I've also been working on some artwork. She likes the "keep calm" stuff and has this on her ipod screen.
I turned it into this by printing the image from the web and using a piece of blue scrapbook paper as a backdrop.
It goes great with the colors in her bedding (below the artwork).
She also asked me to make a sign similar to something like this.
She wanted the definition of the word, smile :)
So, I went to work and started by printing the words off the computer for my template.
After pray painting the canvas this great chartreuse green color, I lined up my cut out wording
the way I wanted it to look.
Good old fashioned carbon paper was the secret for transferring the words to the canvas.
I taped everything in place so it wouldn't move as I was tracing the letters.
A fine tip sharpie worked best for outlining the letters and then coloring in.
A couple of flowers were added for a girly touch. These were also printed from the computer and traced onto the canvas over carbon paper.
I added a little color for the flowers. The pale blue is the color of her newly painted bedroom.
I finished the project with a little sanding over the whole thing to give it a softer look.
I hope it makes her "smile"!
I still have a seat cushion to make for her desk chair and that should do it.
I can't wait to see everything pulled together in her room Christmas day!
(I'll post the whole room after Christmas)
I'm linking to the following parties:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm
Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings
Hope your week is off to a good start!
I know I hugged my kids twice as hard as they left for the bus stop this morning.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and community of Newtown, CT
this morning ~