Friday, 27 January 2012

Labour of Love

 

Hi Everyone,
I would like to be able to tell you how I whipped this little project together super quickly, but alas it took nearly a week.... 

This is what I started with.... On a trip to Spotlight I found the LOVE sign for $11 (over half off - woohoo!!!) and I had a plan....

And my plan was sooo wrong!!!

Okay, so I painted it blue.....sigh, it still didn't look right.....


I decided to age it a little with tea (my secret stain)

 still wasn't right, distress it....nope....

 add more tea to see if that might help.....

Definitely hate it.....

 In desperation, I dug through my scrapbook papers and decided on this..... I glued it on and cut the shape out and played around a little with the look....

 Now its up on the wall awaiting the rest of the gallery wall to be finalised.... And Im loving it...

What do you all think? 


Take care everyone,


xxx

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40 comments:

  1. I L.O.V.E this! I love the blue! So sweet.
    Looking forward to seeing what you post next...
    Until then....xx ~ Mary

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS .......
    How do you do it????????????

    Shows what i know...( ie ZIIIIP) when it comes to what i just looked at what you did!

    I actually looked at the inbetween before you'd finished it, thinking, TEA? NO WAY? YES WAY, i still liked it....then read your comment, ( you hated it).... but once i saw the finished things, i saw how you made it transform into spectacular.... FLIP IN HECK YOU ARE SERIOUSLY cleaver NAT!!!!!
    Bring it on, inspire me more.... ( hehe no pressure) EMx

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    1. Haha Em - I just knew what I wanted but couldn't get what was in my head to work on the project - but it came out better than I expected. Thanks hun xx

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  3. I looove this!!! Its amazing... thanks so much for you sweet comments. I am your newest follower and I cant wait to see whats next!

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    1. Rasonda - thank you for following back - take care, Nat xx

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  4. Awesomeness! I love how you "beached it up"! By the way...those corded bracelets I made...you can make those cords..they're just a series of 4 overhand knots. I'll try to do a tutorial on them soon.

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    1. Oh please do a tutorial - I have a necklace but for the life of me cannot figure out how to know like that xx Nat

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  5. Great job! It looks fantastic!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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    1. Thanks Amy and thank you for visiting xx Nat

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  6. Hi Natalie - Here are two parties that would be a great place to share your Labour of LOVE:

    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html
    &
    http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2012/01/be-mine-bonanza-day-6-beachy-valentine.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AtHomeWithK+%28At+Home+With+K%29

    Hope you have a great weekend :) Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary - I have linked to Kindra (at home with K) but the other blog says it doesnt exist. xx Nat

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  7. That is so pretty Natalie, I love it and I love the blue! SO much love here. :)
    xoxox

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    1. Aw thank you so much Michelle xx Nat

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  8. Love it Nats!

    Another beautiful item.
    You are so talented.
    I can't wait for the next one!

    xxxAudra

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    1. Thanks Auds - I will be posting another picture this week - just finished it. Then I think I'm ready to hang my gallery wall.... xx Nat

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  9. This came out soo great, I love the addition of the hanging shells.
    A few blog friends and I are hosting our first link party tomorrow to finish off the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, we go live at 7amET. Today I revealed my project for the challenge, a gallery wall with only one screw in the wall. It would be great if you have a chance to check it out and link up! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-one-screw-gallery-wall-is-here/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

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    1. Thanks Karah - Im off to link up xx Nat

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  10. This is so darn cute. I love your color choice too. Really you can use that all year long! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  11. Way to hang in there and figure out how to make the project work ! I hate when I start a project and it's so great in my head and turns out nothing like that ! This is adorable ! Thanks for sharing. I found you via Debbie Doo's . Stop by my blog if you have time :)

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  12. I'm loving it too, and the way you have shown the whole process of this make...what a great way to share with others that sometimes things dont always start out as hoped, but end up amazing.

    http://inmy-craftroom.blogspot.com

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  13. What a fun idea! I love how it turned out!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  14. I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine's Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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    1. Thank you for inviting me Lindsi - I have linked up and joined your followers - you have a great blog xx Nat

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  15. Had to stop back for another look, so glad you linked up!!
    Karah

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  16. Very pretty! I like altering words too! I'm a new Linky Follower now.

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  17. It was totally worth your patience and time--it turned out beautifully!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss and Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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    1. Thank you so much Christina xx Nat

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  18. This is so sweet! You did a great job. Thanks for linking up to the 14 Days of LOVE party!

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  19. This is too cute! I love the blue, all the love art I'm doing is in reds and pinks so blue is such a nice change! Happily following!

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    1. Aw thank you so much for the follow - Im following you too xx Nat

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  20. So pretty Nat, and I actually have this sign (spotlight yeah!) I have had it sitting in the garage for 5 years I know one day I'll do something awesome like this...one day :P

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    1. You need to go get it out your garage girl!!!

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