So...I found this frame at the Thrift Store last summer. Both the picture and the backing were torn, but the frame was lovely, so I figured I'd find some way to use it later. One of Tim Holtz new Alterations dies is the Caged Bird, which I cut and distressed with Distress Ink. I love the look of it, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to display it. When to what do my wandering eyes appear? But a miniature frame, just sitting there -- yeah...anyway-- with just a smidge of a trim the birdcage fit inside the frame perfectly. I added ribbon to hang (just by stapling it to the back). It was pretty cool in the window with no backing, but it just needed a bit something more. So I added a backing and cut out backgrounds I could slide into the back...for whenever the birdie needs a change of scenery. I've only added two so far, but can you guess what they are made out of? My backgrounds were cut out of kleenex boxes! Puffs...to be exact. I use them for some amazing cards too...and so much more. I always buy my kleenex boxes based on the picture. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this quick one.
Love my Jesus! Love my husband, my boys, & my grandbabies! I treasure my old gold friendships & enjoy making new silver ones. I am a Paper Arts Instructor who constantly enjoys making a lovely mess of my craft room, and then organizing it all over again. I love hosting tea parties, and like all things girly! A hot cuppa Chai is my relaxing Saturday morning treat. My favorite scripture is Isaiah 43:2. God brought me through so much, that instead of just surviving, I now can live!