Friday, April 8, 2016

Simply Create Too Challenge #106 Purple and Green

Good morning friends

Today is another challenge over at Simply Create Too and we are going all Purple and Green.

I love to look on pinterest for ideas and when I saw those wonderful pallet ideas I knew I wanted to make some for myself.

But you know me, I can never duplicate, I need to add my own twist and this is what I made.

You can view the instructions over at the Amazing Casting Products page HERE

Remember, the Simply Create Too challenge blog has a challenge every 2 weeks and we would love for you to join us.  Head on over and see what all the designers have created for your viewing pleasure.

I'll be seeing you in a month again for our next challenge, so until then

Happy creating!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Toes in the water, A$$ in the sand reclaimed wood

Good morning friends,

I'm here today to show you a board I made for a friend.  I've posted a lot of my signs on facebook and now I have friends constantly asking me to make them something.  But of course I will try anything for a couple of bucks.  I've gone onto Etsy and other sites to see how much reclaimed barnwood signs are and oh my, I'm way undercharging.  With that being said, I do this for fun and have a blast making my friends happy!

So let's get started:

I started with a 12 x 12 board that my husband so nicely cut for me.  If you saw last weeks post about my wineglass holder you read that my daughter's boyfriend gave me a couple stack of reclaimed barnwood.  Yeah me!  This barnwood is over 100 years old.

I sanded and cleaned the wood very well.  You really need to do this to make sure it's safe for in your house.  I did not stain this board as I wanted the natural wood look.   Then I spray painted some black kinda in the middle of the board.  While that was drying ...

... with my cricut I cut out the saying with some dollar store sticky back shelf liner
and burnished it down very very good.  This is a must so that the paint doesn't bleed
and that will give you nice crisp lines.

Then I took some acrylic paint in a sea green
(oops, picture is upside down)

and spunged all over the board.


After it was completely dry I peeled the vinyl letters up
sanded the edges and all around the board
and viola ...

I think this turned out amazing and my friend absolutely loves it.

I hope you've enjoyed my sign and would love to hear some comments.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!