Monday, April 28, 2014

Flora and Fauna in Frame ~ Scrapkopilka

Hi there! I'm back again with another craft project and this is a re-purpose made, something that I have saved for some years in  the waste not want not bin. They are mostly my treasure and too hard to be part with for sentimental value reason I think {smile}

For this project, I altered a frame that was once a lamp on my living room wall. Back in August 2011, my children and I painted the walls and I took down the lamp. It's been there for some five years ever since we moved into this cottage (erm, it's just an ordinary house but I love to call it as cottage because of my love for the wonderful cottages in England). Unfortunately I noticed some crack so I thought it's best to replace with a new one. Luckily we had bought two same lamps but kept the other in a box since other walls are fixed with different lamp designs.

So this is what I came out with:
Supplies: patterned papers (Making Memories, Tim Holtz Idea-logy), Tim Holtz distress ink, Kaisercraft stamps & wooden flourish, butterflies from sticker sheet backing, buttons, lace and blooms  

Previously I took part in Scrapkopilka Joint Venture "Spring Planner" Stage 1 and this is Stage 2: Make a frame / garland / pillow + MA - cloth / tape. 
I remember the frame so decided to decorate it with spring in mind.
...Before and After...
The actual frame of the lamp was in dark brown...
 then I spray painted with white at my lawn and leave it under the sun to dry.
 Once dried, I measured a super thick cardboard to fill in the empty frame. Thank you Lili {my sister} for the cardboard. I really like its durability yet it took me a while to chop it off with cutting knife because of its thickness...left me some sweat! I used PVA glue to adhere the two together and leave it to dry.
 Tada...and its ready for decoration...how fun is that! 
 Some blooms are store bought, some are from Lili, some are from my children's broken hair ornaments so I figured I gather them all in one place and create a garden scene. I find the blooms are very colorful so decided to leave the lamp post as it is for natural balance. I think this frame of flora and fauna will look nice in my mother's living room {{{love you Mom}}}. 
I am very pleased with the end result and so looking forward to make another project for Stage 3. Hop on to Scrapkopilka for more great challenges. 

I would also like to partake in these challenges:
1. A Random Fan : Anything Goes (1/5)
2. Craft My Life : Anything But A Card (2nd entry)
3. Bunny Zoe's Crafts : Distress
4. Crafting From The Heart : Always Anything Goes
5. Craft Your Passion : Up In The Air / Things That Can Fly
6. Created With Love : In The Garden (1/3)
7. Just b Creative Crazy : April's Just Because Linky Party (3rd entry)
8. Little Scrap Pieces : Show It Off Saturday Linky Party
9. My Sheri Crafts : In Celebration of Moms
10. Jo's Scrap Shack : Fun-Day Friday Challenge "I Love You Mom"
11. Brown Sugar Challenge : Anything Goes
12. Creative Moments : Anything Goes / Spring
13. Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes (2/3)
14. Crafty Calendar : Things With Wings

Thanks so much for dropping by. I value your visit and come back soon.

Hugs and smiles.

12 comments:

  1. Stunning project.thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

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  2. love the card thanks for joining us at brown sugar challenges Mel DT

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  3. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining Crafting from the Heart. Kx

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  4. This is just a wonderful gift for your mum, I am sure she will adore it. Thank you for joining us this time over at my Sheri crafts.
    Sue

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  5. This is stunningly beautiful. Love all the flowers and the lamp. Thanks for joining us at Created with love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT.
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

    Petya DT

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  7. Stunning project... This will look amazing in your cottage.....Thank you for joining us at Craft my Life Challenge... Hugs May x x

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  8. Absolutely stunning. You've done a great job of up cycling. Keep up the good work.

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  9. This is absolutely stunning and thank you for sharing at A Random Fan. Please make sure you follow our simple rules to be in the run for a prize. Bettina DT Member at A Random Fan xx

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  10. Thank you so very much for joining my blog, I have joined yours as well today. Your art work is absolutely stunning. I just need 4 more followers and I can draw a winner for the Sherri Ann Baldy die, so hope very soon.

    Crafting hugs Ange xxoo

    http://angestreasures.blogspot.com.au

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  11. This is gorgeous, love the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoes Challenges, hope to see you again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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