Friday, February 21, 2014

Butterflies and Babies

Good Morning Friends!
I've been wanting to make an altered photo frame for a good friend who's expecting her first child and FINALLY finished it last evening. 

I've used Craft Secrets digital design papers for the base and the flowers.  However, I alter the color of two of the ones I chose so I could match the baby's room decor.  All product used will be listed at the end of my post.  Be sure to pop over to Crafty Vintage Girl shoppe and check out the fabulous baby items available as well as all the other themed goodies they have.

I swear sometimes my brain just DOES NOT WORK!!
I was so excited that the challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room this week is BABY SHOWER PARTY ... I thought, GREAT!  I can play the challenge and get this project completed for my friend all at the same time!  
Well DUH ... they do have this fabulous photo inspiration and the only thing my creation has in common with it is the fact that it's for a baby and it will be party of my shower gift!  
OH WELL I hope it still qualifies!

 Here are some closeups... (click on any of these images to enlarge).

All the flowers were homemade using the same Crafty Secrets digital design papers I used to cover the frame.

Crafty Secrets a sheet of adorable baby stickers called 'Little Girls' and since the new Mom is a cat lover I think she'll enjoy these sweet little kitty sticker images.  The pink rik-rak down the upper left side as well as the 'Little Girl' poem are also from this same sticker sheet.

The sweet image I've used in the center is from the Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps 'Baby Girl' medium stamp set.  I've used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for the coloring.  This panel can be removed and a picture of their new little daughter can be in it's place.

Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to enter into:
 4 Crafty Chicks - Things with Wings 
Delightful Challenge - Add a Flourish
The Crafter's Cafe - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Frilly and Funkie - Blooming Marvelous (homemade flowers)
Little Red Wagon - Anything But A Card/But with Paper
Crafty Your Passion - Girlie Girl
Altered Eclectics - Alter Something (wooden photo frame)

Well, there you have it!  
I hope you enjoyed my creation and found inspiration!
Take care and remember ... SPRING IS ON THE WAY!!

Papers:  Crafty Secrets digitals, white cs, McGill Flower Making Kit, Art Glitter Glue
Accessories:  Kaiser pearls, pop dots, Cheery Lynn Designs dies ... #B310 - Shasta Daisy, #B339 - Gardenia, #B178 Flourish leaf strip, #B117S Fanciful Flourish Sm, #B291 Fanciful Flourish Reverse, #B147 Olive Branches, #DL113 Exotic Butterfly Sm, #DL161 Small Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly,    Cottage Cutz #497 Christening Gown


Glenda Brooks said...

Can I just say, this is absolutely stunning! I love the little dress. How very sweet! And those butterflies are beautiful as well!

Diane said...

Very cute and adorable....what pretty colors she has chosen for her baby room...gorgeous flowers, too and all the added those little vintage kitties!! Great job my friend!! She will LOVE it!!!

Tracey Fehr said...

This is amazing! It's a gift that will be treasured forever! The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.
Tracey, DT

Jane Savage said...

Wow! Gorgeous girly details and amazing flowers. So beautiful, Darlene.
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Buttons said...

This is so lovely and I bet your friend will be thrilled to bits with it. The collection of flowers has been created so professionally and they look gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

Patricia St Martin said...

So much to look at and your creation turned out wonderful. I do have to say your flowers are just stunning. Love the kitties and the little girl sentiment.
Hugs, Pat

Tina Henderson said...

This is very pretty! Great for a new baby girl. I love all the flowers and those butterfly dies are fantastic! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, I hope you will join us again soon.
Tina - DT member

DIANA L. said...

Your mini album is incredible. Your friend will be thrilled. The flowers are amazing.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #126 Vintage challenge, Have a great day

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so darling! I love that you customized the colors....I've always loved that stamp, too. And all those hand made flowers? I don't know how you do it!

JanR said...

Great frame! I really like all the little details. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Heidi Gonzales said...

So pretty! I love all the added dimension and the flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing in The Shabby Tea Room with us this week!

DebiJ said...

What a fantastic card! I love it!! Everything is so divine!
Thank you for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Debi - GD@4CC

craftybunny said...

What an amazingly beautiful gift for your friend.So detailed.I'm sure she will appreciate all your hard work. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Nancy Dynes said...

Such a pretty altered frame!! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Frilly and Funkie blog!

Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Darlene!! Wow what a adorable card. Love your details and design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Christina Griffiths said...

Beautiful card and goes so well with the box you made for it. It is sure to be well treasured by the recipient xx