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    The Sea and The Sun, New Mini Barware & New Dresden!

    Filed under Art Projects, Beach Cabana Kit, Miniatures, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    The Sea and The Sun Bar & Grill by Rhonda Thomas!

    How fun! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas created this tiny bar scene from papers included in the July Kit (and it is tiny: that cabana house shrine is just 5-1/2″ tall)!

    Everything in her little patio is sitting on the top step of the Stairstep Shrine Base (with the Under The Sea Chipboard Border running around the edge — painted a nice bright coral). Attaching everything to that shrine base a great way of containing (and transporting) the project. Even the Palm Trees are attached to the back of the base so they can come along, too.

    Here’s some of the intro text from Rhonda’s blog post:

    Are you tired of the same old humdrum of each day? Need a break and a place where everybody knows your name? Well then come on down to The Sea and The Sun Bar & Grill!

    Did I mention we have a live mermaid tank behind the bar? You’ll see swimming performances throughout the day and have a chance to capture a photo with Betty or one of her mermaid sisters.

    Ok, ok, enough of my commercial chatter. But it was just too good of an opportunity to help showcase some of the darling items in my mini Bar & Grill.

    The Palm Tree Silhouettes just really pulled this project together for me. It gave the whole mini scene a warm, tropical feel and reminded me of one of my favorite islands. There are lots of angles that would require some time to trim, if I had covered them in paper. But then an easy idea floated into my mind.

    For the patio border, I used regular craft acrylic paint on both sides of a Under The Sea Chipboard Border, and after drying with a heat gun, attached with liquid glue.

    The table was simple. I used a round paper punch to get a perfect circle from the Coastal Summer Brights 12×12 Paper Set. After attaching the paper to my table top, I used a sharp blade to cut several slits all around the table. This allowed me to fold each slit down to form a table cloth.

    I weaved the same paper through the Half Scale White Lawn Chair, to create the look of matching chair cushions.

    I love this project, Rhonda! Everything is so bright and summery! I didn’t even get to the new miniature glasses and pitcher set (and polymer cane slices in those margaritas) but read on as they inspired the new Flash Sale!

    Here’s Rhonda’s supply list and blog post. There’s more info and another photo in the Giveaway section below, too.

    What else is new today?

    TONS of Dresden trims! Yay! Bright colors for summer or Halloween! Plus more miniature glasses & pitchers that Rhonda used. There are 15 new & back-in-stock items today, so more than the highlights below.

    NEW Flash Sale: Polymer Clay Canes & Slices!

    25% off! I was inspired by Rhonda’s colorful margaritas — and that new grapefruit slice mix she used is included in the sale, too!

    Note: anything on clearance is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY night, July 27th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

    The Sea and The Sun Giveaway!

    There’s another photo of the whole scene! For this Giveaway prize, I’ve picked out things here and there that caught my eye, starting with the Palm Trees. (Note: Rhonda has tutorials on painting the trees and on making the round tablecloth on her blog post!)

    Working my way from back to front, the next item is the Cabana House Niche Shrine (plus the Tiny Scalloped Shingles: cute used as a border around the window and looking like waves).

    Keeping with the broad strokes, you’ll need a table and a chair — and and the platform to sit them on.

    Finishing up with the pitcher and margarita glass on the table. Plus the collage sheet with the mermaid entertainment behind the bar!

    Whew! That’s nine items!

    To enter The Sea and The Sun Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, July 27, 2020).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Who won the Squished Alice Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Carol Slowik! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, July 26th, 2020

    34 responses to “The Sea and The Sun, New Mini Barware & New Dresden!”

    1. Kim R says:

      Looks like the perfect vacation spot!

    2. jo says:

      This little scene is so cute! Perfect depiction of vacation!

    3. Robin Wanezek says:

      Gotta have it

    4. Carly says:

      Love the artwork! The cabana rocks! What I’m really excited about… And it may seem anti-climactic after this really cool piece… But those two platforms are perfect! Perfect size for the smaller projects. It was aggravating having to make the smaller platforms and now that you have them I’m so excited! As always, You guys are the only ones that ever seem to think ahead… You have to know how grateful we are!

    5. Jen R says:

      Looks refreshing!

    6. Toews, Kathy says:

      The palm trees are perfect!

    7. Judy Adamcyk says:

      reminds me of the trip my friends and I were going to take to Cancun before COVID happened. We were going to celebrate my 70th birthday!

    8. jackie says:

      loving that border

    9. Nadine says:

      What a delightful setting!

    10. Kathy S. says:

      That is one super-sized drink on the table.

    11. Anne S says:

      Love the palm trees

    12. Nancy E says:

      Looks like a Tropical Oasis. Count me in!

    13. Barbara M Griggs says:

      I love the shrine, Rhonda’s use of actual shells in the trim, and particularly the bright pink border!

    14. Laural says:

      Reminds me of Weekie Watchi in Florida in the 60″s. Thanks for the memories

    15. Deenie H. says:

      Love Rhonda’s work! Looks like such a fun place to hang out!

    16. Dianna says:

      The sea and the sun and margaritas, yes please! What a refreshing little giveaway.

    17. Charlotte says:

      Love the beach scene!

    18. Denise Bryant says:

      Fun cabana house project! I’d love to be on a vacation and visit there!

    19. Sue O says:

      I want to go there and enjoy a drink.

    20. Kat Cashwell says:

      Love these! The fence is awesome!!!

    21. Sandra Locklin says:

      Love everything about this giveaway.

    22. Karen Mallory says:

      This scene is so cute! I want to make one!

    23. francine perri says:

      Wish I was on that vacation what a cute scene love it

    24. Mary DePew says:

      Ahhhhh! I need to be there! I especially love the Under the Sea Chipboard Border. I can almost feel the sunshine!

    25. Barbara Johnson says:

      Wow! that’s a rockin cute setup.. I love it!

    26. Randi D says:

      How cute is this, I love the little table and chair!

    27. Debora L. says:

      Another super cute project!

    28. Deb Revier says:

      I need to make this and then look at it next January!!

    29. Dewanna Raite says:

      Love this! Need it for my summer theme at work for August.

    30. Ina Good says:

      Anything sea is always for me! Love it Rhonda!

    31. Very cleverly done. I love everything beachy. I love the colors, all the minis. I am in love with this scene! Thanks so much.

    32. Rhonda says:

      The colors are fun. Love the beach bar.

    33. Bridget Haig says:

      What are sweet idea of social distancing and you make it complete with a little Weeki Wachee mermaid.

    34. Jean marmo says:

      Perfect colors for this fun theme