Happy Monday morning friends! Today you get a double treat, a tutorial and a giveaway for one of the BEST crafting tools around!! Now that is a good start to the week right?! So first off let me share this project that I whipped up on Saturday. This project has been on the to-do list for almost a year now and I finally got around to it. Ahhh! It feels so good to check a project off the list!! I bought this rather large gold tray at a yard sale last year and I liked to gold color but man was there a lot of gold! I wanted to do something to it to tone it down a bit.
I started by taping off the sides. I wanted to paint the bottom of it white but wanted to keep the gold sides. The tray was plastic so I used a spray paint for plastics. Seemed to work well but it did take quite a few coats, more than half the can of spray paint. While I was waiting for the white paint to dry I cut my desired shape onto black vinyl. I chose a honeycomb pattern. I took out the inside of the honeycombs (saved them of course- I couldn’t let all those cute hexagons go to waste!) and used transfer paper to transfer my honeycomb vinyl onto the bottom of my tray.
Completely different look and I couldn’t have done it without my Silhouette. This tool is by far my favorite crafting tool. I use it for almost everything! In fact, you see that little button on my side bar below my picture? Yep, I love my Silhouette so much that I have been working on the Silhouette design team doing projects for their blog. If you want to see some more of the things I have made with my Silhouette you can check out my Silhouette Page or go over to the Silhouette blog and see the projects I have designed for them.
Now my friends, hold onto your britches because you have a chance to win one of these beauties! I have teamed up with 13 other Silhouette lovers to host a giveaway for a Silhouette PORTRAIT!
The Silhouette is so versatile! You can cut paper, fabric, stencil material, heat transfer, vinyl, chipboard, and the list goes on and on. With a Silhouette machine I feel like the doors to creativity are wide open.
Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait and unleash your inner creativity! …and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and Facebook to see what I am cutting up next!
The contest is open until Friday, February 28 at 11:59 pm EST. You can tweet daily for extra entries so get your tweet on!
Here are the links to all the other fabulous ladies taking part in this giveaway:
- Black and White Obsession
- Play. Party. Pin.
- Weekend Craft
- unOriginal Mom
- Architecture of a Mom
- McCall Manor
- Fabric of My Life with Tori Sophia Designs
- The Experimental Home
- Simply Kelly Designs
- Grey Luster Girl (That’s ME!)
- Two Thirty~Five Designs
- Peace, Love and Joyce
- Mabey She Made It