It's so beautiful out today. I cannot wait to finish this post and get outdoors. It's been a very, very long winter. I believe the high today should be around 60 degrees. YEAH!
So, I've been entering some challenges over at Simon Says Stamp Blog. They have a Monday and Wednesday challenge and this week's Wednesday challenge is "Mother's Day/Special Girl" My granddaughter will turn 2 on Sunday and since she's pretty special I thought I'd make her something for her room. I had purchased these foam signs a LONG time ago at my favorite store...The Dollar Tree and had planned on making something for the girls but never got around to it. Going through my stash of "stuff" I came across this one and knew it was time for Alexis to get her own room sign.
I started out with my cricut and cut Alexis in a basic block font and then again as a Shadow Black Out Round to give it some depth. I also created the butterfly and flower from my Amazing Crafting Products. You can go here and see how I originally did the butterfly. This time I used my Casting Resin instead of the Paperclay (less drying time) to create my pieces and painted them both with my Terri Sproul mixers from Sakura Craft. It's super easy to mix the mixers with some 3d crystal lacquer and it paints onto the resin fabulously. I also created Alexis' name in resin, but the letters were just too small for the sign. I will just have to make her another project :)
I glued all my pieces to the foam sign after "stamping" some flourishes directly onto the foam sign. I tried it on the back first to make sure it would work and it was fabulous. Then I highlighted the edged flourishes with some purple glitter glue.
a few glitter glue dots to the letters
more glitter glue to the rhinestones
more glitter glue dots as butterfly's flight pattern
and now she has her own room sign.
I just love how this turned out...now I should make one for Miss Bella also.
I hope you've enjoyed my post today and as always,
have a great day and God Bless.