Darling Butterfly



You've been framed!

     It's another Peachy Keen Challenge and this time we were to create a 3D object using frames! We could upcycle, use a cheap dollar store one, die cut one, or use our creative imagination to come up with something totally unique!!
     I had two idea's I was working on but neither one of them felt right, and the more I tried to get them to come together nothing was working, it kept nagging at me. I finally had something going late last night after trying for days but I was really tired and decided to finish it when I got up. Thing is when I woke up I had a whole new idea in my head so I came straight to my CR and set to work.
     I told my sister that I would make one of my baby name frames for her grandson's 1st birthday, which isn't until March 2013. They have been going on a hippo/zoo theme for the nursery and I was going to do a large hippo, but when I woke up my mind had kind of expanded on it a bit LOL!!!
I had to take the picture without the glass in because I was getting to many reflections, seeing me and what was behind me in the glass doesn't make for a great pic, lol but it looks great with the glass in....honest.... LOL
     What do you think? I think it's way better than just a hippo in the middle don't you? I used my "Puffy Clouds" and "Wrought iron gate" memory box die's. The gate was cut 8X and I made little acryllic things to give them depth without using pop dots so they wouldn't show. At first I cut them out in grey then decided they blended into the hippo to much so I cut them again in white and glued on top of the grey one's so I wouldn't have to make those things again, LOL!

     I used a bunch of those acryllic things I made behind the boy and the tree as well. I love these 3D shadow box frames from Michael's, you can add so much depth to your designs. There is still room, the leaves of the tree don't touch the glass yet :)

    I made the hippo using the "Animal Kingdom" Cartridge and the PK-750 Animal Faces (sm) that co-ordinate with it. For the sun I used PK-M16- You are my sunshine, and PK-450 wide eyes kids for "Colton"  :) The grass was cut several times with a Cherry Lynn "grass border" die and over lapped. I cut the tree by hand then punched all the maple leaves with a small fiskars punch :}
     The outfit is a Jolee's sticker, I removed the arms, glued to white paper and cut out, drew on the red stripes on the reverse and reattached to the body of the sticker backwards so I could bend the arms. I made the neck and pop dotted the head off of it and added the hands, both from the "Everyday Paper Dolls" cart. Those little overalls are so adorable :) I made the running shoes using two circles cut from the smallest spellbinders circle die. I cut the rocks using "Plymouth Rock" from the "My World" cricut cartridge, I just hid the numbers that are on it, and a couple of the lines, as well as cut out twice.
     I added some little things for him to find when he's a little older, lol, like the pond, (if you look closely the hippo is standing in it ), the bird in the tree, (MS punch n stamp), the butterfly on the fence (small fiskars punch) and three ants (hand drawn) walking off with some of the hippo food that fell out of the little bag Colton is holding. :) He won't be able to find it probably but on the tree I drew a heart and put his parents initials in it, M+J, lol! I also added a tiny pop dot behind each of the hippo's ears to make them pop forward. And drew a couple birds flying in the distance :)
     I used several ink pads, markers and gel pens to add highlights, shading and edging here and there. I hope you like it, I have more baby names frames I made last yr and the yr before in another post herehere and here if you'd like to take a peek! :) I just realized there are two more I haven't blogged about that I made for my grand nephews :) Oh well, some other time....I am beat, this project has consumed my whole day!
     I'm so glad you came by to check out what I made for this week's challenge, I hope you like it and maybe you've been inspired to make your own for your kids or someone else's, they are fun and when they get older you can change up the theme for them, you are only limited by your imagination which I know is awesome, I've see your stuff....LOL! Take care, see you again soon I hope, please leave me a comment so I know you were here, I'd love to come see what you've been up to, bye for now my crafty friend. Keep your rubber in the ink!!! LOL LOL

Cindy   :)


  1. Awesome job!! I love it when a plan comes together! I struggle sometimes, too, on the planning phase, and especially when I make something for someone I know, it usually turns out better than I expected. This frame turned out great. Maybe I'll do something like it for my kid's rooms!

  2. Utterly fantastic - all those different layers. Amazing. TFS

  3. WOW! What great detail. Perfect for the theme nursery.

  4. This is so awesome!! I love all the little details and dimension you added. Thanks for joining us at PKS Challenge this week!!

  5. Awesome card,I love your image and the colours are great.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs

  6. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  7. such an awesome project, love all the details and dimension.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)