Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beautiful Bugs

Last year I used the Cricut cart "Art Nouveau" to create a summer time canvas wall decor piece.  (Love, love, love this cart!)  Browsing the blogs that I follow, I came across a post by Paula at Craft with Bee in which she created a gorgeous piece of wall art for her bathroom featuring the heron from "Art Nouveau."  This inspired me to make smaller pieces to complement the canvas I made last year.

I planned to make a series of birds from the cart, including the heron and the humming bird and a series of bugs including my favorite Cricut bee.  Since the challenge at BBTB2 this week is to include a bee on a project, I started with the bugs! 

Since I only had ONE piece of weathered barn cardstock, I pulled out my Imagine and printed this grey birch looking pattern from the "Snapshot: Nature" cart.   I used the base shadow box cut that came with the alphabet cuts from 3D Cuts and lined it with grey paper from the DCWV Shimmer stack.

I mounted my bugs on a doily cut from Artiste inked with TH Antique Linen.  I also used some TH rub ons in an attempt to make the pieces look more like specimens rather than art nouveau.  Hmmm.  Not sure that worked!

Here are the pieces:-

And mounted on the wall:-

Here's a close up of the moth:-

Thanks for visiting with me today.  Time to get some yard work done before it gets too hot.  : ) Christine


  1. They are lovely. The doily backgrounds set them off nicely.

  2. These are awesome!!! LOVE the decor!!! All the cuts are amazing, I don't have this cart, but I'm thinking I need it now :) Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  3. Absolutely beautiful. I love the collection. The first butterfly is my favorite. Thx for joing us at Bbtb this week


  4. These are fabulous!!! Love them all. Thank you so very much for joining our ' Bee' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. WOW Gorgeous work!!! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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  6. These decor pieces are beautiful.. I love how you used the paper from the Imagine for the bacground!! Your bugs are soooo fabulous and I love the doilies behind them. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. Wow, this are amazing!!! I love them hanging on the wall. The paper you printed looks amazing, love the insects you cut out and the doilies you put them on. FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  8. This is really great!! Beautiful home decor- you out did yourself I love it.
    Thank you for entering the Bitten by the Bug 2 with the theme “Bee challenge” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


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