Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sleeping Cat turned Butterfly


I found this frame at my local thrift store and thought it would make for a cute project. The original picture was of a sleeping kitty. I have nothing against sleeping cats, but I didn't think it would make for a cute decor piece in a little girls room. I do, however, think that some butterflies are an essential part of little girl decor.


I first took the backing off (it was that brown paper that is glued to the frame) and then removed the "painted" image of the cat. I just covered it with some super cute scrapbook paper.


Then I took my MS butterfly punch and punched several butterflies in varying paper that coordinated. I glued just the bodies down so that the wings to be raised to give it a 3-D look. I just eyeballed my spacing...

I just love the way it turned out, and it goes perfectly in my daughters room.





38 comments:

mary'smom said...

Beautiful!

Andrea said...

That is so pretty! I am always looking for frames at thrift stores, and never find any! I guess you have to be quick!

Thanks for your sweet comment about my tshirts!
Andrea

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Jennifer said...

I love it too! It is sooo pretty!

Sandra said...

Super cute idea to use the butterflies! Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

That is super cute!! I want to make one now, too. :) I have just the perfect little girl's room that could go in. ha! Thanks for sharing. :)

Blessings!
-Sarah

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Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is so beautiful! I know any little girl would love to have this for her room!! :) Hope you had a wonderfully blessed Easter!
Blessings,
Stacey

Anne said...

That's beautiful! I really love the thick frame.

Debi said...

This is adorable! I'm passing on the idea. Found you on the 'Get Dressed' challenge. You have a precious blog - I'll come visit again.
Blessings.

Kaysi said...

That looks great! I love the color and love how the butterflies are off the paper, so neat!

Amber said...

That is so cute! I love that chunky frame. That would go perfectly in my daughter's room!

the momma said...

Really cute! Sometimes its hard to see the potential cute frame when its around an ugly picture--you did an awesome job!

DOEHLER DAYS said...

This is precious! Love the idea.

I featured this on my blog.

http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/04/butterfly-display.html

And I am also following. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

So very pretty! Love thrifty finds and now I need to pull out my old scrapbooking supplies!

Kristine McGuire said...

This is so very pretty! I'm not creative in this way at all so it's lovely to see what people with such talent create. :)

Lanie Ree said...

This is so pretty! I love it.

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts

Julie said...

I just posted about my butterfly art today! Great minds think alike!

Little Lovables said...

it's gorgeous, wonderful job!!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! ...well done with so much charm! I have had this project from Ali Edwards bookmarked, but I haven't made it. Yours is just so perfect and sweet! Hope to see you back at my place. until later...

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello there,

This is just so clever and one of a kind. I really love it. ♥

I'm visiting from your link at Somewhat Simple for Strut Your Stuff Thursday.

I hope you'll drop by to see my fabric flowers. ♥

Have a wonderful day...

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I did the same butterfly art for my daughters playroom! Yours turned out so cute! Love the vintage frame adorable!

If you want to see mine click on the playroom picture on my sidebar.
Off to check out more of your blog.
Great minds think alike!
Londed

Fawnda said...

I love it! So adorable! : )

marie said...

That's so pretty ~ such a perfect idea for my grandbabies' bedrooms!

Thank you for sharing it.

Nancy said...

Hi Anna,

I'm new to your blog and I think this is absolutely adorable! I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Gosh - now I'm gonna have to go purchase a MS butterfly punch. This is darling!

Keri said...

Very cute! I did something very similar but with my MS car punch. http://sewincrediblycrafty.blogspot.com/2010/04/car-punch-frame.html

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Beautiful! I agree that butterflies are essential to a little girl's room!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb from Fireflies & Jellybeans & love your butterflies. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.
Also I'm having a Link Party Monday April 12th called "My Creative Space" @ Santa's Gift Shoppe Year Round..Would love you to join in.

The Redhead Riter said...

Simple, yet elegant.

Love it!

kak ngah said...

simple but so cute!

Jessica Hills said...

I would love to feature this on Favorite Things Friday this week! Stop by my blog if you would like a Featured button!

Sarah Mae said...

Um, I would buy this from you - gonna sell some?

Brenna said...

S'wonderful. xo

Kristina said...

How completely cute! I love the coordinating paper!

Tiffany said...

This is adorable! Wow. You are creative!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This is so cute. I love it! The whole thing just makes me happy when I see it. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Emily said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I made something similar and wanted to show you! Thanks again!
-Emily @Martha Shmartha
http://marthashmartha.blogspot.com/2010/06/butterflies.html