Wednesday 22 August 2012

WOYWW 168 - A Little Progress!

Welcome to some progress on a project you saw on my desk a post or two ago!  I have deconstructed and started a paint job!  I want these frames to hang on my bedroom wall above our two bedside tables with photos of our family - much better looking than the family in the ones below!  Tee Hee ;-)

As I write this post I am listening to The Osmonds - don't you just wish you were here?!

'In a restless world that this is
love is ended before its begun
and too many moonlight kisses
seem to cool in the warmth of the sun!'

Sing along - I could do with someone to drown me out!!!!

Colour scheme picked and frames separated they got two coats of paint.  Those colours look better in daylight.  Very ice creamy.

 Playing with patterns.  I think I will probably dry brush the frames with cream paint when they are done to tone them down a little and shabby chic them up a bit.  I may even finish them by next week at this rate!

One final photo to share.  Placed carefully at the end of my desk well away from the messy paint is this fab canvas that I received yesterday from Cindy of  I was lucky enough to win her July Art Draw.  I had admired the canvas and the cute and forlorn looking snail backpacker on Cindy's blog so I was really happy to be lucky enough to win it!  THANK YOU SO MUCH CINDY.  I will treasure it.  Each time I look at it I see another small detail - I have just spotted tiny ants.

That's it from my desk this week except to say thank you to you all for the kind words about my debut video and my surprise box card design last week.  There will be a tutorial I promise.  I was made up with the response and you have really spurred me on to get my camera bought and set up ready to film in earnest.

Thanks for popping by my WOYWW friends.  If you don't know what WOYWW is and are intrigued by this post then follow this link to the lovely Julia's and find out the massive fun she started!  Wishing you all an inky, painty gluey week of creativity.



  1. Wonderful crafting - your frames are gorgeous - thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

  2. love your beautiful frames and gorgeous canvas!

  3. Frames are looking good, I liked them both ways
    Bridget #7

  4. Fabulous frames! Clever you! and luck you for winning the canvas too! Have a lovely crafty week Happy WOYWW!! ((Lyn)) number 18

  5. Frames are looking good. Congrats on winning the canvas.

  6. frames are really great and congrats on the winning pretty cool

  7. The Osmonds? Hellooooooo
    Elaine #31

  8. Love what you've done with the frames. The only Osmonds track i every liked was Crazy Horses, I was Slade fan rather then Osmonds. Jill #48

  9. Anonymous06:50

    Happy WOYWW and so glad I visited you. Painting those frames is a great idea, but your spotty dots are much neater than mine would be! That canvas is beyond gorgeous and I love the snail too. Ali x #55

  10. what pretty heart frames!! and well done on your win too. Helen 19

  11. What pretty frames!!! Bravo on the painting of them!!

    Jeannie #62

  12. great looking work in progress. Those frames are gorgeous! Congrats on winning that awesome canvas. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

  13. Love what you are doing with those frames, they look bright and cheery now. Cindy's canvas is just gorgeous, a very nice win indeed. Happy WOYWW, Anne #32

  14. Like the last pic most, looks great!

  15. What lovely frames and they'll be MUCH nicer with your family photos inside them! Gorgeous canvas too - Cindy is very talented. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.87

  16. Love the colours you are using.
    I'll sing along with you - can't promise it'll be in tune though!
    Have a good week,
    p.s. I'm looking forward to the next video! :)

  17. Helen, I love what you have done with the frames and that paint job is fabulous. Congratulations on winnning the canvas. I do really like it too. #25

  18. Those frames look a whole lot better than when you got them. Love the canvas that you got too. Those box cards still fscinate me.I can't wait for the tutorial!
    Happy WOYWWW!
    Tertia #52

  19. The frames are looking sooo pretty! Gorgeous altered work, and I think shabby chic-ing them sounds a lovely idea (but then I would, being a shabby chic fan!)... Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  20. The frames are taking on wonderful depth of alteration. I look forward to seeing a pic of the finished frames.
    Sandra @95

  21. Very cute idea, like those frames and the new colours are fab. Lovely creative desk. Cath x

  22. A great win from the art draw.
    Such a pretty colour scheme for the frames. They will look gorgeous with the family photos in them.
    Kate x

  23. What lovely frames, and lucky you winning the camvas

    The bears @#98

  24. What a super injection of nostalgia there with the Osmonds Helen *sigh* Pin-ups of my youth, particularly Donny of course ;)
    Your frames are very pretty - love the colours!
    Looking forwards to the next video ;-D
    Enjoy the rest of your WOYWW

  25. Lovely frames and what a wonderful piece of art to receive, lucky you. Congrats.

    Eliza #24

  26. Yes it was but it was better than the first, I was also apprehensive too but would see it again it was that good.


  27. Those frames are definitely improved with a lick of paint ... in your very own style, of course.

    Did you see Donny on television this week - I was not a fan until Crazy Horses - then they got my attention. I think Donny looks better now - he's a grandfather and maturing rather nicely, methinks :)

    Love the canvas - something to treasure, and not get paint on :)

    Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #105

  28. Anonymous17:41

    Lol to The Osmonds, that might be one you best keep to yourself! At least it's not Justin Bieber I suppose! Love those frames, you must have the patience of a saint. We talked to the people in the sea plane and they said they can land anywhere as long as they have to room to do so safely and they don't run anyone down!! With 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan plus the Great Lakes I suppose they're spoilt for choice! I would imagine they'd plan their journey in such a way that if they need to come down they can do so, but like us knowing where the stops are on the motorway!

    Brenda 5

  29. I love the way you've transformed the picture frames with your own painting. They look gorgeous!


  30. You've done a fantastic job on those frames Helen. They look a million times better. I love the colours you've chosen, and when you shabby them up with your cream paint, they will look amazing on your bedroom wall. You're one lucky lady, that canvas is really cool. It will look amazing where'ever you decide to put it. Michelle x #12

  31. Great frames! How creative you are! Glenda 103

  32. Cutey Cutey frames there Helen, thanks for stopping by.
    Happy WOYWW BJ #6

  33. Cor, love what you've done with those frames, very pretty indeed and sooooo much better than the originals!!
    And an Osmond fan, huh - you can find me warbling along to disco hits... I WAS the original Dancing Queen, lol :D
    Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

  34. Great job on the frames, looking foward to seeing them shabby chic-ed..Fabulous art work from Cindy... simply Gorgeous.. Hugs May x x x#4

  35. I remember seeing those frames with the "fake" family in them :)
    They are looking gorgeous!! :)
    Mary Jo #120

  36. There's obviously a lot of creativity and fun going on!
    The frames look amazing...what a clever bunny you are ;D
    Thanks for sharing and visiting my desk earlier ~ Happy WOYWW to you ;D
    Neesie #11

  37. Looks like your having nice painty fun! Well done on winning the winsome canvas - it's fab, yes indeed...

    Morti #53

  38. WOW! Loving those frames!! You have so much detail in them! Can't wait to see them all finished and hanging on the wall...please post a pic?!

    Amy E. #3


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