Saturday, October 15, 2011

F is for frog

So I finally decided that I would post my (not really) latest creation.

 These four canvases have been finished for over a month now, but my hope was to share them with you as they hung on the wall of my son's nursery. Sadly, they still remain on the floor but I picked them up and placed they on the ribba shelf that we have finally hung from ikea over his crib so I could share them with you. I used my Alphalicious and Create a Critter cartridges. You've seen this adorable frog here and here, so here he is again. I am smitten with him and had to have him on display in my son's room. The other critters I chose based on the colors I wanted to bring into the room and simply because they are so cute.

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock: Simply Chartruese, Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Harvest Moon and Dark Chocolate. The canvases were painted with acrylic paints I picked up at Michaels.

The walls of his room are painted Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware. It is from a green palette, believe it or not, but looks like a muted, pale blue. His room was our guest room and I didn't want to repaint it. I also wanted to reuse my daughter's bedding which was green and ivory. So I opted to bring in the colors of orange, brown and green to make it work. I still plan on using some blue in other artwork, but those are still ideas in my head.

You might be wondering about the pom poms hanging from the ceiling. Instead of a traditional mobile (my daughter's was ivory), I wanted something a bit more modern and bright. I reused the green pom poms from my daughter's 4th birthday party.  I made the orange ones with the remaining tissue from the pack that I bought at Party City. The pink and blue ones are currently hanging in her room.


  1. Deb,
    Those canvasses are cute. Love the little critters. They work nicely for a boy's room.
    Can't believe you made those pompoms. They are awesome! Would love a tutorial on them.

  2. These are adorable, Deb! I love the colours of your son's room!

  3. These are just so cute. Your son will never forget these images that he sees every day, and the love and care that went into making them.

  4. They turned out so cute. And they look great together, even if they aren't where you want them yet. ;)


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