Sunday, 3 May 2015

Upcycling: A Wall Art Home Decor Project!

Hi folks! A wee project from me today that's NOT for a design team commitment! I had a pyjama day yesterday and decided to get crafty. I had bought this Ikea wall art from my local Cancer Research UK shop for £1 knowing that I could make it much prettier!
I dug out my Craftwork Cards Velvet Plum collection and matching clear stamps, a selection of Visible Image stamps and an assortment of ink pads.
Get ready for lots of pictures! I took apart the bits in the frame, pasted some papers onto the background and covered the internal frame with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Over this DI base, I used some Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance Ink pad with the Visible Image Crackle Background stamp.
I then stamped the main VI sentiment on white die cut card using the same Dusty Concord DI mounting it in the center panel with lots of Velvet Plum die cut and layered flowers. I've used matching candi for the middle of sme of them and added Pruple Liquid Pearls on the paper.
I created some large flowers by stamping various CWC stamps and layering them together. I also put together four of the double bows and layered them too. I have added interest to the left and right panel by adding random stamping of the VI 'Bronte Border' stamp in Dusty Concord.
The glass has been removed as it allows the 3D elements to stand proud from the display. And this now has pride of place in my front hall and even got a thumbs up from the hubby! I am in two minds about leaving the frame alone or coating it with Gesso before painting with Dusty Concord Distress Paint... all thoughts welcome!
I will enter this in the following challenges -
2 Creative Chicks - #26 AG No Cards
ABC Challenge - I for Inspire Us
Altered Eclectics - May AG
Be Crafty and Craft Challenge - #1 AG
Crafts Galore Encore - May AG
Crafting Musketeers - #25 Use a Die Cut
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May
Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent - May
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - May

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx


  1. Wow, that's GORGEOUS Maureen, love the colours & I think the frame looks just perfect as it is!
    hugs Jo x

  2. that is so pretty, Ikea can kiss butt! EE

  3. Wow wow wow Mo you are sooooooooo talented!!! This is absolutely stunning xxxxxx

  4. Beautiful creation!

    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

  5. I liked the original, but the altered frame is stunning! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  6. I so love what you have done with this frame, each picture is stunning and I love how you have coordinated them all using a similiar colour palette...
    A great entry in to our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  7. Beautiful recycled frame project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

  8. absolutely stunning project love the colors thanks for joining us at crafting musketeers xPaula

  9. What a transformation! I adore the colours and those beautiful flowers. You've done a fantastic job! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge May 2015 and Good Luck! Del xx

  10. Fantastic project! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month! Lynda – DT Member

  11. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  12. An awesome project. Love how you created the different elements. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges. Meighan DT

  13. This is lovely thanks for linking up to Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month

  14. Fabulous, thank you for entering this months challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

  15. Maureen, This is just so gorgeous, I love the colors, theme and the fabulous technique you used on the fame. Sorry this comment is so late but want to thank you for sharing this beautiful piece in the May challenge over at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  16. Hi Maureen, Back again to have another look at your wonderful project, this time as a DTM for Altered Eclectics, Thank you so much for joining in our May challenge and I look forward to having you join us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs