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


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

  2. Love the signs - great job! ~Laura

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

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


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

    Have a great week!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  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.

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

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

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