I know Tim Holtz' range of Sizzix dies is associated with grunge and distress but I wanted to create something light and flighty/flirty using the TH dies Caged Birds and Fanciful Flight. But knowing me, I used one of the die in a totally different way.
It's this bird cage, which got transform into a gigantic flower. Seven bird cages became petals of a flower to frame the single photo. I like the shadows formed by the lines from the curled petals.
As for the butterfly, I decided to make it look diametrically opposite to the featured photo on its packaging.
I cut the wings out of vellum. Then, using Maya Mists, I swirled and mixed and blotted until I liked the final colours. To attach the overlay on the solid wings I applied a generous coat of Glimmer Glaze between the two. This added a touch of shine without the bulk of typical liquid adhesive.
A close-up of the butterfly nestling in a cluster of flowers