Friday, April 25, 2014


Come One Come All to the Greatest Show on earth!!!!! Don't you love a circus? The animals, the acrobats....everything is colorful and flashy! So this week Lunagirl is having a fun little challenge  "Vintage Menagerie" and I thought it might be a bit of fun to alter this cool frame I found at the (of all places) 99 cents store. 

I started with a 5"x7" image that says "welcome to the Circus" and then I backed it with a circus print paper from Graphics 45. Next I covered the sides top and bottom with circus stripe paper from Graphics 45 and inked the edges with brown ink. 
Next I took the sheet from Luna Girl called Animals at the Zoo

  and added text to the monkey picture "Not my circus, not my monkey"  and the lion "Just roar" .

And from the Gecko Galz "Circus Menagerie" set I cut out the elephant and giraffe, ink their edges with your brown ink and place to the side. Next I took my yellow and pink paint and paint my feet (fount at Hobby Lobby in the wood working area) and the inside lip of the frame and let dry.
adhere elephant to the top outer lip at the top and the Giraffe to the left side (you might want to ink the back or even print a second image that you have flipped horizontally and glue to the backside.

Next using fabric adhesive or double side tape and add gold fringe to top of frame and then add green and gold bling around frame edge on front.

next take rust stars and using E6000 adhere along top and down right side to bottom and let dry for a few hours. then layer on your trinkets and two Luna Girl images inside the bottom lip of frame ( you can use any ephemera or trinkets you have  that is whimsical, I used an old skate key, a feather, and film strip from Tim Holtz. Now take your fabric Rosette and ribbon (I got both mine at hobby lobby) you can buy them or make them.. And last but not least adhere your feet to the bottom of the frame to create the shrine. This makes a great piece of decor for game rooms or table decor for parties.

So for fun Gecko Galz is donating the "Circus Menagerie" sheet to all my followers and I am giving you the Welcome to the circus  banner so you can go make your own piece of art....and here is a special deal from Gecko Galz just take the sheet and create something with it and then add the picture to their facebook page and on May 30th they will choose one winner who will win a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz...sounds fun hu? And don't forget to join in the Luna Girl Challenge!
Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz


  1. Wow...totally awesome altered frame. I love the circus theme so I am so game to play. Thank you for sharing the two collage sheets. I LOVE them.

  2. Beautiful frame, thanks for the free collage sheet too. ~Diane

  3. Great project, I love it! Thanks for playing in my Vintage Menagerie challenge!

  4. Hi Leanne, I hope you're well - you're circus frame is amazing and thank you for the images.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. This frame is great!!! Such wonderful details!