Friday, 7 October 2016

The evolution of a gallery wall.

When I contacted Kristine to help with the interior design for our lounge room, it was mostly because I couldn’t picture what to put up on our gorgeous, massive, white wall.  I asked her to help with the size, positioning and a colour scheme for wall art.

After a few back and forward emails and suggestions from her, we settled on a gallery wall.

But as I was looking for images to include, and searched the internet for inspiration, finding prints of gum leaves that felt “right” just wasn’t happening…I realised that I would feel more at home with an eclectic collection of pictures and prints, that way I could use some of what I already had.
So, I asked Kristine to help me with colours and frames for the eclectic look instead, and she came up with this beautiful design and helped me with exact sizes and everything!

So I printed off this image and after analysing quite a few online eclectic gallery wall images that I liked, I came up with a list of images that were personal to me so would be meaningful to have on our wall. 
This is my list:
Botanical illustrations
Botanical prints
Family photos
Words/inspirational quotes
Upper case letter/Initials

From here, I narrowed it down to what I really liked:

Antlers; icon; quote; family photo; native plants; butterflies.  Since I already knew my colour scheme – whitish/gumleaf green/autumns – I just had to hunt around my house for items that would work.

Then I hit a bit of a snag – most of the frames I had and/or found in the op shops were not big enough – oh well, I plodded along and spent a few weeks setting them out on my table to see how they looked:

I had fully planned to put them up as a continuous gallery on the wall, as Kristine had depicted, but when I got the first four on the wall, it was very apparent that they were dwarfed by the wall – so some on the spot position and frame changes have led to this being the gallery wall of the moment:

I really like these items so it is lovely to look at them and acknowledge why they are important to me.  I am not sure this will be the final incarnation of the gallery wall though, because this is all only on the left of the fireplace – so my problem of what to do across the wall as a whole remains – but I think I have a vision developing as we progress decorating our lounge room J.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

I’ve been pretty desperate to make some cards this school holidays – just because!

So today I did it – I made a card for myself J.
I was totally inspired by this swoon-worthy card, so I decided to join in the Double D challenge too J.

Here is my card – just for me!

And because I knew I would love it so much, I did make a second one at the same time – so this one is ready to go in the mail J.

I have to let you into a little secret…I think I like the sentiment on the outside better – but I didn’t when I stamped it, so my card has it stamped on the inside – but then when I decided to add the tiny pearls, I now like the posting-card better!   Still love my own card though so I am happy!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Been a bit windy down here:

(Fare well Tulips, your colour and beauty has been a true pleasure)

Been a bit cold and windy….and cold!

And did I say, it has been COLD today?!!!