Saturday, March 24, 2012

Artwall... Wall Art

Hola a todos...

Hope you are enjoying and scrapping your life to the full potential!!!!

Today I want to show you a project that I have still not finished but I am excited to share... so why wait?

You know I recently moved to a new office... but I have not put anything in the walls yet. The photos and framed articles I had in the old office were not appropriate for the new one (too big, branded, old...)... So I decided to do my own wall art for my new office.

It's not a big deal... I know most of you do it all the time... but well, this is mine! hahahahaha...

I didn't want to spend money on this, so I used these very same frames from the office. These had photos displayed in the hallway and were going to be destroyed. I just got 4... and later I thought I should have got some more...


So I've already made 2 of the projects (my plan is to do 3 or 4)... and I decided to share with you now...

This is the first one... It's totally made with cutted images from Cricut. It's very simple...and this is what I like about it. Lots of differents flower shapes, in vibrant colors. I used papers from a TAC collection I bought several years ago, and still have some scraps and elements...

The cardstock in the background has texture and a pearlescent look. Beautiful!

I placed "parenthesis" shapes to simulate stems. Outside in the mat, I placed some other little flowers with the theme and stamped the sentiment "Live, Laugh, Love". The stamp is from Inkadinkado.



When I finished it, I thought it was maybe too girly for the office... but at the same time it's a nice message and, what's the problem being girly, right? Anyway, I have not hang it in the office yet... let's see what happens.

I decided to have them all finished before I take them to the office, so when I hang them on the walls I can see how they all look together.

I made a second one... It happened the same thing when I finished... I was like... this is not what I had in mind for the office... but I like it... So I am going to show you anyway.

The idea was to do something with the sentiment: Wherever you go, go with all your heart. I have this stamp from Unity, and I really like this message/quote. I also wanted to use mixed materials... I wanted to paint, to cut, to draw, make my own things... you know... I wanted to express myself in this one... so this is the result...


My big heart has wings... it goes a lot of places! It's purple because I like that color and this is how I made it... I painted a piece of canvas with the purple ink. I cut it into little pieces and glued them in a carstock square. When arranged as I wanted, I drawed a heart in the back side and cut the shape. I love the result. The wings are from Fancy Pants chipboard shapes.

I love my flying heart...

Then I used washy tapes and stickers to have a fantasy corner... with the ballerina representing the girl I'll always be... I handwrote the word "dream" to remind me to not stop dreaming.

I also placed chipboard elements, and strips of papers bent and painted to create some dimensions... and handwrote the word "heart" in the corner as well. At the bottom of the artwork I also used some washy tape. It's supposed to be Christmas washy tape, but I do this a lot... I do not use it for what it's supposed or meant to be... I love doing that!!! Rebel?


The base of the project is painted and stamped with different colors and images for background... Here I just wanted to express freely.

Then I stamped the sentiment in the mat frame, and drawed a little heart along.

The bycicle is important because goes perfectly with my message... "wherever you go, go with all your heart"... it represents I'm "going" any place... and the heart is with me all the time. It's a girly bike from Dear Lizzy products (American Crafts), and I added in the basket some cut flowers from a patterned paper.

I really hope you liked my projects... I enjoyed a lot doing them.

When I have the other one or two to complete the series for the office walls... I will share them with you.

Thank you for your comments. I enjoy so much reading them... :)


5 comments:

Yamil said...

¡Que chuleria Edel! estan lindisimos y tremenda idea. Te quedaro bellos!

Edna said...

Están bellos. Mi favorito el segundo. Me encanto la idea.

JAY said...

Quedaron bellos, pero me mataste con la segunda. Es para exponerla en una galería con todo y explicación. Yo tu, hago una reseña y la coloco debajo. Wow! A la verdad que tienes una manera de expresarte increíble, siempre te lo he dicho. Dios te bendiga!.

Myrna Marcano said...

Edel, eres increible. Me encantan tus mensajes y trabajo.
Gracias por compartir tu arte.
Abrazos, Myrna

Jannette said...

Me encanta el significado que tiene para ti el cuadro con todos sus elementos, la frase , etc... te felicito por lanzarte a crear. carinos,,