So this project comes along with a story. My grandfather passed away in late summer, since then we have kind of affiliated any sight of a butterfly with him being around. This started when my grandmother started taking note that whenever she felt most down a butterfly would show up and stick around, sometimes even groups. The same happened to my mother, whenever she was really missing him a butterfly would of course pop-up.
About 5 or 6 months ago she found a butterfly in the backyard, its life had already expired so she brought it inside and kept it in on the counter in a little dish. I know that's kind of morbid. . .but it continued to sit there until this past weekend.
My moms birthday was Saturday so I decided to make her a shadow box for her butterfly. I used papers, stamps, metal decorations, and fake flowers. In person it looks like the butterfly is in flight or near landing on one of the little flowers I put in the box, which has about 1 inch depth