Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In the Craft Room: Love is Spoken Here

Above my stairs I have a photo wall that I love. But I have a few empty frames that need to be filled. Funny thing is most of these old frames are not regular sizes so I've had to get things printed and then cut them to size. But they also have no backings and no glass. Yep in some ways it's a pain. (But my mom gave them all to me free so that is good!)

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Well I was thinking about my frames one night and thought of making something to fill one of them. And this is it.
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I made it with my fancy Silhouette Cameo machine .

My supplies: an old painted frame, a pile of 12x12 chipboard pieces, and some cardstock in colors I didn't like.
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First I cut out 12x12 whole background sheets on my Cameo.
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I used background_double_chevron_C01271_19547, large_eyelet_lace_C00057_19547, a scalloped background (I couldn't find to link again) and a moroccan background (also couldn't find).


After I cut them all out I glued them onto my chipboard pieces and fit them together to make the size of my frame.
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Like this (my color is all off on this picture.... whoops)
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The I painted the whole thing with my favorite gray from Martha Stewart called Driftwood gray
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Coat one - the paper started to buckle a bit so I had to press it down after...
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Coat two
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Then I added my vinyl letters. I don't have any vinyl for my Silhouette or else I could have just cut this part out too but instead I had to ask a lady who cuts vinyl to cut it for me.
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And this is the end result again.
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Here it is on my wall...
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(one more frame to go... and lots to straighten :) )

And this little man laid beside me while I worked on it :)
13 March 2012

My art that a few of you have asked about was done similarly.
28 February 2012
Except i bought a 24x36 canvas and painted it (the same gray) and then put my vinyl on top. I also got it cut by the same lady. She doesn't have a website but she has an email that you can order from her if you want. Email me and i'll forward it along to her if you'd like.

Linking it up here:
The 36th AVENUE



11 comments:

The Full Nelson said...

Love it! Looks great. And I love the big cluster of frames.

The Steed's said...

I love that grey and Martha's Seal grey as well. Rhonda, what colour are your walls? I am looking to go lighter in my house.

Mike and Jodi said...

Looks good! Guess what? I finished my proclamation craft today! Thanks for the color scheme. :) Now I can start getting ready for the next craft!

Alysha said...

i love photo walls. wish i had somewhere to do it! and i love that grey.

Amy said...

You always do a lovely job making your home "homey", comfortable, and beautiful.

Heather said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! :) New follower! :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

That is so CUTE!! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

I love this! Such a great idea as part of a wall collage. I'm a new follower! I would love for you to link it up to my first link party. I know my readers would love it too! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-learned-wednesday-1.html

Ginger said...

Featuring you today! :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_22.html

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

Thanks again for linking to What I Learned Wednesday! I'm featuring this tomorrow! I hope to see you again at the link party http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/.

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

I love this. Can you email me the lady who cut this out. I'm trying to make this for a super saturday idea and can't find anyone to cut the vinyl for me. Paiger_jones@yahoo.com