|My bottle cap charms and plastic thingy charms|
|My domino charm and a ceramic seashell i made with my friend Paulette, last year|
The merbaby is Ingrid Dijkers bisque charm that I painted
Sunday was a day of total relaxation after unpacking all my goodies. I have been wanting to get back into my Key Largo projects but just wouldn't even let myself look at them because I had to be ready for GF. So yesterday, out came all the charms and vintage images that I gathered from our charm day in KL. I couldn't rip open that printer tray fast enough! I wanted it to really capture my trip to Florida, using the turquoise of the sea as my base color. Mermaids (and babies), seashells and of course keys found their way into all my little compartments.
On my last day in KL, I learned how to make charms out of bottle caps, dominoes, memory frames and other assorted stuff, thank you very much Val and Eileen! All of my tiny treasured pieces are tucked into the little boxes. One of Jen's handpainted faces found her way into a box as did Ingrid Dijkers bisque merbaby. There's a glittered heart with the word dream on it that I put to the left side of the tray that I picked up from a vendor at CHA. The colors went perfectly as did the word dream, as I dream of another fabulous artsy, beachy retreat in the future!