Last month myself and three of my fellow Nottingham Bloggers started a monthly challenge. I chose last months theme, which was outdoor planters. This month it was Penny’s turn, and she got in contact with The Post Office Shop who wanted us to do something a little different and creative. I do love a challenge!
We then each, with the use of just a home printer, needed to produce a piece of wall art. Now any excuse to use my printer to be honest, I bore people silly with my love of it! It amazing what you can do with a little imagination and a printer. So what was I going to do? I used Pinterest as my first place for inspiration, I have a board dedicated to wall art, so thought that would be a great place to start.
Using a printer, is a quick and cheap way of filling an old frame that you may have. I love the idea that I can do this and change it with the seasons. So I started to think along the lines of a botanical or butterfly theme, something that made me think of summer. I definitely wanted something with a vintage look, as I decided this was to be displayed in my office area. Summer for us, is hopefully going to involve a bit of travel, so I wanted to also incorporate that. Finding maps to print out is notoriously hard, so I decided to go for some wrapping paper I already had in my stash to line the board at the back of the frame. I then printed out some gorgeous vintage style butterflies – If you have a Cricut, you can find these in the design space.
It was so simple to do, I must admit for the cutting out of the butterflies I used a Cricut Explore Air, so I didn’t even need to pick up a pair of scissors. Have you seen the new Cricut Explore Air? You can see more details of it HERE. I really isn’t just for crafty types, its great for people with businesses too, especially creative ones, that need props. I wouldn’t be without mine. What’s new with this machine, is that you can design your project remotely, I did this the night before on my iPad, whilst I was watching TV. The next morning I printed and cut it out when I was at my desk.
I stuck the butterflies down with a little double sided sticky tape and that was it, my summer art finished. Maybe a 10 minute project from start to finish.
I couldn’t resist using the extra butterflies I had to hide amongst the foliage of my Aloe.
So what do you think to my art work, and who would get your vote as the winner this month. You can see the other posts here :
I can’t wait to see them all too!