Hello folks! It's been a bit of a challenge photographing this piece today and I'm afraid I haven't quite captured the magic so you'll have to sprinkle a bit of imagination as you glance over these shots. I made this piece with the Creative Expressions DT call, texture challenge, in mind.
I took 3 of the large rectangle Art Part frames and 1 large rectangle solid (the long side of the rectangle is 5.5"). I covered the solid rectangle with papers from the Prima Tea Tyme pad. I stamped and embossed the sentiment 'Why fit in when you were born to stand out' from Sam Poole's Steampunk Dreams stamp set, in gold embossing powder adding fabulous texture. I also used flitter glue, and the small cogs stamp from the set with variegated red/gold gilding flakes on the frame, background and also the base of the piece (a smaller rectangle Art Part). I cut out a photo of my daughter Isabelle and gave her some wings. I stamped and embossed the wings from the main piece from the stamp set and coloured them with glitter. (so sparkly in real life) I heavily glittered the wings to give another texture. I cut them out and added them to the piece.
I stamped one large and 2 small butterflies from the stamp set with Stazon onto soft copper craft metal. I turned the butterflies over and added some texture with an embossing tool. I cut them out and adhered to craft wire. I inked the petals on some Prima petals, layered them up and adhered using hot glue.
I die cut the letters from the Copper Craft Metal and adhered using the hot glue gun. Quite fiddly but definitely worth it... I love the smooth texture of the shiny letters against the fabric feel of the flowers.
I added some craft wire swirls and couple of Metal Corners for a finishing touch. I'm really pleased with how this turned out. Isabelle has really enjoyed seeing herself with wings!!
Hope you are having a great week
Ciao for now!!