I have not done a swap in forever. I used to love doing them over at Splitcoast Stampers when I was doing a lot of Stamping' Up! parties. They are so much fun. Then I ran across Mini Album Scraps and a mason jar swap. I just couldn't resit. I love mason jars and this was a swap for a mason jar nightlight. The basic rules were to make a mason jar or other similar jar into a night light using one of three themes…vintage, shabby chic, or grunge. My partner wanted me to do anything that I thought would be the best for him. I would say the style I choose was mostly vintage with just a hit of grunge. Without further ado…
|I added on a canvas label that I cut with a Stampin' Up! die cut - Labels Collection Framelits Dies. I sprayed the label with some walnut stain and other glimmer mist spray that I made up. I backstitched the "smile" and edged the canvas label with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo that I have had laying around the house for ages (opened for the first time for this project). The flower was originally white and was glimmer misted and walnut stained. I got this flower and the other flowers you will see in the later pictures from SaCrafters.|
|The lid was also covered with the Vintage Photo distress embossing powder. I added some lacy trim that I had in my stash that I died using more of the walnut stain. I also added a string of flat back pearls form SaCrafters.|
|I punched holes in the top of the lid for more texture and added flowers. One started as read and the other purple. Both sprayed with glimmer mist and walnut stain. I added a pear center to one of the fabric flowers (also walnut stained). All flowers and pearl are from SaCrafters.|
|The dragon flies that are wrapped around the jar are from Michaels that I got a LONG time ago and war on clearance. There was a entire roll of them. This is just a small section.|
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