I am linking this project to Use it Tuesday's Challenge #47 "Make it Sparkle." There is a ton of bling and sparkle in this project so I think it qualifies for sure. I am also linking it to DL.ART's most recent anything goes Linky Party. These are two of my favorite challenge blogs. Check them out. There are a TON of great projects featured there. You get so many ideas and meet some new crafty friends along the way. :)
There is this sweet lady that works at my school, who lost her mother several years ago. I got some pictures from her to make a memorial candle and decided to make this as well. The candle will be in a future post since I am out of wax paper.
Her mother loved the color burgundy, so I used the Mirabelle mat stack from The Paper Studio. The papers are SO pretty!
In this frame, I used some great epoxy brads from The Paper Studio that seemed made for this paper stack.
I cut the letters from a lighter piece of paper from the paper stack and from a Cheerios box. I used the Mod Podge to adhere the paper and box layers together and sponged the edges with Walnut distress ink. Then, I spread Crystal Effects by Stampin' Up on it and sprinkled a tiny bit of Dazzling Diamonds over the letters to dress them up just a bit. This was a first for me, and I'm so happy with how they turned out.
I used the "Faith, Hope, Love" stamp set from Stampabilities on a scrap of paper. The ribbon is also from The Paper Studio. (I'm thinking I should be president of their fan club.) I can't remember the name of the company for the pendant, but I got it from the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby. I originally did it with Crystal Effects over the picture, but I didn't like it so I pulled it out and redid it with just the picture.
Sorry about the blurriness. I didn't notice it until I had already taken the photo tray to school. This is a scanned copy of something my friend had written on the back of one of her mother's photos. I was so touched that I decided it needed its own tray. I printed it on vellum and layered it over one of the papers from the stack. The lattice punch is one I've had for a month or so. I was so excited to find that punch and get it 50% off that I came home and punched out a piece of my favorite paper just to see the effect. Then, I couldn't decide what to do with it so I set it aside to wait for the perfect project. It was buried under other things, and I stumbled upon it looking for my adhesive eraser. Perfect project indeed! The die is from Spellbinders.
This is the most recent photo of my friend's mother. I embellished with a brass bottlecap that I covered with a circle cut out of the same paper as the tray background. I stamped the word "adore" and covered with Crystal Effects.
I think the stamp is from Stampabilities, but I'm not sure. (Packaging gets in the way so I usually toss it.) The pearls are from Stampin' Up!
This is a really good picture, but I'm afraid I might have ruined it with too many pearls. I used permanent adhesive to keep them from falling off in the humidity of our summers so I can't change it. I hope she doesn't think I over-blinged. :(
The love my friend had for her mother was so obvious that I thought this sentiment would be perfect. It's from the "Faith, Hope, Love" set. I stamped it in Bravo Burgundy by Stampin' Up! The tag is from Stampendous "Timeless Tags." I stamped it in River Rock by Stampin' Up! and then sponged the edges with it as well. I got the jewel from Hobby Lobby, but I can't remember who it's from. I refer to it as "big, honkin' bling."
I meant to sponge the edges of all of the pieces with the Walnut distress ink, but I was so nervous and excited about this project when it all started to come together that I forgot until I had most of the pieces adhered down. Oh well, I think it still turned out pretty. :)
I hope it brings her comfort and she knows what an impression she has made on the lives of others as a result of her mother's love and nurturing throughout her life.