Here is a close up of the compass I've stenciled on one corner.
The winner in my drawing for one of my zipper pins is: Susan from the blog Penless Writer. Susan if you could e-mail me your address I'll get your pin off to you toots-sweet!
This show & tell is hosted by Kelli :-)
I still cannot get my photos to enlarge when clicked upon.... any words of advice on what to do or try? Thanks in advance :-)
I love the whole concept of the photo under glass, and I'm thinking I am going to do this more often as it was/is fun~ Maybe my soldering will improve! lol
Ok....... Finally finished it, here it is in all its glittered glory~ Behind the gal in the pink dress is the glittered word "Wish"
I added the caption... "There is a reason why somethings are buy one get one free..." I don't know about you...but that cracked me up :-P
At an estate sale I got two large boxes filled with embossing powders & the ink as well *insert huge grin here* Sooooooo I purchased a heat gun a few months ago and just today got around to playing with it... I LOVE TO EMBOSS!!! Soooooooo easy/fun/exciting :-)
I've used stamps, a silver spoon with glittered sugar, a vintage rose along with some vintage plastic daisies.... some old plastic do-dads popped off of a tissue box....I've gone around the edge with copper tape (fun stuff!) a silver frame which holds a not-so-happy photo of me wearing a party hat with a white bird sittting on top~
The theme for this Friday is "The Wild West" ........ well it doesn't get any wilder than two boys acting like cowboys! I used a dark brown & gold acrylic paint as the back drop for this 4 x 4. The photo is a copy of a vintage family photo. I stamped into the wet paint... let it dry, then I stamped the words "giddy up" again over the top of that using black acrylic paint. I painted on some varnish over the top.... I love that stuff. I'm thinking I am going to sand it a little bit (later) to hide the brush strokes. I think the combination of colors and the varnish it gives it an old looking patina.... I also added the little cracker jack pistol as a dangly.
This week for show & tell I'm showing off something I purchased at a second hand store for $3 buckeroooooooooooooos~ *insert smile here* This is why I call second hand stores "boutiques" because you get such unusual/beautiful things there! Well, I do anyway!
This beautiful work of art is a handmade cut-out of the Hail Mary prayer. At first glance from across the store I was drawn to it because it looked "lacey" and I loved the old frame it was in as well. When I spotted it the old frame it was glued to was HUGE and gold.... soooo I cut the frame (mitered the corners) and made it smaller so the piece fit inside it better. The piece was also not painted.... you see, this piece of art is actually cut out of WOOD. Yes, tis true! It is made out of 3/16th inch wood. So I sprayed it white (my friend said once that if anyone sits to long at my house, they get sprayed white lol...)
Here is a close up of the beautiful cut work....remember this is super thin wood. What a work of art huh?Anywho, I placed it atop of some black velvet and since there is no glass to this old frame, and I wanted to keep the dust off of it, I purchased some heavy plastic and just layed it over the top and glued it to the back of the frame.
Not knowing the history behind it at all, I am pretty confident that the person who made this has passed onto his/her great rewards. Why else would they part with it? I could tell that it had been hanging on a wall for ages.... I just bet that someone didn't see, didn't "feel" the immense love of God that this piece brought the artist who made this. Well.... I'm lucky that I found it.
This show & tell is hosted by Kelli.
I've also finally finished these little boxes. The inside of the box has some french text glued inside. Oooooooo la-la~ The tops of the boxes have ballerina's on them. I've hidden the bases of the ballerina's so it appears they are standing "on point" atop the boxes! I've hand painted each one...glittered their outfits and gave them all a matching "ribbon" to swirl above their head as they dance. Such happy girls~