Friday, May 20, 2016

Be WILD! hehehe...

Hello there! 
Today I'm sharing my project for Creative Carte Blanche's Cheryl Grigsby's  
3 W's...Word, Wood and WILD project..hehehe. 
This one made me think...what is my interpretation of WILD??? 
Is there only one way to channel WILD? 
I think not...which led me to further thought.

My word is BE...
Be you...
Be the Kind of WOMAN! 
I love the thought of WILD WOMEN...
In the sense to BE free...BE WILD...Be comfortable with the woman you are! 
(and maybe the thought that we don't have to conform to normal)
(What's normal anyway?)
I wanted to create something that I could change a bit out at times.
My hubby had built me these easels to use for retreats projects and I had a few left over.
How perfect is that since it is one of the requirements...WOOD.
I sanded it down and distressed it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

I pulled out a few things to work with. I always do that. 
It's easier for me to pull out some things I feel some interest in rather then 
constantly having to dig through and find things. 
 The first thing I pulled out beside the easel was Tim's Printer's blocks. 
I love them...honestly I'm hoarding them and I'm not sure why. 
If they aren't used they aren't loved, right! 
I painted them black and then painted on different colors for each letter. 
Glued them all together using Glossy Accents and attached the to the molding part of the easel. 
I left some room behind so I can slip different things on the easel when I tire of whatever is on it. 

 I had some left over pre-stamped butterflies on my desk so I inked those up with 
my favorite Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, then fussy cut them out. 
I used a large thumbtack to hammer some holes into the easel because I wanted to attach 
some 'flying' butterflies with some gives it a 'free' aspect don't ya think? 
Next I created the Sentiment card. 
I have been itching to use some of my new stamps with Impression Obsession and 
had the perfect sentiment for this project! 
I LOVE this sentiment! 
It really is funny, but also sends a great message! 
I want to be one of those women! hehehe.

So there you have it...a really easy peasy home decor project!
I love the versatility of being able to change messages out or add pics in. 
It would be a great place to add a picture of a girls night out or something like that! 

 I hope my little BE WILD easel has given you some inspiration to get creative! 
To join in the fun at Creative Carte Blanche
It's a great place to get creative without the pressure of using certain products! 
Just be free and get your creative on! 
Till next time! Hugs. 


  1. Brilliant idea, a changeable easel, fab, fab, fab. Will definitely have to make one as Hubby has recently started drawing classes and comes home with some really lovely pieces that we have been trying to display for a few weeks until the next lesson. Love your sentiment too X

    1. Thank you Jane! How sweet...hope you have fun with your hubby's creations...Hugs.

  2. This is fabulous! Love the easel your hubby made and the way you have decorated it is really cool! The butterflies are so pretty, the ones on wire are a brilliant idea and the sentiment is awesome! So funny and uplifting! I love it! xxx

    1. Thank you Chris! It was a fun piece to work on! Thanks for stopping by! hugs.

  3. Love that the sentiment is changeable (love the sentiment too). The flying butterflies are an absolute delight too! xx

  4. ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY ADORE your creation Yvonne... TOTALLY FABULOUS. I sure hope I'm that kind of woman!!! I am thinking that FOR SURE - YOU fit the bill sweet girl. And how fun is that - you can replace the cards too. GENIUS. Seems like you did your WOOD, WORD, WILD them proud! XXj.

  5. Okay, first of all, I LOVE that stamped sentiment. It cracked me up! I was taking in all the details of your project, reading your description and got to the last photo and finally read it. Ha-ha! Love that. Your piece is fantastic and SO you with the pink and the butterflies. Love the wood blocks and how you painted them differently. And the easels your hubby made are great.

  6. Love it!!! Love you, girl!

  7. so funny, we all need to be wild!