Thursday, January 5, 2012

Step signs...

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a great Thursday.  I wanted to share some signs with you that I made for a client that found me on Etsy.  Susan purchased my Dance yourself silly sign.  She was happy with it and contacted me about making some other signs for her.
I was very happy to help her out.  She gave me the sayings and shared her overall color palette with me but left everything else up to me.  This is what I came up with.
 The signs were for their cottage near the gulf.  I loved this saying.  In case you can't read it too well, it says Today I will be happier than a seagull with a french fry.  The background is painted white with a very thin blue strip.  The lettering is blue with a yellow shadow.
 It's hard to tell in this picture but the blue has a bit of white swirl to it to look a bit like water.
And this one is probably my favorite one.  It's yellow with black lettering except for the word skinniest which is white with a black outline. 
 Susan's idea was to put a sign on the riser of the steps inside the cottage.

What a great idea!  I didn't make all of the signs, but I think she has a nice mix of styles and sayings.
Then she asked me to make several more of the Of you, only God cares more than I signs so she could give them as gifts.  I'm currently working on a sign for the outside of her cottage which is called Bits of Stardust Cottage.
 I painted it a dark blue which I mixed myself.  Then put gold stars on it and swirled gold paint to make it look like dust.  Then I painted the letters. 

I had original put the letters on as A Bit of instead of Bits of so I had to sand it off and redo that part.  I don't know why I did it wrong because I knew the name and had even checked the email but apparently there was a disconnect between my head and hand that day.
So here it is correctly.  I just have to put the clear protective coating on it since it will be hanging outside and then I can ship it to her.  Susan has been patiently waiting for me to get through my craft fair time and the holidays.  Thanks Susan!  So hopefully by this weekend.  Thanks to Susan for the pictures of the stairs and permission to post them!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. great signs! it's cool how susan has them on her steps!
    ps wishing I had a cottage. :)

  2. I love steps - so fun, what a great idea!
    Saw the step signs at 504 Main!
    Have a great weekend ~ Mary (

  3. What I cool idea to put signs on steps! These are wonderful!


  4. Love signs and really love them on your steps! I don't have steps or I would copy that for sure!!

  5. Your signs are gorgeous. I am late to the game but having a love affair with signs. On the stairs - that is genius! Featuring these tomorrow on tickled pink!