A couple of weeks ago one of the girls I met at the hospital while having treatment was the big 5-0!
I wanted to make her something to mark the occasion, but as it had to go through the post I wanted it to be durable. So I set about making a wall hanging for using 2 Crafty Individuals swirly frames. It was based on idea I saw in a Graphicus Guild (now Chocolate Baroque Guild) monthly news letter.
I coloured both of the frames with Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Skies DI's then triple embossed the whole of the front frame and just the swirl of the back frame with clear embossing powder.
I stamped Ophelia from Stampsmith onto watercolour paper put her inside the frames and glued the together. I needed some way of hanging the frame so, following the idea from the newsletter, I used some thick-ish wire. The only wire I had that was thick enough was copper so I had to use it as her birthday was in a couple of days.
I bent the wire round a paint brush and added some beads before adding it to the frame. To tie everything together I made some flowers using the smallest flower from the TH Tattered Florals die. I used tissue from a drinks coaster and Glimmer Misted it with Timeless Lilac and Cherub Pink and used the same technique as in the previous post to make the flowers. I used curls of copper wire as the centers.