Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just a little sharing...

I am a BIG TIME fan of Vicki Chrisman's blog...She is an incredible blogger and IF you havent visited her blog you are missing something special.   She is part of my morning "tea".  A while back I saw these really cool "cake plates" somewhere on line and LOVED them.  Well ofcourse I bought some cute plates and the candle sticks to make them and put them aside for a "rainy day".  Then Vicki blogged about making them so I dug my stuff out and made mine!  They are so sweet when u use a Vintagy plate..and they can be used for just some snacks too...I made mine for my sister who entertains alot.  All you need is a cute plate and a candle stick from the dollar store.  Oh and some E6000 glue or maybe "gorilla glue"....
Now I did tie a really pretty white ribbon and some of that lavender seem binding on the base to make it look really pretty. :)  Next I have a girlfriend of mine who just became a grandmother for the first time!
She has been so excited waiting for the big day and when this little sweetie was born she sent me the first pic of her holding her new grand daughter.  Well I HAD to do something with it didnt I ? :)  I have NEVER made one of these canvas pics before so here is my first:
I knew the entrance way to her house was blue and thought maybe this would match.  Yep, it did! :) DP IS some gorgeous Bohemian Floral from Graphic 45.  I painted the canvas blue and rubbed a little distress brown on it then I mod podged it on the top.   TFL and have a GREAT Friday tomoro!!

11 comments:

Marlene said...

Gorgeous frame...and that plate is such a brilliant idea...beautiful!

Linda R. said...

Some pretty cool stuff here GF.. You are so talented.. That frame came out gorgeous, She is just going to love it...

Yea, It's Friday...
Hugs, Linda

Vicki C said...

Arent making those cakeplates, fun and easy. Now everytime I look at inexpensive plates while thrifting..it's all I can think of. The framed piece for your friend is totally adorable!!

Renkata said...

wow Jane, this is awesome.
Fantastic idea.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

the cake holder is so beautiful!!!!!!

Gez said...

Wow! Clever ideas! Love your cake stand :) & your canvas is GORGEOUS. How wonderful..your friend will be over the moon :)
Have a great weekend. Gez.xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is gorgeous, your friend is going to love it!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cake stand too! : )

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

That layout is georgous! What a precious gift you made for your friend! I love the cake plate too, I need to look around for some to make my own I love the idea!

Carole said...

Great treasures. :-)

I made a cloche last year (using a large vase and a candle holder), and it was a great display piece. A few weeks ago I picked it up and the 'handle' let go (I should never have picked it up that way) and my cloche broke into a million pieces. Now I'm on the lookout for another vase to try again. I used E6000, but it didn't hold long term. :-(

Chris said...

I'm so glad I stopped by, that cake plate is a fantastic idea. You know I have a plate that looks like that, once it was a set but over time, you know.
and that framed pic is goreous.
boy does my brain get percolating when I come by here.
so much good stuff.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful canvas - I'm sure your friend is going to love it! The Cake plate looks so cool - will have to keep my eye out for those plates on my next shopping trip!