Monday, 3 August 2009

Key Tag / Photo Frame

Hi Everyone,

This is the Key Tag cum Photo frame I made for my first DT spot with Tuesday Taggers. The theme this week is Flowers, and there are some fantastic bits of inspiration produced by my DT team mates, check out the origami flowers Teri has made, they are fab, and Katy's Flower Pot. at

The tag is made almost entirely from grunge paper elements that I have cut on my new Cricut Expression, using the accent essentials cartridge that came with it. Frame and back, leaves and flower shapes.
After colouring the flowers I spritzed them lightly with water and added some shape to them before assembling them. They hold their shape really well when they dry.
I have used distress inks in Broken China, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap to colour all elements prior to assembly, and then coated the grunge paper surfaces with Diamond glaze to protect the whole piece.
A piece of acetate has been sandwiched between the frame and the backplate to cover the photo window, and protect the photo.
2 brads and 2 bead spacers were used to make up the flowers and help secure them in place.
Some twine for the stitching along two sides,both decorative and practical to help hold the frame together.
A Bee Button and an eyelet.
A Key ring and a magnetic closure to allow the photo to be changed.
There you have it!

I am really pleased with the end result. I love the way that distress inks react on grunge paper and the intensity of colour that can be achieved.
Bee xx


  1. Bee this is incredibly beautiful....I have never worked with grunge paper but your cricut is doing a fab job and your talent is making it all work perfectly!!

  2. adorable so pleased your enjoying your cricut, and great to hear you are a DT member. Kate x

  3. WOW !!! Fantastic !!
    Now I really need to get my Cricut down off the shelf - this is truly amazing and I just love the colours you have used, they are so rich.

  4. WOW Bee this is fantastic, love all those colours xxxx