Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Take an old Picture Mount.

After I had made the  fabric Peacock picture the other day using an old picture frame
I was left with the discarded mount.
So I rounded up a few other items below to go with it.
Sequins, Glitter, Beadazzles, double -sided adhesive sheet,
Butterfly template(from Craft Stamper magazine Aug 2012)
and a used tester paint pot.
Several happy hours later (or as The Doc likes to call it 'Spud ling')
I came up with this!
A sequined butterfly picture.
I had cut the template out  from the adhesive sheet and peeled the backing paper off from one side.
I then sorted through the bag of sequins (£1 from Poundland) and picked out some that were matching so that each wing would be even and stuck  them on in a random pattern.
Spaces that were too small for a sequin were filled in using the Beadazzles.
Finally a liberal coating of fine glitter.
I then stuck the other side of the butterfly onto a sheet of navy pearlescent A4 card.
The mount was a bit scruffy so I gave it a freshen up with the tester pot in 'Natural Hessian'.
Adhered the  card to the back of the mount when dry.

Close up showing the butterfly detail.
I still have the glass left over from the picture frame but I have ideas for that too!!!
I made this to showcase my Butterfly Challenge #6
'Make your Butterfly Glitter and Sparkle'.
Would love to see you flutterby.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots # Sparkle.
Artistic Inspirations #88 CAS /Anything goes..
Shopping Our Stash #148 Upcycle or recycle.
Tuesday Throwdown #192 Lots of Sparkle.
We Do Doobadoo #4 Embellish it.
Anything But a Card #35 Spring forward open theme.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #121 Use up your snippets. (left over mount and snippet of paint.)
Sparkle N Sprinkle # Use loose Glitter. 


rachel said...

this certainly is sparkly Valery - wonderful make! Hugs rachel xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A this is stunning x

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning. I bet it's even prettier in person. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Di said...

Absolutely fantabulous Mrs A!!! So. so covetable. Err, and I is coming over the share that bottle - plus to try and pinch your SU label punch :)

Hope all is OK. am wrestling with a container load of ironing here - sigh :(


Di xx

Irene said...

Oh my word Mrs. A just wonderful.

Viv said...

Wowser! Great job you clever thing!

Mrs Beez said...

Wow, this is truly stunning and I absolutely love what you have done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Dragon said...

Totally beautiful.

Kathleen said...


Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

That is very, very clever Mrs A - I may have to pinch your idea with the stash I already have.
Thank you for saying about the sequins though, have been wondering where to get some more! Karen x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 25: frame it - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Sue said...

Wow this is a real stunner! huggles Sue xx

Leslie Hanna said...

So sparkly! I like how you've covered the butterfly with sequins and used parts of your picture frame remains from another project.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Donna said...

Gorgeous, love all that sparkle in the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Earth Day challenge.

Cathy said...

Wow, this is stunning Mrs A. I'm going to revisit your peacock creation cos that was so incredibly beautiful too. So clever to get 3 projects from the 1 frame, Cathy x

Unknown said...

Lovely Design Just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, thank you so much for joining us this week, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, there is so much glitz going on here, I just love it.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sarn said...

WOW - that's AMAZING and STUNNING Mrs A. You are SOOOO talented. xxx

Merry said...

Oh wow....this is so lovely....the embellishments are so nicely placed.

Alica said...

Love the butterfly and the idea too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Alica ;)

Jo said...

*claps* this is so pretty! xx

Donna Ellis said...

It is amazing, Mrs. A! LOVE all that sparkle and glam - beautiful! So glad you entered your masterpiece in the challenge so I could find your blog! I am your newest google follower!

Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

Sherry said...

Totally lush!
Now how I did I know you was going to say that about the glass - lol x

Twinks Stamping said...

Absolutely gorgeous xx

Anne said...

What a brilliant design and perfect for our challenge at Suzy Bee's. Hugs x

Anita Scroggins said...

This is so beautiful!! Love the project and all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge this month!

K8 said...

Stunning creation, love the sparkle and this is a lovely CAS card!! Thank you for play with us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hope to see you again soon. Hugs Kate DT

Mrs Beez said...

Coming back again, this time from ABAC, to comment and so glad I get another opportunity to say how fabulous this is. So glad you've shared it with us at Anything But A Card.

Sarah said...

Beautiful creation! Great use of your left-overs! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Awesome idea! Love all the sparkly details on the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
<3 Emily L.-DT

Margaret said...

Love the gorgeous sequins on your sparkly butterfly! What a great way to use the mat! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That butterfly is beautiful!! X

Terry said...

Mrs A. thank you so much for joining into the fun over at the We Do Doobadoo Challenge, love your butterfly it is absolutely georgous. Hugs Terry xxxx