Monday, April 25, 2011

Kitchen Chocolate Framed Goodie

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Every now and again I see these framed printables on other blogs, so I decided to try one for myself, just for fun, but one that was not suited for only 1 occasion (I see many valentines ones, or summer ones or easter themes etc), since I mostly like to make home decor items that are suitable for year round.  So I made one for the kitchen, with a summery chocolate theme.
It's an old photo frame that was laying around here that actually housed a certificate from one of our businesses that we closed down - the frame was broken at one corner but we glued that together again.
The frame started out goldy:
But since gold doesn't have much place in my house, I roughly brushed over the whole frame with ordinary brown acrylic paint, and then I sprayed varnish over it to keep it from being scratched off again.  The photo doesn't show it that clearly, but some gold still shows through the brown, but I preferred that over a solid brown frame:
 I removed the glass (and set it aside for some as yet unknown future crafty project) and used a green checkered flowery scrapbook paper as the background for my artwork. :)
Then I went shopping for different styles of letters and found the 4 you see above.  The "chocolate" were wooden cut-outs which I left as is, because they were sort of coloured already (dark around the edges) and it matched the chocolate theme...and the "cake" were cardboardy letters which I actually dabbed onto a yellow ink pad but it came out green, which suited the background anyway, so all was good.  Oh, and I added some blings to the cake as well:
The "hot" were also wooden cut-outs, and I dabbed them onto a brown ink pad, and the "cocoa" I bought as is:
I glued on some brown pearls and some flowers that I had in my stash.
And hung it on the kitchen wall (there was already a hook there just hanging around doing nothing, that came with the house when we bought it):
Doesn't it just make the kitchen look more home-y?  :D

Anyway, speaking of dad goes to Switzerland every year around Easter time, so he brings us back a big swiss chocolate bunny every year:
Can you believe that my husband actually expects me to share this with him every year?  *SOME* people, ya know...?!  I make him bring out the electronic scale and share this bunny precisely 50/50. :)

LINKY PARTIES linked to:
Rook No. 17              Sugar Bee Crafts
Vintage Wanna Bee    I'm Topsy Turvy
This & That               Free Pretty Things For You
Someday Crafts        Seven Thirty Three
All Things Heart & Home
Scrappy Gifts            Under the Table & Dreaming

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Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - what a fantastic sign!!! Great work!! It looks like it's found a happy home on your wall too!!

That Easter bunny looks delish! I'm sure you'll give your hubby a small nibble :)

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love it! What a great addition to your kitchen.

Jenn Erickson said...

Monique, what a "delicious" piece of art! It looks beautiful in your kitchen!

Thank you so much for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!