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 ;)