Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monogrammed Wall Art

My sons girlfriend is doing a room makeover. The theme of the room is zebra stripes. She found some zebra striped material and three pictures frames. She decided to put her initials in the three frames. Using the gypsy so that we could size her initials correctly we cut them out using Provo Craft Pink Vinyl and the font from the Winter Wonderland cartridge. They turned out so cute applied directly to the zebra striped material. This is a very quick and easy way to make a big impact on a room.

Thank you Bridget for allowing me to share your idea on my blog. Thanks to my readers for stopping by to visit. Leave me a comment and let me know how you will take this idea and make it your own.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Journey

This is my 3rd sassy lady post for Sheila aka Sassy Ladys blog. I have found that my favorite projects are altering items. I have a passion for picture frames. Over the past few months I have acquired quite a collection to alter. Today's project is a frame that I bought for just a couple of dollars because the mat inside the frame was damaged. Here is a picture of the damaged mat:

I covered the damaged mat with pink paisley paper by The Paper Studio and then inked the edges and around the corners of the paper for added shading.

Around the inside edge of the frame I added my favorite "Spare Parts" by The Paper Studio as embellishments. These diamond shaped gemstones are my absolute favorite. I think I could add them to every project and never get tired of them.

I wanted the frame to have some dimension to it so on the outside of the glass I added my lettering "the Journey". I cut the letters using the gypsy font on vinyl that I picked up from Wal-Mart.

I cut a corner scroll using the Home Accents cartridge, covered it with Glossy Accents and added pop-dots to the bottom of it so that it would be slightly raised off of the mat board.

The frame was all pretty and white but I favor the distressed look. Sanding down the inside and outside edges gave the frame exactly the look I wanted.

I decided to use the frame in my craft room so using the Forever Young cartridge I cut the dress form using Best Occasions card stock and added it to contrasting green card stock also by Best Occasions. I love the way this card stock cuts in my cricut and how the final project turned out.

I hope I was able to provide you with some inspiration. I would love to hear how you will take this idea and make it your own. Before I close, I would like to thank Sheila aka Sassy Lady for allowing me to be a part of an AMAZING TEAM of designers she has put together. Until next time, enjoy the Journey.