I have a very large wall in my Stampin' Studio sitting area that has needed something for quite awhile. I mentioned in my last Spotlight on Decor Elements post that we recently repainted and had to remove the Home is Built of Love & Dreams image from the living room. I reordered one in black this time (to match the frames and the couch) and decided to create a wall collage out of my favourite photos and Decor Elements. The wedding photo was one of those really expensive, but what am I going to do with it 13 years later kind things. The rest of the frames were purchased from the clearance rack at Zellers. I love that they don't all match!
To create the collage, I began by ironing that long crumpled paper that comes in the Stampin' UP boxes. I then traced each frame onto the paper and cut them out. This way I was able to decide exactly where they went on the wall and hanging them was a breeze.
I initially bought the flourishes when Decor Elements were first released, but I must confess that I didn't really know what to do with them. Tucking them behind the photos adds the perfect touch and ties the collage together.
The whole project turned out even better than I imagined and adds a new warmth to my studio. Best of all, with the exception of that really expensive, somewhat dated wedding photo, I can switch out the photos to keep things fresh!