Saturday, April 2, 2011

all you need is Love...

Toodling around blogland I have seen on several occasions some version of the saying, "all you need is love, love is all you need." And well...not wanting to fall behind, I decided to make my own mind's eye of the saying.

Here's what I did:

I spray painted a 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" mdf board Italian Olive 
(that my Mr. cut from a 6' mdf board. He also routered the edges)
Sanded it so it was nice and smooth.
(*sorry forgot pic)
I used mod podge and put a damask patterned paper on it.
I distressed the edges with Walnut Distress Ink...because I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it yet.

AH HA!! Plan made.
I created my design and used my Silhouette to cut the vinyl lettering out.
I used transfer tape for the transfer process.
Transferred the vinyl to the board.
I dry brushed SW's Divine White across the front.
Then added Distress Ink to the front.

I peeled the lettering off and ended up with this:

The Divine White pulled the blues and greens from the damasks. {like}
I distressed the front and edges. AGAIN. =)
It is actually read-able in real life.

~~>*And if I knew how to work my camera...this might have been a better picture*<~~
boo hiss!

It wasn't as I had envisioned it would be but it is what it is. ;)
I like it...for now!

Partying at the following:
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff:
DIY Show Off Project Parade @ DIY Show Off:
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple:
Mad Skills Party #47 @ Mad In Crafts:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle:
Sundae Scoop Link Up @ I Heart Naptime:
Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie
Tuesday Glam Party #22 @ Giggles, Glitz & Glam
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch:
Anything Goes Party #11 @ Type A Decorating:
Show & Tell Wednesday @ Blue Cricket Design:
Wow Me Wednesday @ Polka Dots on Parade:
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors:

Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage:
Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma:
VIP Party #10 @ Designer Garden:
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors:

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  1. @Janet~ :( It's kind of hard to see but it really is cute in person. I better get some picture taking skills soon! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  2. That turned out great! Love the color.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. @Gail~Thank you! It really is pretty cool in person. Since I have neglected to learn how to run my Canon Rebel I better get in touch with a photographer. lol

  4. WOW! That is just beautiful! I love it! :) Thanks for sharing on The Tip Junkie!

  5. Really nice. I wish I had a Silouette to cut me some vinyl too, would have loved to have a pieces like this together with my canvas that I made yesterday.
    Marianne @

  6. I stumbled across your this!!
    What type of paper did you use and where did you find a sheet that big?

  7. i want this! lol i may have to make one. so cool! my fave song too, one of 'em.thank for sharing this at my party!

  8. That is a great idea to put love in the middle! Thanks for linking up!

  9. This is a great one! Kind of reminds me of water colors. I just made my first official sign yesterday! I'm publishing it tomorrow. Thanks again for linking up all your great projects.
    Cheers! Sommer