Monday, April 22, 2013

Altered Kaisercraft Photo Display

 I have long admired the beautiful photo displays that scrapbookers design to showcase their family photos.  Kaisercraft has a number of wonderful photo frames, and I decided to alter their "Swap Card Photo Display."

Click HERE to visit their website and see other finished Photo Displays.

The Pickled Pear collection is gorgeous and was perfect for my design...
I chose 3 photos of my children from our Fall photo shoot...

The background is ONE piece of paper...un-cut!
And the embellishments are from the Pickled Pear Sticker, along with Kaisercraft black Paper Blooms and Pewter Pearls...
I also used some copper wire and scrap pieces of corrugated cardboard...

I painted the raw frame with Ranger's Claudine Hellmuth Black Gesso.

Here is a video tutorial that shows my quick and easy painting technique along with a closer look at the finished tray.
Click HERE to watch this on YouTube and visit my Channel.

I love how this turned out...especially because it took no time at all!


  1. You are one talented lady!!!!! STUNNING!

  2. Amazing!!! I love your project!!! WOW is all I can say!

  3. Kelly, this is gorgeous! You have take just a few simple elements and turned them into a masterpiece. These papers are lovely - I must pick some up for myself. Thanks for posting the video showing your step by step tricks. You are a great teacher and I enjoy seeing how you create your art.

  4. Kelly!!!! I love the new look of your blog! It has been a while since I have had time to blog hop, and am glad that I did today! I absolutely love your altered tray. The photos and all of your "kelly" details look amazing!

  5. Lovely piece with great children!

  6. Wow Kelly, how cool that it's just one sheet of paper!! NEVER thought of that!!!! This is the first time I've seen this collection.. so beautiful :) BTW, I did not realize your girls looked so much alike!!!!!!!

  7. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just FABULOUS

    oxox Carla

  8. Kelly I saw this on FB and thought "Wow"! Brilliant turnout! I'm always terrified of starting a project like this because I worry about being able to carry a look or theme through the whole did it beautifully! And you a ONE paper for the whole background??! That's what I'm talkin' about!

  9. so beautiful Kelly!! fabulous job on the tray!

  10. fabulous work, love these papers too :)

  11. Looooove this tray Kelly! You make such a detailed project come together so easily! Awesome!!!!