Monday, August 22, 2011

Crafty Secrets August Challenge ~ Fairies

It's Crafty Secrets challenge time!


I went thru my alter box again for this challenge. I found this frame I'd bought a couple of years ago, I bought 2 or 3 on clearance at a gardening gift shop. They are painted shabby white so all I had to do was add the papers from the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD. Isn't this striped floral gorgeous?!


The sweet little girl in the frame is my granddaughter Sonny :)


I stamped the banner with a stamp from the new Crafty Secrets Born to Fly stamp set with Ranger Distress Black Soot ink on paper from the Vintage Patterns CD and cut the butterfly with my alterations butterfly die.
I made the flowers with more of the papers cut with my alterations Tattered Florals die and I cut some pink tulle with the die too.
I stamped the fairies and paper pieced them, cut them out and adhered them to the frame.

I added some tulle on her skirt and a piece of vintage crocheted lace for a belt. There is Martha glitter on the wings.

This is the pins I used to make the altered pins stuck in the flowers. Just glue on a button to the pin top, these pins are perfect to glue stuff on, you can get them at any sewing store, I got mine at Hobby Lobby. I added a Kaiser Rhinestone to the center of the vintage buttons. Just another way to use up buttons from my stash!

OH! Don't forget to post a comment on this post for a chance at my give-away! You'll have to scroll down quite a ways to comment, blogger is have fits again. I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow, 8-23!

Well that's it, now head on over to the other amazing designers blogs and be inspired!


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48 comments:

Jan said...

Oh Pam! This is adorable and love the papers, design and little banner :)

*Fauve* said...

Beautiful,love how you paper pieced and colored the fairies!

vio~ said...

I LOVE IT PAM!! the little fairy is adorable. and the photo of your sweetie is so special.

Debbie said...

Ooohhh ... I adore this altered frame -- just perfect with all those pretty papers and crafty scraps added to it!!

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

Anonymous said...

I love the way you altered the flat-sided pins---super idea! MollyK. at
mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

rush said...

this is so cute. i love all of the detail. thank you for sharing.

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous! And I love the little skirt, cute!

kathy2eggs said...

Wow....how adorable!! I love it.

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet project Pam! love that pic of your darling granddaughter and those papers are just perfect!

Evette K. said...

Oh my is this ever CUTE!!! Just love how u took a shadow type creation into another world. This is devine. Love the flowers, pics and just everything. great job. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Christine Sjoden said...

Ahhhh this altered frame is so adorable. What a cute little one too. Great inspiration.

Georgee said...

Love this project! I love to paperpiece, don't you?

Robin said...

Adorable frame - the paper looks amazing & your fairies are delightful!

Margie said...

Love all the details - the fairy skirt and belt are just adorable!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How adorable!

artistamyjo said...

This is sooooooo adorable, just love your design.
I'm a new follower,hope you'll check me out too !

Theresa said...

I love your little frame!!! (I love all of it but that's my fave!!) This is only my 2nd stop and already I am NEEDING that stamp set!!! ha ha.

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! What a beautiful keepsake & stunning project to showcase that grandbaby!! Love it!

Tammy Roberts said...

Absolutely adorable Pam!!! I love every everything.... so sweet!

Lea Sorley said...

What a beautiful project. I love the frame you chose and such beautiful papers, I really need to order that CD and give digital papers a try! Already had that stamp set on my wish list as my little 6 year old loves fairies! Great job Pam!

pqueenie said...

Love your project. The designs are beautiful.

LindaMar1 said...

Pam- Love your altered quilting pins with buttons. I wad just at Joann's Fabrics and pick up some, thinking what could I do to use them on my crafts. Here you go! Clever!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Charming, whimsical, delightful....I love the idea using the pins and buttons. Genius!

Indy said...

What beautiful soft colors! Spectacular!

NanaBeth said...

So so sweet!I love the pins with the buttons-brilliant idea-can't wait to give it a try!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling!!!! and thanks for the tip about the pins. What a great idea!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Vicki C said...

This is just so stinking adorable Pam! CUTE!

Mickie said...

SO, SO cute!! Love everthing about it and that baby is a doll!

LauraB said...

LOVE your fairies' tulle skirt ` so sweet! have a blessed day!

NancyB said...

I just love your altered frame and all the cute fairies. Thanks for the lesson on your hand made pins!

Shirley N said...

What a gorgeous vintage creation! Your granddaughter is just precious and all your embellies are beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Such a sweet altered frame, Pam. You are right, the striped floral paper is gorgeous!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful frame and Adorable picture of your granddaughter!! I love all of the details and the paper piecing on the fairies. Great tip for creating pretty button pins!! Fabulous Job!!

Mi Mi said...

So cute. I love the frame and the baby is so beautiful

Cassy said...

I love the color of the frame and truly beautiful.

Cassy from Rock Guitar Lessons

debbiek said...

Adorable Pam! Love how you made the cute little button pins. Thanks for the inspiration. BTW, your Granddaughter is precious!
- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

StampinCathy said...

This is just one AWESOME and inspiring project. Your GD is just so cute.

bethann said...

what a wonderful project, and a tip on how to alter pins.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh what a sweet project are your Granddaughter is just darling, love the way you used the tulle in with the flowers and on the fairy's dress, great touch!

sharon g said...

Aren't you sweet to make something so beautiful and not even keep it!

sharon g said...

I forgot to leave my email sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

harrahx2 said...

So cute and I love the little hint with the stick pins! Very cute and thanks so much for sharing.

Kate said...

Beautiful projects! TFS! Kate

Charlene Clous said...

Pam this is adorable, a very nice keepsake!

joy said...

Cute, cute little tulle skirt and love what you did with the buttons and pins.

Noreen said...

Lots of delightful details! What a wonderful keepsake.

snowbear said...

Very nice... love the rhinestones on the buttons!

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