Monday, January 9, 2017

Miss Kate Jan Challenge

For this month's challenge at Miss Kate's the theme is Anything Goes! I recently took down all the Christmas stuff and thought I'd create a fun and colorful sign to bring on Spring!

I'm torn on this one - there is something about the color combo that's a little off but I'm going with it.

I cut the files on my Cameo using 631 Vinyl and applied to the menu board I got at Target. I got it after Christmas half off for $1.50. Gotta love a bargain! It's about 8x12.

I then applied the acrylic paints sparingly with foam brushes. Before it dried completely I removed the vinyl to reveal my sign. After everything dried I sanded the edges and even ran the sand paper over the painted areas.

Here are the details on the Miss Kate Files:
I used the file Bring on Spring Title.
I did not use all the little pieces of grass and the water since I stenciled.

I added birdie at the bottom. It's the Lovebird on a Branch file. 
It was a simple file that works well with stenciling.

Hope you can join in on the Anything Goes Challenge on the Miss Kate Facebook Page!
Don't forget to stop over to check out the other design team projects.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Let It Snow!

Hello Everyone. I'm sharing over on the Miss Kate blog today. :) 

I have been into a sign kick lately. I initially picked up a 4' wide x 2' high piece of plywood about a year ago with intentions on creating a sign. I finally got it out and stained it.

For my sign I used the Miss Kate Let it Snow Title.
 I rearranged the wording and simplified the design by removing some of the snowflakes. 
I then cut a stencil from 631 Vinyl and applied to the board.

I masked off the board with scrap paper.

I then spray painted with an indoor/outdoor paint. It dried in a matter of minutes!
I removed all the paper and vinyl and here is my sign:

Looking good so far, right? 
Well I decided to get out my power tools and drill holes around the edge so I can insert lights.

Here is my final sign in action! 

If you notice on my window above the door I also added snowflakes to the window and if you were to come into my house you will so those vinyl snowflakes on just about everything from bathroom mirrors to hurricane lamps. 

Even though I took down the tree and put away some of the decorations I moved my sign indoors to enjoy for a few more weeks.

Thanks for stopping by today!