This is a post I did a while back, but I wanted to share my subway art with the Springtacular party that is going on now.
As I was putting away the Valentines décor this past week I started contemplating about what
exactly I wanted to do now.
It’s A bit too early to decorate for Easter, and I no Longer do the St. Patty’s décor.
I pulled out some of my pastel green and yellow dishes to go on my bowl stand.
Look at this cute polka dot trio that I picked up a while ago at ‘Train Wreck”. I almost passed it up, thinking I didn’t need any more dishes. So glad I didn’t .
I thought, “Now if that doesn’t look like Spring”. That’s when it hit me, I’ll do a “Time for Spring” thing. I am such a theme person. Give me a theme, and I’ll go hog wild. lol!
Even though it’s been a mild Winter, I am counting the days till Spring!
I started gathering clocks I had around the house. I was having so much fun. Then I decided that I needed to make a craft project I had been thinking about.
I wanted to make a dimensional ‘Subway Art’. I bought a 16 x 20 canvas a while ago for $4.50. I went to my stash and started laying out letters and a few Spring odds and ends. At first I thought that I would cover the canvas with scrapbook paper or vintage sheet music. But as I saw how much was going on I knew that would be too busy. I decided to water down some blue paint left from my kitchen island and wash it on the canvas. I then glazed it with a brown glaze. Got just the look I wanted. I had so much fun inking, stamping, and glittering letters. I had come up with words I wanted to use but needed a few more. I googled Spring subway art. From there I got the words Tulips and daffodils. I added A few embellishments. (well maybe a bit more than a few) hopefully I didn’t get too carried away. This is what I came up with.
I didn’t have to buy anything for this project. I had it all. Don’t you love that? Well, actually I did have to go borrow the big SPRING chipboard letters from my sister, Jeanne. I do have some, just couldn’t find where I had put them. UGH! She was nice enough to let me use hers and I’ll give her mine. Guess I’d better get lookin!
The Spring and the S on the word sun look like they are the same color. The Spring is green and the S is golden yellow.
Notice the glare from the sun? Ha-ha, couldn’t pass up that opportunity! Best put on your sunglasses.
Spring is my favorite season! I love the renewal of ‘time’ and how the earth comes to life again!
Here is my subway art now that it’s found a home on my mantel. I made a nest banner last year. Wondering if I should pull it out.
joining my subway art are my nest plates, my birdhouse I bought on a road trip in Idaho, a nest, a red robin, and a few of my clocks. Put them all together and what do you get?
A “Time for Spring” theme!
I don’t know about you, but I am so ready!
I will be sharing a bit more of my theme this week.
Linking my “Time for Spring with:
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
c.r.a.f.t. for Making Monday Marvelous
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday