Monday, October 10, 2011

Subway Art

Happy Thanksgiving!!
(In Canada, Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the second Monday of October.)

It's all about wall décor this week at Fantabulous Cricut. I've been wanting to try some subway art for some time now, so decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a go!

I first purchased a white canvas and painted it with a light brown acrylic paint.  (It's got a lovely distressed look in person, but it doesn't show up in the photo.)  I then used my Gypsy to design the art. To do this, I added a rectangle to my Gypsy design which was an inch smaller than my canvas. (My canvas is 12x16, so I created a rectangle to be 11x15.) Then I designed the phrases using a variety of fonts, extending each expression to 11 inches in order to have both sides justified. I cut the art from a piece of brown Cricut vinyl. I learned the hard way that one should never cut vinyl on a new mat. It was quite a pain to get the white backing off the mat once I'd removed the vinyl!  I had to remind myself to give thanks in all things and to choose to be happy!!

(The "Choose to be happy" portion is a scaled down version of wall art in my office which I posted about HERE.)

There are some wonderful creations for view at Fantabulous Cricut.  Head over to see what the rest of the design team has been working on - and to link up your own wall décor project.

Cartridges used:
Cuttin' Up
Jubilee
Gypsy Font
Nursery Rhymes
Kate's ABCs
Opposites Attract
Printing 101
Plantin SchoolBook

37 comments:

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Kate I love this!! Thanks for the tip on not using a new mat with vinyl i will remember that when I go to cut vinyl for the first time(don't know when that will be)I have had vinyl know for over a year and haven't touched it. Hope you and your family are having a great Thanksgiving!!

Natasha said...

Super cute!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Sooooo creative Kate. I love Subway Art. Yours is fabulous. :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your canvas wall art is truly a work of art.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Awesome wall art! I love it- so cool! :)Amy

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so beautiful kate just like you. I hope everything is good, love ya friend. hugs

Glenda said...

Beautiful work of art! Love the phrases and the different fonts you used!
Glenda

April said...

Hi Kate, sorry I have been away for awhile. Been very busy. I love this project and the verses. Your son is so cute! Great he loves apples instead of a lot of candy! I also love your mouse Halloween card and the candle. Great job on all of them!

Sarah said...

This is super awesome-- love it! I might have to give this a try :)

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Super great fonts!

Kate I am having trouble logging in so I had to use anonymous:)

Linda

My Lil' Bits said...

I love this Kate...I'm going to have to try one of these for my daughters apartment. :)

Lisa

. said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love your project. The saying is fantastic!
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Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is fabulous, Kate! I have been wanting to try my hand at some subway art myself. Thanks for the tip aboout not using a new mat!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Karen said...

Oh Kate I love this sign need one for my cube at work! thanks for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my dt entry means a lot coming from you.
Karen

Romaine said...

This is an awesome project, Kate!

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, this is so cute! It's only, I believe, the second subway art card I've seen!

Diane Hodrick said...

who needs word collage...very clever...and came out really great....I should do one for my kiddo's room...we just repainted and are trying to find the perfect touches for her walls....

Sabrina said...

First Kate, Happy Candadian Thanksgiving!!!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family.
Your project is so beautiful, I LOVE it! How creative! I love all the sayings and the different fonts you used!!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow this is so amazing. I love all the fonts and I think subway art is so cool. You did a wonderful job and so personal.

Yolanda said...

This is great. I recently purchased a Gypsy but haven't had time to learn to use it yet. I would love to do something like this.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! Kate this is just fantastic!! Great job with the canvas!!
Hugs

Kathy Salido said...

This is really a fabulous piece of art. I absolutely love it!!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Emery said...

hi kate thanks for visiting today love hearing from you could you email me when you get a chance I have something to ask of you. semery@classicnet.net thank you

S Glup said...

Beautiful work...love your blog and want to thank you for the sweet comments on my blog...new follower;0)...TFS your talent
}}}HUGS{{{,
Sheri G

Beckie said...

Gorgeous wall hanging. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your awesome comments.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Sherrie K. said...

This is awesome Kate! I have never worked on canvas...looks amazing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sheila... said...

really cool!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Girl...people (meaning me) would pay good money for this on Etsy...you should make more and sell them. Love it!!

Jayne said...

WOW,love it Kate.Great job with all the different fonts.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Jayne x

Karen H said...

Kate, this is STUNNING! :o) The varying fonts look amazing, letting each part stand out... yet all are similar enough to masterfully meld together, too. Incredible. You are always so inspiring. Beautiful work. :o)

Hugs and blessings!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Such an amazing project Kate, so out of the box, I absolutely love it! The colors the words, everything!!!

Best,
Laurie

Tracey said...

Absolutely fabulous Kate.......I really love this idea. The different fonts adds so much character.
Thankyou for the instructions too.....I'd love to give this a go in my spare time???????

And thankyou so much for the details on how you made the t shirts. I'd really like to try it! Enjoy your weekend!

Mel said...

That would be a great addition to anyone's home.

Jewels said...
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Jewels said...

Kate, I absolutely love this. I love all the words you chose. You have inspired me. =)

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

That is so gorgeous Kate. Love it. This would look so good in a house. Thanks for inspiring me with your DT work for this challenge! x

Jennie Garcia said...

Kate that is awesome!! I love it!! Great Idea!! I may need to scraplift this ;) TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/