Tuesday, August 21, 2012

paper scraps art

I have to admit that I have a little bit of a scrapbook paper obsession.  I will buy a piece or five every time I'm at Hobby Lobby, simply because I think they are so cute, and I will definitely be able to use it some how.  Yea right.  I always fool myself, and because of that I have a huge pile of paper scraps and just straight up unused paper in my craft closet! So this weekend I was browsing Pinterest and saw this.  Carter was taking a nap and I contemplated taking a nap myself or making this, and the urge to make something over took me.  Plus the sound of my husband clicking and clattering away on his PS3 controller was keeping me up anyway.  ;)  So, I got up, gathered up my paper and a canvas I already had, and made this.

This was so easy!!  I just taped off stripes on the canvas, then put a light coat of yellow.  I didn't want the stripes to be too bold and compete with the patterns on the paper.  I cut small, medium, and larger leaf shapes of my different paper that I had and laid them out how I thought they would fit best, starting with the largest in the center.  Then I used modge podge to glue them on.  It took no time at all and looks perfect on a little wall we have in our living room.  For the frame I took the one I used for my Cardboard Bunny Spring door decor.  I like how the frame kinda floats around it. 



It could be customized to any decor scheme, I am slowly adding some brighter colors to our living room, so I love how this easily added that! If you are like me and have an addiction to paper, this will give you a good use of all those scraps! :)


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32 comments:

  1. IN LOVE!!! I love everything about this, Kim! So unique and colorful. Can't wait to see it in your living room. You may just see one hanging in my house next time. ;) Thanks for the inspiration! This reminds me of all the pillows you see with the extra fabric to make the colorful leaves to a tree, but I love this even more.

    Jes

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  2. This is so pretty and fun! I like how the frame floats around the canvas like you said! :)

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  3. Very pretty! How neat that it is so quick and easy and looks so pretty!

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  4. I love how you used your scrap paper and how great it turned out. I have tons of scrap paper I need to use up. What a fun piece of art. Thanks for linking to the party. I just tweeted about it!

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  5. Kimberly, this art is AMAZING!! It truly is! I would totally HAPPILY display it at my place!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
    P.S. Please don't forget to put my button or text-link somewhere on your blog :)

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  6. I love this! My friend and I were just in hobby lobby looking at a print like this talking about making something similar. You did a great job!!! AND THEN!!! I noticed you are from OKC! me too. I am your newest follower #176

    my blog is http://www.mommyiscoocoo.com/

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  7. I saw the same thing on Pinterest and have been thinking of making something similar. Glad to see your version too. I like it with a frame!

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  8. So cute Kimberly! I'd love this at my house! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop this week!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  9. This is so cute! I don't hoard paper but I do buy every pretty piece of fabric that I can find so this would be equally useful to use up some of those scraps. New follower :)

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  10. I've seen this before and I really want to attempt it... soon! :) I love the light stripes behind the leaves! so cute
    visiting from CSI project

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  11. I saw that on Pinterest, too, and aspire to make one of my own. Yours turned out beautifully! So glad I found your blog!

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  12. That is super cute. Great job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Throwback Thurs. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-11.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. My name is London, and I'm a paper hoarder. I have a banker's box full of scrapbook paper that NEEDS to be used (so I'll have room to put more paper) in addition to a "small" stack of old books I got just for paper projects. I. am. doing. this. What a cute & easy idea.

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  14. I think I have most of those scrapbook paper patterns in my craft closet too! I LOVE this idea :o)

    Thanks for linking up @ Keep Calm & Link Up! Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

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  15. What a beautiful idea! It's such a great piece of art. :)

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  16. Hi! Found you at TT&J! :) Beautiful work! :)
    Krista @ mk inspired

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  17. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a cool idea and it looks beautiful. Thanks for posting on the tt&j link party:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  18. Very pretty! I love scrapbook paper too! I would love for you to share this on Tuesday at my Gettin' Krafty party!

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  19. What a great way to use up scraps! I'd do this with my fabric scraps! So cute!!

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  20. This is such a great project..beautiful and fun! I need to do something like this with my fabric scraps!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  21. This is perfect for my craft room! Thanks so much for the post. Im a new follower. Looking forward to what you do next :-)

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  22. CONGRATS!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab your featured button! You deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/08/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-31.html

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  23. Such an eco turnout to make a lively room.

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  24. Ohhh this is so pretty!!! I love the colors and the design! I love scrapbook paper too, thanks for the inspiration, I'll have to make a picture for my craft room too!

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  25. This is so beautiful! I love the design and the colors and the patterns... and well, everything! Thank you so much for sharing this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week :)

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  26. What a great way to use my scraps!! I would love for you to link it to my Tasty Thursdays party at The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-6.html

    Thanks,
    Nichi

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  27. Love it! I have real issue with saving my scraps! ;) This is a fantastic way to use them up! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! Featuring this tomorrow!

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  28. I have been looking for a simple DIY art project, and I think I found it! Love this!!! Newest follower!

    April Hoff
    housebyhoff.blogspot.com

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