The May kit included frames, butterflies and other items. We were to create some kind of a wall hanging using all the pieces.
Since I don't really have a lot of wall space left in my rooms I decided to make two projects.
For the first I created a tryptych type display from the three long frames. I started by painting the frames black, didn't like it so added some gold stamped images-still not happy!! I painted them black again and took my Opalite Cypress Frost and Golden Mist ink pads and rubbed them over the black ink.
I had some background card stock pieces that I had made a while back, ran them through my Cuttlebug and then rubbed some metallic rub-on wax over the raised areas. I inserted these behind each of the frames.
I painted two birds the branch and a butterfly with acrylic paints. Since the butterfly had nice cut out pieces I took some Sookwang tape, placed the butterfly on it and cut around it, then filled the openings with Glitter Ritz.
For the birdcage I painted it brown and then added some different colours of Perfect Pearls to give it a rusted look. I then added an old piece of chain as a hanger for the cage.
I used some little hinges to hold the pieces together.
I had two small canvases that I used for the inside of two of the frames. I first covered them with various scraps of scrapbook paper then added different colours of acrylic paint. When Dry, I stamped a script stamp with White ink.
I covered three hearts with scrapbook paper and then punched out an additional one from the same paper and added it to heavy card stock. Decorated them and added them to the canvases and the top frame insert.
The Scrolls were done with the rusted technique (as in the first project for the birdcage) and attached to the canvases. To complete the canvases, I colored two flower charms that I got from my friend Chrissy, with two colours of Smooch Ink, then attached a flat bead to each of them, and added them to the canvases.
I attached some ribbon to the back of the three pieces with a hanger.