Monday, March 23, 2009

Crafty Initials

I love to paint, I'm TERRIBLE at it, but I love it. I have a sister in law and two nieces who do great work. Me, not so much. I have the shakiest hand in history. I get carried away and add and add and add, until ugh.. it's an overwhelming mess!!! I played with these all weekend, added stuff, painted over it. Glued stuff, took it back off. Anyway, this is what I ended up with. (I know, the T is crooked in this pic, sorry it's fixed now)





Raymond Cole Tanner in case ya forget the initials. They are hanging on the wall, done!

R - stitching on left is rub on, then paint squiggle. stripes are pathetically mine and shaky. shoulda used something for edges i know, such is life. buttons glued on and few painted dots



C- painted stripe, painted dots with pencil eraser, glued on button hands, want to write a verse or quote in the top right corner, but can't make it look decent so far, painted over it a few times




T- painted dots & squiggle, glued on ribbon



9 comments:

aimee said...

Those are SUPER CUTE. I love them and they look so good. You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

Well for someone who doesn't paint...I think you did FANTASTIC! Those are too precious!

Amber said...

Love them! Very 'manly'. :0)

misty said...

Love it! You're just one crafty chick!!!!

Ruthie said...

I think it looks great!

Janell said...

very cute!!!!

Kristy said...

I think they are very cute! I did the something similar in Kamryn & Kloey's room and I feel the same way! I would LOVE to be great at painting, but I usually end up changing/fixing it so many times that it ends up crazy! On Kamryn/Kloey's canvas things I painted PRE-made small wooden letters and then used ribbon...b/c I couldn't get it looking right.

Anyway, YOURS turned out really cute!!!! :)

Terry said...

Very cute idea Monica....love it!!!

Wendy said...

ADORABLE!!! The C is my favorite - love those little hands! You could have even put little feet - my friend Brittany gave me some tiny feet in the form of a pin that you get from pro-life groups and they were adorable!
Anywho - you did a GREAT job!