Saturday, April 24, 2010

Something Old into Something New

Gabby (my oldest DD shown in yesterdays post ;) brought me a clipboard from her room and said "Mom can you *fix* this for me into something pretty?" I was touched that she enjoys my work so much that she wanted me to *fix* it for her. I started looking for the perfect items to use on it and make it personal for her. I wanted to paint the background because it had been drawn on, had REALLY old scotch tape, etc. I looked through my scrap arsenal and was discouraged because I didn't think I had any green paint, when a lightbulb when off and I realized (TOTAL DUH MOMENT) that I had acrylic paint daubers from Ranger and that Lettuce would be the perfect color.

I tried to "dab" it on and that was a no-go so I poured some onto my non stick craft mat and started to paint (I really enjoy the Claudine Hellmuth paintbrushes), then had another "AHA" moment and remembered to take a before picture. There is a bit of paint on it but thats ok. You can still see the drawings though LOL.

After covering with paint I cover with some paper from My Little Shoebox. I punched around the edges with my Martha Stewart punches as well. The letter stickers are from My Little Shoebox as well.

At the top of the clipboard I attached a rose made out of grungepaper then covered in Bubblegum Glimmermist. It is so shimmery! Tie a black bow on and it is ready to go!

Gabby was extremely happy with the results!