Happy Birthday Molly!

>> Friday, April 17, 2009

Today is my good friend Molly's Birthday!!! I didnt post this project this until later because i wanted to be sure i had given it to her before i posted!

I knew her favorite quote was this quote..
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller"

I also knew i had this in a stamp set by Paper Trey Ink (stamp set is Out on a Limb Sentiments). So my brain starting turning. What do use this on...hmmm... hmmmmmmmm. Then i remembered a Project that Shannan Tuebner had done awhile back using a wood plaque. Ok.. truth be told... i was digging thru my trunk of alterables (yes, i have an entire trunk dedicated to stuff that one day i'll get around to altering) and i found a bunch of wooden plaques which i bought after reading this post of shannan's and always planned to do something with.

SO - i finally had something to do! I still have a few of the wooden plaques left... i may be making more soon! It was so easy and super fun. :)

Ok, here is my project...


It's not the bestest of pictures because i kinda forgot to take a picture until we got to her house! Luckily i had my camera in my back pocket so i just took a quickie in the car (hence the yellow tissue paper around it!)

I simply painted the wood plaque with acrylic paint and let it dry. I then swiped all the edges with antiquing medium. The top i stamped the branch and leaves (from Papertrey's Out on a Limb. I adore this set because the branch is a separate stamp from all the flowers. AND there are different stamps to put on the branch (some pretty flowers, leaves of different types, berries, etc). And since they are a different stamp, using different ink colors is no problemo! I stamped the sentiment from the Out on a Limb Sentiments set above the branch. I then sprayed the entire thing with a matte acrylic sealer mainly because i wanted her to have the option of using it for a coaster if she so choosed. This is also why i didnt add anything 3d to the front. I wanted the surface to remain flat but i did think of putting pearls inside of each flower petal and if she does decide to put it up on a wall, i will probably sneak the pearls on there. hahaha.

This weekend is a busy one for me! My mom gets into town late tonight! Tomorrow i have a wedding to do and then Sunday i am getting Copic Certified! WOOHOO! Super excited about that! I do have a post set and ready for tomorrow and then i'm sure my mom and i will craft some saturday night so i wont be a stranger! :)

5 comments:

Christi Friday, April 17, 2009  

This is fantastic!! I am going to miss you this weeked but have fun with your mom and WOOT on getting certified (secrectly, I am SO jealous! LOL)

Tina Friday, April 17, 2009  

What a funtastic project. See you in class!!!

rachelsigmak Friday, April 17, 2009  

Fun Fun! Happy Bday Molly! she is awesome.

Pretty plaque... I also have a LArge box of alterables... hahahah.

Alright... back to my nap

the whimsical butterfly Friday, April 17, 2009  

HOW awesome is it that you get to do Copic class? Oooh can't wait to hear about it, Katie!

Don't you just LOVE this Out on a limb set...it was my FIRST PTI set ever...i just love it. beautiful project, I might add! I'm sure your friend will adore it :) Have a great weekend!!!

Meli Mitchell Friday, April 17, 2009  

That is so beautiful. Such a thoughtful gift for your friend.

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