Thursday, August 21, 2008

Art....My Way.
























So maybe Picasso would turn in his grave seeing my "proposed art"...but hey it works for me. I am one that has a hard time drawing a stick figure.. so real art isn't gonna happen in my household. But with a little imagination and some supplies the sky is the limit . I gathered up what I had around the house and went to work. The one think I love about scrapbooking is it can be used for sooo many things...other than layouts. I used my old stamps that I got at the garage sale to stamp the C. I thought the font was cute. This is in my craft room so my initial works well here. I found that black frame as is on Tuesday at St. Vinnies for .50 and framed some scrapbook paper, buttons, and a little French enamel piece that says Family. The bird art is just a chipboard oval frame covered with paper, a diecut bird silhouette, seam binding, and more buttons. The oval frames were painted out and one I put a pearl initial in (from Michaels dollar section) hung it with ribbon and a vintage belt loop and the other is a rub on and more buttons. I have a few more projects like this to do but the ones you see took less than a few hours of playing around last night around midnight. I am a night owl. Boy am I gonna miss my late night frolics when school starts. Sigh...... I will be gone for the next couple of days on vacation. Going to the beach so I won't be around. I am excited to do a little shopping and sight seeing. Will miss you guys and hope you like my lo0se interpretation of art. What do you have lying around the house that could be art? Rofl, cherry I wanted to add a thank-you to Angela over at http://thehappyhomebody.blogspot.com/ for giving me this award

I give it out to all my blog buddies....I feel so blessed to be apart of such a kindred fellowship. Thanks Angela!

94 comments:

belladella said...

So beautiful. I am so inspired tonight. I am going to see what I can get into :)

Obe's said...

Very very pretty I think Picaso would like it!!
Diane

Angela said...

I have to tell you I am so enjoying reading your blog, and seeing what you will decorate with next... always so creative, and inspiring! Maybe I will have to find some of those high shelves...

Have a great time at the beach!

Our Complete Family said...

Your sweet comment made my heart smile this evening! Thanks hun! I Love, Love, Love your ART! It's so neat-o and simply wonderful!!! Here's to hoping you are having a FAB time on your vacay! 'See' you soon...Les :)

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,
I absolutely LOVE all of your art...that is the kind of art that is just perfect!! You are so creative and inspiring and I just LOVE your blog. You make the cutest things.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Fabulous- as usual! You truly inspire me!:-) Lori

Shannon said...

It all looks so pretty! So creative!

Have fun at the beach!

Angie said...

You have given me so many great ideas of art to do for my home. I am going to try to get creative and do some of them this weekend. Have a fabulous vacation!!!

Kristy said...

I absolutely LOVE all of them !!! So amazing. Can I buy some from ya ? haha

Kristin said...

Very creative - definitely art!

Melissa Wertz said...

I like it!!! It is very very pretty and sophisticated.

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Awww, girl, you are so creative! I have a huge stash of scrapbooking stuff, but can't seem to get anything done with it...so it sits. I just love seeing all of your artwork! Have a great few days off!
Carmen

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You may not be Picaso, but that art is great! Your creative spirit shines through in everything I've seen. Jackie

Victoria said...

I love checking in to see what you have come up with! Love the "art"...that's my speed too. I am def not an artist but I could do some of the ideas you've shown here.

Also, love the cabinet you got for a whole $12!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

All your ideas are so cute and they look like they could easily be moved from place to place throughout your home. I love the black table and the jar filled with your stamps! The ribbon around the jar is so sweet. Just that little touch says so much!
denise

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love your art! :) I think it all looks just beautiful! I saw the frame with the rub on and just had to say that I just discovered those last weekend! (I got creative with them last night in a similar way.)

I really love your blog, you are seriously one of the most creative people I know of! :)

Have an absolutely wonderful trip, and stay safe!

A Hint of Home said...

I love your art work. You have some really cute ideas. I also went back and looked at all your great treasures you picked up here and there.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

chriskauf said...

Sorry Cherry about that , I love my Ikea sofa , the price is always right the shape is good it wears well and I love the new striped slipcover , I would love to replace my 3 seater Ektorp , really just the slip cover , they should come out with my fabrics .
Thanks for your comment.
Chris

abeachcottage said...

oh I love them all, i wish I had some good scrapbook supplies to use for other projects lol

Gretchen said...

I love all of your ideas but especially the oval frame with the pearls. That is just very elegant and so Audrey Hepburnish.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

chriskauf said...

By the way love your blog and your home and all of your projects , lovely , you have a very wonderful eye for accessories , I could use one of those shutters , I am hitting the flea market on Sunday .
Cherry

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Are you kidding? Picasso has stirred in his grave and scratching at the top to get out and scream, "why in the sticking world did I spend thousands of hours painting when I could have done this?" :)

Lee W. said...

I love you blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. You have a great eye. I can't paint either, but that's the great thing about scrapping and collaging- just take some stuff and put your spin on it!

Blanca said...

Scapbook paper is a wonderful thing. Love all your little art.

Blanca

Tina said...

I love all your art pieces! Graphic and shabby! Love that they are all very easy looking and affordable too.

Kim's Treasures said...

Love them all! You are so creative!

Angie said...

I love all your cute art. It makes me wanna pull out my old scrapbooking paper :)

Christy said...

Cherry~

You've done it again!!!

I love what you've done and it makes me want to go buy some paper and frames and get busy!

Have fun at the beach!

MISS PRUDENCE said...

SO MANY GREAT IDEAS........LOVE USING THE FORK TO HOLD A PHOTO... PURE ARTIST IN THAT IDEA.. THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING..

Deserae said...

Love your art! The possibilities of what you can do with scrapbooking paper are endless!!!! I might have to "borrow" a few ideas :o)Have a great weekend!
~Des

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

I had a great time catching up with you! LOVE all the projects you did in the last few posts. I don't know if I could paint the inside of that cabinet. Maybe paper the back and paint just the shelves? Just a thought :)

Have fun on your getaway!!
rue

Elise said...

Its art if you say it is. I love it!! You are so creative. Who needs stick figures, anyway?
Elise

Nicole said...

Your art is beautiful. Where is everyone finding their cool paper at? I can never find cute stuff like that and Utah is loaded with srapbook stores.

Joy said...

OH why can't I click on your pictures and make them big?!? Pleeease give me that option. I want to study your beautiful home.
And speaking of wants...I want to know where you got that cute, cute, cute french sign. I think I neeeed it!
Beautiful as always, my friend.

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi again! I just wanted to let you know that I have something for you over at my blog! Hint: I love your blog!
Kim

Melissa said...

Your art is beautiful. Any artist would be proud of you.

Melissa

Marie said...

How cute! ALL of it! Don't you love scrapbook paper? :o) You have some really great ideas.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Soooooooooo cute!!!

M ^..^

Nikki said...

Beautiful!

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is gorgeous I will be back to read more!

Have a great weekend~

kelly

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of your art! Great job!
Penny

Jen r. said...

I love this! We don't have a St. vincent's around here and I wish they did! Great stuff! Jen R

Linda said...

Great art work! I like your style....love the frog with the fork stuck in it, too clever. Linda

Tara said...

I love that black and white toile paper! It all looks so great!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Cherry,

You are so talented...an artist for sure! Have fun at the beach. And congratulations on your award. So deserved!!!!

Brandee :-)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I think you created beautiful artwork!

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! really great!

maryanne420 said...

hi! you visited my blog a couple of weeks ago and i'd been so curious about yours. you are very talented and creative. i love all of your decorating ideas. i'll be linking you to my blog.

aj said...

Love all your ideas:)

Tausha said...

I love ones own art. I think that it is all about what we love-and we all love our own stuff right? maybe thats just me!
I espescially love the "C"-those stamps were such a find. I love the round red frame! Rock on girl!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Cherry,
I so enjoy your ideas and also am a stamper/scrapbooker. I'm working on Fall cards for a swap. Thanks for more ideas. Enjoy your time with your family.
Warmly, Deb

Mrs. B said...

I love your art! I haven't been to your blog in so long, I'm glad you found me again so I could come by. Those are such cute ideas! I have little framed monograms that I just printed on the compute, so your art is right up my ally. Hope you're enjoying the beach, and congratulations on your award!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I need to create something now! You always create such wonderful things :)

Hugs,
Dena

Mothering4Money said...

I love you. No, really. I will forever internet stalk you. You are so talented and creative! The "shutters" are my favorite. Would love for you to come decorate my house. I can pay you in compliments!

kathy said...

Love all your creations -- They all look so classy - Keep em coming -- Love your ideas - Kathy - GA

Kacey Randolph said...

LOVE all of the new projects! Oh my goodness! I may have to steal a few for presents. If I do, I PROMISE to show them off to you & the blog-o-sphere. You have great ideas! I just listed a bunch of projects on my blog...my thinking cap is on. Come for a visit Miss Cherry I NEED HELP! Ha! Ha! Have a FAB day!

Reynie said...

Again, such wonderful ideas. I really like the pearl monogram. Such classic style!

Enjoy your trip to the beach!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh I have had some fun going through all the projects and ideas on your blog!!

~ Sarah

Wendy said...

I love your art pieces. Very pretty!

Rosemary said...

So pretty!! I love it all!!
Wish you lived closer too!!
Rosemary

Rosemary said...

Hi again Cherry,
I don't sell on Etsy, just in shops, and right off of my blog.
Funny, I love Halloween too, and I collect decorations. If you check back through my blog you will see, and I can email you some pictures if you send me your email address.
Thanks,
Rosemary

Crossroads Cottage said...

I'm like you, I can barely draw a stick figure, but although Picasso might not consider your items art, I sure do. (Like them even better than his messed up pieces.) I really love how you use ordinary items such as scrapbook paper and store bought pearl initials and make them your own. Very clever and unique, yet beutiful!

Anita said...

Okay, I have several of those pearl letters and I ADORE how you've elevated them to a whole new level! In fact, I just bought some yesterday for a hostess gift and am now going to do some elevating of my own! Thank you for a fabulous idea!

TMI said...

I am totally with you on that concept. I can really go to town with my scrapbook paper. Love it!

Kimmie0270 said...

Beautiful projects! I'm in awe of your work!

Rhea said...

I think you need more paragraph breaks, because I'm having a hard time reading your typing. Love your photos! You're amazingly crafty.

Sarah C. said...

I bought some Modge Podge yesterday and I'm ready to try my hand at some of the craftiness I've seen online! Brilliant stuff! There's some very cool ABC cutouts at my local Wal-mays.

Creative Junkie said...

Even though I'm a 100% digi scrapper, I still love the actual scrapbook paper. I buy it just so I can stare at it.

Charlene said...

Can I borrow your brain for just an evening? Awesome!!

Melodie said...

Thanks so much for this post! I've had some scrapbook paper and frames that I've been meaning to decorate with it for a while now, but just haven't gotten around to yet. You've just given me the inspiration to get to work on my project.

Jacie said...

I'm going to have to get me some scrapbook paper!

Mrs. S said...

Well, now I have a use for all that extra scrapbook paper I have.

Amy said...

Oh yes, if I had the stamina you seem to have. I've had some canvas and paper lying around calling my name for a project... I think you just inspired me to go put it together and see what I can create! Love the scrapbook frame, where'd you find the frame?

Lorie said...

Thanks for sharing these projects!!

Michelle said...

Those are very cute! Mister Man came downstairs as I was looking at them (quiet play time for a bit right now) to ask me to snap his pants and was really impressed, too!

Jori-O said...

I love all your decor! Way cute ideas, but the details are fantastic! The forks holding a picture? Never would have thought of that on my own (I copy a lot)--so cute!

Pinktulip said...

Hi Cherry. This is amazing! So simple and yet so effective. I have a craft room that started with scrapbooking and now involves sewing, crocheting and many other things. I am amazed what can be achieved from my stash! From last-minute presents, cards to helping the boys to do amazing school projects. Love your ideas!

Elizabeth said...

I love simple things, and by saving money you can change out your artwork frequently! Love all the black and white.

Leiann said...

Sooo crafty! I'm jealous! But at least your here for inspiration. Thanks!

Michele said...

The framed "C" is absolutely divine. I have got to do this for my girls' rooms. Thank you for sharing your elegant ideas. Wow.

April K. said...

Sooo inspiring...love the birds and initials.

Shannon said...

Seriously...can I move in to your house? I won't even bring the kids, I swear.

Trish said...

I like your art. It's creative, beautiful, and doesn't break the bank. Good idea!

Jen said...

Do I dare look at the 3rd post on SITS? You are so talented!

mrsbear said...

I think you've got a great eye. Some very pretty stuff. Happy SITS Friday.

Melissa Lester said...

I love your scrapbook-paper art! I love to use it to mat photos, and I found some so pretty I might just frame it as is. Your black-and-white papers look so classy!

wendy said...

You are so very talented. I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog!

Happy SITS day!

mrsmouthy said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one who frames scrapbook paper. My favorite this year is an 8x10 frame with cool paper and the letter "B" in the middle, then a split frame with cool paper and the letter "O" in each section. I don't think it translates in writing very well though...

EmmaP said...

i also LOVE to frame scrapbook paper!!! You make it look soooo pretty!

Laura said...

I don't draw well either. But I have progressed up to stick figures, it's taken awhile. I've started a group for people who wish they could draw, one week each month we doodle and share our creations. Came here from The Secret is in the Sauce.

Natalie said...

In your hands it absolutely is.

Le @ Third on the Right said...

wow - great work - I am you - no can draw but love to create - I'd best sort my gear and get going ... I feel an urge coming on - cheers le

Beth said...

Once again some beautiful pieces here! Thank you so much for the creative inspiration.

Live.Love.Eat said...

All your scrapbook art is awesome! Congrats on being SITS FRiday fav!!!!