Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It {July 15}

I am linking up with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky party.

I have been on vacation for the last week, so my "made its" are limited.  I can't believe it is the middle of July already!  Where did this month go?

1.  I pinned this a couple weeks ago and wanted to create something similar for my bedroom.

Inspiration

Below is the finished product.  I started by painting a 16x16 canvas a cream color.  I tried using a paint brush, but it was not evenly coated.  I ended up using a small paint roller purchased at Lowe's that was meant to be used to paint a door.  It worked great!  I picked out 4 pieces of paper that went with my duvet and freehanded a leaf pattern.  I then traced the leaf pattern to cover each piece of paper.  After cutting them out, I laid them out on the canvas to make a design I liked.  I used Modge Podge to adhere them to the canvas.  Finally, I went over all pieces with another coat of Modge Podge.

Finished product on my counter

Hanging over my bed (duvet from IKEA)

2.  I made s'mores cookies a few weeks ago.  They tasted good, but their appearance was not so great. Tonight I made my typical chocolate chip cookie recipe and put marshmallows in the middle of each cookie dough ball before baking.  They came out looking much more appetizing.



While visiting the beach, I collected some treasures to use in a future Monday Made It.  I have an aqua tub in my main bathroom (not my choice), so I would like to decorate with some "water" themed items.  I'm going to somehow use some of the items below (I hope!).


Head over to Tara's linky and find some new ideas!

20 comments:

  1. I love your painting more than the original! :) Great colors.
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners
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    1. Thanks Brandee! I'm liking it too :)

      Amanda

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  2. Girlfriend - I second Brandee! I've seen that pin, pinned it, and wished I could make it. Now that I see yours turned out so well I'm going to have to try!! Thanks!

    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
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    1. Thanks Lauren! If I can make it, you can make it! I started with the circle offset then arranged a flower around it. I started putting leaves between each that was already there just randomly arranging colors. Good luck!

      Amanda

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  3. Hi! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Come over to my blog to read about it!

    justaprimarygirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I will check it :)

      Amanda

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  4. Mmmmmm! your cookies are making me hungry. :)
    Love your new painting!

    Wendy
    Read With Me ABC

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! The cookies were tasty!

      Amanda

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  5. Your canvas is super cute. I love how it matches the room so well.

    Jessica
    Wild & Fun in Pre-K

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I have a tough time visualizing things until they are done, but I love how it turned out!

      Amanda

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  6. Love the artwork! I would have never gotten the leaves spaced correctly. It looks awesome. http://mrsbrownthebookworm.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Sara. I started with the circle. I then created a "flower" around it using 7 leaves. After that, I just started putting leaves between each leaf, randomly arranging colors. It was very haphazard!

      Amanda

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  7. I agree, your canvas really did come out great. I think the colors are super.

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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  8. Love this! Thanks for sharing. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Make sure you check out my post to see what to do next! http://random-craftiness.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-honor-liebster-award-nomination.html

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    1. Thanks! I'll head over to check it out!

      Amanda

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