Thursday, July 21, 2011

State Art

  My amazing husband and me have been together since we were 17 years young. We met in St.Louis while attending a worldwide youth conference for our denomination. He was from Houston, Texas, and I was from Virginia Beach, Virginia, out of the thousands of teens there we met. Looking back I can't help but laugh, I didn't even want to go, but my Mom jokingly told me that I should go because I could meet my future husband. God really does have a sense of humor, my mother is careful with her jokes now :]
  Anyways I said all of that to get to state art. State art is popping up EVERYWHERE you look in blogland and on pintrest. I have this photo collage in our bedroom, and have been having a difficult time picking the pictures to fill them, I always have the hardest time picking pictures...I just have so many good ones!
I know this is a bad picture, but it's the only one of the college that I have.
  Now at the very top of the collage, is a frame with 3 pictures, two horizontal spots and a vertical one in the middle. I decided that frame was perfect for my state art. For this project I used scrapbook paper, cardstock, a picture {for the middle}, a glue stick, glitter, my cricut and the cartridge 50 states.  The hardest part of this project was finding the right scrapbook paper print, luckily my awesome Mom had just got some paper that matched my bedding for my home scrapbook, I love you Mom! I began by cutting my scrapbook paper into two 4x6 pieces, I cut them that size because that was the size my frame called for, you can cut to your desired size. Next, I took my cardstock and placed it on my mat.If you don't have a cricut, you can print out a map of your desired state, cut it and trace it onto your cardstock. I needed the states to fit on the 4x6 piece of paper so I began cutting at 3 3/4, which was perfect for Texas.  I had to enlarge Virginia to make it look decently proportional, I think it was 7 3/4 inches, and it's still vastly smaller than Texas! Then I took my glue and centered my state on my scrapbook paper. I let it dry for a few minutes and then got ready to use my glitter. I drew a small heart with my glue pen where Houston, and Virginia Beach were. Then I added some of my awesome glitter.
My state art.
I still need to add some pictures, but here's a full shot.

   I LOVE how it turned out, it looks so wonderful in our room. I'm thinking about changing the picture out for a B&W one, but I'm not sure. Let me know what you think! I love helpful opinions!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I love your take on the state art. so cute! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up!