Sunday, June 12, 2011

Home Decorating

So, I haven't had any time to do any projects lately as we have been house hunting. Now that we have found a house and will be moving in at the end of next month (fingers crossed that all goes as planned) I can't stop thinking about home decorating. We have been renting for 10 years and I've never been able to paint a single wall. So, I'm uber-excited.  Looking at art etc; in stores and online got me to thinking that maybe I can use my cricut to make some tasteful decorations for the house. I don't want it to look like a dorm room or a high school art project, but I am starting to brainstorm ideas.

Here is my first project. I think I'll hang it in my new craft room! (Yes, craft room! No more desk shoved into the living area! Have I mentioned that I am excited???)

It was so hard to get a picture because of the glare!

I used the dragonfly from Gypsy Wanderings (I am still surprised everytime I look for an image it always seems to be on Gypsy Wanderings! Quickly becoming one of my most used cartridges!) and the paper is from DCWV Mi Casa (I told my husband...okay now you know my color scheme for our house! lol. Love these bright colors!).

I cut a piece of black cardstock to 12x4.75 to fit the frame.
Using my gypsy I lined the dragonflies up just how I wanted them and cut it.
I saved the negative and tossed the actual butterflies.
I cut three pieces of paper from Mi Casa into 4.75x4 inch squares and adhered them to a 12x4.75 scrap. I then used a gluestick to adhered the black paper on top of the colored paper.
It was so easy and looks seamless (rather than cutting the dragonflies from printed paper and gluing them onto black. It eliminated any need to measure and space them out just right and looks great this way!

I'll enter this in the following challenges:
1. Anything Goes at Getting Cricky (check them out, my sister Rebecca H is a guest designer!)
2. Pick your poison at Cooking With Cricut
3.  There is no I should have been less selfish and made a project for my husband or father if I wanted to enter challenges this week! ;)