Thursday, March 5, 2009

I Paint for Stamps

My friend Lisa nomated me for this award a few days ago and I keep forgetting to post it here. Sorry bout that! Thank you Lisa!!!! Be sure to check out Lisa's blog, she's been ROCKING!

So if you'd have told me a couple of years ago that I'd do a wall mural job and use the money to buy stamps, I totally wouldn't have believed you. But here I am!

Last week, I painted this border for a friend's aunt. She has lived in this house for 30 years and finally had the chance to remodel the kitchen. I was honored to provide the finishing touch. I painted some soft vines, a couple of birds, some bees, and one special ladybug for luck. This job was about 20 feet of border and took 2 hours and 45 minutes. Here's a close up:

Note: I did not draw anything on this wall. I totally painted this freehand. The only thing I did was place a tape line at the "top" of the area I put the vines in to keep them somewhat even in height. I love doing wall murals - it takes some guts and a little bit of insanity! Ha! Now what stamps will I buy.....hmmmmmmm.

PS: So I finish this job and go to take a pic and when I turned the camera on....yep, battery died. Luckily, this sweet lady was kind enough to let me borrow her camera and emailed me the pics!

Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene"


JenMarie said...


StampinginKansas said...

You are one talented lady! Amazing mural.

Lisa Foster said...

Michelle...YOU ARE SO TALENTED!!! That border is amazing!!!! It only took you 2 hours???? That's incredible!!! Truly the most beautiful wall painting I've ever seen!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful job, you are so talented.

Joy said...

this is soooo pretty, I wish you lived by me so you could paint my house!