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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Altered Butterfly Drawers


Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with an Altered set of Drawers I made as a present for my mother. I bought a set of plain wood drawers from another crafter as she was clearing out her craft room and I thought it was a fabulous opportunity to have a play and alter them!
I starting with a base coat of bronze metallic paint, left to dry, then painted on Crackle medium. When this was dry I painted with Sand colour acrylic paint and left this to dry and crackle. It is hard work because you can only put down one layer of the top coat or the crackle medium makes it look awful. I then waited for this to dry.
I used assorted favourite clear stamps of mine, some Tim Holtz, Butterflies and dragonflies stamps which I cannot remember the make of as I have had them so long. I stamped onto the paint using Stazon ink and only lightly pressed so I would get a slightly distressed effect with the stamps too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: Mothers Day
Frilly and Funkie: Alter it
Sweet Stamps Challenge: For Mum
Shopping Our Stash: Mothers Day
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs: Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything But a Card
Crafty Bloggers Network: Love Paints

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

45 comments:

  1. WOW your mother will be sooo pleased with this - its lovely

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  2. WOW a fabulous creation Elaine, i love it

    hopped over from DC
    have a lovely weekend
    Lorna xx

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  3. This is beautiful, love it, the butterflies re gorgeous as well....

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  4. gorgous your mum will love them sue xx

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  5. WOW and WOW, this is stunning, love it. x

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  6. WOW Elaine, these look amazing!!!

    Fab work honey :o)

    Sarah xx

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  7. Wow this is wonderful I love it, Thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs Challenge blog. Chris xx

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  8. wow this is super ... and I am sure you mum will love it ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  9. Oh WOW this is fabulous. What a fabulous gift and I am sure your mother will just adore this.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. These are just lovely, Linda x

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  11. What a fantastic present for your Mum ! I'm sure she will love and treasure it. Love the stamping and the crackle is fab ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  12. Ahhh, wow! what a beautiful artistic project! It is so lovely, a lot of work, but certainly worth the time taken.

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  13. Fabulous project! WOW! Love all those butterflies too.
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.
    Lynn

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  14. Well you know anything altered anything is right up my street. This is incredibly beautiful Elaine. Lee x

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  15. Fab project, love what you have done.

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  16. wow this is stunning elaine.really gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  17. A stunning set of little drawers very creative xxx

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  18. they are absolutely beautiful
    carol x

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  19. Wow! What a stunningly beautiful project, just so pretty. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  20. This is a great idea, which i was as creative xx

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  21. Aren't you clever, they look great and your Mum will love them :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

    Sazzle
    (lincs crafty girl)

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  22. oh wow this is simply stunning,you really have altered this to perfection,one stunning piece of work,bless you for playing at LEJ designs,this week,love hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

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  23. Absolutey stunning - love all the butterflies
    Linda

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  24. Wow, they are gorgeous. What a lovely idea. I'm sure your mum will love them. Gail x

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  25. That's great - I know I would spoil it by being impatient and not waiting for it to dry properly!! :S Lea xx

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  26. Wow what a wonderful project!!!! Your mom will love this!!!!! Gorgeous keepsake!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweetstampas!!!!!

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  27. WOW this is gorgeous mind you everything on your blog is beautiful xx

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  28. these are beautiful elaine your mum will love them xxtracy

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  29. It's absolutely beautiful - I love all those stamps and the paint effect - just gorgeous.

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  30. wow that is gorgeous :)

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  31. Gorgeous drawer box. I love the simple colour scheme, and it is really effective. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Annette
    xx

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  32. This is outstanding!! I love what you've done to these drawers and box. Gorgeous creation!!

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  33. Elaine wow, absolutely stunning, just love the colors fabulous effect. Thank you for joining us at LEJ this week xx

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  34. Love your butterfly box - beautiful!

    Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday - don't forget to share a Top Tip with us next time to be in the running for our Top Tipper Prize too!

    Carol x

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  35. What an awesome gift for your mom, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

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  36. Oh this is just beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  37. Your mom will just love this altered drawer! The butterflies are beautiful! So happy you joined us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  38. What a super project! I just love the colors and the beautiful stamping. You have achieved such a lovely shabby feel. You did a really stellar job on it and I know your mom is going to LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Frilly and Funkie!

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  39. Love your stamping! The box is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this week!

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  40. Stunning set of drawers...love them!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  41. Like all things Butterfly and your creation is bee-utiful. Wonderful Mother's day morn 5/13/12 to find out I won Ch112 using SBDS Mouse House for my Mother's Day card I entered. My daughter who just finished up her sophomore yr of college will be home next wk. I'll celebrate Mother's Day when she arrives home.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. Beautiful altered drawers! I'm sure your Mother will love it! Thanks for sharing it at the Frilly & Funkie!

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Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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