Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Owl Frame (KaiserCraft 'What a Hoot')

If you think owls are cute as much as i do and you find yourself purchasing every single owl-based paper or embellishment you find, then you MUST remember KaiserCraft's What A Hoot collection. It offered amazing shades of browns and greens and the most adorable little owls!  At the time of its release, i splurged on the paper and ended up with a lot of leftovers (much to my bliss as it makes terrific cards)! I recently decided to use some of those leftovers to alter a cheap frame i bought at the Dollarstore for just that purpose. Before i start, i must apologize for the poor quality of some of the pictures - Mr Sun hasn't properly shown his face for days in my neck of the woods. And the fact that i arrive home from work only at 5pm every day sure does not help! :(

The frame originally looked like this:
I started off by covering it with 2 coats of black KaiserColour paint. My intention was to then add some brown Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, but much to my disappointment, i opened the not-so-old container only to find that the paint had totally dried up! I had to think up a plan B, so i decided to cover the entire frame (and the black Kaiser paint) with plain-coloured chipboard as i found it went well with the shades of the What A Hoot paper.  Then, with a handmade flower, a wooden button, some twine, a little bling, some KaiserCraft chipboard alphabet and wood flourishes and a HOOT of a good time, i ended up with this cute frame of which, needless to say, i am very proud...

Thank you for looking! I hope i have inspired you to take out your What A Hoot scraps to turn them into wooonderful projects!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Donna this is totally stunning as is your whole blog! I hope you are applying for the Kaiser DT!!! You definitely should!! Your work is beautiful!!!
    Congratulations on being featured on the Prima Blog!!!! It is very exciting!!! So happy for you!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment too.
    Lou xx