**Note this is one of my DT creations for this weeks challenge #8 DISTREE over at Gingerloft Challenges. *** I have made 2 separate posts for my creations as they both fall into enteries for some challenge blogs. If you would like to read my DT post please click here.
This is my Christmas gift I made for my dearest sister, Aunty Ree. The frame is recycled from an old photo frame that the glass broke in. It was an ugly colour blue so I painted it with purple, gave it a coat of crackle finish and then went over the top in white to give the beautiful crackled, distressed finish.
I used a staple gun to adhere the chicken wire mess to the back of the frame, added some paper flowers and the butterfly that I handmade and distressed, along with the sentiment. I added some scrap lace around the border and tied a string of beads on fishing line to make the pearl swirl. The image is Gingerloft Fairy with wand that I have embossed several times with clear emboss powder and then when dry I twisted it to give a shattered glass look to to keep the distress look flowing. And I added the gorgeous purple bow to finish the piece.
Craft Your Passion – Anything goes (Mondays)
Incy Wincy Designs – IWD#71 Decoration or ornament - This is a picture frame / decoration (Mondays)
The Shabby Tea Room - #39 Tis the season - This is a Christmas gift(Mondays)
The Creative Card Crew – Anything goes – (Tuesdays)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays – FTTC96 3D Holiday Gifts - This is a Chrsitmas gift (Tuesdays)
Top Tip Tuesday - #13 Use Ribbon – I have used ribbon to hang the frame and have the purple bow made from ribbon (Tuesday)
There She Goes – TSG84 – Bring on the bling – It has the pearl swirls, and in the flower centres and on the butterfly tail is glitter beads. (Tuesdays)
Freshly Brewed - #26 Sparkle & Shine - It has the pearl swirls, and in the flower centres and on the butterfly tail is glitter beads. (Tuesdays)
Little Red Wagon - #58 Use a Die Cut – The small white butterfly on the butterfly and lace and flower beside image are all die cut. (Wednesday)
The Paper Variety - #13 The Little Ones – The star of this is Little Miss Emilie and we call Aunty Ree her ‘other mummy’ witch is why this picture was specially chosen. (Wednesdays)
The Pixie Cottage - #48 Sparkle & Shine - It has the pearl swirls, and in the flower centres and on the butterfly tail is glitter beads. (Wednesdays)
Digistamps 4 Joy - #8 Anything but a card – It’s a picture frame. (Wednesday)
Penny’s Papper Crafty Challenge – #44 Merry Christmas – It is a Christmas gift for Aunty Ree. (Wednesday)
Delightful Challenges – Embossing Challenge – The image has been clear embossed several times and then twisted to give a shattered glass look. (Wednesdays)
Charisma Cardz - #49 A Christmas Gift – It is a Christmas gift for Aunty Ree. (Thursday)
Cute Card Thursday - #142 Floral frenzy – I have flowers! Lots of them :) (Thursdays)
Some Odd Girl – Make it Uber-Girlie – This is Girly down to the picture, the colors and the image (Thursdays)
If The Shoe Fits – FF#58 Texture – I have used the crackle paint, the chicken wire and all the embellishments to add texture. (Thursdays)
Blog-A-Doodle – Christmas NO cards – This is a Christmas gift for Aunty Ree and it is a picture frame. (Thursdays)
Lots to Do Challenges – Glitz - It has the pearl swirls, and in the flower centres and on the butterfly tail is glitter beads. (Fridays)
Sew Many Challenges – #35 Flower Power – I have flowers (Fridays)
Stamp Something – December Digi Day Challenge – The image is a digital image (Fridays)
Just Cute Bears – #41 Anything but a card – It is a Christmas gift for aunty Ree and it is a picture frame. (Sundays Monthly)
*Stamping Vacation – Family Holiday month – This is a family gift, the image is also my daughter and the gift is for her Aunty who we also call her ‘other mummy’. (monthly)
Fair winds and following seas.
The Navy Wife