Sunday, 23 February 2014

Butterflies & Flowers

In case you haven't heard, there's a great new challenge all about butterflies simply called Butterfly Challenge and the first challenge is Butterflies and Flowers. I haven't got a card for this challenge but an altered mirror. This is how it started

I paid £3 for it from a charity shop  and it's been sat in the spare room waiting for an update. I coated it with acrylic paint and stamped all over it using some Kaisercraft stamps. The butterfly saying is by Stampin Up and the mirror saying is from the Indigo Blu set Take the Time. I've used some acetate packaging to make the flowers and butterfly. The flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and the butterfly is a Chocolate Baroque stamp. A couple more butterflies added with embossing paste to add texture. I've used some copper and pearl acrylic paint to distress parts of the frame and some copper Stickles to add to the stamped flowers and butterflies. The cream flower centre was from a bracelet - another charity shop buy - 6 large flowers for 69p

And here is the mirror. Not very good pictures - I had to cover  the mirror part for some photos. It's a shame all the glimmer and sparkle doesn't show up very well



  1. Wowee. What a transformation this has turned out to be. Your braclet for 69p was a bargain and looks great on the frame. Love the use of acetate for the flowers and just look at the butterfly that has landed on the top. Perfect. So pleased to see so many mixed media projects . Thank you for fluttering by my new venture. Hugs Mrs A .(butterfly challenge).

  2. This is really good! Love the acetate flowers and the butterfly. It's great to have a play around with other mediums and you have done a great job huggles Sue xx