Monday, June 25, 2012

It's ok to Point, if it's a Sign...

    Hi, blog buds!
    I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I am finally seeing the end of the tunnel on the kitchen redo. I still have all those little things to finish like handles, and the hutch needs to be painted. I was running out of steam and needed a break. I took the weekend off to enjoy spending time with the family. I will hopefully regroup this week and get it wrapped up.
    I love to do all kinds of crafty things but I really love painting signs. The Graphics Fairy provides me with so much inspiration! I am surely not a professional. I try to keep my signs simple.This was made for my screened porch.

    I used the top of an antique sewing machine. It was already pretty aged so I didn't have to do much distressing. I printed out the pointing finger from the graphics fairy, then I coated the back with chalk. Pencil would not have been easy to see. The word I printed out from a font on my computer.I traced everything onto the wood and then painted it all in. It  reminds me of coloring when I was a kid. Stay in the lines and be neat..

    I thought the galvanized bucket and antique iron went with the vibe of the sign.

    Artsy shot courtesy of  Picmonkey.:)

    I hope you enjoyed my sign!

                                                   Thanks for letting me share,

I'll be linking up at:   Graphics Fairy LLC : Brag Monday
                               Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
                               Kathe With an E: You're Gonna Love it Tuesday
                               Claiming Our Space: Tout It Tuesday
                               Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
                               2805: Potpourri Friday
                               My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
                               French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Project that Took Forever...

   Hello everyone! I'm posting today about, you guessed it, another project. As my title claims, it took forever! I think I've been working on this for at least 6 months. It wasn't that it was difficult, it was just a little tedious.
   I adore dress forms, as many of you lovely bloggers do. I wanted to incorporate that love into a hand painted sign. I knew I would find what I needed at the Graphics Fairy. I had a vision and nothing less would satisfy me. I enlarged some of the graphics and then went to work! I worked and worked ! Finally it is finished. Here she is with French words. Do I know what it says? Absolutely not!:) All you French speaking friends and or French teachers I humbly apologize.

   I used the method of rubbing the back with pencil and then tracing,  I hand painted some of the elements and used an ultra fine pen for the rest.

   I'm still hard at work with the kitchen transformation. Hopefully it won't take as long as this sign did.

                                                                 Thanks for letting me share,

I'm liking up at:   Cozy Home Scenes: Your Cozy Home Party
                          Between Naps on The Porch : Metamorphosis Monday
                          Kathe With an E : You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

                         Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday