I know that there are many of you that love numbers and letters as much as I do. I’ve always been a doodler. How nice that we have so many fonts to play with now days!
I’ve always loved the number 14 during the month of February. How could I not? It signifies the day of love and my youngest son was born on Valentines Day. Just a little something that might make you smile. His name is Dalan and he calls it Dalantines Day. Clever boy!
Any other month the #14 has very little significance to me.
The other day I decided to take a closer look at this #14. I realized that if you add 1 + 4 = 5. The number of children we have. If you divide it by 2 you get 7. My lucky number. Now there’s more to this number than meets the eye.
I haven’t decorated for Valentines yet, but I put together a little vignette to show you my newly made #14 glittery canvas. Don’t you like my checkered chair as a back drop? lol!
I recently picked up the large red tray at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. Just passed it while walking down an isle and had to bring it home. I put my sweet little red and white balls in a bowl and placed it on a dotty plate next to a dotty candle. Gotta love those dots! I just picked up the little heart bundle of two at a thrift for $.75
And for all of you pink lovers. . .here’s one I made for my friend, Joyce. She bought the canvas’s and I did the work. Fair trade, wouldn’t you agree? (just a note) * When buying canvas’s buy the promotional two pack. At Hobby Lobby they were $7.99 for two 16x20 and you can use a 40% off coupon. Even if you only need one it’s a much better deal than the single canvas’s.
I already had these dishes setting on my living room coffee table. Just happened to be the perfect shade of pink.
I love this little thrift find $5 teapot with the dimensional ceramic roses!
Yup, I’m liking #14 more and more!
According to this picture I am now Mrs. O. Hee-hee!
Now in case you are interested let me tell you how I made it. My daughter, Nichole copied me a large #14 at work. I cut it out and traced it onto a piece of poster board. Then I cut it out again. It was large enough that it was easy to cut out with small scissors. *Be sure and save the center of the 4. I sprayed the back of the poster board with Elmer's spray glue and laid it on the canvas to hold in place. Using a small flat paint brush I brushed small areas at a time with Modge Podge and sprinkled on the glitter.
Here’s what I learned:
1. It was more difficult than I thought. Mine is not perfect!
2. You need to keep the Modge Podge thin and even.
3. Any extra that might have went underneath was pretty easy to scrap off.
The original #14 that I saw at Lolly Jane painted hers with acryllic paint and then sprinkled it with Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet. Here’s is definitely more perfect than mine. I will be putting it up on my mantle. Hopefully no one will notice. Now my friends that read my blog will be looking extra close at it. Ha-ha!
I was trying to be
cheap frugal and use what I had. I’d go for the Glamor Dust if I was doing it again.
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