Thursday, January 27, 2011

CRAFTS Door Sign

 I decided to do something fun and make a crafts "sign" for my craft room door.  I got some chip board letters:
And the initial idea was to use different decorating techniques on each letter.....but alas.....I became lazy, but was also worried that any daring new techniques would mess up the little letters! So I just stuck to what I considered less risky crafting.
So here's C:
This one isn't too terrific - the colours just don't match...I should have used orange glitter for the paw prints that I drew on (except I don't have orange glitter, yet).  Also, the letter stickers weren't friendly to me.  Some of them tore when I tried to get them off the sticker sheet, and that's why I had to glue blings on them, to cover up those tears.  It was just the "O" that was in good shape.  Anyway, I used spotted scrapbook paper, and embellished with a cool cat 3D embellishment from a sticker pack.
And then at the last minute, I thought of 2 little mini pom-pom goodies that I had - had 'em for YEARS just stashed away in some box, I don't even remember where I got them from, but they were far too cute to throw away!
So I made a cute dangly kitty toy - I tied some string around the letter and glued the pom-pom on. Cute, huh?! :D
And then, while I was peacefully going about my business of adding blings to the C, all of a sudden.....NOOOOOOO!!!
My whole little container of blings fell and they all fell out on me and onto the floor...
Don't you hate it when that happens??!

Here's the R:
I just painted it pink, tied on a purple ribbon and glued on some purple blings and a pebble.

Here's the A:
Silly me, I decorated the wrong side of the's supposed to slant to the right and not the left! *sigh*...
But, it's still my favourite one! I painted it green, added a 3D flower embellishment from a sticker pack and drew on some swirly designs with my glue pen and added purple glitter.  I love purple and green together!

Here's the F:
I like this one too. I painted it red, and tried something new with winding gold beading wire around the letter and adding some silver and black beads, then adding some blings:
Here's the T:
This one didn't turn out as I initially intended, so I improvised.  I decoupaged some scrap material onto it.  Then the material wasn't cut straight (or the glue made it go all skew, yep, this must be it), so I had to find a way of covering that up.  So I added strips of ribbons over the parts where the letter was showing through from behind, and then glued on some pearls to the ends of the ribbons because they just looked.....bare.  I'm not even sure what I was trying to achieve here, so......let's just move along, shall we...?

Here's the S:
I wanted something flowery too, so I glued on left over card stock, added some green glitter to the flower centres (ooh, just noticed I missed a flower there...ish), and added some paper flowers and leaves.  I 3D mounted an extra flower on top of the lower ones, just to make it more interesting.

And here's what it looks like!
I think it's cute. :D

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Fiona said...

Hi Monique,
Your craft sign looks fancy !!
You are really working hard lately!! It is not just ornaments for the tree then!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Cute sign Monique!!! Isn't it frustrating when you knock something over or spill something in the middle of a project! At least you have a pretty floor now! :)

Tammy said...

This is adorable. I love to have pretty things around my craft room that I have made. It can be so inspiring.

Amanda said...

You've made such a fab sign! Thnaks for sharing

dizzytina said...

Wow i love your sign its fab. i have been making door signs recently too over on my blog tina x x

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

It turned out gorgeous, Monique! See ya at the party :)

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Love all the different textures...

Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice last week.

FYI: Creative Juice is on hiatus until the week of Valentine's Day because of The Beat the Winter Blues Party.

If you have any cool photo project you'd like to link up...stop by!

~The Bargain Babe said...

You have your own room entirely for crafts? I am jealous! :)

Nikki said...

Cute!!!! Thanks so much for linking them up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Scrappy Gifts said...

Adorable sign! I hate when my embellishments fall on the floor! I have the long carpet so some get lost in there. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!