Monday, July 5, 2010

Wall Art

Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
We had a productive weekend and got another bathroom project finished, I am very excited about it and I will share it later on in the week.
Today I thought I would share my artwork I created using the free downloads from the Paint Place.
I can't remember who I got these from originally but a few bloggers have shared this site before.
You can find them here.
I chose the prints I wanted to use and re sized them as required.
I printed one on plain paper and I printed the other one on an old sheet of music. I bought a music book from the 2nd hand charity store specifically to use for craft projects.
I embellished both prints using items from my scrap booking and card making supply.
They didn't take long to make and I did one each evening after work.
We had the frames from a previous trip to Ikea and I had all the craft supplies.
I had this blank wall that was just begging for adornment.
Please ignore the lack of pelmet, another project that we are yet to finish!
I spread the frames out on the floor and played around with them until I found a layout that I was happy with and that fit the space. We will put some New Zealand photos in the empty frames. Just waiting on WH to finish editing them.
I am thinking that I may cut the dividers out of the matting in the long frame and use the frame for a panoramic photo. The top wall hanging was given to us by WH's lovely parents when we bought this house.

It is a beautiful saying and a great reminder to have.

Thanks to everyone who stops by to read my ramblings and thank you to all of the lovely people who leave such encouraging comments. I enjoy reading them all and appreciate that you take the time to leave them.
I am looking forward to catching up with everyone through the week.
Have a great Monday!


  1. Hi Nellie,
    Great job with the pictures and I love the layout you've come up with - it makes such a difference to the wall space and whole feel of the room.

  2. Nellie, they look fantastic - very creative. Can't wait to see the bathroom project. Happy Monday! Michelle

  3. Hi Nellie, you are so crafty! I love the way you've decide to hang them - I like the gallery gouping though silly me didn't even realise there was blank frames until I read it! Hmm, very observant!
    Have a great week!

  4. i love it..your so clever Nellie and very looks great on the wall well done:) hope you have a great week XXX

  5. These pictures look great Nellie and I like the way you have decided to display them.
    A friend has just returned from an NZ holiday and, like you, she got some awesome photos. She is going to make a calender out of them for 2011.
    I'm in the middle of a bathroom makeover myself, fun fun fun.

  6. I love your artwork Nellie, especially the one you printed onto the sheet of music. Your little corner nook looks wonderful with the way you've arranged your frames next to the bookshelf - great job! Have a lovely start to your week too x

  7. very nice Nellie, that's so artistic!
    Have a wonderful Monday to you dear!

  8. They look great Nellie! The layout works perfectly, I love the Paris one, it's gorgeous! Have a great week!! Christine x

  9. Hi Nellie,
    Thank you for stopping by so it would remind me to come over and take a peak and see what you are up to.

    I love the prints and especially love the muxic sheet and chandelier print... Hmmm!where would I hang it!! :)

    How are you doing Nellie, all is well with you I am sure. Will be excited to see what wonderful thing you do to the bathroom >)

    Thank you for stopping by to "Sing and Fly" I stayed busy all day working on signs for the shop and etsy... now just have to list them :P

    See you soon!
    Again, thank you Nellie for stopping by :)

  10. Just gorgeous Nellie. How do you find the time ? Thank you for putting my giveaway on your side bar X

  11. thank you for all of the sweet comments you left on my blog!you are amazingly sweet!


  12. Hi Nellie! Wow! these two prints are beautiful! I really love the one on the muic paper! I can't wait to see your bathroom done!


  13. Hi Nellie, great job on the prints especially the one using an old music book. So very clever and crafty. Your frame selection and arrangement really works well in that space.

  14. They look fantastic Nellie! I love the music one esp. The frames work so well in that spot and that configuration. Can't wait to see the NZ ones in there too!
    Have a lovely day,

  15. Really beautiful collage work, and the wall design is perfect!!

    Art by Karena

  16. Very cute! What a great resource. I will check out the site for sure...
    Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the project pics this week!

  17. Oh I love these! Beautiful!
    Have a nice day darling!

  18. Hi Nellie, they look wonderful and I love your lay out, hope you have a lovely week, cheers katherine

  19. Wow Nellie, These look so great. I especially love the print on the music sheet. That is such a clever idea. The frame arrangement looks great like that too.

  20. I have some problems with blogger and all my messages disappeared! I hope you will receive mine!

  21. Nellie, I LOVE your new prints! you were so good in doing it! Thanks for your tips, i will try to make some like them although I'm not so crafty as you are... ;)

    Hugs xoxo

  22. These turned out so great! I'm in the process of setting up a bit of a gallery wall in my studio (between sewing projects!). Hopefully it will be revealed soon! : )