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Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Husband's Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today my DH gave me a challenge. He gave me this cabinet sample that he's had in his office, at work for awhile, and wanted me to create something out of it.  Now this was really a challenge for me. I don't consider myself really creative, but I gave it the old college try. Here's the cabinet sample.

And this is what a made. A plaque/wall hanging.

I started off by sanding the board, to remove some of the varnish, and then painted the entire board black.

I then lightly painted the board white, and added some swirls and chandeliers that I cut using my Cricut Expression.

I added some roses I made, remember I'm addicted to making these, I guess it's time to move on to making a different type of flower. I also added a butterfly and white feathers.
I added some rhinestone to the chandeliers and to the picture. Then I added a doily behind the picture, of course.

Cut "TRUE LOVE" using my Cricut, and I was done. I made some mistakes, but I do like it a lot. Not too bad for my first attempt at an altered project. Maybe I can use it to decorate  the walls of my craft room. Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used
Paper: Recollections' Black and White
Paint: Folk Art's White; Craft Smart's Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Home Decor and Storybook Cartridges
Embellishment: Imaginisce i-rock; Recollection's Rhinestone Circle
I can't remember the brand's for the butterfly and feathers.


Jan said...

very pretty and a beautiful picture! Great use of your sample :)

lynn said...

what an awesome project, regina! i just love this!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Wow..this is superb! Love how you used the black paint first and then the white...love the beautiful elements that you cut using your Cricut and all your other lovely details...it turned out fabulously! How awesome that your husband set you a creative challenge....go husband! :)

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Alice Wertz said...

beautiful project! love the details. super work!

Linda Beeson said...

You did a great job with that challenge! What a really nice project, it turned out so neat.

Donna said...

that's gorgeous Regina! wow, I am IMPRESSED!

Mary Jo said...

Regina you have taken a piece of wood and created a piece of art. Very pretty

Lynn said...

You are too creative! Beautful result from a piece of wood! I'm in awe! A crystal circle around your faces is very eyecatching. Very very nice!

ChristineCreations said...

I love how you used this cabinet sample piece, and now it's something special for him! Great job Regina!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Regina, what an awesome challenge from your husband, this looks amazing. It's such a special piece with that lovely photo and I love the swirls, chandelier and flowers! Hope you have a great week!

Olena said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love it! Love it! Your creations are always so pretty! Olena

Shere said...

Your project turned out wonderful! If you hadn't shown the b4 photo, I never would have guessed what it looked like b4 you altered it. I noticed the comment you made about trying new flowers and wanted to recommend a blog to you. Moments of Tranquility by Natasha. She has tutorials for the most beautiful flowers! TFS and I love your blog.


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