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« on: May 02, 2006 12:29:40 PM »

(This is my first time posting a project on Craftster. Woo!)

I had a little trouble finding a piece to use for this. With the exception of an impressively trippy and hideous cross-stich turtle, all the framed art at Savers was actually very nice. And nothing inspired me. Then, I found this:

I see these sorts of things around my town all the time - wooden cut-outs of colonial girls in bonnets. (Why?)
So, I took off the arm and bonnet pieces off, scraped away as much of the dried glue as I could, painted the girl's face and hair and the baby's face and a bit of swaddling clothes. And then, I decoupaged for the first time and created a motherhood-themed collage using pictures and articles from old issues of Parents, and a clip from an old American Girl magazine.

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The text says "I love you the minute I saw you." I outlined it in black sharpie to make it stand out more.


These are some of my favorite pictures in the collage.

The only problem is - what do I do with it now? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 02:32:25 PM »

as a very new mommy, i love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006 03:20:54 PM »

as a very new mommy, i love it!
Thank you!  Grin I love your icon.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006 10:19:57 PM »

oh i looove that! you took a hideous, cliche-ish thing and made it something beautiful and completely original!
wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006 06:34:54 AM »

That's a precious idea. I never would've thought to do something like that.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006 04:04:25 PM »

awe thats really sweet and i love the quote..god job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006 05:43:57 PM »

i already commented how i love this... and i just showed it to my husband who was like "wow, that's so amazing!"

so your art + new parents = awesomeness.

just out of curiousity, what are the dimensions... and are you thinking about selling it after the contest is over?
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006 06:59:32 PM »

Aaawww!!! That is so sweet!! I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006 03:40:06 PM »

hmm mothers day is coming!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2006 12:33:02 AM »

Oh, this is so sweet.  You did a wonderful job!
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