And then in December I went to Liberty of London and saw some fantastic beaded birds and animals
That's it! ! I covered the heart with stretch netting to represent the fabric of space and time (actually from inside the cushion covers of an old sofa we threw out- recycling at its best), painted it with mod podge and black paint, and then used pins to stivck various glass beads. I made a telescope out of kebab sticks, rolled paper and jewellery findings, and covered a little plastic rocket with embossed metal tape which turned out a bit Wallace and Gromit, so very cute.
Here are all the frames:
The background papers are a mix of tim holtz and Graphic 45, and I made the battered suitcase out of foam rubber and strips of leather. Wish my suitcase looked like that, but it is pristine as it hardly ever comes out of the storage cupboard due to me having married a reluctant traveller!
Science and Industry:
The background to this one is a bit of broken printed circuit board out of a redundant piece of audio equipment my hubby was ditching. Light bulb is tim holtz ideaology as are die cut and embossed metal cogs.
Quite proud of that telescope. I used slightly glittery midnight blue paper behind this one. Hard to see in photo.
The music box is a die cast pencil sharpener (car boot), and the little dancer is from Prima.
And finally Nature and Wildlife:
Little plastic elephant and a cigarette card I got from car boot sale. The butterflies are cut from Graphic45 Old Curiosity Shop and paper flowers are a mix, don't know makers.
Each frame has a related tim holtz ideaology word band attached.
Here's the whole thing
and some of the details
It took a while, but I really like it now it is finished.