Thursday, February 12, 2015

Special delivery

I put something in the mail the other day for a blogging friend who's going through a difficult time in her life right now. I know that some painted and glued cardboard can't take away her pain but I wanted her to know that she is being thought of.

The base of this is a cereal box cut down to 5 x 7. I coated it with a layer of modeling paste then dry brushed it with an off white paint. The green vine was drawn on with marker then I went over it with a glitter paint. The flowers and leaves were cut from book pages and colored with markers then brushed with mod podge to make them a bit more durable. For the words I cute strips of cereal box. I first painted them then when they were dry I inked the edges with a brown ink pad. I wrote the words on with a marker then outlined them with an ultra fine tip marker. Once they were done I hot glued them to the base. The back was covered with a piece of scrapbook paper to finish it off.

19 comments:

Ratty said...

Makes me wish I was talented and patient enough to do things like this. I hope your friend has a better time soon.

Duni said...

That is so beautiful and thoughtful of you to give this to your friend. It will mean a lot to her!

Christine said...

I'm sure your friend will really appreciate this sweet card.

Jeanne Pursell said...

I agree Ann, I am sure that your friend will appreciate the time and effort that you put in to your beautiful project!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You dear Ann, have a gentle, kind, heart. Big on love and friendship!!!

Your friend will truly appreciate and cherish your gift.

Out on the prairie said...

It is always the thought that counts. you are a good friend to have.

Sandra said...

it is really beautiful. a work of art and it says so much. i know she will love it. your creative genes are showing..again... love this one

Helen said...

it showed all your creative work, nicely done!

Grace said...

How lovely and thoughtful...

Sandee said...

You are a good friend Ann. I hope she finds the peace you wish for her.

Have a terrific day. My best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

SweetMarie said...

this is so pretty! how thoughtful of you. :)

Ginny said...

This is truly gorgeous and unique. I know she will treasure it. Bless your sweet heart.

Ida said...

It's beautiful and special because you took the time to show you cared.

BeadedTail said...

It's beautiful and I'm sure your friend will love it! What a thoughtful thing to do!

Lin said...

Aw, that was sure nice of you! I can imagine her smile when she received it!

marie said...

Very nice Ann! Love the bright and cheery colors. I'm sure your friend will love it too!

CrystalChick said...

Who wouldn't appreciate such a sweet gesture of kindness. It's very creative and made with love. Nice!

Sharkbytes said...

Such a nice way to tell someone you care! It probably cost more to deliver than it did to make.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your friend Ann, I am sure it will bring her much comfort.

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