Thursday, May 29, 2008

Framing My Spring Challenge Block

Here is proof Framing doesn't have to be expensive! LOL I always check the bargain stores like Ross in their framed art section and find the prettiest frames that are just shadowed enough for a CQ block. There's no need for one of those deep shadow box frames (which are usually ugly and plain) when these have enough room, it looks like it is about half an inch deep if not three quarters of an inch deep, and it's pretty! This one only cost $11.99 but sometimes you can get an even better price. All you have to do is take it apart remove the art and add in your block (and new matting if needed)!
When I saw this frame in the store I just knew it was large enough and the perfect finish for my Spring Challenge block with matting. Sometimes you get really lucky and everything about the frame is perfect including the matting but in this case the inner matting is not big enough so I will remove that and cut new matting to fit the block.
I'm just so thrilled that my block will soon be framed!

6 comments:

TattingChic said...

What a nice frame for such a beautiful block. Is that one that was stitched on by others in a Round Robin? It's very pretty.

Melissa said...

Thanks! I did this all myself! If you click on the link you can see the history of the block on my blog. I did it for a Spring Challenge last year!

TattingChic said...

I will have to do that tonight. I love lurking through blogs...it's so much fun! I did go through your blog once already and it was so neat to see your needlework progress from your first journal kit to all this gorgeousness you got going on in here, girl. It's amazing! I'm running out of words to describe your needlework.

Melissa said...

Awww!!! You are so sweet!!! Ya I'm sometimes floored about where I'm at too, I remember looking for patterns and the first time I branched out at did my own!!! Super scarey!!! But it worked out! And the Spring Challenge had a lot of learning in it too, it pushed me. I had gotten blanks and no ideas sometimes, and now it seems that comes easier to me now. I always have to learn that it's okay to make mistakes because if I'm frozen in fear of them I don't do anything! LOL

TattingChic said...

I agree! I think, in some cases, mistakes have resulted in creative brilliance!

Kay said...

Hi, I think I am the queen of picture frames, I find them at yard sales all the time for next to nothing and the ones that aren't perfect I just hit with a can of spray paint...And did you know you can also spray paint the mat? I do that too!