Tuesday, August 28, 2012
True Love Hook Board
So, it's been two years since we moved in here at this house.
For two years, I have endured the top of my jewelry box being the home to spare things. Might just be a shirt or two, but regardless, when I want to find some earrings, I have to move them off the top.
Not a huge deal since I don't wear jewelry all that often due to the fact that nobody sees it....except the dogs....but, I did get the urge to have THE MAN start hanging up his things....and wanted a spot for a few of my things too.
So, since I likely can't buy something I'd like, I made my own.
I modge podged some doilies, roses, and cool images onto a board and added hooks.
The images are an easy peasy download from Nice Crane Designs and were previously magazine covers. They are designed as ATC images, but I like how they work on this board. I printed them out on an 81/2 by 11 sheet of photo paper and sprayed them with clear acrylic before working with them. The acrylic protects them from the Modge Podge which makes them run.
Here is another shot of the middle of the board. I love those dresses and hats! So feminine!
How do you like the little red roses? I love those...they are pretty and embossed.
Added various spritzes and ink pads to get the shimmery background. Of course shimmer modge podge helps too!
I may have gone a little TOO girly with this hook board though.
I got THE LOOK when I asked how he liked it. Evidently someone thinks its pretty um...feminine for his taste. Not like his shirts will know!
p.s. How do you like that background I took those photos on? That is a huge boulder that sticks up in my lawn. When we moved here, they were hiding it under a small little garden. I was super excited to find the rock. I know, I may be slightly crazy...but I do love a good boulder. ;-)