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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Gift

I have finally finished the project I will be giving to my mom for Mother's day. Her card has already been posted but here is a refresher pic:
So, here is the actual gift:
This is a 9x12 canvas. The base paper is from Recollections. The doily stamp is from Stampin' UP and stamped in crumb cake. The blue butterfly is part of the base paper. The blue rose is from the Michael's dollar isle. I got the brown rose from Sa Crafters. The "Family" is a chip board sticker from the Prima Engravers collection. The metal butterfly on the "h" is from Maya Road. I added pink rhinestones from studio g to the metal butterfly.
Now for the wooden frame. The frame is from Michael's as is the letter. I added a piece of doily transparency from Michael's to the back of the frame. The edges of the letter were painted in acrylic paint by Americana (burnt umber). The face of the letter was a blended color I made with white, water, and laguna blue paint. The letter was then adhered to the frame.

I love the way this turned out. It is very simple, but my mom is the queen of less is more. I am actually thinking about doing one to keep for myself.

I am going to enter this into one challenge:  Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 116:  Anything goes.

I hope you find it as beautiful as I do.

Have a great evening!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)