An Altered 'E'!!


The letter 'E' is my most favourite letter in the whole alphabet!! Why, you may ask? Well it is the first letter in several of my favourite words....English, which is my favourite subject (being the bookworm that I am).....England, which is where my parents are from......Evening, which is my favourite time of day.....Ecstatic which is how I feel when I make a really awesome card or scrapbook page....Eggs, which are my favourite breakfast food....but mostly it is my favourite letter because it begins the name of my effervescent and enchanting daughter's name: Emileigh Elizabeth!!! Heehee! Like you couldn't guess!!

So today's Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS was to make an altered item for a teacher as an end of the year gift. Well, Emileigh is in high school now and has several teachers, so we don't do that ritual anymore. So instead I decided to make Emileigh a little gift since she had a great midterm report card recently.

I got this wooden 'E' at Target recently in the clearance section for 49 cents!! Can you believe that?? I chose some super funky paper by My Mind's Eye (I think that's who makes it...the back of the paper doesn't say....don'tcha hate that??!) and found some paint and mod podge that I had forgotten about and went to town! I painted the back and sides of the wood with ivory craft paint and then mod podged the whole thing. Then I cut out the 'E' template in the patterned paper and sponged the edges with close to cocoa craft ink. I adhered it with mod podge again and coated the cover of it too. After it dried, I sanded the edges and added some yummy ribbons, Prima flowers and a rhinestone brad!! I really like the way it turned out.

When Emmy came home from school, she came into my craft room, saw the 'E' on my table, looked at me kinda sideways and said oh so sweetly, 'Is that for meeeeee?'. Makes it all worthwhile, ya know???

14 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous!!!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Ouuuuu this is purdy Kimmie Poo!
I yike!! I wheely Yike!! A YOT! *snort*

Rochelle W said...

This is so pretty. Great job!

Viv said...

How sweet and very pretty!

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful. I have yet to try an altered letter, but want to make one for my granddaughter. Love yours.
Cheryl

Melanie said...

Your "E" is beautiful. Aren't there altered letters so fun and easy to make?

Colleen Schaan said...

Oh Kimmie...YOU ROCK!!! You have to check out Craft Critique tomorrow for an article on just this topic!!! You beat me to it! (and yours is soooo much cooler than mine!)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I likey, likey...I have an Emily too...Emily Reagan...

By chance was she named after Emily Elizabeth in the Big Red Dog series book? (my Em'f favorites)

Excellent job...I love all that E stands for...Chris

bethtrue said...

Kim - that is darling!! Love it. your description makes it sound so easy but I know that probably took you some time to make. Hope your daughter enjoys it!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day -

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

Dawn Mercedes said...

gorgeous...i need to change my name to get an E like that!

Anna said...

Looks great. The paper is My Mind's Eye from the Magnolia collection. I just bought some this weekend.

Michelle said...

Oh, wow, this is so COOL!

Shadowcatcher said...

You ROCK! Not only did you find something in the clearance aisle, you actually USED it... and made a beautiful work of art, I might add! Love, love, love it. I bet your effervescent Emily loves it, too! If not you can send it my way, along with a J, U ,L and another E! LOL!

ZachNZoe said...

I love projects like this one. The fact that you found the letter at 49 cents says it was meant to be. It all fell into place and your daughter got a very cool one-of-a-kind gift. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

grace

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