Because this was her second baby girl, I knew she wouldn't need much in the way of traditional baby shower gifts, so I decided to think outside the box, and created her a personalized picture frame...of sorts.
I roughed it up with sandpaper, and then sprayed three coats of ivory colored spray paint on it.
Next, I took my sander and sanded the edges and corners to bring out the brown undercoating.
Then, I applied a layer of Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze around the edges, and wiped most of it off with a clean rag. It ages it even more!
Then I brought it in the house and cut a piece of floral card stock to fit the inside of the frame. (Her middle name is Rose, so I had to use my little rosebud patterned paper!) I attached it with spray adhesive.
Next, I cut out a mat for a 4X6 photo in coordinating paper, making the rectangle slightly larger so that it would frame the photo when centered. I inked the edges with a brown ink pad to age it slightly. Then I used my Cricut Cutter to cut out the lettering, and various sizes of flowers.
I used the "Alphalicious" cartridge for lettering, and the "Plantin SchoolBook" cartridge for the flowers.
Then I arranged them on the door.
A baby shower gift made with love, and ready for a precious photo to be added.
I had so much fun making this!