Hi from Rhonda Van Ginkel! I'm delighted to be Donna's Guest Designer this month! I will have a few fun things to share with you, but for today let's kick it off with my Love Notes Mailbox. This mailbox is made by Maya Road and comes with a mini album, but I will share that with you my next visit!
I've had this mailbox for a little while, but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. Once I received the Antiquities line, I just knew these papers were perfect for it! I started by base coat painting it with a dusty rose acrylic paint.
I then covered it with the "Let's Ride" papers. I distressed the edges, stitching around the edges for some interest and texture. For the back of the mailbox, I did a torn layer to reveal a beautiful bouquet of flower from "Vintage Gears".
One of the fun things about this line is that it has a really great vintage vibe with steam punk appeal. I played that up by using some of the Sprightly Sprockets, misted with a little River Moss Smooch Spritz into my floral layers. The Crafty Chronicle makes the best ever flowers!!!
Smoochy Tip: The leaves for my flowers were colored with River Moss Smooch spray. I spritzed some onto my silicone mat, then added a little water and used a brush to get my leaves to the desired color.
I had so much fun with UTEE on this project. I have to say I absolutely adore the effect that Donna's Fairy Dust Glitter gives when layered in with the UTEE. It's so hard to really capture well in photo's but my double butterfly has it and my larger Fanciful Flight butterfly has it too and the shimmer and shine is wonderful! That shimmer really brings things to life!!!