Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Altered butterfly frame

I bought a couple of budget frames in our local Store Twenty One.......and did a little bit of 'improving'......the frame was the sort of colour I wanted......but had a shiny finish........so had to put gesso on it and repaint cream.
I then added a little bit of olive green round the edges.........some green on the edges of some wooden flowers.......a gem in the centre of them........and a few green gems added to parts of the frame.
 A tin heart I had in my stash was also tinged with green.......and then hung over the frame.
 And finally....... one of my favourite photos of Little A when she was tiny was put inside.....and now it's perfect to go in our bedroom.

22 comments:

Jane said...

very pretty

Amy said...

WOW! That is a great adaptation Jacky, I really love what you have done with the frame :-)

Rhona said...

I love what you did with the frame - so much prettier and perfect for little A's photo :) xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely - it's now a unique to you photo frame and matches your room decor and with little A's photo - perfick!

Happy Tuesday, Jacky

Kathy

furrypig said...

that is such an improvement to that frame, so much better now and what a gorgeous photo xxx

Sian said...

That's just lovely Jacky - I love how you see the potential in things

WendyB said...

Very nicely done, I keep hearing about Store 21, is it good?

Cheri said...

so sweet Jacky! and a real improvement over the original!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous! It is a vast improvement.
Rinda

Heather said...

thats so pretty Jacky :) I never seem to find the potential in everyday objects so I love to see your creations xx

Elizabeth said...

You do a wonderful job altering the butterfly frame.

Karen said...

It was nice to start with, but beautiful by the time you finished!

alexa said...

What a clever idea - I have some metallic frames for scrapbooking that I can't work out how to use, so you have given me some great ideas!

Denise said...

This is lovely Jacky - I've never heard of store 21- you make it look so easy! - and I love your smash book :-)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh my gosh, Jacky, what a great improvement to this little frame. I love it! And the photo in it is just perfect. :o)

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

What a transformation to the frame Jacky!....it is lovely...very pretty...thank you too for calling by MJT today and your kind comments...
Susan x

pinky said...

Thats just gorgeous Jacky!!

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful.

humel said...

Oh, lovely :) Just perfect for the photo, and so much nicer than the original finish!

Debbie said...

Really pretty, Jacky.

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
Deffo looks better now you have got your inky mitts on it. I love the tin heart just hung off the butterfly antanae...I must take a trip to Chichester to get some of these...Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

SarahLP said...

Beautiful! Love how you've shabbied it up.. perfect for the gorgeous photo inside.