Saturday, 23 June 2012


Hello and I wish you a very happy Saturday, Welcome!!
I'm happy to be at this end of the week because the beginning was horrid for me:{ I've had a bout of food poisoning and I'm so glad I'm all better now but I've missed a lot of my favourite challenges and visiting my favourite crafty people,  I hope that you are all bright eyed and bushy tailed today?

Lettering, mmmm I've often looked at the big lettering around and always thought that would be fun to have my initials up in my crafty space. People don't need to know that it's my space LOL I just liked the idea! So when this opportunity came up at the Craft Barn blog I was really pleased and I have to say I had great fun altering my initials

 I have decorated mine with Fresco chalk paint and Tim Holtz Stamps, below you can see them sitting on a window sill in my crafty place. I'm quite pleased how well they sit with the blind :0) I could also hang them on the wall if I need the window sill for something else as some of the walls are white :0)
Thanks for stopping to have look ! Gay xxx

 I used,
Letters G and P
Claudine Hellmuths Gesso
Fresco Chalk paints, Black dress and Snowflake
Tim Holtz Stamps Purely Random, Rockstar and Going Somewhere

Over at the Craft Barn there is an offer on the paints I used,

    10% off PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints
Just type
                                                    in the offer code box as you go through checkout!


Suzi B said...

So glad your feeling better :o)
I love the monochromatic colour scheme.. very sophisticated.
suzi b xx

craftattack said...

They look good. Hope you are better now! Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is just brilliant gosh just love what you have done,with those letters Hun,hugs Cherylxx

Suze Bain said...

Oh Gay, I thought you'd been awful quiet, hope you are soon back to full health! Your letters are fab, at first I didn't realise it was stamping, thought it was decoupage, very neatly done! And finally - you have a 'clean' windowsill, omg, think I've got some tidying to do! xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FANTASTIC alteration Gay. I like the way you've left some blank and only gone fancy in parts.

FAB xxx

TAM said...

Loving what you've done here Gay - really makes your "space" individual.
Hope you are all recovered.
Take care

Doreen said...

Oh I am sorry you haven't been well!!!!Your letters are

Sasha said...

They're brilliant Gay. I love how you decorated them, and they look very chic against your blind...great job! Well done! x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Awesome initials Gay. Love the colours & images you stamped. I too had a tough week with a bad fall, it's slowing me down considerably. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Shirleyx

Dotty Jo said...

Sorry you've been a poorly girl - food poisoning is yuk! These look amazing, and you know how I LOVE black and white!!!! Have a happy weekend, Jo x

Claire said...

Hi Gay, your letters are gorgeous! I love them, and they look so elegant on your window sill - I do wish I lived closer to the craft barn, it sounds like a great shop!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love these giant letters and how you painted them in opposing black and white!!

Karin said...

they look great! have a nice weekend!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh poor you Gay - how horrid to have been so poorly. Hope you're firing on all cylinders again now. These ying and yang altered initials are superb and what a great idea to have them as decorations in your craft room! Vicky x

hazel said...

Glad you're feeling better now Gay and I love what you've done to the letters.
xxx Hazel.

M said...

These are great.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to her you have been unwell but glad to hear you are feeling better. Love those letters they are so cool and you have decorated thembeautifully , the Fresco paints look fab. Cant believe you have window sill space !!!!!!


Linda R said...

Well I am glad to hear you are feeling better now. Your Letters look great I have wanted to get some letters for my craft room also. Still haven't done it yet...


Mrs.B said...

i Gay, these look fabulous, love the b/white, and a great idea
Thanks for your nice comments.
Avril xx

Christine said...

I'm glad that you're ok ! The letters are so great and looking good! Great job and well done Gay!

Aileen said...

These look fab Gay. I love the black and white negative look. Hope you are all better now. x

Elaine said...

Sorry to read about your food poisoning I hope you are feeling much better now. Take Care , These are fabulous by the way well done Hugs Elaine

Jenny said...

It's good to catch up with you at last Gay, I'm chasing my tail all the while at the moment!!!
Poor thing you, food poisoning, I can only imagine, is rotten!
I trust your feeling much better now as this was posted at the weekend!
Love the letters, I bet they were fun to do...hope passers by dont think you're a Doctor... GP.. get it :0) Sorry thats how my brain works!!
Jenny x