To My Heart products used
Level 1 Magnifique paper
Colonial White and Pacifica Cardstock
Circle of Love Stamp Set
Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue and Pacifica Inks
Prisma Glitter
Liquid Glass
spray pen using pearl paint, water and dutch blue reinker
Colonial White Waxy Flax
White embossing powder and Versamark

Products from kit
denim for flower
felt for flower
organza flowers
velvet flowers
stamped wings
hanging beads

From my stash: Brown ribbon and mod podge


  1. What a cool project! I love all the details, especially the flowers and buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

  2. Thanks for explaining how to do the flowers!! I have to try this. Love the shabby chic look of this and it is crazy that you used a Level 1 Kit. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  3. Belinda, this is quite the work of art! And I really love your fabric flowers - thanks for joining us on H2H this week :o)

  4. Beautiful, and I love the booklet you put in to add more pics. Such a great work of art. tfs.

  5. Love this Belinda! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing along at H2H:)

  6. LOve this!! Great colors & fabulous embellishments!! Thanks for joining us at H2H :)