Tuesday 7 February 2012

Heart Wall Art

 Hi Everyone,

I need some wall art for our bedroom as the walls are bare... literally.
And we are slowly doing our tiny room over (finally!!!)

I popped into Spotlight for some beads over the weekend and of course I bought a few other bits.. .like  scrapbook paper sheets (from Kaisercraft - Prairie Lane Collection and are reversible, which I love.), some wooden letters and wooden hearts.

I still didn't know where I was going with this until I discovered an old dusty photo frame tucked away in a cupboard.

I painted the frame a dark brown and the cardboard insert a creamy colour.
Then I cut 3 pieces of each sheet of scrapbook paper to fit and stuck into the frame using Papercraft double sided adhesive tape. 
I stuck the reverse sides of the scrapbook paper onto the hearts and mounted....

So simple and easy - it took me about 20 minutes to put together. 

 The end result is so much better than my expectations. I didn't use the wooden letters in the end, which means another project in the making...

Not only will this look great in our bedroom but it symbolises our love as a couple and a family. 

And maybe Valentines inspired too....

In in the last few days little Maclayne has learnt to say "mine" (sounds more like "My")... 

While I was leaning the frame against the bench to take a photo - her little hand reached out and she tried to grab a heart saying "my".... 

She made me think of that beautiful poem by E. E. Cummings. 

I only knew the first couple of lines so had to look it up.... Its very powerful and it definitely touches your soul.....

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

E. E. Cummings

Take care everyone,



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  1. That poem brought tears to my eyes thinking of my daughters and the love I have for them. I'm definately stealing this poem and making a project out of it and of course the framed hearts as there is three of us. Thank you sooo much for sharing Nat. XXXX Shannon.


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