Cascading Fuchsia Altered Frame

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Cascading Fuchsia Altered Frame

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! You chose a great day to visit Kathy by Design because today is reveal day for the much anticipated Cascading Fuchsia Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I have a Cascading Fuchsia Altered frame to share with you, but first, here’s a little introduction to this exciting collection!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to join us for a stroll through a quaint cottage garden where your cares will melt away and your creative energy will be refreshed and renewed. The Cascading Fuchsia Collection of stamps, dies and papers is bursting with lush greenery and exquisite beauty. Here, you’ll find pendant shaped clusters of show-stopping pink, purple and magenta blossoms that are also called “Angel’s Earrings.” Graceful vines, lacy patterns, flitting butterflies, shady bowers and delicate latticework come together and form this restful haven. It’s a celebration of the simple things that fill this moment in time with wonder and spontaneous joy. Cascading Fuchsia: It’s a flawless garden of peerless delight and a creative sanctuary for the artist in you.

Sound yummy?  Well, it is!  You can see a full preview of all the stamps, dies and papers HERE.

I wanted to create a bit of home decor that would show off the amazing dimension of these exquisite flowers. As I went digging through The Closet of Shame, I found a ratty old frame that I’d picked up at a yard sale.  Aha!  The perfect candidate for a Heartfelt Creations makeover!

Altered Frame Cascading Fuchsia 02aTa-da!  I had such a good time learning how to shape these delicate blossoms.  You can find a video HERE that will guide you on your way. It’s easy once you see it done.

Altered Frame Cascading Fuchsia 01aAlong with the Cascading Fuchsia blossoms, I tucked in a few tiny white Delightful Daisies to provide contrast. I also added lush greenery with the Bella Rose stamp and die.  I love the fulness these leaves add to the frame.

Altered Frame Cascading Fuchsia 03aFor trims, I used natural jute string, Lime Juice Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon, and light, airy white organza.  These flowers are so spectacular that little else is needed!

I have a complete supply list and step by step tutorial below.  I hope you’ll visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiring Cascading Fuchsia projects from the rest of the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!



Cascading Fuchsia Altered Frame Tutorial

Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:
HCD 763 Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD-1 760 Delightful Daisy Die
HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
HCPC 3668 Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3656 Delightful Daisy Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-254 Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Viva Décor Violet Stamp Paint
Viva Décor Rose Stamp Paint
Viva Décor Moss Green Stamp Paint
Stamp Mat Pad
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Other Product: white cardstock; Olive Archival Ink, SU Old Olive Ink, Versamark Ink: Zing Glitter Finish Green Embossing Powder, Zing Metallic Finish Purple Embossing Powder; Antique Linen Distress Glitter; Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist; Diamond Stickles; Peeled Paint Distress Paint; Vintage Photo Distress Ink; heat tool; glue gun; frame; Lime Juice Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon; Natural Jute Twine; 7/8″ white organza ribbon; Scor-Tape
Lightly sand the edges of your frame and paint with Peeled Paint Distress Paint. Set aside to dry.
Using the dark fuchsia and light fuchsia designer paper from the collection, stamp several sets of the Cascading Fuchsia Stamps with Versamark, sprinkle with a mixture of the green and purple embossing powders and heat set. Die cut with the Cascading Fuchsia die. Dilute the Rose Stamp Paint with a couple of spritzes of water and pounce onto the petals and sepals, then repeat with the Violet Stamp Paint, blending as you go. Shape the flowers with the tool kit and assemble with a glue gun. Place a drop of Art Institute glue on the tips of the flower stamens and dip into Antique Linen Distress Glitter.
Use Olive Archival Ink to stamp the Bella Rose Stamp onto white cardstock three times, and then cut with the die. Color with the Viva Décor Moss Green Stamp paint. Round out the leaves with the largest shaping tool.
Stamp several sets of the Delightful Daisies onto white cardstock using SU Old Olive Ink. Die cut and shape just the smallest flowers with the Tool Kit. Spritz with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. Fill Centers with Diamond Stickles and set aside to dry.
Now that the paint on the frame is dry, sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and cut the lattice paper from the collection to fit the front and sides of your frame. Ink the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Paint. Glue down with Art Institute Dries Clear Glue. Use Scor-Tape to secure a double row of the Lime Juice Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon to the frame, as shown in the photo. Glue the Natural Jute Twine around the photo opening with Art Institute Glue. Arrange the Bella Rose Leaves around the frame as desired. Tuck in the Cascading Fuchsia Flowers, using hot glue to attach to the frame. Scatter the daisies in amidst the blossoms.
Create a loopy bow with the White Organza Ribbon. Top with a triple loop bow made with the Lime Juice ribbon and glue a single Cascading Fuchsia Blossom on top. Cut the sentiment border from the paper collection and cut fish tails on both ends. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo DI, curve and glue down with Art Institute Glue.


27 thoughts on “Cascading Fuchsia Altered Frame

  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    My Goodness this is pretty, Kathy! I love it so much that this is one I’d be drawn to on a craft stall and would want to buy.

    I adore the colours you’ve chosen, and think the twine around the opening is a totally inspired idea.

    Everything about it is just breathtaking. Well done, you clever, amazingly talented gal!

  2. Kathy Roney

    What a gorgeous altered frame Kathy! Love your flowers and all the pretty elements you found stashed away…I have lots of them too! Blessings! Kathy

  3. Tracey F.

    Wow, wow, wow Kathy! This is stunning! The flowers are divine and I can hardly believe that this frame was a yard sale find that you had stored in the closet of shame! The white delightful daisies are the perfect finishing touch along with that gorgeous ribbon! Beautiful!

  4. Robin

    One of the most gorgeous pieces of art I’ve ever seen! Thanks for the tutorial. You always do such a great job of explaining the how-to’s.

  5. Pattie Jns

    amazing an so beautiful, but it sure isn’t simple. You just encourage us to think that way, and it works. have a good day.

  6. Amber Milone

    Absolutely gorgeous Kathy! I love how you incorporated the different flowers from the other collections. They looks so real and delicate!

  7. nanagretchen

    Now I can see, I’, at the big screen. I was just over and saw the whole collection and it is exquisite, I think it’s the best so far, ever! Your project is gorgeous, love all the texture, the layering and then to add the cascading flowers, just breathtaking. This is just gorgeous! You nailed it!
    Hugs and God Bless!

  8. Dawn Skene

    This is beautiful! Great way to dress up an ordinary frame. I am hoping to pick up a few of these new products myself.

  9. smithgfb

    Good morning girl! This is just stunning; truly a work of art. I have to admit I’m starting to really want to play with these stamps and dies!

  10. Kris

    It’s amazing what you can dig out of your “Closet of Shame” and turn into a beautiful work of art, Kathy! Love the jute and the flowers, vines and ribbons are very, very pretty. Great frame! Thanks!

  11. Carol

    Hi Kathy another gorgeous collection from Heartfelt. The frame is just so pretty and I love the way the flowers look so lifelike. I also love the way you have added the jute around the inside of the frame it’s a lovely added touch x

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