Monday, November 1, 2010

What's up Monday?

And now for a post that doesn't have anything to do with a holiday! It does have something to do with The Graphics Fairy though. 

We needed a little sign at work regarding a temporary plumbing issue.  We could have made a quick sign with crayons and construction paper...but then I got the brilliant idea to make something at home. Not that I have anything against crayons and construction paper mind you!

Karen from The Graphics Fairy, has a wonderful image of a washing pitcher and basin that is perfection for a bathroom.



I used a raw piece of chip board and some Melody Ross paper.  I printed the image and gave it coat of clear acrylic spray.  I cut it out with my little sharp scissors and exacto. Vellum tape was used to stick it to a piece of white vellum, and I trimmed around it with decorative scissors.

I painted the edges of the chip board, and punched the corners of the black patterned paper with a pretty corner punch.  I only Mod Podged the back of the paper because there was flocking detail on the front.




I added a touch of black Fun Flock to a couple of places on the pitcher, and eyelets.  My plan is to put a temporary sign on vellum paper and attach it to the eyelets until the issue is resolved.  Pretty and practical-why not?






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14 comments:

  1. Well done, your sign is really pretty, much better than just a written note!
    Sharon
    My French Country Home

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  2. Great idea and project...and so much better than crayons and construction paper LOL! Hopped over from Brag Monday...

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  3. Wow, what a great idea and waaaayyy better than construction paper and crayons :) Nice work!

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  4. Pretty and practical is right!!! Martha Stewart would be so proud of you! It looks great! Thanks for linking another one up to Brag Monday.

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  5. Gorgeous! I always see stuff from the Graphics Fairy and love it but never know what I'd do with it! Thanks for the inspiring idea, it looks great!

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  6. Love it love it love it! Why shouldn't practical be pretty?! I love this image. I am going to download it right now!

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  7. So much prettier than a sign written in crayon! I love the addition of the flocking and the eyelets! Wonderful graphic, too:)

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  8. Well it's beautiful. I would want to keep it up permanently. You are very clever! Thank you for sharing this on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  9. Gorgeous! I always see stuff from the Graphics Fairy and love it but never know what I'd do with it! Thanks for the inspiring idea, it looks great!

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  10. Wow, what a great idea and waaaayyy better than construction paper and crayons :) Nice work!

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  11. Well done, your sign is really pretty, much better than just a written note!
    Sharon
    My French Country Home

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