Monday, March 30, 2009

Nests


Look at this cute "Nest" plaque Vee ( A Haven for Vee ) made for me! Isn't it just darling! Do you see the button she put on the "N". So cute! The colors and paper she used are just perfect. Thank you Vee, I love it! I love it so much I framed it!




I made this plate about year ago and I think it looks so cute with Vee's plaque!



All I did was use Archival Ink in Jet Black, a nest stamp and a plain white plate. Load your stamp and press it on the plate, let it dry and you're good to go. You can use any stamp you have. I don't know if all inks will work the same though. I made this last March and as you can see it's just fine!






Go ahead and try it! It's so easy!

54 comments:

The Southern Housewife said...

OOOOOH! im loving that plate project!I may just have to do it!!!

Terri and Bob said...

Does archival ink wash off? So cute!

Heather said...

wow the plaque looks awesome framed! very cool. i love the button she added to it! that plate is really cute too. i may just have to try that!

hip chick said...

I love the nest! I think I may be feeling creativity coming on.

Melanie said...

Love that plate! Thanks for sharing the stamp info!

Betsy said...

What a pretty little gift! And I love the way it looks framed!

Vee said...

Oh framing it gave it a lot of presence...much better!

LMH said...

Inspiring as usual Miss Manuela.
Thanks for getting back to me about the gardening box question.

I am going to remove the bottom to get off to the right start.

Thanks again,
Laura

www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

glorv1 said...

I love those plate projects. You come up with all kinds of ideas. Did you hear about that new bill some members of congress want to pass? HR875. Look it up and see what you think. It has to do with growing your vegetables and sharing them. They want to oust that. Can you believe that? I'm not a political person but my friend yaya told me about it. I really don't understand the bill but I know they are saying that veggies that are grown and not inspected can not be given to others. ????? please. Take care.

Kelli said...

You are the queen of decorating. Beautiful things!!

Angie said...

I am going to have to copy and try to make this adorable plaque!

Angie said...

Forgot to say I love the plate too!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oh, how fun. Can't wait to try the plate and the plaque is lovely!

Barb

salmagundi said...

What a cute plaque, and you made it your own by framing it - love the mat you paired it with. Thanks for stopping by my post today. BTW, when checking out the full size bedspread vs the king size coverlet, it's a good idea to check the actual dimensions. In my case, they were almost identical in size and the same fabric, but the price was $30 cheaper for the full sized bedspread. You just never know where you can be frugal!! Sally

Rosemary said...

So cute!! I love it!
Rosemary

Karen said...

Wow! You make it sound so simple! Now I want to try! I love the nest plaque you got. And the framing you did just puts it over the top! VERY FUN!!!

Ms. Tee said...

The plaque your friend sent is very pretty. I really like the plate idea - I may have to try that this week! :)

Laura said...

OH! I LOVE that idea too!! Thank you for posting!

Becky K. said...

Neat idea. I have some white plates that may just make adorable backgrounds for some decor.

Vee is a sweety...for sure!
Love the button detail!

Becky

Robin said...

I had no idea you could stamp on a plate! My having a creative overload, off to find a plate and get that ink pad. Thanks for the great info!

The Lind Family said...

You are so creative! I am loving the plate project and I am planning on doing the decopaged eggs with my kids.
Thanks for the inspiration...

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That Vee is such a dear...... what a wonderful plaque she made you.... so you...looks perfect with your nest plate.....
HUgs
Linda

Femin Susan said...

I love the plate project.
cheers!

Kelly said...

What a sweet sign you have there!

I never knew you could stamp a plate, great idea! Plus I am loving that blue and white quilt underneath...

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Super cute stamping idea! I have stamped on old scrabble tiles, to make necklaces. You have to sand the back slightly, to remove varnish, and then stamp. Let dry and then I seal it with a polyurethane. I may post a tutorial on my blog, so stay tuned! Thanks for another great idea!

mishebe said...

i have wanted to stamp plates, so cute and what is that cute Toile bunny I see? is that what it is? did u make it ?cute... mishelle

juls4real said...

The framed nest has so much depth. I love it. And the plate is great. Never have used archival ink....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That plate is so pretty. Can't get much easier than that. I might even be able to do this. Thanks for the instructions. laurie

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the plaque in the frame (that chandelier scrapbook paper in the background is my all time favorite). Thanks for the tips on stamping. I think I'll try that on a platter I've got sitting around not being used!

~Amanda

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love the nest plaque your friend made for you! And it is darling framed, too! :) Okay, and I love how you did the plate with the nest stamp, but am wondering the same thing as your second commenter~ can you wash the archival ink off?

I hope you had a wonderful Monday! Have a good night! :)

Suzanne said...

Love that plate...and the plaque!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a nice gift - like it framed. Really like your plate and I have the same question - does it wash off?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is wonderful, Manuela. I love the nest, Vee made and your plate is beautiful.

june@craftyniche said...

Oh your nests plate and frames are precious!

Ally0005 said...

What a great gift to get. You are so creative!

Emily said...

Oh my! How beautiful! I love the plate!! Awesome!

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,

What a cute sign and I LOVE how you have framed it. The plate is BEAUTIFUL....love that stamp!!! Easy and yet so PERFECT!♥

Sharon said...

Wow Manuela! I love the plate (and the framed nests too!). Great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration :)

momof3girls said...

Your new sign is cute and I love your idea about stamping the plate!!! Thanks I am going to try it!!

The Soladay Family said...

I found your blog via...actually I don't even remember now, but I love it! And I love the plate project! I am absolutely trying it with my favorite fleur de lis stamp!

Nora said...

I need to find some cute stamps!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Manuela, thank you so much for this idea. I can't wait to try it. I do have some chicken and egg stamps, so this will be fun to try. I think I want to make a plaque too. Yippeee! Have a lovely day. Manuela I love visiting your blog, it is always fun and makes me wish we could actually meet! But for now we will visit in blog land!
Debbie

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....thanks so much for checking in to see if I was back...I'm going to post tomorrow for Tbalescape Thursday....I love how you stamped the plate....I have tons of rubbr stamps and never thought to do that...Where do you get that ink? At Michaels?? I went to Goodwill up in Woodstock yesterday and got the best plates...I found a big white platter that says "Quiche....Omelete....Pizza"....4 little dessert dish's that are haind painted and 4 April Cornell dessert plates...they were expensive for Goodwill at $3.00 a piece...but the platter and the 4 handpainted dishs were $3.00 each...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful plaque by Vee! And your stamped plate does go perfect with it...
xo
Penny

mrsjones6 said...

Manuela, Such a fun and attractive plate project! Love it! :) The "nest" sign from Vee is just adorable. I know it is a gift you will treasure, Hope all is well for you.
Jen

Spruce Creek Farm said...

I would of never thought of using stamping techniques on a plate.
Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

Mzzterry said...

You inspire me. Love your blog.

Storybook Woods said...

What a sweet plaque Vee made, you are very blessed. Clarice

Tracey McBride said...

Manuela...you constantly amaze and inspire! I am loving allllll of these (and your previous post from last year's Easter). You are an artist my friend. Thank you, as always for all your hard work.
Love,
Tracey

Marilyn in NM said...

I will have to try your plate project. It looks so awesome and easy. I definitely need "easy".
Everything looks so nice and springish!
Marilyn in NM

Lisa said...

Manuela, just wanted to let you know that I was so taken with your stamped plate that I made one of my own! I linked to your blog from my post. Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!

The American Homemaker said...

Beautiful!

Amanda said...

ok total cuteness on a plate! LOVE IT!!! gonna go dig out my stamps now.

Roeshel said...

What a cute project! I love that plate and the framed Nest sign! Now I have an excuse to go buy some stamps! Thanks for sharing!