Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Life's A Beach

I'm still on a big seaside kick...gotta use up that Tim Coffey paper and die cuts!  However this project has some personal elements thrown in as well...shells and sea glass from last year's cruise, driftwood I collected from Lake Superior and wooden beads from an old straw beach hat.  
  The base is an Altoids tin top that I covered completely with the designer paper.  I used Glossy Accents to hold the paper on all sides of the tin and to hold the jute on the edge.  The vintage image was sized and printed on cardstock.  The vial was filled with sugar (only because I was too lazy to head down to the beach for actual sand).  All the elements were attached with GA.  To easily add holes in the metal for the hanging portions, I used the Vintaj Hole Punch Pliers (I love this tool and use it for so many things).  Wire was used as the top handle and fish line was used for the dangle.   I used a black Sharpie and white gel pen to add the sentiment.   
Some of my Grand Turk treasures were a coral and shell piece, sea glass pieces and a little shell.  A round shell with a hole in it made the perfect end of my dangle.  The pearl came out of my bead box!
Entered into the following Challenges:
CRAFT YOUR PASSION--#173 3D
SPARKLE N SPRINKLE--ANYTHING BUT A CARD
OPUS GLUEI--DON'T BE SUCH A BEACH
SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW--WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
SIMON SAYS STAMP/MONDAY--ODE TO SUNSHINE

15 comments:

Rosemary said...

I absolutely love this and you've inspired me - I'm redoing my master bath in a beach/spa theme and something like this would be such a great touch! You really have an eye for gathering treasures, repurposing things and making it come together in a beautiful way. Really great looking and perfect for our Opus Gluei theme, I hope you come back to play with us on more challenges. Thanks for participating and inspiring with such a great project!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous vintage beachy project! Love that glass vial and those images. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

~ginny said...

Wowza! Fun project with a lot of personal meaning for you. Definitely fits our challenge...Thank you for sharing your project in the “3-D Challenge”!
~ginny
Design Team - Craft Your Passion
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Electra said...

I love how you have used your own ocean treasures for this. It sings summer and sunshine and makes me wish I were near the ocean. Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei, your piece is delightfully seaworthy!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is cool

Diane said...

Fabulous!!

Moz said...

Stunning!! I love your interpretation of the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a cute altered tin. Love the jute around the edge and the mementos from your trips. the sign at the top and the pretty beads, along with the vial of "sand' are sweet details. Thanks for joining our 3-D It challenge at Craft your Passion challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous memento keepsake! Love the shape and how you incorporated your special memories into the art.

Suzanne C said...

I forgot to say thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous seaside inspired project! Love the fun image, the shells, wood, and corked vial. Thank you for sharing some sunshine with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Jana said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. It's such wonderful piece. Love that all of the components have a memory attached. I would never have thought to use an tin lid. This is brilliant. I LOVE THIS. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

otomys said...

This is a fabulous project! I love your gorgeous vintage image and beautiful embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Missusg said...

what a wonderful project!!! i so love it!

Candy C said...

Beautiful vintage beach project. Congrats on your special recognition from Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Well deserved! <3 Candy