Monday, August 29, 2011

Air Balloon and Sunshine

Remember seeing the sneak peek picture above?
Well now I can show you the full project!
I made two canvas' One an Air Balloon and the other the Sun.

I made these for babies room (which is definitely been a work in progress). You may remember that I had painted three Monkey Canvas' for the room if she had been a boy. I also had other decor items ready in boy/monkey theme, so I was a tiny bit unprepared when she was a girl. (not that we actually knew which gender we were having, it was just a hunch)

I did these the same way as I did the Woodland Canvas', a painted background with paper cut out and modpodged to the canvas (I do not own a cricut so for these canvas' as well as the woodland canvas' the images were all drawn out and cut out by me! I like to do things the 'old fashion' way, haha).
On the air balloon I did some stitching with the sewing machine as well as hand wove the basket with inked kraft cardstock. I chose to use hemp to connect the basket to the balloon instead of paper, I think it looks a lot better.

I had to postpone sharing this project because I was waiting for my Close to my Heart order to come in which had the alphabet stamp (The brand new, Trinity Alphabet ) that I wanted to use on the Sun canvas. I stamped the words with Stazon brown ink, I was glad they came out looking a little weathered rather than a solid stamped image. I also hand stitched the mouth and eyelashes with brown embroidery thread.

Baby loves to look up at the pictures when getting changed,
a much better view than just a blank wall.

Looking forward to sharing more of the babies room with you....but it may be awhile, I have a long way to go before I deem it finished! You may see more projects along the way!

linked to:
I heart naptime
The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Sweet Little Gals
tatertots and jello
sugar and dots
Someday Crafts
fingerprints on the fridge


  1. You are just so talented! The canvases are fantastic, and the photo of Thia looking up at them is just too, too cute! :) Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. I LOVE these!!! I'm going to "try" this :)

    now following...

  3. Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  4. Oh my goodness. I'm in LOVE with these. I want to make them for my girls. I do things the "old fashion" way too! I'm pinning you for future reference. Thanks for the idea!


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