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Sunday, June 13, 2010





Blue Alligators and Elephants


Another Blue Monday With Sally
  A great way to start a new week!
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Today I want to take you from nothing to blue elephants.   
This nursery was based on a comforter and bumper pad that the home owner had chosen for their nursery.   We started with a very white room.  I always draw the room to scale on graph paper first and consult with the owner to make sure that is what they had in mind.  

Next using a level I choose where the horizon line will be.  Then the fun begins. Sketching any objects that come above the horizon line like the tree and giraffe. 

I then fill in the background color using a roller after cutting in with a brush.  Now, I've done this for awhile for I don't use tape at the ceiling anymore but if it's your first time...you better tape!


A room like this could be done by anyone with a good steady hand and a little imagination.  Use a coloring book and draw the figures on clear plastic and borrow an overhead projector! Your church or school might have one you could use.
 My purpose in life was to give joy to those who couldn't afford expensive artist to come in so since I can no long do this myself, I'll pass my secrets along.
 And hopefully I can inspire you to try out your hidden talent.
For shadowing choose where your light source would be and make it simple.  It really doesn't even have to be done.


And NOW for my (drum roll please...)
Blue alligator and Blue elephants.  
Aren't they fun?




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25 comments:

Ann said...

I love this room. The blue and yellow base color is really pretty. The elephant and alligator are awfully cute too.
Hugs
Ann

SmilingSally said...

How whimsical! Any baby or young child would be happy in this room. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Manang Kim said...

Oh goodness it's beautiful love it!


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Debra Kaye said...

Deborah Kay...,so nice to meet you! God has definitely gifted you with your hands and the ability to make beautiful things with them! Thanks for sharing them with us today on Blue Monday. I chuckkled when you said anyone can do it...I can draw stick people and flowers!!! lol

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY cute!!!

meandering pearl said...

this is wonderful!!! Happy Blue Monday!!!

Mary said...

That is inspiring! Have a happy Blue Monday~

Regina said...

So cute and fun. Great design.
Happy Blue Monday. And have a great week.

" Regina"

maria said...

I love the room. You did a great job!

Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is here.

Leann said...

Oh soo Cuuuuuuttteeeeeeee! I love how you make everything some together!

Leann

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I adore this!!! It's sooooo cute, and you did a marvelous job with your paintings! Just as cute as can be! I love the whimsy of the animals. Perfect for a child's room.

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Teena said...

This is fantastic! You are so talented, even if it's a simple idea I could never do this so well. Hope you don't mind, I'm linking back to this from my blog. Happy Blue Monday <3

Coloradolady said...

This is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!!! how sweet this has turned out. Happy Blue Monday!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

The room is absolutely great. What a fun room to wake up in. You are so very talented.
Molly

Irene said...

Lovely room ... and funny! And thanks for visiting!

Jeanne said...

This room is darling. I love the blue elephants and the giraffes. A sweet baby's room.You have done a wonderful job.
Happy Blue Monday.
Hugs, Jeanne

☺lani☺ said...

That's awesome, love it!

Dena E's Blog said...

Oh how fun and HAPPY,,, love the work your doing Sweetie and thanks for leaving me such a kind note...
Blessings and Hugs from Dena in Iowa

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Oh, This is such a cute room. What child would not love having a fun room like this? Great job.

Sarah said...

What a darling post! Love the whimsy of this room!

kat said...

hehe cute...i love the blue and yellow paint..wish i can do that also.

grey like snuffie said...

What a wonderful room...our oldest would probably love this for a child's room in her home some day...she LOVES elephants.

Anni said...

Well that's what I call a original design! Great! And blue!

Annesphamily said...

You are quite a talented last. Gos has truly blessed you with a magnificent gift. You really know how to use oyur talent! Blessings Anne

dogsmom said...

Anyone would be lucky beyond words to get a room designed and painted by you.