Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Lauri!!!

That's right bloggers, Lauri celebrated a milestone birthday this week (I'll let you guess which one).  I can finally post the card & gifts I made for her since she has now received them!

The Card - Graphic 45 Secret Garden



I also made her a few things...

This is a wood panel with one of my fave pix of her

I also dressed up these letterpress blocks for her craft room

And finally (this one's my fave) I created this on another 8x8 wood canvas

a little close up of the bottle caps...

This one was soo fun to make!  I started with an 8x8 wood canvas from my local Archivers, sanded it a bit, primed it with gesso and then added a layer of Liquitex Blended Fibers Texture Gel.  The paper that the sentiment is on is from one of my digital kits from MyMemories and the flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid.  I got the little hanging note cylinder from the jewelry section at my LCS and guilded some rose leaves with copper acrylic paint.

The background was painted with a bunch of stuff until I got it to look the way I wanted - Ranger Distress Paint - Broken China, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint.  I also used Adirondack Paint Dabber in Denim and some black acrylic paint.

Happy Happy Happy girl - love ya! :)


  1. Fantastic work Cheryl!! I love you too!! Love each piece, especially the RAT part.... :)

  2. I came over to see your Secret Garden card, but man oh man, that canvas is AMAZING! Love it!

    1. Gloria, she left a little note in the tube. She made me cry. I love my bestie!!

  3. Wow, Cheryl!!!! Everything is incredible!!! Happy Birthday wishes to you, Lauri!!!!!


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