The Pink Seahorse Gift shop – Souvenir from QC Conv Cruise 2013
In September 2013, I went on a cruise with fellow Quarter Connection convention attendees. Ok, it was a virtual cruise, but we had tons of fun. Every day had fun tours, things to buy, workshops to try and free projects to enjoy. Every evening while the convention was going on, I sat at my studio desk with my project and with my netbook. I participated in real chats that included games and other topics. It was so much fun I was sad when it was over.
Our souvenir for this convention was a gift shop kit with the beach side. Included with the kit were several other gifts (some kits) from the QC convention team. Everything shown was included in the kit, unless I note in my comments. I signed up to send/receive swaps, so I got a great bunch of items and some are used to accessorize this shop. I was inspired by the seahorses to name my shop.
I only made a few changes to the kit.
The kit included a couple of choices for the awning and I choose this one with the pink seahorses on it. I used the colors from that to paint my gift shop.
I did not use the exterior siding – it was grey boards. Instead I just painted the box pink.
I used my computer to create my name sign.
The background was a printie in the kit. I added the faux palm trees (purchased).
I meticulously painted the seahorse on the trim pieces pink. I was very careful to leave the laser cut details.
The roof is a printie from the kit but I used a yellow wash to change the color.
This was a truly awesome souvenir. It was the first time I worked on a project during an online convention. That was fun, chatting with everyone as I worked on the project. I wasn’t able to finish, but was determined to get back to it soon. Considering I haven’t finished any other convention souvenir kit, I think three months is very timely.
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