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« on: May 01, 2013 01:46:51 PM »

For the "what are you best at " swap, -
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 I was partnered up with the lovely mama24boys. As soon as I snooped into her life, I knew she was a great lover of many things..........
Firstly her children..
Secondly "hearts" in all shapes and textures
and thirdly - from her pinterest wall, a piece of wall art with names on using scrabble letters.

I have had a lovely old display frame sitting in my shed for a while (another great bargain from my beloved charity shop) and knew I could repurpose it for this project so I set about finding a second hand scrabble board............

But what I came up with was even better - a miniature magnetic travel scrabble board (oooooooooooooooooooo I hear you cry) As soon as I saw the magnets I just knew it would be perfect, as I could pass on all the letters to mama24boys and her kids could have fun writing interesting (you so know it will be rude) slogans all over the piece.

I didnt want to maintain the scrabble background, so I tested a theory first (whether or not painting on it would take away the magnetism) and then set about using acrylics to paint a simple colour mood background.

Then I set to work on the frame. I took out the glass, and then decorated the background. Using 2 matching buttons (to represent the twin boys) then two different blue buttons (for the other two boys) then a big ole' pink one for her newest addition (a girl !!!!!!woooohooooo )  I finished it off with hearts in the corner to appeal to her heart fetish !

Finally I could assemble the whole piece, and with the addition of a lovely bit of ribbon which says "crafted with love (hearts) " I superglued my repainted scrabble board into its new rightful home !

The final job was to work out how to get all Mama24boys's kids names into a complete pattern - and I think I did ok - added the word "family" cos it just felt right Smiley

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Oh - and for those of you with observant eyes !!!!!! - I found a little tin in the charity shop which was too perfect for words - its lid had the cutest painting of a girly rag doll surrounded by 4 boy teddies !!!! Ideal to hold all the spare letters Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013 02:19:31 PM »

What a wonderfully personal piece of art!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013 02:32:38 PM »

Very clever!  It is a good thing the names had so many vowels... Cheesy

It is a nice piece that the entire family can enjoy!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013 10:16:55 AM »

It is even prettier in person and just perfect!!  We love it here!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013 11:14:23 PM »

That is so cool, much more elegant and personalized than a plain scrabble board!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013 07:15:14 PM »

What a really cool piece of art.
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