Saturday, June 16, 2012

Early Father's Day gift!

An early Father's Day turned out just the way I hoped it would.
 It's a metal framed art piece I made. This is his favorite praise and worship song "It Is Well With My Soul"
 I cut two pieces of matt board and glued them together to fit inside the frame. I them glued the different size and shape chipboard letters to the board...staggering them to fit and give it character. I then randomly glued down some plastic webbing not quite sure what the technical name for it is.  After that, I used metal flashing tape that I purchased at Walmart to cover the entire board.
Once all the tape is down I used the end of some paint brushes to detail all the letters and the webbing. I don't have the larger ball stylus at this time so I improvised and used what I had on hand.
Once all the tape is secure and detailed I painted the entire board with black acrylic paint...then used baby wipes to remove much of the paint but left enough to accent here and there.  
The frame I purchased at a tag sale for $1.00 and sprayed it with grey primer...then I accented it here and there with silver rub in buff. I then let it sit over night to dry and then sprayed both pieces with gloss sealer.

I couldn't wait till Sunday so I had to give it to him last night....he was so surprised!
I thank God for my crafty talent and consider myself so blessed to have a hubby who loves whatever I create for him....but this one is at the top of his list....heehee!
Happy Father's Day to my wonderful hubby♥♥

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pleasant surprise!

My wonderful hubby thought of me on Wednesday while working at Joann's.....he brought me home this pile of free goodness!
 I'm all set for chipboard and different weight cardboard for awhile....;-D
Thank you sweetie♥♥

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I'm so exicted.....

I can't believe I finally got this stamp set. I know, I know it's an old one but I've been looking for over a year for this at a great deal...I wasn't going to pay $20.00+ for way. I knew if I just had patience I would find it at a price I couldn't pass up and I did....yippeee!
 For those that don't know this is an old stamp set from Stampology by Autumn Leaves. Michael's carried it for a long time and I just kept putting it off and then poof they were no more.
You can't believe how much I paid....ok I'll spill the beans....$8.11 including tax and free shipping....score!!
I wanted this in time for scrubby's Father's Day card and it's I'm off to play. 
Have a wonderful sunshine, bird singing, wind chiming kind of day♥♥