Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Crayon Art

Since I wasn't really a blogger last year I don't have a lot of Valentine decor and I decided to make something. Oh, and I am cheap.......

I have seen so much crayon art work lately all over blog land and figured I would give it a try. 

Swiped my daughter's crayons, a tea light out of the cabinet and a sheet of scrapbook paper.  Then I stared at it.  And remembered that I don't free hand very well.  So I turned to my Silhouette and cut out the design I wanted.  Then I glued it to the paper.

And did a lot of this:


And a lot of this:



And I love how it turned out!

 


I used two different reds and two pinks. I was rushing to frame it to get a pic but I will probably spray paint the frame red or pink in the next day or so.

If you drip the paper is forgiving.  I waited until it dried and if I couldn't pop it off with my fingernail, I popped it off with a razorblade. 

Don't forget about the Valentine crafting and cooking contest over at Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo!

(Please forgive me if you got an incomplete post before this one.  Blogger decided to go ahead and post.)

Check out all the places I party here!

47 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea!!! I'm having a linky party, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

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  2. ooh this is gorgeous! I love the idea! Def going on the valentines craft list x

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  3. Awww, my kids would love to make one of those. Very cute!
    Sherry's Bees Nest

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  4. love love this..what a twist! I am going to make this for my husbands office..i love the simplicity of it!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  5. what a fantastic idea! It turned out beautifully and I bet the texture is awesome.
    Best,
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly, hopping from crafty blog stalker
    (newest follower!)

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  6. I hate when blogger does that! Love this idea though,....turned out so cute and it seems fairly easy (if not time-consuming, lol) to make. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

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  7. SUPER cute! Painting the frame will really make it POP!!!

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  8. What a creative idea! Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop...following you via GFC now :)

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  9. Love it!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! My new giveaway started TODAY!

    XO, Aimee

    {Giveaway} Customizable Frames, Signs, Decor

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  10. This looks great! Glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    http://www.bearrabitbear.com

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  11. Love (adore) this project! Great job!
    Found you by Bacon Time! New Follower too.
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

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  12. I love it! I'm totally going to swipe my sons crayons and make one!! Stopping by from Bacon Time!

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  13. Awesome idea! And I love that you were inspired by other crayon art :) I'd love it if you'd link your project up to my Pinned it, Made it party :) Its for all pinterest inspired projects! http://findingmywayintexas.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinned-it-made-it-2.html

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  14. Aw look at that GREAT idea! I love the way the heart turned out! I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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  15. I love how this came out! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!

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  16. How fun! Such a simple idea but it really turns out great.

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  17. What a fun Valentine decoration! I am going to show this off on MOnday! Thanks for joining the party!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  18. Very fun! This turned out awesome, what a great idea.

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  19. Wow! This is fabulous. Thanks for a great step-by-step on making it. Pinning this too!

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  20. Festive and fun! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays; hope you'll be back next weekend!

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  21. Nice idea, thanks for sharing! Over from Eye Candy.
    Have a great week!

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  22. That looks like a lot of fun to make! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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  23. Lovely! I've seen lots of this crayon art around now - must try it for myself!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is so cute! I have tons of old crayons begging to be used for something like this.

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  25. Wow, this took some serious patience, but I am impressed!! Crayon art is so fun. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  26. Very nice! Wow, that took some time :)

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  27. This is so cute! I'm loving the crayon art trend!

    Kristy
    http://ShonaSkye.blogspot.com

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  28. A great way to use crayons! Fun! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

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  29. This is sooo smart! Good thinking!!;)

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  30. Thanks so much for linking this at Doggone Dirty Craftin last week. You are going to be one of our features in tomorrow's party. Come by and grab a feature button!

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  31. This is a great idea! I have so many old crayons! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your ideas! -The Sisters

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  32. This really is so clever! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

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  33. So very cute! Could you link it to my Valentine Craft linky? I'm going to Pin it as well! Have a great weekend,
    Michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.com/search/label/VALENTINE%20CRAFT%20LINKY/

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  34. Hi! I just wanted to pop in and let you know you were one of the features this week:
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-24.html

    Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!

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  35. Adorable and fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  36. How cute! This one would be really fun to do with the kids!

    Thanks for sharing!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  37. I love this!!! I've pinned it :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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