A year and a half ago or so, when my parents had decided to move to independent living and took out a lease on an apartment there, my mom saw a sign hanging in one of the apartments they toured that had this phrase on it, and mentioned to me that she’d love to have one to hang in their new place. Well, it took me a while to get around to it but I’ve finally managed to make it happen. (Shhh, she doesn’t know about it yet, don’t tell!)
I combined bits and pieces of some free vector images to create the floral spray, then cut it and the text out of eucalyptus hardboard so I could play with colors before finalizing the design. (There’s a lot more purple and pink in the roses than shows in the photo.)
I ended up just keeping the hardboard, because it looked so good once I got it painted that there didn’t seem to be any point in doing it all over again with something else. The background is white birch plywood and the frame is white oak ply. I used Uni Posca markers to color the letters and flower spray, and gave them all a few coats of spray lacquer before gluing in place. The background and frame are finished with Tung oil.