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:

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

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

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

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

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

    Your friend will truly appreciate and cherish your gift.

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

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  7. 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

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  8. it showed all your creative work, nicely done!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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