Sunday, August 31, 2008

A little home decor...

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend and having an extra day off, I know I am!:0)

Today I thought I'd share a few projects that I made after being inspired by a piece of pattern paper. Ever see a piece of paper and think.. it's just too pretty to cut up? I do this all the time and love to cut out my favorite parts and make them into home decor pieces. That way you can admire them all year long. ;)

The first piece was inspired by a piece of Jenni Bowlin paper. I simply cut out the design I fell in love with (the bird) and embellised the wooden word (HOME).

Here's the paper:



And my project:




The next project started off as a paper mache box. I painted it white and then sanded and inked it. I cut designs out of the following papers from Webster's Pages:




And then decoupaged them to the outside of the box and added the little nest. Here's what I came up with:






Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. -Sherry :0)

12 comments:

47cats said...

I love what you have done with the papers! And I know what you mean. I LOVE paper...always have. It makes me happy just looking at it. Sometimes I just put a piece on my bulletin board or wherever so I can see it. You are very talented. Lynn

retiredheather said...

Great idea. Love the basket. Gorgeous paper.

angela said...

ooo i love all of those papers, and i really love what you created with them! thanks for sharing:)

Just Ducky @ Heart! said...

Sherry--beautiful! Love the "home" project, but especially love the box! Wonderful work, thank you for sharing.

Yvette

Linda Beeson said...

Sherry - wowie, your projects are just so wonderful! Great paper choices and super cool creations.

Lisa Dorsey said...

WOWSERS Sherry! Both those projects are absolutely stunning! fabulous job!

Joke said...

Oh, wow, amazing projects. I can't stop looking at them!

Julia said...

Sherry...both projects are absolutely beautiful! I love that you shared the papers before you cut them up so we could see what you did with them! :-)

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous stuff, Sherry! :) --teri

Stacey S said...

Sherry, these are GORGEOUS! I love the idea of using the older papers like this. Awesome stuff!

shelly said...

wow this is fabulous! the home project is awesome, but the basket is my favorite creation of yours. awesome paper too!

Martha said...

Hi Sherry!

I love these projects! So cute! :)
Martha