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Retro TV Metal Frame

 
YAY, another frame done!  Now that my Altered Bike Frame is all done I can move on.  I have been dying to create with this Prima Altered TV Frame!  I LOVE IT!  Unlike the Altered Bike I toned it down a little.  This way you can see each "RETRO" feature!
 
 
I used the stacked stars die in mustard seed distress glitter.  This warm yellow really adds a vintage touch!
 
I wanted to create a drive in effect. I cut a family relatives card and added some film strip ribbon.  So it appears as though we are right in the middle of a beach scene far right.
 
 
A little work went into the picture wheel die.  I cut small pieces of a family relatives card to fit into each slot.  I cut small 1" round chipboard from the movers and shapers die. Then created my own metal reels with a hole punch from the $1 Store.  I distressed with the metallic paints and inks.
 
The film strip ribbon is an excellent nostalgic layer.
 
I cut some film strip from the mini film and ticket strip die.  I added "FILM" cut out with the "WANTED" strip die font.
I cut up some paper pieces to create a bit of the poster effect behind the retro car.
 
I cut the small tickets, stamped then stacked and clipped into place.  A few more reels and I used one of my grandmother's vintage buttons for the "switch"!  Hot glued into place this button really adds to that vintage look.  It looks like it's apart of the TV.
 
I love these letterpress wood letters!  I painted the letters with tumbled glass distress paint then distress. I need a 2nd set of letters since it comes with 1 of each letter!  So I used this scrabble "R" for my lack on a 2nd "R". 
 
I tried not to over load!  Which is hard for me.  I love to layer.
 
I was thrilled when I saw this TV.  What a great addition to my Media Room.
 
And this a great opportunity to play along with my new favorite challenge blog, A Vintage Journey!  This is challenge #2, Say it with Words!  Which I used "Retro Film" on my Retro TV!
 
Also, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is Glitter!  I wasn't going to use glitter.  But the stars and mustard yellow was too retro to pass up!
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge is Lucky. Thank my "Lucky Stars" for these fun challenges. 
 
Thanks for checking out my new Altered Metal TV Frame!  As always I so appreciate the time it take to leave a comment.  You all are the sweetest!
 
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Comments

  1. You, and your ReTrO tV are AWESOME!!!!! That is all.

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  2. This is amazing! I LOVE the retro theme! The aqua colors looks beautiful and I really like the way you spelled "retro" in the different fonts! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  3. Wowowow, this is amazing, love every detail

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  4. What a fantastic piece of retro art Nicole! I love how you aged the tv, the film strip and wheel are wonderful additions and I love how you used the scrabble piece in 'Retro', this whole piece is very special and I bet it looks amazing in your media room. Thank you for joining in our 'Say it with Words' at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  5. Hi Nicole. WOW! Let me catch my breath to tell you this is AMAZING!!! Love love love it. Karen.x

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  6. Wow you sure got your "Retro" down , I truly wouldn't know where to start, this project is BRILLIANT!!! I love everything about my crafty friend... beautiful job once again! hugs

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  7. That is so cute! I love the Retro theme! :) You truly are so freaking amazing! :)

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  8. What a great job on this :) LOVE the reel! The 'old car', the photos and that button are amazing for the retro look!
    Hope you're not in trouble using the car, lol

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  9. This is such a fun project, and yes, you pulled it off. It looks very RETRO! Love, love, love it.

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  10. Love it!! So many cool details, love how you created the reels.
    Great work!

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  11. I have seen you popping up all over :)
    Love the retro TV, but especially what you have done to it.
    So great that you had used your grandma's vintage button!
    I haven't seen this frame either..boy I am out of the loop.

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  12. Totally amazing ! Adore the Retro theme and wonderful details

    Stunning piece :-) thank you for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey this fortnight

    Hugs Annie x

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  13. Nicole...this is really cute and such an original idea! Love the vintage/retro look of your metal frame TV! I love all of the filmstrip things you've done...from the strip to the picture wheel with the filmstrips in each frame....really cute! Love the retro stars, the group of clipped tickets and your grandma's vintage button as the knob! So cute! And...don't you just love those Letter Press letters?!! You did a great job with those, too! Thanks for sharing your art with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

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  14. There aren't enough adjectives to describe how awesome your little retro tv is!!! I absolutely love every grungy bit of it!!! <3 :-)

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  15. What a fabulous retro look - and you've carried it through into every detail! Love the picture wheel, and the tickets, and those Letter Press letters look just wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  16. Love the atmosphere you created with this peace of art!

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  17. This is so very cool! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  18. Sooo cool Nicole! I love how you used the on the edge stars and filmstrip ribbon!

    Amy*

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  19. LOVE this! The insides are wonderful...especially the film. Love the outside too, oh the stars and letters on top! Cool make!

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  20. Yes, love this one too, Nicole!
    Especially the letter play on top! Awesome!
    Claudia xx

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  21. What a fabulous piece of retro art Nicole! Just wonderful with all those fabulous little details. Thanks for sharing the journey with us at A Vintage Journey for our words challenge. Jennie x

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  22. Such a clever design Nicole. Love the stars and the use of film strip on this. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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