Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sentimental Sundays #188: Make It New

Wow. The last month has been a whirlwind of holidays! It felt like the last stretch of a really long race. As busy as it was, I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend so much time with my family!

Looking forward to getting back to creating, blogging and sharing.

Today is the first challenge of the year for Sentimental Sundays! I was able to choose the theme and wouldn't you know it...I chose an upcycle theme!

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I know I've mentioned how much I LOVE A Day for Daisies designs...but I can't seem to stop telling you how wonderful they are! The art is endearing, feminine, lovely to color, and beautifully drawn.
(HERE's a card I made using this can see a couple more of my ADFD projects HERE.)


So, of course, I have another gorgeous image and project to share. 

This is Water World.

We live near the beach and my little one and I enjoy collecting bits of sea glass and seashells. I thought she needed a pretty way to display her you?

First, you need these items...

a canning jar
a bit of jute
a battery operated tea light
a scrap of vellum
printable acetate


This project is so easy. The choosing my colors and coloring took longer than putting this together. 

True story.

Print your image on the acetate (ask for printable transparency sheets at your local office supply store. make sure to get ones for your printer - laser, inkjet, etc.) Then color her up! Light colors do not show up very well and darker colors will show up lighter than you think. So, use colors darker than what you would normally and test them before coloring your image.

The colors will streak.  Let me say that again.  The colors will streak.

When coloring on plastic the colors don't blend. I kept my coloring & colors simple. If was going to really glam this up, I would add glitter to the back side of the image...hmmm...still might.

 Anyway, after you are finished coloring, cut a scrap of vellum just a bit larger than the image. I cut both pieces to fit inside the jar with enough to bend the image. Start out with a longer piece than you think you need and trim to fit after.

Then place the acetate piece in front of the vellum, roll slightly and insert into jar. Add the shells in front of the picture and the tea light behind. Decorate the lid with the ribbon, lace and jute.

That's it.

You certainly could make this more intricate...rub ons on the glass, a tag, decorate the top of the lid, personalize it, use a larger jar...

Be sure to link up your project to Sentimental Sundays' Challenge...would love to see what you do with it!

Inky hugs,

Playing along with these challenges:
A Day for Daisies #86 - Anything Goes
Anything But A Card - Balance (inspiration picture)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes


  1. Great idea..guess who is off to visit day for daisies.

  2. WOW!! this is so pretty and awesome :)

  3. ABSOLUTELY mind blowing gorgeous!!! WOW!!! I truly love this project and I have a feeling that you are all settled in your craftroom now, because your projects are SPECTACULAR!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the image and the embellishments. This is a fun idea!

  5. This is so beautiful Angi & what a fabulous gift :o)

  6. Hi Judith,
    Beautiful Design , thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to come back and join us again next week...
    Suzy B DT Owner

  7. what a fab project thanks for sharing with suzy bee's bloomin challenge this week Rachel DT

  8. This entry to Polkadoodles makes me want to put the bubbles in the bath and have a relaxing soak with the candles burning. Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Anything Goes Challenge. Happy New Year to you and Good Luck. Katie Polkdadoodles DT xx

  9. Very creative, great make.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands challenge blog.

    Moira DT.

  10. This is beautiful - what a fabulous idea. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

  11. Such a beautiful project, Angi!
    I love the concept and your final product is BEAUTIFUL!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at "A Day for Daisies"!!

  12. Really pretty Angi! your daughter must be delighted!!!!
    Mirella DK xx

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  14. fab idea. it's beautiful, thanks for joining us on CraftyHands

  15. This is so so so gorgeous Angi!
    ~fellow DT member <3

  16. Gorgeous creation and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
    hugs and xxx

  17. What a cute idea and so useful, too! Thanks so much for joining us for this month's challenge at Anything But A Card. Becky (DT)

  18. Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, this is really lovely.

    Well done Becka B DT member x

  19. This a GREAT!! Love the concept of it!

  20. A beautiful project and such a clever idea. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

  21. What a lovely way to display treasures! I like the look of the pens on the acetate. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card for our Balance Challenge. Julia x


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I read all of the comments and appreciate your thoughts. May all your Mayhem be crafty messes...inky hugs!