Friday, 13 November 2015

Be Happy………………………….

This week I finally finished my friends birthday present.  It wasn't what I initially had in mind but that just was not working, and then I saw this in Spotlight and new exactly what I wanted to do.  But Im still late :(  I seem to have developed a track record for that :( :(  even though I always have the best of intentions!!

Kaisercraft have put out some of these phrases in MDF - they come with a wee stand to sit upright but I discarded that to mount it on a canvas.

I love all those layouts or canvas with a rainbow of colours in the background and wanted to have a go at something like that, so that was the idea for what I wanted behind the phrase.

I couldn't be bothered painting the wood with a brush, so I spray painted it - far quicker!  I sprayed on the paint colours I wanted to use for my background, and then used a paint brush to roughly spread it around, and waited for it all to dry.  I used two different stencils for the background, one with gel and one with texture paste.

When that was all dry I then started stamping with two different stamp sets, one Finnabair and the other a Prima stitches, stamp in black archival ink.  And that was it!  I LOVE it!!  So does the recipient ;)

As I sit here typing Im thinking also of the absolute rubbish going on in the world today.  My thoughts like many of you are of Paris.  I seriously wonder some days what the world is coming to.  Never mind global warming, we seem to be doing a better job at killing each other.  I wonder why we can't just accept that we are all different and get on with it instead of trying to make people conform to what we think they should be?

Be happy everyone :)

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