About Freshly Completed

May 22, 2012

Spring Swap Gift

Remember the Swap?

Well I got my three words:

vintage, fun, and romantic

Once I got my words I spent a couple days stewing on those words and trying to decipher what direction to take.

Since I'm a do-er I thought it would be much more fun to make something...then go out and buy items.  Because That's the way I roll. 

So I think I first headed out to pinterest to get some ideas.  I'm not especially Vintage or Romantic ( I can be fun, though) so I wasn't too sure where to start.

It was there that I came across this print from REStyleShop.

I thought it was quite lovely, but wanted to take that idea and make it by own.  I thought if I replaced the vespa with a vintage romantic bike I'd hit the mark more.

So, here we have my Life is a Beautiful Ride magnet.  It is 2.5" by 3" so I had to use my teeniest paint brushes.  It's painted in oil and sealed all ready to be shipped out tomorrow.

Truth be told I had a great time making that magnet...and half way through the project I thought..."Hmm, I think I'll make another one for my shop to sell".

So I repeated the idea and made one more for the shop:

Hope my swap buddy enjoys!

1 comment:

Big D and Me said...

I think this fits the three words perfectly - love the flowers in the basket