After a depressing dip into a lack of inspiration, I've bounced back and now have several projects working their way from the clutter of my head into reality. One of these projects I finished just yesterday (and actually meant to share yesterday, but that's how these things go): a bit of wall art I've been meaning to get to.
Remember how the Husband made me a cute paper-heart scavenger hunt on Valentine's? Well, for ages those 25 hearts and their adorable little messages were taped to our bedroom wall in a grid. I really liked the idea of having them all displayed once I'd collected the lot of them, but I knew it'd take me ages to find a decent square picture frame.
I toyed with the idea of waiting to get one from IKEA, but I knew it wasn't quite what I was looking for. So when I stumbled across this hideous, but perfectly proportioned butterfly picture at B&Q yesterday, I knew this was my chance. In the trolley it went, and when I got home and fed E his dinner, on went the Sarah & Duck and off came the back of the frame.
I considered using a fun white and gold decoupage paper I had to cover up the butterflies, but unfortunately, I didn't have enough to make it look good. In the end, I stuck with white paper because having a grid of red hearts was busy enough, even with a white frame and white mount...it didn't need to feel more cluttered.
After using some double-sided tape to stick down a few pieces of tissue paper (the texture seemed to work better than the cheap white card we have right now), I started arranging my hearts. Initially, I put all 25 on, just to see what it would look like. With all the paper hearts touching and lapping over the matting, again it was just too busy. So I decided to pair it all down to the top 16 messages that I would save and display. The others are saved too, just not in the frame.
|Of course, this is what was going on as I tried to take pictures...|
In the meantime, I'm off to research my next project for E's room...