Thursday, October 9, 2014

CardMaker & Inchie Arts Blog Hop

 Hello there! Today the CardMaker team are joining the Inchie Arts Design Team for a fun fall themed blog hop featuring Inchie Arts wonderful Art Squares.

The Art Squares from Inchie Arts come in several sizes. I used the 4 inch squares for my project. I love how sturdy their squares are and how beautifully they accept so many different mediums. Since they are so thick and sturdy, you can really create something lasting, that can be used for home decor. 

I made a fall wall hanging with the 4 inch square and made a coil of heavy wire to use for hanging it. First, I punched two holes in the top, for the wire, using my Crop-a-dial. Then I painted the surface of the art board with craft paint and let it dry. Even though I used a liberal amount of paint, there was no warping at all of the art board. I love that! 

I sponged some brown ink around the edges , then stamped some silhouette grasses for my background. Some colored and stamped images were added using self adhesive foam squares and accented with some loops of silver cord tucked in behind. The words were stamped onto cardstock, and glued on. Then I added the wire for hanging. 

The finished project is so sturdy, it will surely last to use year after year as part of my fall decorations.  What a fun hostess gift this would make! 

Next on the blog hop is the  Inchie Arts Blog. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies

4 Inch Art Squares from Inchie Arts

Always Autumn Stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Copic Markers

3D Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Silver Cord

Craft Paint

Ink

Wire

36 comments:

Debbie said...

love the home decor idea. thank you.

Kristy said...

Thinking outside the box! I like it!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous piece of home decor, Theresa -- wonderful idea!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Theresa! This is so pretty! I would have this hanging up all the way til Dec 1 and bring it out every year!

Nikki C said...

This is fantastic great idea for wall art :)

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - love this, Theresa! Beautifully done!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Piali Biswas said...

Beautiful!!!

Colleen said...

Amazing! Love that you made a little wall hanging...those larger inchies look amazing!

marylouh said...

the coloring is beautiful.
Great hanger.
thanks for sharing.

Chark said...

what a cool piece!

Noelle said...

what an awesome little sign, Theresa! Perfect for the season :)

Irene Grau said...

Awesome project. Love the pumpkins! I just bought some twinchies, so I'm looking forward to playing with those. Thanks for the inspiration!

cm said...

A lovely eye-catching piece of home decor that has me in a swoon over the charming pumpkin scene. A perfect showcase for the pairing of images and inchies!
~c

Brooke said...

So pretty, Theresa!

Bunny said...

This is a very pretty fall wall hanging. Really lovely colors.

Beverly Perdue said...

Theresa, your projects are always so beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration.

Lisa Lee said...

Theresa, I am especially fond of this project because I think it is the perfect use for a 4" Art Square. There are so many things you could do with this idea...from being selfish and creating them for yourself or making them as gifts...fabulous!!

Sue D said...

Lovely fall wall hanging!

Ruby N said...

love it!

Roz Willoughby said...

great piece of wall art~!

Beth Norman said...

So, I'm following the hop and didn't recognize your name. When I saw your project I thought "that looks like something Crafting The Web would do." And guess what, it was you indeed. You have such a beautiful way with your artwork. I love this square.

Mic Starke said...

This would make a wonderful gift - so lovely and seasonal.

Jennie said...

Wowzers Theresa! Lovely wall hanging and beautiful job using the Art Squares...definitely need to give these a try soon :)

Sharon said...

Such a cute idea! And your coloring is always so pretty!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Delightful and inspiring autumn project!!

Sandy Berl said...

Beautiful idea!

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

How cute is your little wall hanging. Way too cute, I'd say.

Pilar Harrison said...

Great idea! I also love all the work you do on SCS.

Papertangler said...

Yes! Good idea for home decor. Will bring the fall crispness right inside!

Papertangler said...

Beautiful little piece of art. The silhouette grasses really give it depth that is lovely.

Patty said...

Lovely hanging...I'm thinking Christmas decor!

Kathleen H. said...

Love the pumpkins!

Denise Bryant said...

Excited to see they come in a 4 inch size! Awesome texture for all kinds of creating and mediums! Love your pretty pumpkins on your sweet hanger!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful piece of art! i love the background stamping with different colours - great depth!

Katie said...

Great idea for how to use a larger square! Love your Fall theme too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Tammy Downhour said...

Another one I would love to have materials for