Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Other Creations: Beachy Bread Tin

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is, "Piece of Paradise."  Paradise, for me, is the beach!  Give me my fam, a good book and a little slice of sand next to the water and I am in heaven!  But where I live, coasts are a little hard to come by.  Even so, I tried to bring the beach into my crafty space by converting this bread pan into a beachy tin.

This little bread tin was a rusty old relic I found at the local thrift store for 50 cents.  I started by sanding the tin so paint would adhere to it, then I painted it with Gesso (I Gesso everything, especially if I'm not sure what my next step is)!  When that dried, I covered it with some patterned paper that had a beachy wood design.  I used a scoring board to make the fold lines nice and tight.  Here it is after I've covered one of the sides.

I covered the whole thing with paper, then added a beachy garland that includes starfish, which I truly do think are "Beautiful creatures."

The garland was a lot of fun to make.  After I cut out the pennant flags, I used the leftover "frame" parts on my garland, too. 

Here are the supplies I used to make my project, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to catch a glimpse of your pieces of paradise!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  Sounds like a bit of paradise to me!