Tuesday, July 1, 2008
A Gift Not Given
You may remember a few months back that I was looking for a good quote for a teacher's gift. I received TONS of ideas for this. Lots of great sayings about teachers, teaching, children, etc. I had fun reading through them all. I was planning to make a framed quote for a special teacher at the elementary school. As is sometimes (frequently) the case, I didn't allow enough time to actually finish the project in time. High hopes, little time. Sound familiar? So, the special teacher got something else instead. That is okay.
The other day I found the partially finished project in my craft room and decided to play with it a bit more. I kind of like how it turned out. I started wiht a dark brown, almost black frame from the Family Dollar store. I brushed white craft ink over it, leaving bits of the ornate design showing through. I was going for a bit of French Shabby Chic. Inside the frame is a bit of patterned paper from a grab bag I got at the scrappin convention....I think it is Bo Bunny press? Anyway, I layered some brown paper with it and added some white tafetta around it. The quote is printed out on velum cardstock and the edges are brushed with the memory paint. I added some Prima Flowers with silver brad centers and a silver brad to the opposite corner. It isn't exactly what I had in mind when I started but, I think it ended in a good place. Maybe it will be a teacher gift next year!
My big boys are at scout camp this week. You'd think the house would be quieter but...I think the younger ones are trying hard to make up for the missing boys. Aren't they sweet to try and help? LOL
***Next week I will be focusing on Chipboard! Be sure to come back and visit and see all the cool things I come up with to use my chipboard for. Get out all that chipboard you have been hoarding and play along!