Sunday, 13 April 2014

Altered Art Becomes Nature's Beauty

Nature's Beauty is the theme over at CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS this month which seemed perfect for the Tando Creatives Must Haves mini printer tray I bought from CI ages ago.  A collection of natural objects in a display case, like the ones you see in museums or on collectors' walls.  I wanted to make this a hanging display so rather than use the whole kit, I decided to split it into three and just use one section of the tray and backing.  By doing that I get three frames for the price of one. 

Having decided whether to hang it portrait or landscape, I painted the frame and backing with Vintage White DecoArt acrylic paint then stamped everything with CI-017 script stamp and Tea Dye DI. 
For the individual elements I used:
The large butterfly is CI-061, stamped twice in Spiced Marmalade DI. 
The small butterfly is CI-347, in Rusty Hinge. 
The dragon fly is CI-364 using Broken China
The dragon, in Black Soot and the bird, in Brushed Corduroy are free stamps from CI.
The shell in Pumice Stone was free from Craft Stamper Magazine 
The trees in Olive Green StazOn  (I can't remember where I bought this one)
Once the main elements were placed, I cut out the second large butterfly and glued this on the top of the first one to create more dimension as with the smaller butterfly, shell and bird.  The addition of some raffia and a tiny pink shell completed the collection.



stampdiva said...

I love your use of the tray and also the different CI stamps you brought together for this project.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

Coco said...

A very lovely hanging display! Love the theme you chose to celebrate the Beauty of Nature, and all the various elements and stamps put together. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals this month! Coco x

Jean Hardy said...

Really nice tray of goodies Sue - lovely! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, Sue, I love how you have the text running through the whole project. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individual's challenge,

Lucy x

thassos456 said...

Fabulous printer tray. Love all the little details on it :)