K. So here's the thing. The Gingersnappers had a GREAT challenge that encouraged participants to use twine. I got a BRILLIANT idea for that challenge and went to get some thick, jute twine, since I didn't have any (that's a WHOLE other ball of wax, but leave it to say I was surprised that I didn't have any...). So. AC Moore didn't have any. I couldn't find any at Home Depot. Walmart. Nope. Target. Nope. Lowes. Nope. For REALS, folks. It was a bit ridiculous to say the least. And, because I was so focused on finding this particular kind of twine...*deep breath* I missed the challenge. Yup. Deadline went kaput!
Fast forward to last Saturday...The Hubbums had an all day staff meeting for his upcoming Summer School sessions so I ran the errands that morning before settling in to create. One of those errands meant heading to the butcher shop for chicken and chicken livers to make dog food. And there, in our favorite little freezing cold butcher shop (No...really...they keep it so cold they actually just store the milk on the regular shelves. For reals.), in the 50 cent bin by the register .... were several spools of jute twine. They had sisal twine, too. For fifty cents. ALL that searching and they RANDOMLY have exactly what I needed at the BUTCHER shop of all places! Weird! So...I bought two rolls of the jute and one of the sisal in an effort to prevent this problem in the future. Just say'n.
AND....I made my brilliant idea come to life!
I wrapped the jar nearly entirely with the jute twine. LOVE the way that looks! I added some fabulous Graphic 45 paper, vintage sheet music, Tim Holtz tissue tape, a few embellishments and two AMAZINGLY FABULOUS images from 100 Proof Press! I used a piece of the Bating Beauty row for the lid and the image on the front is the Op Art Circles embossed in gold! I LOVE this stamp!!!
Now, here is the super fun part! I filled the bottom with some gold glass glitter and then dropped in a few shells and a message in a bottle to finish off the piece!
*heeeeee!!!!!* I love it!!!!
The jar is embellished with a flower from Retro Cafe Art and some fabulous vintage buttons and a bit of cork that I roughed up a bit. The Graphic 45 papers are so perfect it hurts a little!
SO....there you have my little story and the project that came of it! YAY! Oh..and since I fell SO in love with that message in a bottle, I sorta made another one and created a necklace out of it because it loved me. Just say'n.
Happy Thursday folks!