Thursday, March 1, 2012
Snow Day Fun!
My husband came home from working at Paint The Town and brought me this sign. I think I might have gotten a little over excited because right away I grabbed a sponge and an ink pad - as much as I loved the colors, it just looked really bright with that distressed image on it - and I toned down the edges with some soft suede ink. It still was not distressed enough for my mind's eye, so I added a few spritzes of Log Cabin Smooch. (One thing I'll share about the Log Cabin is that I almost threw it away when I first tried it, but was determined to master this stuff! Now it is one of my favorite accessories!)
If you are a Stampin' Up! fanatic you might have noticed that the color on this sign is a perfect match with Calypso Coral. I pulled out my Everyday Enchantment DSP (which had the perfect paper for some sweet little wings) and cut out a set using my Elegant Bird Die. F I wrapped up the whole design by using the Blossom Punch to make a flower, and paired it up with a Vintage Brad and Basic Pearl. I sure hope Bill lets me keep this sign - I don't think he has any idea how the words completely describe my life!
So if you should happen to see an embellished sign such as this one in your local gift shop, you might have an idea where it all started...