A garden shrine really appeals to me as I feel very much at home and relaxed in my garden. I still own my Dads' greenhouse and as he died the same year as Elvis and he owned it for many years, you can imagine hold old it must be. When I am in there pottering away, I feel closer to him.
I hunted around for a suitable frame but couldn't find what I was looking for so I decided to use a card surround.
I grungepasted some bricks, crackle glazed a bit and began a colour scheme which was largely a collection of green frescos.
I painted some coated wire, curled it, cut out some leaves from PA Chatsworth, and made some die cut flowers. I already had some Tim Holtz hexagons cut out and used them to fill in the frame.
I stamped my guardian of the garden onto acetate (from Wings 3) and painted the back like Kirsten did. I painted and crackled a card heart also.
If you think that my writing is a bit haphazard then you are right because it reflects the way that I worked today. I even took photos of the "finished" product and then realised that I had forgotten to add the flowers and butterflies!!
Anyway, I painted onto the back of some acetate butterflies and then put it all together.
Of course I added some Treasure Gold to my frame and the heart. Goes without saying really!
I punched holes in the corners of the frame to hang it lopsided because it reflects the way that I do stuff, in a loppy sort of way. If I waited to line things up then I would never finish anything.
Thanks Kirsten, I love your butterfly shrine and have enjoyed having a go myself!