This sand dollar holds a wonderful week of memories for my family. In 2013 we went to Disneyland with our 5 children, for the FIRST time! We were so excited to go for months and I had invisioned the joy and excitement on thier faces hundreds of times. Long story, short ... we had the most wonderful time, just as we hoped. It was a magical week full of wonder and dreams coming true!
One of the days we took a break and visited the beach. My kids like to collect things, so they were out collecting shells and I was out taking lots of pictures. It was also my sons birthday. As I was walking along the shoreline I looked down and saw a tiny bit of this sand dollar poking out of the sand. I expected to find a shell or a broke husk, but instead I pulled out this FULL sand dollar. It was just one more wonderful thing to add to our amazing vacation.
Well... it's been leaking sand every time I pick it up ... lol, but I've kept it in a safe location. Everytime I saw it all those wonderful memories flooded back and I wanted to really capture the mood in my head. I purchase this 5x5 shadow box frame from a dollar store to try a mixed media project and this sand dollar came to mind. It was so fun, relaxing and refreshing to try something new and it makes me feel the way I did on the beach with my family.
Materials: 5x5 shadow box frame, molding paste, paint (blues, white and bit of green), beads, glitter, paper flowers, fishing net, Tim Holtz bottle with sand, extra shells from our trip.