Dear Auntie Moonbeam
Here’s a fun one!
Last week Danielle at Framed Frosting issued a crafting challenge. Make something, anything, as long as you use craft paint.
Since I can’t resist a dare (yup, apparently I am perpetually an 8-year-old girl) I signed up. It’s on baby!
But what to make? Hmmm…
Then I had remembered an idea that had been percolating on my cranial backburner for a while.
It started when I saw this. Yummy, no? Someday I will build something like this in my home…
Then I saw this. Springtime pretty!
A little photoshop foolery and I had this:
Can you see where this is going yet? Yeah, neither did I but I knew it had potential.
Then the materials – the ever important craft paint, ruler, pencil, canvas and of course an itty bitty die.
Why the die? ‘Cause it was the perfect size and I was tired of stepping on it all the damned time.
Let that be your warning, tiny sharp Legos. You keep cutting me and I will repurpose you into craft supplies. No mercy!
Here’s where I started…at this point I can say with absolute certainty that I had absolutely no certainty what this was going to look like.
A couple of hours (and a few episodes of Arrested Development) later and I had this sloppy slab of pink awesomeness.
Some yummy close ups:
Here’s a shot I took in front of a window to see how the light filters through the colours. I like that there are still tiny gaps of canvas visible.
Thanks Danielle for hosting such a fun party! I’m excited to see what material you choose next!
Linking up to Craft With What You’ve Got #1
This turned out sooo wonderful!
Cheers, thanks Audra!
Holy Moley! That is amazing….I love the color :)
Thanks Christina! Sometimes it’s fun to go full girly and do something pink!
Becks – that is absolutely beautiful.
Cheers! Thanks Mom!
That’s very creative. I like that u shared the creative process on how u came up with such a beautiful price of art work!
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed that part, I always love seeing the evolution of an idea.
Thanks for stopping by! :)
WOW! That is so creative of you to take a photo like that and pixelate it!
Thanks again for linking up today for Craft With What You’ve Got!
Danielle at Framed Frosting
And thanks for hosting, I found some great ideas!
Ooooh, I LOVE it! I wanna do one too! It turned out lovely and I love that it’s monochromatic. That would make a perfect accent piece in a room with a lot of patterns, because it doesn’t seem patterny at all.
Thanks! You should totally try it, it was really easy and fun!
I’m planning another one is beachy colours this time. I’m thinking aqua, white and maybe a hint of yellow.
Have a great weekend!
That would be so pretty. A whole gallery of them would be cool.
Enjoy your weekend as well :)
That’s pretty cool! I had in mind to do a large graduated paint chip art in my dining room, but this post has me thinking a new direction. Annnnd… did I miss the memo that you changed your blogskin? Looks different around here. ~M.
I love the gradiant paint chip look! It looks so sharp and graphic.
If you do end up doing something simliar send photos – I’d love to see them!!
Thanks for noticing, I’m playing around with my blog design. So far I’m loving the new look but I have some tweaks planned – just gotta find the time to do them!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Oh, if I do something fantastic for my bare a$$ dining room wall, I will most definitely blog it.
I, too, am going through a redesign of my blog. Looking to do a new logo and some branding. Do you do graphic design, by chance? Or know anyone awesome who does? I have one recommendation, but looking for a few to interview.
You have a great weekend as well! ~M.
“Bare a$$ dining room wall” Hahaha! Yup, I got one of those too! Still working on ideas for that.
I’m not a graphic designer unfortunately. I do more hand sketching stuff. I did some work for Dria of DIO Home Improvements (http://diohomeimprovements.com/blog/), specifically her header and a custom sketch. But that’s the limit of my talents. I do work with graphic designers, I can ask around and see if any of them freelance if you like.
Sure, if it’s not too much trouble! Thanks, love. ~M.
PS. I did look at Dria’s site and saw your stuff. No surprise that it was awesome, as usual.
No problemo, I’ll ask around!
Turned out really nice! Would love to work more pink into our place. That Lulu inspiration is pretty spectacular too :)
There’s something so spring/summer about pink, isn’t there? Instant happy colour!
Thanks for stopping by!
WOW I love it!! This is so awesome. I love the colors and how subtle the pixelation is. What a stellar piece of artwork you have created.
Thanks Katja! It makes me smile when I see it and that’s a nice way to start the day!
wow!!!!!!! amazing tutorial!!!! gorgeous!!! thank you for sharing!
(New follower from Give Me The Goods Monday Link Party blog hop
I just wandered over to your blog and wow!! Now I’m your latest follower & etsy shop lover!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Wow, that’s gorgeous! Amazing work. Thanks so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
Jamie @Better With Age
And thanks for hosting! :)