Thursday, 14 February 2013

Birds and Butterflies

Hello Everyone-Thank you to everyone who visits and leaves comments they are always much appreciated.

Lots of inspiration on textures from the people who joined us at the Hatters with the last challenge-always lovely to have people join in with us.

This week at Out of a Hat Creations we are having a Birds and Butterflies Challenge. You can make something with either or both and any project you like so plenty of scope for this challenge.  To see what Janet and Sandra have made for the challenge be sure to visit their  blogs 

Hope you will visit Sandra and Janet's Blogs to see what they have made for the challenge.

This is what I did. My daughter bought me a cane heart and said she thought I might like to decorate it--she was right I did  really enjoy decorating it

before

after

First of all I sprayed it a light pink then I cut out butterfly shapes from a paper napkin and made bead bodies for them.

Next I made flowers from the same napkin and some stiffer ones as well which I sprayed with gold paint. As am afterthought I added the little mirrors and the swirls then some small butterflies from a magazine freebie background paper. A few more beads to fill in gaps around the edge and that's it finished. I didn't like the ribbon so added an old chain as a hanger.

It is hung in the conservatory and the mirrors catch the light.

Nice of you to pop by

Love Chrissie xx

25 comments:

sam21ski said...

Wow gorgeous

Sam xx

Tracey-B said...

Wow, this project is fantastic! I love off the page projects and this is so effective, I love everything about it. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous heart !

Meggymay said...

Fabulous alteration, looks amazing.
Yvonne x

craftattack said...

I love your heart! Very fitting for Valentine! Hugs, Valerie

inkypinkycraft said...

Greatidea! Trace x

Marianne said...

So very lovely, Chrissie. I love the butterflies alit on the top, as if they just landed there.

I hope your day is grand,

Marianne xo

Sue said...

WOW Chrissie, what a transformation, this is amazing! x

Sandra's Spot said...

Wow Chrissie this is beautiful. I bet it is perfect in the conservatory. Hugs Sandra XXX

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so beautiful! I love all the butterflies and the swirls and mirrors look gorgeous xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Chrissie, that is an amazing alteration! You did a fab job adding colour and beautiful elements to it! ENjoy your weekend, hugs, Ira xox
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monikaskinner said...

Hi Chrissie. Love your heart. The gold is very effective. XXX

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow that's a gorgeous piece of art. Have had to look twice to find the butterflies.

Crafty Max said...

Amazing Chrissie I
love it just beautiful I hope you get lots of sun to make it sparkle hugs Max x

Michelle Webb said...

What a wonderful creation I love it Chrissie. Your daughter was right to give you something so wonderful for you to decorate and you've made it look much more interesting and unique. Simply gorgeous. I am your newest follower too. Michelle x

Von said...

Gorgeous Chrissie and love the addition of the little mirrors :) where did you find those ?
Von ♥

Lori said...

Love your transformation! So very pretty!

maj. said...

This is such a totally amazing project!!!

Janet said...

Oh Chrissie,love your heart alteration,great butterflies.
Janet x

hazel said...

Wow Chrissie, this is a wonderful creation, I love all the butterflies.
xxx Hazel.

chrissies said...

I think the mirrors were from The Works Von

Love Chrissie

chrissies said...

Nice to have you as a follower Michelle

Love Chrissie xx

Suze Bain said...

Chrissie, this is gorgeous, what a transformation. I love those butterflies. Xx

cardsandcompany said...

Amazing Chrissie. This is BEAUTIFUL. Sounds as if you have a lovely daughter who takes after her mum. That heart is a lovely gift to you.
Lorraine

papercraftnut said...

Another stunner, Chrissie! Lovely job decorating this. I bet it looks fab with the sun shining on it. Hugs, Tracy