Monday, January 31, 2011

Hey Jude! Subway Art.

I am a little bit late getting this posted today!  For whatever reason, this week and last week have kicked my butt with homework.  All a day in the life of a returning college student/mom, I guess :)

WELCOME TO MADE BY ME FOR MONDAY!!!

This week I am sharing a project I made for a friend of mine.  She had a baby a while back and she named him, Jude.  Super cute, right?  Well, who can help but have The Beatles, "Hey Jude" song in their head when they hear that name :)

I found this frame and it reminded me of a record (Um, yes, I am old enough to know what a record is.  I know some of you aren't though!).  The shape seemed PERFECT since his name goes along with an old Beatles song.

This is what it looked like when I bought it:


Step ONE: Paint the frame with linen paint.

Step TWO: Add stain to the linen paint.  This is what will peek through the crackle.

Step THREE: Add a layer of Elmers glue to get the crackle finish.

Step FOUR: Add a layer of white paint on top of the Elmers.  Make sure the Elmers is tacky, but not dry.
Step FIVE: Create the "Subway Art" on my Cricut Design Studio.

These are the fonts I used.

Step SIX: Cut the Subway Art out.  It doesn't matter what color because they are just being used as a mask.

Step SEVEN: Add the letters on top of the dry crackled paint.

Step EIGHT: Paint over the top of the entire frame with black paint.

Step NINE: Remove the vinyl letters and then distress the edges with sandpaper.

See the "Crackle" showing through.  I LOVE that it looks aged!

FINISHED!  I hope she likes it!  Won't it look cute with a picture of Jude in the center of it???
I am going to PARTY HERE and BLOG HOP HERE as much as possible this week.  Stop by and show them some LOVE :)

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45 comments:

Randi said...

Wow! Thats a lot of work! I love it so much!!!!! Its sbeen o hard to choose the perfect picture for it!

tifsong said...

holy cow i love this.

Holly said...

This is gorgeous! Home-made gifts are the best. :-)

Holly
www.hollyatnaptime.com

Kelsey-N-Tim said...

I just LOVE that song! Neat idea!

Patty said...

That looks terrific! I love that idea :)

Have a great week.

MMB Creations said...

So cute. Love it!

Maggie said...

Love this idea!! Turned out wonderful

PaisleyJade said...

Very cute - such a novel idea (I love subway art and bus blinds!!).

Jenn said...

That looks fabulous! I love the song and I love that idea!!

Jayna Rae said...

I have a friend whose hubby would LOVE that.

notyet100 said...

fabulous,..:-)

Mel said...

Unique and creative. The finished product was worth all of your hard work.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a GREAT idea! Love it!! And it works for anyone named Judy also, for we're often called 'Jude.' Just sayin' LOL

Rhiannon said...

very cute, i just got a cricut and so excited to start making things!!! Found you from a little knick knack and youre newest follower

Bella said...

That is ADORABLE,,, what a lucky little guy. :)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

That was awesome! LOVE it! What a great friend to take the time to do it!

Bernadette

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I love this!!! What special gift!! Please let us know how much she loved it!!!

Great Job!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Maggie said...

such a great way to use your cricut, luv it..
Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

Maggie

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Great project! I'd love to do one of these.

Sasha said...

Lori I LOVE it!!!! It's so cute. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays at ~The Life of Me~!

the cape on the corner said...

that is so cute, i hope your friend was thrilled with it. love that name, too!

Desert Shelter Girl said...

I absolutely love this project, saw it on theshabbychiccottage. I am working on a subway art piece but I used vinyl stickers bought at Michael's. When I finally finish it, I will post pics.

Reginia said...

That is just WOW I totally love it!
What a great idea and an even better gift -- Fab job!

New Fan here for sure! :)

Home of 6 said...

Very cool. And she better love it or you take it back and do a give away :)
tammy

AllieMakes! said...

Oh My! I love this! It is beautiful!
I do hope you come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

This is really unique! you should make more with different songs and sell them...they would be a hit!!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this looks amazing!! If you ever have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a really cute & interesting idea! :D
Tnx so much for linking your lovely creation at my party! :D
And thanx for following. :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! That is sooooo cooool! I absolutely love it!

Sachiko said...

How awesome is this! Thank you for shraring!

Jill said...

What a nifty idea! Looks fantastic!

Thanks so much for linking up to A Round Tuit.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mandy Coffey said...

WHA!?!?!?!?! it DOES look like a record! that looks awesome! Thanks for thinking up to Fine Finds Friday

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

I SO SO love this!! Thanks for sharing!

gitz said...

holy wow! i even loved it with the orange letters on the crackle paint... and then you made it AMAZING with the black. so cool!

Jen said...

Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday. This is awesome!

Patricia Torres said...

oh wow... wow!! thats fabulous!! you are so so creative!!

InstantKarma 75 said...

This is probably the best Subway Art I've seen! I love that it's a record, the Beatles, and Cricut! Lots of work, but truly inspriring. Nice job!

Kristel said...

WOW! I know I'm late at seeing this but...This is simply beautiful! My son's name is Judah and we call him Jude for short, sometimes anyways. =)

Mara said...

That's fantastic! When I was pregnant with our youngest I wanted to name him Jude so badly, but my husband vetoed it. =( This frame is just perfect! Beautiful job! I'll definitely keep this in mind for any Jude's, Judy's, or Judah's that I need a gift for! ;)

Mara @ Super Savings

scrapfancy said...

Love it but where did you find the frame????
I have to have it. Thanks.

tiffstotes said...

I love this! My husband's name is Jude - I might have to make this for him. Thank you for sharing

Miss Shelly said...

I desperately want to make this, but I don't have a cricut, is there any other way to put the lyrics on the album? I would greatly appreciate any tips; I'd actually like to make two of these, one for a "Jude" I know and one for a Beatles fan.

Thanks!

ksong123 said...

that looks awesome but can you tell me where you got each item?
i tried going to marshalls but they only had the paints.
THANK YOUU

Kalyn said...

This is so good! Is there a way I could buy one of these from you?? I don't think I have the skills to pull this off, and I would really live to get this as a gift for my sister and brother-in-law; they delivered their first baby (a boy) earlier this month, but because he was so early, he, unfortunately, did not make it for very long. His name was Jude, and i would love to be able to get this for them next year around his birthday in memory of my precious nephew!

Kalyn said...

This is so good! Is there a way I could buy one of these from you?? I don't think I have the skills to pull this off, and I would really live to get this as a gift for my sister and brother-in-law; they delivered their first baby (a boy) earlier this month, but because he was so early, he, unfortunately, did not make it for very long. His name was Jude, and i would love to be able to get this for them next year around his birthday in memory of my precious nephew!