Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Birthday Present

A good friend of mine recently had a birthday. To commemorate her day I made her these altered letters. She can either hang them up as wall art or display them on any kind of shelf. I must admit that I fell in love with these once I was finished and had a hard time giving them up. I adore how they came out and couldnt have been happier. I hope she enjoys displaying them as much as I did making them. I used unfinished letters from my local Hobby Lobby. I then altered them using a variety of products: My Mind's Eye papers, distress inks, Tim Holtz stamps, Prima flowers, vintage lace, and grungeboard, just to name a few. I used MME papers, vintage lace, grungeboard, crackle paints, and BG rubons for the 'L'. I think the 'O' is my favorite letter. I adore how this letter actually turned out. I used crackle paints, regular acrylic paints, distress ink,Tim Holtz stamps, pearls, and a another rubon.

You can't see it in the pictures, but the lower half of the 'V' has this neat flourished embossed on it. The 'V' has MME papers, distress ink, gesso, embossing powder (clear), a charm made by a friend in a charm swap, Prima paper flowers, and ric rac that I had lying around.
I think the 'E' was my second favorite letter. More MME papers, vintage lace, pearls, distress ink, Prima flowers, and Tim Holtz stamps.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Did I mention that these are amazing? Because they totally are! I think they are one of my favorite things you have on here.