Monday, January 07, 2013

Kitchen Plaque.

This is  another of the items that I made Bee in the Advent swap we partnered each other in last month.  Having looked through Bees blog for inspiration I spotted a post showing her kitchen with a Rayburn in it. I imediately  thought that a rustic plaque would be ideal to make and would fit in with the style of her room.

 
The plaque itself is made from very thick card covered in torn up serviettes and then given a coat of matt paint. I find the matchpots made by Dulux make excellent base coats on most of the items I make. Hanging holes were punched in the top before painting  and then  popped into the airing cupboard for a quick drying. I used grunge board lettering which
I painted using Jo Sonja acrylic paint in black. I then did a black line around the edge and rubbed in some Inka Gold. I couldn't resist making a little Bee. He is made from two circles of yellow card, thin mercer cord for his antenna, black felt for the stripes and clear acetate with punched sequin waste behind for his wings which were cut using a heart punch.  A piece of florist wire twisted together made the hanging.
 


 
Entering into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug: Anything Goes.  (Well had to enter this one didn't I !)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets #54. ( Bee is made from snippets in stash).
Created with Love: Anything but a card.
Hand made Harbour:  Monday #98.
Pin and Tack:  Anything goes.
Lexi's Creations: Anything Goes.
Anything but a Card: Things with Wings.
Dream Valley: Anyhing Goes.
Craft my Life: AnythingGoes. no cards or scrapbook.
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes.
 
 
 




43 comments:

Scrappin Chris said...

Cute sign. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges

Chris

MagsB said...

Wowee, this is just awesome! What a brilliant idea for a gift!

love Mags B x

JansArtyJunk said...

Awwww this is soooooo sweet Mrs A!!!! X

craftin-dawn said...

Great wall hanging! Love the little bee, Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges
DawnD

Mary Ann said...

Very very cute. I love the little bee:)

CuddlyBunny said...

You sign is fantastic!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh this is adorable
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Scrappin Mama said...

Wow I Love that idea very cute plaque!! Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.

Jo in TAS said...

Now that is cute!

Di said...

Oooer Mrs A (the real one!), this is fabulous! Love the way you tell how you made it and the end result is super - I bet Bee adores it! Hugs, Di xx

Doreen said...

Love your fabulous plaque.xxx

Catherine said...

This is totally awesome Sweetie ! I looooove it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Ali said...

I love your sign, the bee looks so cute.

Ali x

jackie said...

Nice to hear from you and best wishes in all your crafty doings in 2013.

Sandra H said...

Morning Mrs A, Another fabby creationits a great sign xx

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome work...just love this one Anne..xxx

Dawn Carrington said...

Great work. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time x

Juls said...

brill!! such a great use of those scraps!! Hugs Juls

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a wonderful sign and bet your friend loved it. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges. Happy New Year. Linda K.

Your Friend Susie said...

That's so very cute, I love the little bee!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous little wall plaque. Thank you for your lovely comment you left me, Hugs Lisa xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous wall mount, bet it will be much loved! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'anything goes' challenge!

Anonymous said...

Lovely - the bee is a great touch :)

Donna said...

Ahhhh Mrs A, this is fab and so cleverly made. Bee will appreciate the thought and effort you have put into this and what a wonderful keepsake for her too :) Donna ♥ x

Faye said...

That is cayoot! Love the bee. xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Great sign there Mrs A. Great job of painting the holes before you popped them in the airing cupboard...must have made it easier to find them, being painted!
Message from Mrs A....Bwaarrk bwaarrk! I think that means "make us a Hen House sign please Mrs A" Or maybe it is "send us some corn please"! Hard to tell!
xx

Lori said...

Your bee plaque is darling!

Kelly_Deal said...

Ok, Mrs. A, this sign is seriously cute! I love the bee!

Juls said...

Hi, Thanks for your comment on my blog!! You mentioned I could use the papers on my walls!! .... all I can say is watch this space!! I am currently working on a project that you may be very interested in!! Its Just that it may take a while to complete, and post on my blog!! Thanks for your comment, Hugs Juls x

Bonnie said...

A perfect gift! I'll bet it was Bee's favorite!

mark gould said...

Very cute, I really like the way the letters look. thanks for joining us at anything but a card

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the cute bumblebee
Lindsay xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow I love this, its adorable! Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts challenge and hope to see you enter again soon-I love your work! Elaine-xxx-

Wendy said...

I love it! Love how you've added texture with paper and the letters too.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC . . . or even . . . BEE-utiful! LOL! xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's an adorabee wall hanging, Mrs. A!!

Jackie said...

What a neat project! Loving this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog at Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you join us next week for our Third Birthday Celebration!

Jackie, Bugaboo DT

Amanda said...

What a perfect gift and such a clever idea. Hugs, Amanda x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh so cute, Mrs A! I beelieve the recipient will get a real buzz from this plaque! hugs, Lesley

Jess said...

Fun project! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!

CarysL said...

A beautiful sign, something very different and unique too! :)

Laura said...

I love this! So fun.

Christy said...

This is just so super duper cute! :) Love the color :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card! :) :) :)