Friday, 2 May 2014

Abstract Frame..

This is a small abstract frame I made one night, using just stamps from the Ellen Vargo Collection I started with this small wooden frame from PaperArtsy. 

I painted it with a blend of the new limited edition paints from Lin Brown. 

Next I used the scratchy circle stamp from EEV02  around the front edge, then used the background stamp from  EEV03 over the top. I also added a little Snowflake paint to the inside. 

I painted some crunchy wax paper with Snowflake, then stamped the Barcode stamp from EEV03.. I crumpled the paper and then tore it into strips and glued them to the insides of the frame. 

Then I painted s different sized wooden spools with the same paints. 

I wrapped them in yarns

I painted some heavy smoothy card with Chartreuse, then I stamped the barcode 3 times and the circle 3 times. I scored the barcodes and created steps. I cut the circles out and glued them to the top of the spools. 

I glued the steps and the spools inside the frame. 

Here you can see the 2 steps joined by a walkway.. 

The inside looked bare. so I painted some tissue paper and used the scratchy circle and the scratchy leaf to make a sunburst. 

I cut that out and glued it inside the frame. 

I painted a little more smoothy card with the same colours, and stamped these words with a mini alphabet set. I mounted each word onto black card. 

Then I attached each word to a step. 

I finished the frame with a little Treasure Gold around the outer edges. 

I like how the steps stick out.. 

Darcy x


  1. Fab Darcy, made me smile. Also thought at first that you had used a proper barcode from the packet. Love how it all fits together. The threads on the spools are so cute. X

  2. Wow your frame is a chameleon, can see two very distinct colours depending on the light and i love them both! Wonderful project Darcy, can see you love the Ellen Vargo stamps too, they do help to create some magical projects :-) xxx

  3. WOW, you should have entered the #3UP challenge!! Love it!

  4. I love those steps!! what a great frame, love it.

  5. Thats thinking outside the frame! You have a fantastic imagination which you transform into wonderful projects. The frame looks so textured.

  6. That's terrific Darcy, I love the steps too & the colours are fab.