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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sparkle and Shine


Today I have pictures of the project I finished during my craft day with my DD on Friday.  I had mentioned that I was working on a vintage lady's hand mirror, the kind that all ladies I knew had back in the 60's.  OK, I only knew my mother and grandmother and the neighbors on either side of us, but they all had these types of mirrors.  As I have since discovered when buying this mirror, some were beveled, some not.  Some had decorations on their backs, some didn't.  But ALL were a symbol (along with their matching comb and brush sets) of female adulthood, and I loved primping in front of the mirror with that of my grandmother.  (I know my mother had one, I just don't remember playing with it.)  Sadly, by the time I reached my own coming of age, these were considered passé.

I would love to say that is a family heirloom, but if it were, then I'd probably be too afraid of "ruining" it.  As it is, I bought this one off of eBay for just a few dollars.  (I bought one for my DD, too, who has already mosaiced hers and taken it home.)  It was a quick project, much quicker than my previous pieces, and I absolutely LOVE it.  It now resides on my dressing table.  Will I use it?  I don't know.  But it sure looks nice there.  

Here 'tis.

It is brass and quite heavy.

This was a tarnished metal piece that I couldn't remove.  I think it was a bunch of grapes.  So I covered it with a blend of copper, gold and pink glitters.  Glitter fixes everything.


Some of the jewelry is true vintage, some is only vintage-looking.  Some pieces are left whole, others are taken apart, of which only pieces are used.  There are glass pieces, colored mirror, pearls, shells, but most of all, there is sparkle and shine.  Because that is what makes me happy.

And last but not least, there is a card to share.

 It is one of my few CAS cards and is my first time to make rosettes (this was my third attempt).  There is a Dienamics doily diecut under the rosette, a glittery (of course) brad in the middle, and some dry embossing to make those white spaces a little less bare.  Sponged a little Soft Suede around the edges, and it was done.  Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla formed the base and top layer respectively. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:

The Craft's Meow WCMD 2012

Have a lovely day and happy crafting!!


Valérie Perlin Démonstratrice Stampin up ! said...

HO what a beautiful card !! I love it
See you soon on SN

Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful card, Shea!!! Love the colors and the lollie (hee hee)!!! Loved seeing the mirror you decorated too, so very pretty. I especially love the flamingo on it. :) Thanks for sharing!

Kimie said...

Wowza! Love that mirror and your mosaicing (is that a word?). I know I saw some seashells on there and love the cameo. So beautiful. You do beautiful work. Gorgeous card as well. Love your rosette and the sentiment on the card. TFS! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! Your mirror is a masterpiece! Love the rosette on your card - brilliant to layer it on the doily! I just saw this saying earlier today and loved it. Now, I can't remember where I was lurking! LPL