Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A little love

It's almost February and I want to share a little love with my readers.   Here is the love signs & Starbucks gift card I will be giving away today.  For February 2015
One winner will receive both love signs (one to keep, one to share) and I have decided to also give the gift card away as well.  The plaques will stay in state and the gift card will be mailed out.  I love Starbucks peppermint hot cocoa and once in a while I get the pleasure of meeting the Hubster for cocoa and company. 
For the signs:  I was buying lumber for other projects and I decided to cut two pieces down and use my router to do a pretty edge on the boards.
I then sprayed them teal.  Don't worry about the grass,  it will have all the top layer mowed off in the spring.  
I then went and whitewashed over the teal paint and then when it was dry I dark waxed it to give it a more weathered look.  Top picture is just the whitewashed one. 
Here they are both darkened a bit. 
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the graphic on double sided sticky paper.  It is also made by Silhouette. (not a paid endorsement,  I just like the stuff)  I then took off the front protective paper and glittered it. 
You can see that it sticks to it really well. After the dark wax was dried,  I placed the graphic on the board and sealed all of it with a clear spray to protect the glitter. 
You can see from the back of the other board,  the look of the white and dark in contrast to where it started. 
When the kids get home I will let one pick an in-state winner and one can pick the out-of-state winner.  I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Thanks for following me on my crafting journey.  I am working on a sofa table,  furniture repaints, and I am almost ready to reveal my faux card catalog.  


  1. Red glitter and of my favorite combinations!

    1. Sorry I don't see the comments on here all the time. Thanks, everytime I see red and turquoise or red mushrooms, I think of Zetta's Aprons.