Monday, October 3, 2011

Easy art idea

I made some quick and easy art work this weekend. I plan to include it on our photo wall. Here it is:

It's just a graphic print with outlines of North Dakota and Minnesota, with hearts on the areas where Rob and I grew up.

It was super easy to make. I saw a similar concept on Etsy. The artist had taken a print of the United States and added hearts over the cities where she'd lived. I wanted to do something similar, but less broad. So I just did a google image search for a high resolution outline map of the United States. Then I crudely cut our our states in Photoshop (I'm from ND, Rob is from MN). I liked that the border for the country was slightly different than the state borders, so I left it. Then I added a few hearts, some text, and voila! Easy art that is cute but meaningful.

I also want to have a section of our photo/art wall that pays homage to our childhood homes, as well as our first home together. So to start, I took a photo of the house I grew up in and then converted it to a line drawing (I also tweaked the contrast and black levels). See below. I plan to do the same with Rob's childhood home and our Chateau.

I've got a few other ideas up my sleeve for the photo/art wall. Stay tuned for more, as those marketing geniuses always say.


Sarah (Mrs. Ruffled Flats) October 3, 2011 at 11:37 AM  

Looks great! I really like the darker country border as well. I did something similar by writing words that remind us of MN with MN's silhouette as the background. It's on our gallery wall as well.

lauren @ our big fat farm wedding: crazy ever after October 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

Just came across your blog. I love connecting up with fellow Minnesota bloggers! Adding you to my blogroll!

kristi.w. October 4, 2011 at 8:39 AM  

Hi Lauren! Thanks so much for reading! If you want us to link to you blog on the sidebar, just let me know. Have a great day! :)

lauren @ our big fat farm wedding: crazy ever after October 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

Sure! Thanks!

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