I'm joining in the fun of Kelli's Show and Tell Friday once again. Perhaps you have something that special to you that you would like to talk about too. If so, you still have plenty of time! Just hop on over to Kelli's to add your name to the links list.
I found this plaque a few weeks ago at the local thrift store. Its NICE but not so nice to me - and the instant I it I knew I could easily repurpose this for a project I'd dreamed up in my head. I sort of feel bad that I would cover up someone else's artwork,, but then I got over it LOL!
I used Kristin Cronin-Barrow's 'Lil Sailor Kit - which you can find HERE. Her kit is so inspiring and easy to work with!
I found a string of pearls last week too - how timely! At first I thought they were REAL, for they were so full of lustre, they were heavy, cold to the touch, string knotted between each bead, scraped against my teeth just right, had an old fashioned hook clasp etc - all the things that pointed toward them being the genuine item and I was SO excited... but then, while cleaning them up the rope broke... and I could then see that they were filled with glass inside. Sigh.
I made up the friendship sentiment myself - one night at 3 in the morning when I was cooking up my craft idea.
The ones I thought were real are the bottom ones - you can see the difference between those and the ones on the top in a cheap broach setting. The lustre is incomparable!
The light on the lighthouse is a jewel salvaged from a piece of broken cosmetic jewelery.
And the final touch to make it my own was to build a little nameplate for myself and glue it on!
I received my Irish baking cookbook in the mail yesterday from my dear friend JanMary, who is also taking part in this Show and Tell and who's made some crafty items herself! Thank you JM - I've already pored and salivated over the pages. Click HERE to visit JanMary too!
Lastly but not leastly - I've made you a giveaway for today. Its fine for all uses - just credit me please and I'd LOVE to see how you use this! Just email me a jpg and I'll feature you here on the blog. I can especially see this a wonderful element for a Church Easter overhead graphic!
This is a card I made using my embossed version of the element - I also used some papers from KimB's Camping Kit.
This element is about 10 inches tall. Its NOT perfect, though almost - there may be a small area you would have to erase out along the stem at the bottom.