Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Piece Of Word Art For My Kids

I saw the coolest idea on a blog somewhere that belonged to somebody and I can’t remember who it was or where it was.  I am so sorry that I can’t give credit where credit is due.

I took this picture that was bought at Kirkland’s several years ago that wasn’t used anymore…

picture before

and turned it into this…

art 4

(I am so sorry for all of the shadows…I know, I need Tracy's photo help, don’t I)

This is a very special message that I have said to my children their whole lives.

I always ask them and then answer that I love them more than the sun and the moon and the stars up above…that’s how much I love them.

I know this message isn’t unique to my family, but I love it.  Always have.

Now, every time my children walk upstairs to their bedrooms, they see this at the top of the steps to remind them just how much their mama loves them.


Great thing about this project is that I didn’t hurt the original picture at all. 

I took a drop cloth, that I probably should have ironed first, and cut it to fit my frame.  I stenciled the letters on and then hot glued the cloth onto the back of my frame.

Easy project to do.  The hardest part would have been the ironing that I decided to skip. 

The one like this that inspired me was an entire drop cloth that was hung on the wall.  I think I remember it saying, “You make me happy when skies are gray”, or something like that.  She did a wonderful job and I love the larger size, but I didn’t have a place to accommodate that size.


Don’t forget my giveaway that I am hosting.  I think you will like it.

I am joining a party over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia tonight. 



Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a sweet reminder as they go to bed! You're a good mom! Love it!

Have a wonderful night!

Restoration House said...

I really like this Amy. Love how you used that old pic and turned it into something special!

VINTAGE said...

That's funny! Yesterday I've had an old "picture" in my hands and tought: "This old thing is to use for an new idea!"

Dear Amy - that's a wonderful idea to take only text. Thank you for this inspiration!

I hope, you'll have a good wednesday


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

You are such a smarty pants! I love that it is a cover for the board. So smart and great thing for your kids to read.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a sweet saying and a wonderful idea! I have a ton of dropcloth hidden away and am always looking for ideas. Thanks, Amy!


NanaDiana said...

Love it Amy~ What a great little "good night" gift to your kids~ Hugs-Diana

Debbie said...

Can I claim to be the inspiration and pretend that I have a lick of creative genius? Probably not. That would rank up there with false witness...

Whoever it is, I like it.

I'm glad you didn't iron it, too! I personally like the look of it.

Becky C said...

Hey Amy,
this sign is just adorable! I really love the font of the stencils. You know, I think I saw that big sign in blogland, too. It made an impact on me. What a great idea to use the drop cloth. I'm sending you an email later, we'll talk :)
Becky C

White and Rust said...

That is a sweet sign! I love it!

michelle said...

That turned out great and I love the saying!! Very sweet!:)

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog...I appreciate every word, because I need it after all those tears I put in working so hard LOL

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

wonderful ~ turned out great Amy. Pure sweetness.

Mary said...

I think the unironed cloth gives a textured look to your art. Very nice....

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Great job Amy. I love your little twist on it :)