Welp, we went to the Pinewood Derby and brought home 3rd! I am so proud of the barbwired boy! Good sportsmanship, good competitor, just an all around good boy. I may be a bit on the prejudice side...maybe.
It is always good when you can be proud of your kiddos. It is never good when you have your heart in a million pieces over bad choices they have made. Last week was a week of ups and downs. Please pray for the barbwired bunch when you talk to the Big Guy.
Enough of that negative!
Look what I found...a vintage chocolate sign. What do you think? Do you love it?
Ok, ok I have to fess up, I made it.
Here is what it looked like BB (before bunny).
I got two of these frames from a friend who was going to garage sale them.
She thought maybe I could use them for something. So price for frames, $0.
I took this frame apart and cleaned it up.
Then I went to Graphics Fairy. LOVE your site by the way!
You can find it here. I was able to find these darling little images.
and I then found this image of a stamp
I took the glass from the frame and laid it on my light box.
I then positioned the first image under the glass and taped it all down.
I began tracing the image with brown and copper acrylic paint .
I did this in a reverse image.
Outlining the basic image first, then going in to add the shading.
I did not want all of the image, so I only traced the area that I did want.
Once that was traced I painted in the colors.
Next, I removed the first image and added the picture of the bunny.
I centered it in the frame created by the previous image.
I did the same steps, outlining then coloring.
Finally, I placed the advertising lettering under the glass in reverse.
This way the lettering would not be backward.
For this, I used paint pens of black and brown.
Once all the paint was dry, I chose a paper from this
Martha Stewart collection as the background.
I cleaned the glass around the image
and placed it on the paper and reassembled the frame.
It was a fairly quick project once I chose the graphics.
I did not exactly following the lines, so that freed up some stress of being perfect.
I wish I could free hand these things, but since I can't, I'll trace. LOL
I thought I would hang it with some ribbon.
I even made a ribbon flower that coordinates.
Then (cause I can't figure out when to stop)
I added some small ribbon flowers to embellish the frame.
Now this makes me want a real chocolate bunny!
I attempted to look up the translation of the french advertisement.
I can't get all of it, but it says something about Payraud Cocoa, Take 'lunch in sheets.
Product has no rival. Something like that... if I have any friends
who can translate it, comment please.
Barbwired Blessings to you !
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