Thursday, July 29, 2010

cheap art and a whimages notice

I love memory keeping which is a bit different than scrap booking. Memory keeping usually chronicles memories and moments and isn't really a chronological record necessarily. It's not always in a scrap book either.  Check out the blog I mention in a bit and you'll see what I mean.  Basically it's because I'm NOT VERY organized!Regardless either one causes you to end up with a LOT OF STUFF. Paper and embellishments and sometimes sweet little goodies like ephemera and rhinestones. My FAVORITE company for all of these goodies is www.jennibowlin.com . Jenni totally ROCKS ANYTHING VINTAGE! Her studio is TO DIE FOR and she has a passion for the past. Her innate sense of style comes through in everything she produces and you'll LOVE her products regardless if you scrap or not because they lend themselves to so MANY projects! She has an awesome BLOG too!  Check out her May 12th post to see her GORGEOUS KITCHEN full of ironstone!

The other week I was checking out her new goodies and I saw these SWEET blinged-out butterflies and immediately this SO SIMPLE project popped into my head. I know everyone has seen the different punched art projects on the 'net but here's one that's easy peasy and CHEAP!

I ordered the gorgeous little butterflies from Jenni for $3.99 and I already have gobs of scrapbook paper. GOBS I TELL YOU!  I made a little trip to Goodwill looking for a small frame that was sort of set up like a shadowbox . Just one that had some space between the glass and the backing and already had a mat. I scored this country little number for 3 bucks. She was just dying to get out of her 90's style outfit into something a bit more "NOW"!

I disassembled the frame and painted the mat and the frame Rustoleum's Satin Heirloom White. I seriously need an endorsement from them.  Or we need to buy stock or something.   It's like the PERFECT COLOR.  The frames paint is not perfect 'cause I'm impatient but that's okay! I just call it character and move on.   I used the mat as my template and picked out a couple different papers to give you an idea of what you could do, but settled on a Jenni Bowlin paper as well. The butterflies are self adhesive but I also put a bit of Gorilla glue for good measure. After reassembly it was ready to hang!
Sorry for the poor photos, I'm not on my A game today! The sweet butterflies look very happy now in my little blue powder room. I hope you like this quick and cheap project.  Here's the cost breakdown:   Frame   $3.00 plus tax, Butterflies $3.99 plus shipping and the paint I already had!  Not a bad deal, huh?
                                                                    

Here's the EXCITING WHIMAGES ANNOUNCEMENT!  I've decided to list some prints and sweet vintage goodies I come across for sale as another page on the blog instead of opening an Etsy store.  I think it will be easier for me to manage considering I'm not totally up to speed because of my back.  So later this week or early next week look for WHIMAGES...THE STORE  over there on the right!  I hope you all come and take a peek around after I throw open the doors and put out the welcome mat!


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Here's another project that's been in my foyer for several years.  It uses several Jenni B goodies too!





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23 comments:

My Cottage Charm said...

Go Robyn! Go Robyn! You can do it, sell on Etsy! :-) Can't wait to see what you put in your store! I have been toying with the idea myself...you know my little cupcakes and cakes. :) I just don't know how to deal with the tax side of it. Do you? I'm horrible with that kind of stuff, so it makes me nervous! (but I would love to know how, cause it would be fun to sell my stuff!) hee hee hee
I love your butterfly shadow box/memorablia thingy....oh heck, your picture! It's very cute and looks like something fun to do. :) Can't wait to show you what I made out of the ugly clock from the yard sale...Oh, I'm so excited to show it! lol
Guess I'll chat with ya later! OH, TJ's blood work came back and his kidneys are functioning at normal levels now! Yay! :) Just thought you night want to know. lol
Love ya lady!
Missy

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, I love what you did with the frame from GW, it came out so cute! Good luck on your new venture, I will pop back in to see what you put up for sale!
Hugz,
Kim

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very pretty!! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog...so do drop by!!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

The bling really makes the butterflies look great. I love the idea of the shadow box and the paper with the writing looks great behind. I totally love this project!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This is adorable. I love it! Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Time Worn Style said...

Love those butterflies!
alicia

It's me said...

I love butterflies...........great post Robyn.....everything goes right with you???........happy weekend darling...........hugs from me Ria....

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Personally, I think scrapbooking is something that is over rated. Now framing memories is so much more wonderful. Something you can see all the time!!


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Hope your weekend treats you well!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

your scrapbooking frames are just lovely! my daughter love it, since you have butterflies on them!..

AliLilly said...

OH I LOVE THIS! I think I may have to steal this from you!!!! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! :) I'm your newest follower too! :)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love it! I have so many random little nooks and crannies in my house that something like this would just look perfect in!

Jeanine

Val said...

What a truly wonderful idea. I heart it.

Vintage Simple said...

Very sweet, Robyn. And congrats on your new venture! Very exciting.

Have a great weekend,
-maria

AliLilly said...

OH!!!! I totally forgot to mention! Did you notice the book the earrings are laying on in my photo box post? Did you notice the color....pale green? Now who's eyes pale green?

FineArtPainting said...

easy + 10min-ish + something really sophisticated as a result. you did great with this project and we love your formula. excellent.

i'm inviting you to come link it up so our readers can find this and your other wonderful ideas:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-8/

(new party every wednesday, findable at our home page)

we look forward to featuring your work!

rose

毛彥宇毛彥宇 said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

Sheri@childmade.com said...

What a great rework of something that I wouldn't want to hang in my home, to something that I would like several! Well done! Thanks for posting ... I've added a link. Check it out and add a few links of your own!

Eri said...

Hi Robyn, how are you? Oh, I found it's a great idea! congraturation!!!
And the paper butterflies look very lovely!
I'm not an able scrapbooker, but this looks easy... I'll try...
Kesses, see you soon!

awal.ny said...

What a cute little project. I love the simpleness of it.

awal.ny said...

What a cute little project. I love the simpleness of it.

AliLilly said...

I know we just met an all *looks down with a bashful smile* but. I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG AND SO I GAVE YOU AN AWARD TODAY!! *giggles and claps hands*

http://alililly.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-very-1st-blog-award.html

OH and it's Wrath! He has the pale green eyes and it's Dark Lover that the earrings are sitting on! :)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I'm loving this frame. What a tranformation! and the book page is a lovely backdrop. I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

lovecrafts said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing