So the super fun and super talented Charmsters group that I'm in decided to do a Text Charm swap in the style of Deryn Mentock. This one is being hosted by the ever charming Maureen Baranov. This post on Deryn's blog had some text elements incorporated.
For the base of the charm, I used hairpin wire.
I picked up this box at a Goodwill and was playing around with it and loved their leaf shape when bent and twisted a bit.
Next, I added a few elements...a cut out word and a fern leaf punched out of vellum.
Then the shapes were filled with Diamond Glaze. You can see how some of the shapes lost their surface tension. Those ones still turned out fine.
All finished and dry...
I was totally into using stuff I had so instead of slipping the charm into a plastic bag, I stitched up some little envelopes using pages from an old math textbook.
I can't wait to see what charms I get in this swap. I've seen a few around blogland so far so I'm super excited!
The weather here these last few days has been hit or miss but more hits than misses. On Mother's Day, Glen and I took a little walk and our sweet cat, Atticus, totally followed us! We ended up turning around and coming home because I didn't want him to get used to wandering too far!
Just one last picture...our neighbor's dogwood tree. This tree is about four feet tall but is absolutely profuse with blooms. Spectacular.
Okay...gonna run...we're expecting company any minute now. Lilli and her husband, Steve, are coming to visit us for the weekend. The weather is going to be great so I'm sure we'll be having a super weekend. Hope you have a super weekend too!!!