Saturday, January 17, 2009

Inspired for Maddie

This week's inspiration challenge used the PB Teen website. I was immediately drawn to the awesome color palettes in the girls' rooms. I came across this room and hit the inspiration jackpot.

My ten-year-old niece/goddaughter just redecorated her bedroom & bathroom using these colors. I'd been wanting to make some kind of wall art for her, and this room sparked an idea.

I decided to make her a wall hanging.
I used glittered chipboard letters to spell out her name and adhered each one on cardstock.

Then I mounted the whole thing onto ribbon. I didn't have any grommets, so I improvised and attached an old key ring at the top so it can hang from a nail.




Each letter was then decorated with flowers or butterflies.

I have a feeling she's going to love it. I know I do! In fact, I'm thinking of making something similar for my craft room that spells out "create" or "balance" (my one little word for 2009).
Paper: Only Orange, Whisper White, SU dp
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 1, chipboard letters (Making Memories), Martha Stewart royal butterfly punch, flowers (Prima), brads (Making Memories & Oriental Trading Co.), rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), ribbon (Michael's)

27 comments:

JulieStamps said...

very nice idea.... I may have to try this for my daughter's room. She would love it!

Martha said...

What a great idea. Love it!
Your cards are also beautiful.
Martha

Gabby said...

Now that is one awesome wall hanging Ann! Your niece is lucky to have such a crafty autnie!

cadnileb said...

Cute wall hanging! I'm sure your niece will love it!

Ellie said...

this is beautiful! Love he colors you used, and the little embellishments on all the letters. Super cute!

Susan said...

This is a terrific idea for a personalized gift. I like this because, unlike those name frames (which I have made before) your not limited in size. I am passing this link onto a friend who makes name frames. She would love to try this. TFS.

~amy~ said...

such a cute wall hanging...absolutely perfect for a girls room!

Lynn said...

This is just darling! I'm sure your niece is going to love it!

JoLynn said...

Oh my gosh! Adorable. She will love it! Great idea for your craft space, too!

trisha too said...

that is CUTE!

i'm doing one world, too!

:)

Sharon said...

Oh this looks fantastic!!! What a great gift idea.

Dianne said...

Great idea...and a beautiful color combination!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow this is an awesome idea and it turned out fabulous! *~*

Elena said...

Wow! What a great idea! Love this project!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just adorable! I love the colors and details... FABULOUS! SMiles :)

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

This looks wonderful...after reading your blog several times & looking at Ali's blog too, I have decided to focus on a word for 2009 I will post soon!

Lyn S said...

This is fabulous Ann, what a clever idea! Lucky Maddie!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a great idea!! My daughter is next to me right now and loves it too so guess what I now have to make!! Thanks for the great inspiration.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is fabulous! Love the wall hanging idea, turned out so well! Bet she loves it!

Kcherrie said...

Super cute! Love this idea...great colors too:)

Kathi said...

Awesome. Gorgeous. I'm sure she'll love it!

I'm supposed to be making a vertical wall hanging for my daughter's dorm room. I think I'll steal your hanger idea!

Thanks!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome wall hanging! She must love it!!

Oliva said...

Lovely! I'm sure Maddie will just love it!

Shirley said...

She has to love it, Anne! What pretty colors and letters too! Very creative!

Joy said...

this is adorable!

~ j said...

this is adorable!

virginia said...

This is such a nice project!