Oh, yes...and what a party it will be.
A Bangers & Balls Engagement Party - celebrating the love of Simon the Swede and Jessica the Brit. Well, my sister is really Canadian with British ancestry......and Poutine & Balls just didn't sound right.
I offered up my crafty services and *ping* I got a message on Pinterest. From my sister.
This link in fact...Union Jack Mason Jar...asking me if could make centerpieces.
I checked out Linda's blog - It All Started With Paint and decided I was up for the challenge.
Linda did say in her blogpost that it wasn't easy and and she was brutally honest in how long it took but in my enthusiasm I went full steam ahead.
The Swedish flag was a piece of cake compared to the Union Jack and it was probably a good thing I didn't start with the Union Jack as I probably would have had a meltdown and not finished at all.
To paint 24 jars ~ 12 of each flag ~ it took me about 3 weeks.
Three weeks and about 8000 metres of painters tape. And patience.
Plenty of patience.
Once the jars were done the fun part really began - my sister and her hubby-to-be sent me photos of themselves from babyhood to very recent. I paired photos together of them around the same age and printed them out on cream linen cardstock.
I then used the Big Ticket Die and Vintage Cabinet Card Die from Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations
to frame each photo.
It was a fabulously inky time! I made a front and a back layer with a small dowel glued in between.
I used the following Stampers Anonymous sets from the Tim Holtz Collection to add interest on the frames ~ Here & There, CityScapes, Paris to London, London Sights & Correspondence.
I felt the jars needed a little something so off I went to make flowers with my Tattered Pinecone Die & Jumbo Pinecone Die from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.
The Correspondence Paper Stash from Tim Holtz Ideology made lovely flowers for each jar.
So there you have it - 4 weeks of work and 24 completed jars all ready for the big party!
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