I have not posted much this past week, but I have been busy - just not with paper :) I decided to play with some of the reclaimed wood of mine, (that hubby tried to take to the dump - men!) Anyways it has been fun and I have a few more pieces as well. I love the Country Chic Chalk Paint, such great coverage and so easy to use!
I can't wait to put the Hot Cocoa one up... not long now :) I have a similar coffee sign that I created and it is already up in my kitchen... will replace it with the cocoa one for the holidays. To create the coffee sign I stained then stenciled on the letters.
I also have a similar Vintage Collectibles sign that I created for my bathroom... this one is for? Haven't figured it out yet!
Finally another Coffee sign... you wouldn't know I don't like coffee would you? I love everything coffee - just not the taste. I didn't do anything to this piece... just sanded it and painted the wording... it was already painted and worn - talk about easy!
Every once in awhile I create something that I just love! Lately I have been working on upcycling thrift store finds and repurposing wood. Well I have been loving it! Today I altered a thrift store wooden chocolate box.
First I painted it with some Country Chic Chalk Paint. I love this paint for many reasons... one of which is that it is made here in Canada! After painting, I used a cut file from my Silhouette as a stencil and stenciled on the label. I added a bit of shadowing to the letters with a black sharpie but everything else was done with chalk paint. I then sanded the box until I was happy with the look. As a final step I waxed it with a clear wax and then a dark brown wax.
I can't wait to display this little gem in amongst my Christmas decorations... soon, very soon ;)
I made the card into a shaker card using the Simon Says Basic Rectangle die and Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives. Inside the shaker I have.... coffee beans, yes.... coffee beans. I love how they look in there! I then used some DODZ to adhere some beans onto the front of the card. Now this one definitely is not postal friendly but that's ok... I have a bunch of coffee loving friends that are local.
I am having fun with these Art Impressions stamps! I used the Skinny Yet set along with some Chickaniddy Crafts papers, I thought the ruler background paper was perfect :) The tags at the top are from the About the Inches stamp set by Unity.
To carry out the theme, I stamped some random sentiments from Technique Tuesday stamp sets(Planner Fitness), ... sort of like a exercise journal. I colored and paper pieced the image and then mounted her on foam squares.
Playing along with the Fusion challenge - using the sketch: