Monday, October 3, 2016

SAL Sampler from Blackbird Designs

It is finished and framed. 

It is a SAL pattern from "Blackbird Designs."
 I started this back in June...working on it 
in between other endeavors.
It  has been aged to give it a tyme worn look.
I love strawberries, anyway I can get 'em. 
There is only 5 on here 
but they caught my attention.
I laced it to foam core board.
Purchased an unfinished custom made frame.
Gave it the faux tortoise grain finish.
Tried not to get too many reflections but 
that is almost impossible for me.

Just another of my updates.
Thanks so much for visiting.

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Enjoy the day,
God Bless America,

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  1. Hi Barb,
    It is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE your frame! It is just perfect! Also love your new header!! So many new things to love!!!! Speaking of love, I LOVE our weather now and hope yours is getting cooler, too!!!
    I'm excited to see what you will make next!!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  2. Barb,
    Beautiful sampler. I can't believe you painted the faux finish. Wonderful!!!
    Love the punch needle in your header.
    So happy you are enjoying my journey. We are now in the LA area visiting my son.
    Hugs :)

  3. Thank you Julie & Lauren...
    Your wonderful comments mean a lot to me, coming from two very talented and special ladies.
    The weather here has been the 80's, next to no humidity and subtle breezes. Just the way I like it ... some wet stuff would be nice.
    I learned how to 'Faux finish' being a member of the 'National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters', years ago. I was lucky to have earned the 'Certified Decorative Artist' (CDA), title in the Stroke category.
    I am enjoying other interests now that I have retired ... this means 'play time' for me, no more working. Yaaa, I am LOVING it.

    Peace and enjoy the day as always,