Thursday, December 30, 2010

Door Plaques for the Grandkids

This is something else my daughter had on the Christmas lists for my grandchildren.  I had good intentions of getting them done before Christmas, but it didn't happen.  I had started on Isaiah's, but I did not get to finish it.  So, I finished both of these on Monday. 

I used 8"x10" canvas that I bought at Wal-Mart.  I don't remember how much I paid for the canvas, but it wasn't expensive, maybe $3 for a package of 3??  I covered the canvas in patterned paper, chalked the edges, punched holes with my Crop-a-Dile, and finished them as follows:

Isaiah's Plaque:

Isaiah's Room:  Pooh Font Cricut cartridge -- Marker Feature, cut at 2"
Dinosaurs:  Purple dinosaur -- Create A Critter Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2" (I think); green dinosaur -- Create A Critter at 2 1/2".
Border punch:  EKSuccess

Ashlyn's Plaque:

Ashlyn's Room:  Alphalicious Cricut cartridge -- shortstack feature, cut at 2"
Flowers:  Nifties Fifties Cricut cartridge -- cut at 2"
Gems in center of flowers:  Brads that I cut the backs off
Flower Border Punch -- Martha Stewart
Butterflies -- Martha Stewart Punch
I used Stickles with a foam brush to paint glitter over the entire canvas.

Hope you like them. My daughter seemed to be pleased.

Thanks for your sweet comments.


Amy said...

Those are adorable! I love your idea of using canvas and also the stickles idea!! I've also been spreading my stickles thin with a bruch on most of my crafts when it calls for a larger area to be covered. Who needs mounds and mounds of glitter...wait.. did I just say who needs glitter somebody shoot me!! hahaha They are precious and your grandchildren will adore them for a long time.

scrapstampcrazy said...

They came out really pretty.

Cindy Vernon said...

Love the plaques. You did a wonderful job on them.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Tammy, these are just adorable and the grandkids are bound to love them and be so proud to hang them on their doors. Here's to a healthy, happy New Years~

Fern said...

Tammy, these are soooo cute and very creative!!! TFS! Hope you have a Happy and Blessed New Year!!! Hugs!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow... these are just adorable, I bet they loved them! Happy New Year!!!!! Many blessings to you in 2011 filled with joy, peace, health and much love!

Debbie said...

Both are so cute Tammy! Happy New Year!