Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Fall!

I took this IDEA from the Shimmerz blog and made my own little sign-even though I don't have shimmerz or a canvas-I REALLY like how it turned out. I actually made this for a friend who lent us costumes from Halloween. I plan on giving it to her today.
A few tips that I did to make this.

1. First of all the letters are Scenic Route and they started out looking like THIS. I sanded them to take the shine off and sprayed them with my Tattered Angels mist-coffee shop-(it's the only one I own).

2. For my wood block I bought that at a dollar store like 2 years ago. I painted it white then distressed it using THESE I've had them FOREVER!

3. instead of using a gold leafing pen I used these metallic rubons for the center and edges of my leaves.

4. my paper is a modge podge that went together. You want them to match a little...
Supplies used:
wooden sign: dollar store--you maybe able to get a piece of wood and cut it down at Lowes....
letters: Scenic Route
pattern paper: Graphic 45, Scenic Route, Sassafrass Lass
bling: Prima
ribbon: American Crafts

Sorry I've been away, I've been Christmas shopping, soccer, playing with my new PHONE(I feel so smart!--get it it's a smartphone...) soccer, reading my BOOK, soccer.

For those of you that have asked my niece is doing well, she might even get to come home sooner than expected! Thank you for your prayers.

Stay tuned for my giveaway post! As you know THIS is my 300th post! 3 hints it will have to do with unity, followers and friends!:)

Thanks for stopping by I hope that you make your Veteran's Day a grateful one, especially to those you know who have fought to keep our country free.


Anonymous said...

ooh, i didn't realize there was another percy jackson book out! i love those books!! i'm going to have to request it from the library.

*love* the sign. i'm gradually getting brave enough to use metallics and rhinestones... i think your sign is so luxe and gorgeous! :)

Jamie Harder said...

Super cute card!!!

Jamie Harder said...

Left you an award on my blog:-)

Stacy Milford said...

What a GORGEOUS sign, Diana! It is just perfect in so many ways! So glad to see you posting...I was getting worried about ya! But can so relate to having a CRAZY schedule :o) Take care!