Saturday, August 11, 2012

Too Sweet

While wondering around Pinterest a few months ago I stumbled upon a sweet idea perfect for newly weds or for a couple that has recently moved in together. I also think if you make two of these it would be a great way to stay connected in a long distance relationship. That way when you visit one another you add a message to hold your loved one over until the next time you meet. I am talking about an I Love You Because  picture that you can write messages on. Here is my interpretation:

I used a large unfinished craft frame with a 8x10 opening and gave it texture by loading up on white acrylic paint then gave it a quick coat with a white gloss spray paint. I used a double mat to size the opening down to a 5x7. I used what I call a fancy font and used filled the font with chartreuse and left the outline black. The message was left by my partner after I nearly completed our dining room makeover (all that's left is painting the chairs). Made my heart squish when I saw this. 

Without further ado here is my inspiration:

Posted by Lianne on A Contented House Wife, go here to find step by step directions. I have have been toying with adding some type of 3 dimensional accent to my frame like Lianne did, but I haven't found that perfect something yet.

Paint Chip Art

It's everywhere! Pinterest is over flowing with paint chip crafts. The majority of the ones I like are framed art, but I also love to see these little blocks of color used in many different ways. To find more inspiration go here.

So when I finally took stock of the many paint chip themed pins on my Crafty Board, and decided enough was enough. Time to make something! So I made this:

It is far from perfect, I eyeballed the "squares" so most are not actually square. I had to cut down paint chips that were 7 colors long. I chose the paint chips by the last and deepest color pulling from the dining room curtains I made (which will be a future post). I could have taken more time to measure out each square, but life isn't perfect so I don't think art should be either. :)

This is the pin that inspired my blocks of gradated color using paint chips:

This awesome work of art was created by Mallory from Our First Nest go here to see her post and go browse her great blog!

So, yay! First creation post done! There will be more to come, if you are a Pinterest craft lover you may spot a hint at what pin inspired project I will be showcasing next! :)