Friday, February 3, 2012

Delightful Nursery Decor

Hello again! Brenda Smith here. I am so excited to share today's project with you for a couple reasons. First, it's a rare foray into altered art. I am generally a layout, card, and mini album kind of gal but I had so much fun making this. Second, I got to work the new line, Delightful. It is SO gorgeous in person and just so happens to match my one year old daughter's nursery decor.  Third, it's one of the projects that I sent to CHA and I'm happy to get to show everyone else the finished product.


After seeing this double-sided 12x12 wood shadow box at Michaels, I knew I had to do something with it. I started by covering it with the yellow polka dotted paper from Delightful. Then I used my Silhouette to cut hexagons out of various Delightful patterned papers and a tree trunk from a paper from the new Loyal line.


I then machine-stitched around the outer edges of all the hexagons and the tree trunk. When placing the hexagons atop the tree trunk, I popped some up with dimensional adhesive. I added a few flower and button embellishments to give it a little extra oomph.


I covered all four edges with the lovely orange patterned paper.


On the back side, I wanted to create a little vignette that would be as if you were peering into the hexagon tree. I added some rose trim on the top and the bottom and strung a banner with my daughter's name.


Peeking behind the banner, you can see a few punched clouds.


I covered the inside edges with this lovely lime green music note paper. It is one of my favorite papers in the collection, especially when juxtaposed to bright pinks.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper- Authentique Delightful, Loyal, Gathering (Foundations), and Uncommon
Alphas and Floral Trim- American Crafts
Flowers- Sassafras

11 comments:

  1. super cute project.i love the beautiful simplicity of the hexagon made tree!!!

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  2. This is amazing Brenda! Love it!

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  3. So beautiful! I love how the second side of the box is a look into the tree! So clever!

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  4. aww these are so amazing...totally love them.

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  5. Brenda this is just stunning! Love all of the papers together!

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  6. This is so cute, what a fantastic idea!

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