March 19, 2014

Digi DIY: Framed Prints

Every once in a while I like to use my digital scrapbooking stash to add little personal touches to my home. If you haven't seen my previous DIY Digi Wall Art check them out here:

Our downstairs bathroom has been decorated with the same shower curtain, rug and pictures that my hubby and I first had when we got married....almost 15 years ago! It was definitely time for a little upgrade.

I had bought the picture frames on clearance a while ago and hung them up in the bathroom. I couldn't decide what to do. They hung there for a while, picture frames in my house often do. In fact there was a picture frame that hung empty in my house for over two years (I think it's in one of the posts up there!). I made a shower curtain, found a rug and towels that I liked....but the frames were still empty.

Then I decided it was about time to make some more printed wall art with my digi-stash. It's cheap, easy and with all the digi goodness out there you can find anything to match your decor. I found this gorgeous kit from Forever Joy called Everyday Joy. It had the perfect color papers in it to match the bathroom ...golds, blues and pinks. I also used a leaf from her kit Little Things and the butterfly came from her kit Be.

Once I had my papers and elements chosen, I opened up three new documents in the size frames I had: 8x10, 5x7, and 4x6. I placed a paper on each, one element and then added a shadow. Then I saved as a .jpg and printed out on white cardstock on my home printer.

I cut out the images and placed them in the frames.

The shadow really gives it a feeling of doesn't look digital at all!

I really love the way it turned out....and I'm really glad that those frames are finally filled.



Wanda Radler said...

These are beautiful. I really like the butterfly - great idea!!

enjoyyourpix said...

Oh Liz!! These are so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration. I have way too too many empty walls in my house!!!

Chippi said...

I am notorious for not putting pictures in the frames too.. We got given a gorgeous frame that had 9 photo spots and a big 'FAMILY' written done the bottom.. It was up on our wall (with the sample family's photos still in it) for about two years. It wasn't fixed until we had a house inspection and our landlord asked about it and thought we were strange! And even then, it wasn't until the next inspection was due and we didn't want our landlord to think we were both strange and lazy!

Elizabeth Albers said...

Haha! Glad I'm not the only one!

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