Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monogram/ Anniversary Date Picture

finally!! after weeks of not crafting i'm back...i was sick with a sinus infection but i don't want to talk about that...i want to share something i made today...

several months ago i found a project on pinterest that i wanted to make for christmas presents...things didn't work out like i had planned...it was a craft failure...here is the link from Delightfully Noted and it shows how to make a family sign using tile backsplash...i went to home depot and bought some tile that was on clearance...some dollar tree frames....wooden letters and numbers...she says to glue the tile onto white cardstock and i didn't have any...thats the part that didn't work...it flopped over...and i almost cried...i planned something else and this is what i came up with...




first of all, i have a bad problem with pictures...i do have a REAL camera...and i use it..i just am not patient enough to use the card reader cause i'm always so excited to post new projects...so, thats why i use my trusty camera phone...

i took some leftover scrap book paper that i used on the Picture Frames that i made last month..i cut it to fit the frame..i then cut a piece of poster board that i bought after the craft failure and mod podged the houndstooth onto it..i plan on trying the tile project again but making it work this time...i painted the letters, numbers, and frame black...just one coat...i then lightly sanded it to get a distressed look...put everything back together and glued the letters onto the glass...hot glue isn't the greatest thing for this project...a few letters fell off to start with..maybe i didn't mash them down enough...its hanging up now and they are still intact...the family likes it!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

4 comments:

Geneva said...

You have a very nice blog...I've enjoyed reading several posts this morning...you have a very entertaining way of writing. Keep it up!

momto8 said...

that came out wondeful! wow!

Partycraft Secrets said...

well done! I love the black and white instead of colours. I found you a linky (trying to join your site but having problems - will try again in a hour??) would love you to visit me too! http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/

Amanda Jones said...

This really cute! I love the colors you picked - so fun!! Thanks for linking up to my party!

Amanda
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