Like you, I've seen many an altered mailbox all over the stamping sites. I've scoured local Target stores in vain........until this past weekend!!! I think my DH is now convinced I'm nuts when I let out a little squeek when I finally came across them.
I pondered for a few days over what I should do with it, now that I hand it in my mitts. Paper and Such is coming out with an adorable little Valentine's set called Bitty Love and *lightbulb moment* that was it! Now which image............. Again, I wanted to do something different, so I chose the rock, but.......I didn't just want any plain old coloring. More pondering and it hit me! Polished Stone technique! HA!
Now I will admit that it didn't turn out quite as good as I saw it in my head, but for my first one, I think I did pretty darn good! I would love to hear your comments and maybe have you link ones that you've created.
Stamps - Bitty Love - PAS
Cardstock - SU
Accessories - rhinestones, ribbon, dsp and LOTS of Modge Podge
Technique on image - Polished Stone (view instructions HERE)