Monday, February 24, 2014

Maureen's Garden Plaque



Here is my sister with her garden plaque:

Hi Everyone, today is my first time hosting the weekly challenge at BBTB2.  This one will be a little challenging, that's for sure; Use a Cricut cut as a stencil on a card or project.   I had to think about this one for a while, as I didn't really have an idea for a project when I came up with the idea.   I made two of these plaques, one for me and one for my sister.

They were actually pretty easy to make.  I took a board and put stain on all sides, letting it sit overnight.   In CCR, I typed the text "Maureen's Garden" using the Artbooking cartridge, and cut them out on heavy cardstock.  I made another cut using the shadow icon of a hummingbird with a flower from Give a Hoot.   Lining up the stencil, I used acrylic paints to stencil on the wood, letting each stencil dry before laying down the next stencil.  I handpainted a shadow on the lettering and layered paints on the bird and flower.   It's a little rough, but I like how it turned out.  The next day I covered all sides with polyurethane to protect the plaque as it will go outside.  A hanger on the back and it's ready to go.   I think I might make a few more of these as gifts.

Take a look and see what my design team sisters have come up with this week, here's the link:  BBTB2

9 comments:

  1. Love both of your garden plaques Maureen. Fab texture and shading. Thanks for a really fun challenge. Great job.x

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  2. Love the signs - great job! ~Laura

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  3. So super cute- Thanks for the inspiration Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. This is such a great project !!! Wonderful colors and design !! Hope you have a wonderful day !!

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Super fun challenge this week Maureen! Your sign is fabulous! LOVE that idea!!!

    Have a great week!!!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  6. Your plaque is amazing! I bet your sister is so happy to get one for her also! You certainly got me thinking outside the box! Thanks for hosting this challenge.

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  7. What wonderful plaques!! Love them. I'm thinking hubby would love to have one of these to hang near his garden!!! :)

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  8. What a darling sign you designed! Love it! And the challenge was terrific!

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  9. Very cute idea! I enjoyed this challenge and it really made me think outside of the box.

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