Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our Family Wall

Hello Readers,

It's Wednesday again,
I like being on my old schedule again, 
 and here I am with another awesome idea. 
 I have been wanting to make a family wall for quite sometime now.
I set aside an old project display
from our store, and wanted to update it.
It has been set aside for YEARS!
There always seem to be others things going on
that were more important than this.

I even cleared off the wall that it would go on over a year ago,
and alas, it has just come to fruitation this week!
it is so awesome.

Here is the wall all finished with my projects completed on the wall.


Now, some of these items you will remember from previous posts.  
The "O" beaded with dew drops
The O'Crowley wall hanging

And now the Family Picture Canvas Project.

This is how it looked when I started.

 I had old photos on this, and papers, and removed all of these, this is 4 
separate canvas squares and 3 are screwed onto the largest square.

 I selected my color scheme, and painted the large canvas black, then used a retired foil stamped
cardstock sheet for my base of the bottom canvas.
I chose gold, black, and tan as my colors.

 I then cut my selected papers to cover each canvas, 
and adhered them to the canvas squares.  
Then the fun begins.

Papers used so far:
Honeycomb Fleur
Ancient Map
Gold Glitter on Black Fleur

Then after all the embellishments and photos are added, 
the multi-media canvas wall hanging
becomes complete.

Here it is completed.  
I added another canvas off to the side on the left.
I started with the center of the canvas with Dana and I as the center of our family.
This section actually was embellished last.
But as you can see, I have added things that I 
have saved over time.  Not all items 
are from scrapbook supplies, some items are
just shapes that I like and have found to be perfect for this project.

 Then each of our family was added to the smaller canvas'.  

Each of the family photos on the canvas are hooked to our 
Fleur Paper Clips,
this way I can change the photos as a new photo is taken.
I used a metal strip on this canvas, added dew drops, and a shape
die cut from Black glitter chipboard.
The Fleur de lis is cut from mat board and embellished
with dew drops.

 This is Jeremiah and Tara's Family, they have one more boy.
The "O" is placed on a shield and covered with dew drops.  
On the shield I used the Viva La France Rub on
The shield and the Fleur de lis is cut from mat board (framing supplies)

I also used a broken diamond looking bracelet under the shield.  I adhered everything with
The Best Glue Ever from Scraperfect.

This is Josh and Robyn's family.
The Honeycomb color added to the palate brings brightness to the project.
I also used a separate sheet and hand cut the 
fleur and popped it up.  
Other embellishments were created with Black glitter chipboard,
Brown glitter chipboard, dew drops, large clear dew drop with a fleur 
punched from another paper under it, and a sticker from
Classified Sticker.

This family looks familiar, as I used their pictures for the America Book
a few posts back.
This is Jake and Britney and thier family.
Their paper is the Gold Glitter Fleur on Black CS
Their embellishments are dew drops, Classified Sticker, Shape die cut from
Black glitter chipboard, and a penny.

This canvas is for Rachel's family.  She had Chelsea and the new baby Silas 
out to visit her this week, so I'm hoping for a new photo.
The last family photo they have, I can't find, it was on my office wall in Ethiopia.

I used an animal print here.  Animal prints can have a juvenile look
or can take on an elegant look.  I love how it upgrades the
look of our wall, and also ties into our past. 

I used Gold on Black Classic Swirl, Brown Animal, Cl ck CS Sheets, Classified
Sticker, and Dew drops.

Here is a close up of the dew drop covered mat cut fleur.
I also used a large clear dew drop in the middle
it has a single fleur punched from the fleur CS 
under it.

As you can see, embellishments can come from anywhere.
I used a silver mini frame and put Gold Classic Swirl then a square
punched from Glitter Black Chipboard and a Love necklace pendant.
The Black glitter shape is cut from Spellbinders die out
of Glitter Black Chipboard and a tiny gold heart in the corner.
The fleur on this used to be my key chain, but broke
I have saved it for some special project, and this just was a perfect match.

You don't have to live inside the box.  On the top of the large canvas, I placed
this oval clock sticker from the Classified Sticker.
It is place over the top of the canvas, so part of it is on top of the canvas.
I edged it with mini brown dew drops.

So again, the completed project!
Finally, I have my family wall to walk past and see our family
On the bottom left corner of the
large canvas, is Jessiciah.  She is a lone member of her family, so to add her
on the bottom of the big canvas was perfect. I taped her on with metal tape.

And now in my home, my family wall,

 I want to find a small chair to hang on the wall.
 This is to represent no empty chairs
in the wall
My sign, It's all about the "O" represents the things
our family does,  "done the OCrowley way".
Robyn made this for me.
You may see it again sometime with dew drops added to it!

Remember, my personal blog is
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You can find all these papers at

Hugs to all of you!
Have a great and awesome day.



The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cool wall :) great job!

Camille Short said...

This is great!!!!!

Tara O'Crowley said...

This turned out so does all your work!! Glad to be a part of the fam!!

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juscrap said...

soo beautiful wall! great job!

Bev said...

amazing and fabulous wall plaques.. they look rich and elegant in colours

Robin O'Crowley said...

Thanks. I love rich and elegant!

Tonya said...

Awesome job! Love all the little details!

Lyneen said...


Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Great Projects and photos, I love it!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, Robin. I love all your pieces on your family wall. Awesome!

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