I created the same base, painted it white using Gesso, and then added papers from the Club Scrap Castaway Feb 2011 kit. I used my Silhouette SD to cut out some tiny flip flops. I hand punched matching hydrangea flowers and made them into clusters. The starfish, a wood mount stamp also from the Castaway kit, was stamped with Club Scrap's Earth Hybrid Ink, fussy cut, edges were inked to add dimension, and texture was added using a ball stylus. The wood fence was purchased in AC Moore in the unfinished wood department. I removed the slats from the white coated wire and then wrapped thin gauge silver wire around the slats to give it a more rustic feel. I also inked the edges of the fence slats with Weather Wood Distress Ink. The beach grass is made with very thin strips of paper and then hot glued together at the base and hidden with real beach sand. I was honored when the Sandwich Public Library asked me if I could donate them to a silent auction fundraiser for the Town of Sandwich 375th Birthday Celebration taking place in June.
I also donated a second pair of bookends to our Teacher Appreciation Week Raffle table at the Henry T. Wing Elementary School. We added a gift card to a local bookstore and the recipient was so excited that she had won and was even more excited to find out that I had made them.
For this set I created the base, painted it with white Gesso and then covered with Club Scrap Cyprus Sept 2008 kit. The hydrangeas were punched out of the Cyprus paper as well. I created the fencing out of thin chipboard which I then inked with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink and tied the slats together using gray waxed linen thread. I experimented this time with sand paper from the hardware store when creating the beach element. I was so pleased with how it came out.
I can not wait to create more of these unique bookends.
Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know what you think.