Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Home Subway Art


 Hi.  I'm Christine. And I am addicted to making subway art.  

The first step is admitting there is a problem, I guess.  The thing is, I wonder... is it really a "problem?" 
Denial much?

Really good friends of ours just moved into their first house, and I was "moved" to make them something for their home.


I edited out their last name for privacy with Picasa. 

I spray painted this metal sign with Krylon Dual in black.  When it was dry, I picked out words and made them out of white vinyl with my Silhouette.  The antique key is actually a favorite image from  The Graphics Fairy.

 All I did was download it to the Silhouette Studio, and then set it up to trace and cut the outline of the image.  I really love that I could add that, and the cute little heart.

I have got to show you what this started out as...


Hee hee....not so much, huh?  Not that I have anything against fishing!  Just this sign (just joking).

My friend found this at Christmas Tree Shops one day when we were shopping.  It was in a clearance bin for $ 1.47!  It's a nice heavy duty metal sheet--all ready to hang on a wall. 

It was a perfect beginning for this project.  I'm so happy that I could turn it into something fantastic for our wonderful friends!


 
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7 comments:

  1. What a perfect housewarming gift! I am sure they will love it!

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  2. What a beautiful gift! So creative.

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  3. Really, you did not want the fishing sign! What a great transformation and even better personalized gift!

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  4. Wow! What a makeover. :) Love how it turned out. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {New follower.} :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  5. absolute perfect!! They will love it!! recycling is perfect!! I missed the link party this week. I am behind in projects but perhaps you can come say hi. new follower :) Doris
    parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  6. I *knew* you'd put that fishing metal sheet to good use! Good Job!

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  7. Christine, what a great transformation and a beautifully made gift. I've been wanting to try my hand at a subway art project, but fear that I too might become addicted. For now, I'll have to live vicariously through your fabulous creations.

    Jenn

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