There are always fun clearance items at ‘Tarjay’. Always.
I find myself thinking “when I finish __________, I’ll need a _________ to go with/in/on it…I should buy this now since it is dirt cheap. So, no it’s not the right color and it is slightly damaged…but the price is right!”
Do you do that?
I knew it! Because you’re smart. 😉
Well this ‘beauty’ came a little beaten up and totally not the color of my dreams (sorry Shea and Peggy).
But it was $5.
So it screamed my name…. It would have been rude to NOT buy it.
And I was raised in the south.
So I did the proper thing and
snatched it before anyone else could gave it a good home. That’s right, I pulled off The Great Lamp Rescue!
I cleaned him up and bathed him in Graphite chalk paint and clear wax. He was so happy.
Then to make him part of the McCall family I decided to tattoo him (that’s how we roll around here–not really) with our initial.
On my super-awesome silhouette machine I made a large circle and slightly smaller circle and our initial.
The letter and large circle I filled with black. The smaller circle I filled with white.
I then layered the white circle on the black circle and then the M on top of the white:
Then–this is one of the very coolest things about this machine–you can choose to print or cut. If you choose to print THEN cut, it can print registration marks on your paper so that the machine can see them and cut out your printed material.
Well, I decided to just print this image.
To paint it on our newest member I taped the M on the INSIDE of the shade. When I turned on the light I was able to see the design and trace it with a pencil.
Once the initial was penciled on, I just took a tiny brush and painted him up! He stayed very still…
So the dots are not perfect, but they give him character. He is a McCall after all, so he must be a character…
Is he a cutie or what? Would you have taken him home or left him alone and cold on that clearance shelf?
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. McCall Manor // 2. The Turquoise Home // 3. Creative Savings // 4. Sandpaper and Glue // 5. The Thinking Closet // 6. Sowdering About in Seattle // 7. Persia Lou // 8. From Wine to Whine // 9. Dream a Little Bigger // 10. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 11. Play. Party. Pin. // 12. Everyday Paper // 13. Practically Functional // 14. A Tossed Salad Life // 15. My Favorite Finds // 16. The House on Hillbrook // 17. Adventures in All Things Food // 18. A Glimpse Into Barb’s Life // 19. TitiCrafty // 20. The Experimental Home // 21. feto soap blog // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. The Stamp Doc // 24. Ginger Snap Crafts // 25. Simply Kelly Designs // 26. Whats Next Ma // 27. unOriginal Mom // 28. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 29. Cutesy Crafts // 30. My Paper Craze // 31. Create & Babble // 32. Grey Luster Girl // 33. The Sensory Emporium // 34. Lil’ Mrs. Tori // 35. Black and White Obsession // 36. Mama Sonshine // 37. Weekend Craft // 38. Creative Carnival // 39. Peace, Love and Joyce // 40. Tried & True // 41. The Frill of Life // 42. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 43. Get Silvered // 44. Minted Strawberry