Hello and welcome! Oh how bittersweet, this is my last make as Guest Designer for the month of January for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I hope you have had as much fun as I have viewing my projects, as always thank you so much for joining me!
This weeks Monday challenge is ‘Love is in the Air’
This week we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day with:-
Love Is In The Air
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and enter over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge. You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
Being married over 23 years myself, I often reminisce about my grandparents and other couples that have been together an long time time. So what a great time to create a visual to go along with my thoughts 🙂 Here is my make for ‘Love is in the Air’ …..
Let me start by explaining what I did for the outer surface on the two Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trinket Tins. Although these have a wonderful look to them as is, my thought was to make them appear as if they were lost in the elements for a long time, recently discovered with all the hidden moments inside. Almost as a time capsule if you will 🙂 I used E6000 to attach two tins together and also to glue on the handle from Mini Hardware set with new Hardware Heads. I then used Tacky glue in areas, sprinkled with Paper Artsy Rust Powder and allowed to dry. Once dry I sprayed with water and distilled vinegar numerous times until I achieved the rust effect I was after.
For Rosalie and Vincent, I used a cards from the new Found Relatives, For both photos I aged them a bit by misting the back with water, to soften a tad and then wrinkled and inked. Elements that make up this side of the tins are Ephemera Pack , Filmstrip , Thimble , Letterpress , dyed Bouquet , Adornment Foundry , Ball Chain hung from a Hitch Fastener .
Vintage buttons from my stash were also added along with Idea-ololy Bells strung on a rusted piece of wire. I absolutely love how vintage pieces work so well with the Idea-ology line. Match made in heaven 🙂
For this side I added some cotton to a ‘sized to fit’ piece of heavy packaging card board than laid a piece of vintage cream velvet for the background. The striped piece of textile is the salvaged edge to the velvet which was a perfect shade of red. Elements used on this side new Baseboard Dolls , Mini Pins , Jeweled Charms , Assemblage Chain.
There you have it, really the most complicated part of this project was the patience to allow the Rust Powder to do it’s magic 🙂
I do hope I have inspired you to use some of the Idea-ology line in your next make with however “Love is in the Air’ inspires you and submit it for the Monday Challenge. While there, be sure to check out all the Design Team makes, they are always so inspirational and often have me in complete awe of all their talent.
Thank you for joining me and as always, have a blessed day! xo xo