Friday, March 2, 2012

Technique Corner: Rainbow Baby Frame

A decorated frame is a gift suitable for anyone. A plain wooden frame is like an empty canvas, you can put anything on it. This is a cute frame I created for a little baby boy as a present. The main embellishments I used are different sizes and shapes buttons.

Here are a few tips for making the frame:
·         Paint the frame with white wash.
·         Create a punched frame and adhere.
·         String buttons into a thin metal wire to create a rainbow.
·         Adhere its two ends to animal shaped buttons as if they were holding it.

·         Adhere paper clouds to the top edge of the frame. Adhere the animals on top.
·         Create button flowers on circles of paper and adhere to the frame.

·         Add stars and a title.
·         Add another punched frame to the back of the frame to give it background.

A few challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations: #149 Photo inspiration
365 Cards: New Beginnings
Sketchy Colors: sketch #106
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Boys and their toys
The Pink Elephant: #137 sketch
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything but a card
Moving along with the times: Sketch
My mum's craft shop: #46 shapes
Pixie Dust Dtudio: Buttons
Paper Play challenges: Something old,something new: used an old frame with new buttons.
CES challenges: cream and blue

Have fun creating!



  1. Hi. How pretty and a wonderful way to incorporate the sketch. Lovely delicate colours and I love the buttons.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Very creative way of using buttons! :)
    Thanks for joining D1 @ 365cards!

  3. Adorable frame!! Love the buttons and your wonderful take on this weeks sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  4. Hi, What a great creation, thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week, Enjoy the weekend, Hazelxo

  5. WOW!
    This is awesome!
    Love the buttons, and all the cute details you have added :)
    Thank you for joining us at SC,
    hugs from Maya

  6. Wow, what a great use of buttons. Thank you for joining us at 365 Cards.

  7. Too cute!!! LOVE all those buttons! :) A fabulous creation! :)

  8. beautiful colors and details...thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  9. מקסים
    כלכך מתאים לתמונה של פשוש או פשושית
    תודה ששיתפת

  10. Stunning creation, just love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. Hi Einat, what a fantastic altered frame. I love the fun images and your button rainbow is wonderful. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. זה פשוט משגע!!
    הועתק לתיקית ההשראה שלי ואני בהחלט מתכננת להכין משהו דומה!

  13. Oh gosh how beautiful i love how u did the rainbow,fab, Thanks for joining our Something Old,Something New challenge at Paperplay this week,
    Kenzie x
    Paperplay DT
    Dont miss my birthday candy on my my blog, running till 16th march xx

  14. Love all the buttons what a fabulous project! Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  15. Fabulous project and great take on the sketch.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  16. This is awesome! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  17. Wonderful job, love it, thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks...way to go!

  18. Oh this is totally fabulous. Love the bright buttons and the theme.

    Thanks for sharing your project with the 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer.

  19. Super shaped card. Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Tracy x

  20. LOVE THIS! So cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at the 4 Crafty Chicks!

  21. What a unique and pretty frame! LOVE the button rainbow! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!