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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Birds and Bees at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Good morning (again), for some reason blogger doesn't seem to be scheduling my posts but hey ho better late than never lol. We've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around it was my turn to choose the theme and I went for Birds and Bees. As ever there's a $20 voucher up for grabs from Flonzcraft so ink up those stamps and play along to be in with a chance to win! I've used both birds and bees on this project which began life as a picture that had hung in my kitchen for years.

Here's a pic of the frame before I altered it

It already had a lovely crackle texture so I gave it a coat of gesso and added some Maimeri Light Modelling Paste though a Crafters Workshop harlequin stencil, once that was all dry I added colour with acrylic paints. I decoupaged some gorgeous flowers cut from napkins and applied with Maimeri Matte Gel medium and added some silver gilding wax to highlight the texture. Next I stamped some bees from Chocolate Baroque, coloured them with Graph'Its and added some sparkly Mod Podge to the wings

The little scene in side the aperture was made using stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Indigo Blu to create the background, the focal image is from Flonzcraft (I love their silhouette stamps!!). I added a couple more bees and adhered the panel inside the aperture

The gorgeous tea party birds are all stamps from Crafty Individuals, coloured with pencils, cut out and popped up with silicone glue. The birdy at the top left was a Craft Stamper freebie

To finish off I added lots of gorgeous little daisies  from Cuddly Buddly, distressed all the edges with a little vintage photo distress ink and a touch of gilding wax and gave everything a coat of Maimeri Matte Gel to protect it.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey: things with wings
Crazy for Challenges: stencilling
Cuddly Buddly: Daisies
Fussy and Fancy: things with wings
Open Minded: something with wings
Sweet Stampin: say it with flowers

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, I've got an extra day off work tomorrow so I can have a lovely lazy Sunday without thinking of going back to the grindstone lol. Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. A Fabulous piece of altered arty Claire.

    B x

  2. Fabulous altering. Love the frame and main focus. The colours look so fresh and summery.

  3. Hi Claire, such a gorgeous make over, I love the colours and images you've used, a glorious summer make.
    Avril xx

  4. A beautiful transformation - nice theme and love the birds. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along at Crazy4Challenges.

  6. so very pretty - lovely make Claire xx

  7. A lovely piece and what a great job you've made of recycling the frame! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Beautiful altered frame Claire the wonderful summery colours the gorgeous image, excellent project.
    lorraine x

  9. Gorgeous project, the frame looks amazing, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight.

  10. Your altered frame is gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  11. This is just beautiful!! Love all the little flowers!! Just gorgeous!! Wow!! What a great way to reuse a frame!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  12. Love the texture paste on the frame and the little bees! Thank you for joining in our Wings & Things Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Great transformation. thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  14. Oh my word, this altered frame is gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

  15. Beautiful piece of altered art Claire with lovely summer flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Pat K xx

  16. Wow love how you have transformed this frame!!! Very clever of you!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  17. Wonderful creation. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  18. Lovely project.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  19. What a fantastic altered frame you've created! Love the vintage-ness of t too. Thanks for joining in The Fussy and Fancy challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

  20. Your frame is gorgeous Claire!
    Thanks for joining us at That's Crafty.
    Alison xxx

  21. What a great project! Love the colors. Thank you for playing at Open minded crafting. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  22. Pretty project! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx


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