8.13.2008

Color! But Too Much Color?


First of all, I have to say, this blogging thing is fun!  Thank you to all of you who have made me feel so welcome here!

I was looking over my posts so far, and noticed that all the photos contained either black, white or yellow.  Predictable am I?  Yep!  But I thought I would break the color barrier a little bit by sharing this project.

With the new baby coming, I have started to think about changing Nina's room from "baby" to "little girl" (sniff).  I thought these canvases would be a nice addition.  I recently found Kristin's blog, and this post and tutorial inspired me to try Mod Podge, even though I had never heard of it!  Turns out it is pretty fun-and messy-to work with!


So you can see I was copying Kristin's animal theme, and to do that I had to go online to find some stencils that worked.  No way I am talented enough to draw those babies freehand!

I found a website that had simple stencils, printed them out and then had to use my husband's printer to minimize them so that they would be the right size for my canvases.  (My husband works from home and wasn't at all annoyed that I was invading his work space in the middle of the work day...)

I think the pig is my favorite!  Anyway, then I just traced and cut out the shapes onto scrapbook paper, slapped some Mod Podge on there, and that's it!  The letters were actually stickers I found in the scrapbooking section of Michaels, so that saved me some time not having to cut those out!

Do you like them?  I love the style, but I wonder if the colors are a little, I don't know, psychedelic or something for a sweet and feminine little girl's room?  I kind of went crazy with the scrapbook paper, I was overwhelmed with all the choices and wanted one of everything!  



26 comments:

Genny said...

Found you through Rocks in My Dryer. Just wanted to say I love the bright and cheerful spot you have here!

Bella's momma said...

I love it!!! Good job!!!

Michelle said...

Very creative and I personally love the bright colors.

Michelle

Connie said...

Color...Can't live without it, REALLY. I adore the canvas prints. I could do this in the girl's bath.
~Connie

Chris said...

I think the colors are great. I think I can see the style you're going for. These types of colors usually require a certain look (perhaps contemporary or more whimsical?). I say do what you like. Who cares what we think?!

Blanca said...

This is so cute and yes, whimsical. I was so sad when my daughter no longer wanted bows and flowers and especially PINK in her room. She is going to be a freshman this year and has been asking to redo her room. I don't think I'm ready for this transition either.

Blanca

duchess said...

Love this little project & love your blog - welcome.
I'll be back for more visits when things settle down.

Have a great week.

Kris said...

I think they are really fun - I love the colors. I would only think it might be too much if you had that going on ALL over the room. But for some cute wall accessories? Perfect! (And it always is fun to change their rooms, but going from nursery to big kid is a little tough on my emotions!)

Nikki said...

These are adorable! They turned out great, I love them!

Christy said...

I think they are SO cute! I think the colors are great for a little girls room... bright and cheerful!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great project. I think they will look great in your little girls room. I want some of everything when I look in the scrapbook section too. They have so many to choose from it is hard to just pick a few.

Megan said...

I loveee them! I think they're perfect!

Rae said...

I love them! You did a great job. I am a newcomer to Mod Podge as well. I just used it last week for the first time. I need to work on my technique a bit more!

Shannon said...

LOVE them all!!

Jen r. said...

These are sooo cute! Jen R

Blissful Nikki said...

Oh, I love these! I found you over at Kimba's blog, and loved what I saw! :) Keep it up!!

Magpie Interior Design said...

Are you joking? Do I like them?? I LOVE them! They are absolutely incredible and I am completely floored that they were not bought for $50 each at some high priced kiddie boutique! Great job!

~Stacy

Deb said...

Found your blog while spending way too much time on my computer, but I'm glad I did. Love your creativeness. Those canvases will be so cute in your little one's room. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Sandy said...

Very creative - great job!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

So very cool! Love them! You could totally sell those on etsy!
Missy

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

find you from Kimba's blog. love the project. I love the colors.

Jenny said...

Found you through Kimba's blog. Those canvas frames are adorable! Too Cute!

Gray Matters said...

Love them and all the color is great. I may have to copy your idea for my little man - maybe a sports theme or the standard trucks and cars . . . .
Thanks for the great idea and info.

mamajil said...

I love this!!! My daughters and I are going to try our hand at this!!!

Thanks for sharing the idea!

Jen r. said...

These are the cutest! Thanks for joining in on the party!

cindy said...

Too much color? No way! These are adorable! Heck you could even do a kids name too! I love them!

c