Monday, September 20, 2010

I LOVE YOU!!!






Sunday was my 18th Anninversary.....18 wonderful years to my best friend and biggest cheerleader. As I was out of town for the first time in 18 years....I wanted to leave him with a gift to let him know how much I LOVE HIM!!!

In the creative process, I did learn a very important lesson, always apply Gesso to a untreated wood surface if you want your paint to stick. I guess didn't know that so, parts of the Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint peeled off....it ended up creating a rather interesting effect which I really liked. I then, applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the exposed wood areas. I colored the White Prima Flowers with various Distress Inks. Using cardboard and Tim Holtz Hardware Die, I cut the hinges and keyhole and distressed them with Vintage Photo. BTW...the leaves are from Wendy Vecchi's stamp set Ticket to Art. I cut them out of cardboard, inked and Distress Stickled them.....I like em!

Head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog and join in on the fun!!! The prize this week is a $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp.....and ohhhhhhh the goodies they have....did you see they have Tim Holtz new products in the store!!!! AAAAAHHH!!

I LOVE YOU WALTER FORSYTHE!!!

12 comments:

Lori said...

Aww, how cool to make a project for your hubby! Love the crackly goodness with the flowers, really vintage looking! Great work!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a sweet project, Lynne. Love the way you added the vintage hardware. Super job on those flowers too!

Dorrie said...

happy anniversary.... 18 years? i could barely handle 18 minutes... LOL
love the special sign... very warm and fuzzy...

Toni said...

Oh Lynn, Walter is going to just love this. Who wouldn't, priceless, it is beautiful !!!!

Terry said...

What a beautiful way to tell that someone special how much you love them. Happy Anniversary!

Grace said...

Congratulations on 18 years!

I love your project, it's timeless as always.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love this piece- the flowers are gorgeous and I really like the keyhole too :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous work Lynne, and I hope you had a very happy Anniversary!! 18 years..what a testament of love!! And speaking of love...I'm loving the corner cluster of flowers on your piece!!

You’ve got GRUNGE down to a fine art! ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

craftytrog said...

Stunning artwork Lynne! Happy Anniversary to you both!

Linda Elbourne said...

Ooops ... sorry ... I think I added on an extra year :0)
LOVE this ... hope you had a great time away and a great time coming home too X

NANCY LEFKO said...

I read about your cover for Altered Arts @ Facebook. Congratulations!! I always like to stop by and say hello when I find a fellow NH artist. (I'm in Peterborough :)

Sandi M said...

What a sweet gift for your husband :)