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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 12:11 AM | ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Last night, Scott and I joined April and her Mom, Gennie for dinner at one of our favorite Indian restaurants. April was thrilled with the wedding invitation sample, so it looks like we will be in full production mode on Sunday! I'm hoping Tina will come over to my house as well and join in the fun :) I'm dying to give her the altered box and decorative charm piece that I made for her shown below. 
 Back in July, my sweet and talented friend Holly Simoni shared a tutorial on her blog (click HERE) on how to use the Spellbinders Media Mixage pieces and ever since I've been itching to give it a try. I used a die to cut out the photo of Tina that was taken on the day she celebrated her 1st Holy Communion nearly 50 years ago! It was my first time playing with resin and one thing I learned is you have to be patient because it doesn't dry immediately.
To create the "faith" charm, I simply adhered a Tim Holtz sticker in the bezel, sprinkled in some glass glitter that I have had for several years now but never used, then covered with resin. I think I've gotten the hang of how to use the resin so I think I'm going to create something for April :)
I gave a plain cardboard box a facelift, with lots of paint and texture to give it an old rustic appearance. I pulled out a couple ornate Tattered Angels frames from my stash that I've been saving for a few years, layered then on top of one another then gave it a coat of crackle and paint. I finished the box off with a painted heart that I made using the Ranger melting pot and UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). 
I'm entering my projects in the current Our Creative Corner challenge where the theme is to pull out some of our FORGOTTEN THINGS and put them to use. Again, I pulled out two colors of Melissa Frances German glass glitter and 2 Tattered Angels ornate frames that I have been hoarding / saving.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)
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42 Sweet Comments So Far:

M@rjan said...

Love at first sight! Very beaytiful! That glass glitter looks spectaculair on your objects!

Adriana B said...

so pretty and beautiful love it :)

Pauline said...

Absolutely stunning Mona! Wonderful textures, and love the vintage feel.

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness Mona, how beautiful! I love the box and the way you have aged it and the heart is stunning. The charm is divine - what a gorgeous memento for your friend. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Mirna said...

So beautiful, Mona! Tina will love it! Good luck with the invites!

GabrielleH said...

Stunning project! Love the resin charm with the pretty glitter and sweet photo! And your box is absolutely incredible! Love this technique! Awesome color and texture! Have a good weekend and good luck with the invitations!

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW!!!

Mary Reidel said...

Amazing project, Mona! Tina will be blown away!

Gale Evans said...

Stunning box and gift, Mona! This is really beautiful work! I love how you aged the box and love how you created that charm with the resin! So lovely! Tina will absolutely love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! This is amazing, Mona! The charm is not only gorgeous, but what a wonderful keepsake photo that Tina will treasure! Love the sweet altered box, too!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous! WOW, what a beautiful gift! Tina is so lucky!

Julia Aston said...

Love how you altered this simple box Mona - great techniques and what a wonderful way to save the memory of that 1st communion for Tina! Hope the invitation work group goes well!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful gift for April! Sounds like you girls are going to have hours of crafting fun coming your way. :)

Jan Evans said...

Phenomenal project! Love how you did the textured box! Looks like aged/rusty metal! You are amazing! Good luck with the invites!

Davi said...

Love the box Mona with the rich color and texture! The charm is really beautiful. Rour sis couldnt help but be delighted with such a special memory preserved so beautifully!! Have a fun girls day creating tomorrow :)

HeatherCz said...

Very pretty gift box and charm, Mona! You are so creative! Can't believe how beautiful this is! Tina will really love it!

Lisa said...

I HOPE Tina comes over to your house too...she needs to see this!!! Fabulous Mona, love the picture of her and the special details you added!!

Sue Lelli said...

Tina must have gotten all choked up when she saw this BEAUTY! I LOVE how you are just creating all kinds of new things! You are an inspiration to us all with your BEAUTIFUL projects!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is spectacular! I bet she is so touched by this thoughtful gift!
P.S. can we please see the invitation? I can only imagine what you have designed for this!

Kelly said...

Incredible, Mona! Lovely gift! That charm is amazing; love the glitter! The aging on that box looks amazing! You are amazing!

Christine L said...

This is so stunning Mona... and what a fabulous vintage gift!

Hugs
Christine x

Petra Swart said...

Absolutely amazing, Mona!!! Such a lovely photo and your charm and the box is beautiful!! TFS.

Constance said...

WOW! Stunning project! Gorgeous textured box! Love the rusted look! Amazing! Good luck with the invitations!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness Tina is going to be blown away by this gift ... How very beautiful! I love the touch of glitter and who would have thought that was a plain box once!

Paper Profusion said...

MAJORLY GORGEOUS Mona! I adore the 'necklace' and charm - it's stunningly beautiful. I love the tactile chunky box too.

Like your hoarding I have one of those Tattered Angels frames (received as a freebie) that I have been holding onto for the last year as it needs to be kept for something special. Do you know if they are available at all now or if there is any die that achieves a similar shape.

You are so versatile and creatively talented. Nicola x

Sue Marrazzo said...

Faith is so important!
Nice framed photo!

Lisa S. said...

Wow, what a wonderful treasure for Tina to receive. I am in awe of this project and actually it inspires me to make some as Christmas gifts this year. Guess I better get busy gathering supplies. Thanks Mona for sharing this and I hope you enjoy creating invitations with April and her mom today. Hugs

die amelie said...

You saved them for the perfect project it seems! So utterly beautiful!

Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!


Claudia x

Buttons said...

What a fantastic way of using so many 'hoarded' items Mona! Love the way this has come together with such a feeling of age to it. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING! Love what you've created here....amazing!

Laural said...

Wow, Mona, this is so beautiful! Love the way you have aged the box and the heart is absolutely stunning. The charm is so beautiful and creative! Tina will be blown away! TFS!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! So much gorgeous details and design! Beautifully done, Mona!

Linda R said...

Once again I have to say WOW!! Love this my creative friend.

Hugs~

Julie said...

Lovely gift, Mona! Love the pretty box and charm! VERY creative!

Stacey Pembroke said...

What a stunning gift! Your sister is so lucky! Love the resin charm with the glitter and darling photo of Tina! Brilliant!

Fiona said...

Stunning box and gift, Mona! I adore that lovely charm and the texture and aging on that amazing box! You are amazing!

butterfly said...

Oh, my word, Mona - what extraordinarily beautiful creations. The resin pieces are beautiful - how enchanting to use your friend's photo inside... what a wonderful gift that will make. The textures on the box and frame are gorgeous too, and that heart is amazing. I'm completely blown away!! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning box Mona...so creative and beautiful! Love the vintage feel of it! ;-)

FeistyCrafter said...

Another amazing project!! Love the rustic look of the box and the charm is beautiful.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona!! I am sure she LOVED it!!!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Wow!!!!! I didn't even know 1/2 of what you were saying...!!! Lol
The terminology went right over my head !! But.... It's gorgeous & that's what counts!!! (I think it would be wise for me to start w/ a kit --- & learn the jargon!!!) // ;)) ;))
Xo

Frank Delaney said...

Well done Mona !!! Really nice sharing.
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