Dec 5, 2011

LESSology Challenge #7 Guest Designer: Sandi Taloumis


Thank you so much for this wonderful invite...such a honor! I had a lot of fun and I'm so pleased that I could be a part of your very talented DT's showcase!

For this challenge I decided to take a Priority mailing box, that I received in the mail, and pretty it up to send it back out as a gift to my sister at Christmas time.

I took the box, painted it with a sand color paint then when that was dry, I put on a thin coat of modeling paste, so that the scene would be pressed into it, so that when I mailed it nothing would be torn off the package. I then glazed over the entire scene with mod podge to seal everything. (please note, I left the back and left/right sides in it's original form for mailing purposes. The front and top/bottom side is painted).

Since I'm sending the box, I needed to put something in it so I created a mail holder. I thought that this would be a pretty way to store received mail until you're ready to go through it. Once again, I took another priority box, that I had received in the mail, opened it up and then cut it into the shape and length that could hold mail. Then I added some paint, sewed it, decorated it, put a button on the front for a closure, and added ribbon to hang it. Inside is something special...I took a birthday card that she sent to me, with a kitty on it, cut it and sewed it to the holder...she will love this because she's such a cat lover and it's a form of sharing an image that we both love!

Thank you once again LESSology for this wonderful invite! I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this fun challenge!

Isn't this a fabulous creation? Thank you for sharing Sandi! Please leave a comment for Sandi.

Hope you are inspired to play along with LESSology Challenge #7: You've got mail! The deadline for all entries is Sunday December 11, 11.59pm EST. Please read the challenge rules to ensure your eligibility for our prizes.


Heather Jacob said...

love it love it love it Sandi .. well you know how much I adore your work sooooooooooooooo inspiring and gorgeous just like you .... big hugz to you .. hoping you are feeling better x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation Sandi, you are so creative and i am a big fan of your work too!

Angi Barrs said...

I love all of the beautiful details of your altered box Sandi. Thank you for guest designing with us.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo excited that Sandi is with us this month!! I loveeeeeeee what she made! :):):):):):):):):):):)

~amy~ said...

WOW!!!!! I soooo love your work Sandi!

Audrey Pettit said...

So very, very cool, Sandi! Love the mail holder and love that shipping box. Great tips on using the modeling paste, too. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at LESSology!