Sunday, November 27, 2011

More Faux Mercury Glass

I'm really getting into using anything I can find to FAUX mercury!
Visited the Dollar Tree for a few clear glasses and got another idea...

Then, of course, as I was working on something else and looking at my lonely first glasses I had another thought....

Aren't they CUTE??

for unto us a child is born

I've been intrigued by some of the designs on the Cricut cartridge, "It's Cold Outside" and wondering how I would use them. A charger seemed as good a place as any to start.  I think I will center this in a grapevine wreath. 
*The color of the plate is dark green the vinyl is actually burgundy.  The flash distorted the colors a bit.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kenzie is 6!

For a good friend I work with who is amazingly talented with digital imaging - a shirt for the birthday girl to go with the theme of her birthday party!

If you are so inclined, please take a look at her shop:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Faux Mercury Glass

I had these glasses from my beach wedding last year.  We had used them for the sand in our ceremony.  Each represented our family that was uniting.  My husband, his daughter, my son, and me.  A little Looking Glass spray by Krylon.  Still need to get a better handle on the looseness of the paint.  It runs easily.

Mini Christmas Albums

Made from my $1 bin raids at Michaels.

A Win and a Mistake. But still a Win.

I saw how-to for putting designs on candles. Cool, right?  So the instructions were to take tissue paper and put your design on it.  Stamp, free hand drawing, etc.  Cut around the design.  Place it where you want the candle then wrap it with wax paper, holding it tight.  After that, heat up the wax paper over your design and what happens is the wax on the paper melts over the tissue paper and design.  Viola' - you have your personally designed candle. 

So then I thought since that came out so well - I wonder if I used a cutout from some random Cricut leftovers.  I was so excited at the thought that I made a few mistakes.  But I still call it a win because it can be done.  I ran out of candles and didn't get to grab any over the weekend to follow up but I really wanted to share what those mistakes look like.
One more test...with a little more patience.

Jingle all the way

I've had this little shadow box without a purpose.  I perused Pinterest and found an adorable idea.  I tried...I conquered.  This is what I came up with.
 I still want to get to the one of the Dollar Stores or Big Lots and pick up some more jingles to go inside.