One of the things that caught our eye was a sign with a play on the famous saying. We howled at the sign and my friend really had a liking to it, but it was not quite something that would look cute in her home. So here is my version of that idea and I think she is going to love it. I like that I made it have a very classical and elegant feel, so it will draw a person in to read it expecting it to be inspirational and sappy and then POW not at all what your were expecting with a side of chuckles!
I found this wood box structure at Michael’s and it is 12×12. I then painted layers using craft paint colors of brown and buttermilk. Using Cricut Craft Room and the Wild Card font, I made a stencil of this saying…I then ROYALLY messed up with the execution the original idea and had a huge mess of paper, Mod Podge and paint and had to pull apart the big mess and sand for quite some time. Once that was over and I slept on what in the heck I was gong to do.
I decided to cut the saying with a light brown vinyl and transfer it onto the project using transfer tape. OH THE PAIN of taking out all the nested portions to the letters. YUCK! Then I had to face the reality that the lettering was too light for the project and instead of scraping off all the vinyl and cutting it out with black vinyl (like I should have and ALMOST did), I traced each letter over with black Sharpie!
Once that nightmare was over, I played around with several embellishments and decided to pull out Flower Shoppe and cut some scalloped flowers out in 2,3 4 inches sizes. I added some pearls and ribbon.
I used some pretty scrapbook paper from K&Company Designer Paper series and framed the outside boarders using Zip Dry paper glue! That stuff is awesome!
I guess you could say I originally made this project into a batch of lemons and somehow managed to salvage it into a solid glass of lemonade!
Thanks for sharing a piece of “never give up on your lemon moments, just add some sleep and heart to squeeze out some sweet lemonade” pie with me!
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