Sunday, August 29, 2010

SImon Says Stamp and Show

This is a mirror that I started a long while ago and have just finished. It is a 20th Wedding Anniversary gift for my DH. I am entering it into the wonderful challenge at Simon Say Stamp and Show. This week is T!m Holtz inspired! As he is my absolute crafting idol this was no trouble at all.

I covered the frame with paper which a friend gave me. I made some flowers from grunge paper. The large one was embossed using one of Tim's texture fades, sprayed with a mixture of tattered rose and vintage photo  from a mini-mister, then swiped with fired brick and finally touched with Perfect Pearls gold. BTW the ticket says Trust not Rust. I added a photo from our wedding day into a memory frame and added a metal tag.

In one corner I added a metal picture corner. I just love these and use them sparingly. You can just see in the corner of the mirror a little fragment with a calendar from August, the month of our wedding.

I then added some of the lovely metal numbers. I used tea-dye and vintage photo distress embossing powders  to these to give them an aged appearance. I also added a Love key and some butterflies. Et VoilĂ , a Tim inspired mirror frame.


  1. absolutely gorgeous! turned out amazingly, what a gift!

  2. what a BEAUTIFUL mirror/frame!!
    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!

  3. Oh WOW....What a GORGEOUS piece!!! Your hubbs will love this for sure!!! Happy Anniversary too!!!

  4. Brilliant creation and so special for your DH too! Happy Happy Anniversary and many many more!

    I see that you are in Ireland ... if only I could be there with you. I took the most amazing trip to Ireland some years ago now ... always dream of returning again one day.

    Thank you for visiting my Magpie's Nest (thanks to Elizabeth and Bleubeard too)

  5. What a wonderful gift to your Hubby! Happy Anniversary to you both! The numbers are such a great way to add the date. I'm sure he will LOVE it !!

  6. So pretty! I love the roses and those numbers too!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    Sarah :)


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