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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Reason For The Season In Pink

When my neighbors passed away a couple of years ago the family through out pretty much everything and this was one of those items.  It looks prettier in the photo then in real life. It's just a cheap print on cardboard but I liked the frame so I knew I would use it.
Loving to upcycle, I had several calendars with pretty illustrations that I saved for future projects.  Actually the whole calendar was a whopping 74 cents at Hobby Lobby.  I picked up several different artist calendars after season.  I adore this one for Christmas which is such a sweet reminder of the reason for the season.
I simply rubbed an old wax candle on the areas that I wanted highlighted in the original gold on the frame.  Then painted with some acrylic pink and white paint mixed to the right shade of pink.
I love the details of the gold peeking through.  And just in case I want to use that picture again, I glued the calendar to the back, so all I have to do is flip it over.
Not bad for a total of 6 cents.  Remember I paid .74 for the calendar and I still have 11 pages left.
 I love my new sweet picture of the Holy family.

I've linked up to the parties below. I  hope you'll click on the pictures and check out all the great creations.

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Hugs....Tracy :)

3 comments:

  1. Very nice! Love how it looks aged and goes so well with the calendar pic. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this! Consider, if you will, sharing it with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/11/although-i-must-say-that-link-response.html. Thanks! Christmas blessings to you……….Kathy

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  3. So sweet! So shabby and pretty! I just love it :)

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