Monday, April 22, 2013

Family Proclamation Art

We haven't been in our new house for even a year yet and I'm still trying to fill some of the empty walls.  Several months ago I spotted this print and it's been on my mind ever since.  I loved the idea of displaying the words from this quote: 

"Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."  (Find the entire document here.)

But how would I showcase these important words?  Would I purchase and frame it?  Try to recreate it?  Put it on canvas?  The ideas were swirling around.  I finally decided to purchase a large canvas (24x36) with my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.

Since I wanted it to make a statement I painted it crocus yellow.  It took about one bottle of paint to cover the entire thing.

Next I designed a layout with my Silhouette.  I used 3 different fonts (Copperplate Gothic, Rockwell Extra Bold, and Rochester).

I really love how it turned out and I'm so excited to have these wonderful principles displayed in our home.


  1. Looks great! Love the colors you picked. Great sentiment too.

  2. Very cute! I've been working on coming up with ideas for our new place- thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Nice work...........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick