Friday, March 23, 2012

Wall Decor - Not a nail in sight!

The monthly challenge on the Cricut Circle blog is to create some wall decor with 2 or more images and at least three colors. Well I had some vinyl laying around (that I bought and horded) and decided it could be put to use. My son is graduating high school this Spring and I want to get a jump start on the open house preparations. I have several framed pictures but I didn't want to punch any more holes in the entry way wall of my house. I decided vinyl is a great way to decorate without damage to the walls! But I also wanted to hang both grad. pictures of my son so I thought perhaps I could make my own frames with the vinyl to hold the pictures up on the wall.

The wall art has been up for most of the day and hasn't fallen so I am claiming my vinyl frames as success!
I chose a frame from the French Manor cart and cut it out of black vinyl and the layers from silver paper. I made sure the cut was just the right size for my DS 4 x 5 graduation pictures. I didn't want to have to trim the photos as they will be gifted to grandparents after the graduation open house this Spring. Next up for cutting was the year, the numbers are from Art Nouveau, vinyl scroll part from red and the numbers from (red and blue are the school colors) shiny blue paper in my stash...I believe that's four different colors and if you count layers, 4 diff. cuts - don't count layers that's two different cuts (assuming numbers count as one). I think I met the criteria for the challenge but more importantly I made an awesome removable wall decoration for my son's graduation open house!


Mary G. said...

Beautiful wall design, what a great idea and you can't beat the no nails in the wall!!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

I saw your project on the circle blog and popped over to take a closer look. I love that you used vinyl for this project, such a great project! I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to more of your creations. I would love for you to check out my blog and become a follower too!