Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Cards and Projects

So, I decided to work on a couple of cards while I stripped the paint off a desk. Sounds crazy but the cards gave me something to do while I waited on the stripping agent to work. So here is what I did in the order in which it was completed...

The desk...

This is after I took off some of the top. The top had the same deep primary tones in the alphabet just like the side with the numbers. It needed a little TLC and second coat to get through those dark pigments.

Card One...

Got a little "Blink of an Eye" DP, Whimsy Stamp, Image is digi by Sassy Cheryl Stamps.

Back to desk...

A couple hours of scrapping and scrubbing later, the paint is gone. The rings are just wet spots where I had to wash off residue. Its all dry now and looks much better. I will need to refinish the top, the stripping agent took it down to bare wood. I'm thinking I'll start on the drawers tomorrow. By the end of the week I hope to have it all done. I've already comissioned a local artist to do some pretty florals on the right side. She is really excited to do this project because she loves her little sister so much. That's right! Anna is getting so good at her painting that I'm letting her paint the furniture for me. Can't wait to see it come to life. She sketched out some poppies tonight and did a little practice with her acrylics...they were exactly what I wanted and so pretty. Mums the word though, we want to suprise, Bekah when she comes home from a visit with Uncle John, Aunt Kimberly and Cousin Mason this weekend.

Okay...Card Two...

Same DP as the first, Image is Winter Pixie by CC Designs, Sentiment is from Keep Cozy Set by TGF.

Well, I'm off to bed. Blogger is making me angry with its blatant refusal to load my photos. My hands are puffy from working with the latex paint (yeah, I'm allergic to latex...even in paint). Mom is coming in about 6 1/2 hours for a visit and I should probably get some rest. I hear it helps...LOL!



  1. Good start on the desk! I'll have to find out what you used. Have some projects of my own to do. See you in a few hours. Oh yes, love the cards and the ones you did the other day, too. You're so creative!

  2. Oh I love seeing ongoing projects Gwen!! Love the desk pics and your cards are adorable. :) Keep painting, my friend, paint the town red! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  3. Pretty cards! I think the desk will look great when it's done. Make sure you post pictures.:)

  4. super cute cards girlie and i'm loving that desk! :)


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