Saturday, May 1, 2010

My first "Saturday Night Special"...

I'm joining the party at Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors. Please visit Donna for a list of others that are participating.

A few years ago I took a vacation to Madaket Beach, Nantucket, MA and then shortly after, took a vacation to Cape Cod, MA. I brought back a bucket full of sand and shells from the beach at the Cape, knowing I wanted to do a project with them. Of course I had taken many pictures. Two years later I finally gathered up my supplies and began to put things together.



I took a large glass cylinder that I purchased at Big Lots and added the beach sand to it. I then began to fill it with my shells, but it seemed to be missing something. I grabbed one of my pink candles (I'm not really a pink girl) that I had from a Victorian faze I had gone through years ago and added it to the cylinder. Still boring, bland, etc.
That's when it hit me, glitter...pink glitter...pink Saturday. Now that sounded a little more interesting than plain white shells.
I got the inspiration from Tales from an oc cottage!




So out came the Martha Stewart Glue and Pink Glitter from Walmart. Before long...I had pretty, glittered, pink shells and one pink starfish! Yay, that is soo much better. I still left many of the shells and starfish white, but loved the hit of the pink, it really made the whole look come together.







I then glittered a shell and starfish tag...



I printed a quote that I really love and glittered that as well...





It's beginning to look pretty, love the glittery pink...



I added a few a photos from my vacation, that are very special to me...



A little bit of shimmery pink ribbon...



The pretty pink starfish, shell tag and quote...



Finally, the finished project...



Close up of a picture of my mom and my second oldest brother Richard, walking along, holding hands. This is my very favorite picture of the two of them.



I knew right away this would be a perfect picture as they just happened to be wearing the same color shorts and shirts. Most of all I love the hand holding of mother and son...



The beautiful quote that I loved...



If your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

I hope your day is filled with SUNSHINE. Thank you for visiting, your kind comments are always VERY much appreciated.





1 comment:

  1. SOOOOO PRETTY and SOOOOOO COASTAL...luv it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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