February 20, 2011

A Sweet Religious Project

I found  a sweet vintage frame at an antique mall last week for $3.00.  I thought I would paint it white and use an Easter photograph in it and take it to my booth at Old Banks Antiques.  But, that plan didn’t work out!
I love incorporating religious images, charms, etc. into my pillows and crafts.  This small pillow top has been sitting on my sewing machine for months waiting to be finished.  I knew that it would be so pretty in the vintage frame.  To make it fit,  I used a piece of Robin’s egg blue for the background.

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This beautiful image came from The Graphics Fairy.
I ironed an old piece of linen from a vintage tablecloth to freezer paper
and transferred the image on it using the computer/printer.
I stitched the linen to a piece of brown fabric and then to a piece of canvas. 
Next, I glued the canvas to the blue fabric cut to fit the frame.
I think the color of the frame and the open design is perfect for this project.
I am joining the party @
Rhonda

16 comments:

  1. wow- how fantastic! you should sell them -beautiful...

    Karen

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  2. BEautiful...idea AND image! wow- Diana

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  3. That is incredible. Glad you didn't put the Easter photograph in it your design was made for that frame. Thank you for your comment about my rock bookends. I will laugh myself to sleep with your addition of the song!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  4. This turned out beautifully, I love it!

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  5. What a clever idea. It turned out beautifully. ~ Sarah

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  6. Oh Rhonda, it turned out so beautiful, I just love it!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  7. It is beautiful, Rhonda! I love the graphic and the frame. Perfect!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  8. I love how the picture on the fabric looks with the glass frame. Oh, is Easter coming already! I just put the Xmas stuff up.

    Take good care,

    Karen

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  9. It's beautiful Rhonda...love that shade of blue and this thrifty frame was a steal!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Wow! Very cool! This turned out beautifully. I just adore all the texture the fabric brings.
    Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

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  11. I love the fabric thats been photocopied! Great project!
    theresa
    aka:tot

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  12. Ronda, would you please do a tutorial for this! I love how it turned out and I would love to know the details!!!

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  13. Popped in from Graphic Fairy to say hello and see your piece. It is lovely and the way you put it together it looks like a glass box or case! Beautiful job.

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  14. This project turned out beautifully! Isn't it amazing when you start out to make one thing and it turns into something completely different but even more wonderful than originally planned?! I have enjoyed my visit here and am pleased to be following!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  15. What a wonderful idea! Don't you just love the gorgeous vintage images at the Graphics Fairy? And the image you chose - and then layered on top of those fabrics - looks lovely in the old frame.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blgospot.com/

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