Friday, July 15, 2011

Cricut 360° Blog Challenge #3 ... For Parents

Once again, I am absolutely amazed at the reponse we had for Challenge #2 ... are you ready for Challenge #3 from the Cricut 360° Blog? Well, July 24th is Parents' Day and we're making projects in honor of moms and dads everywhere.

For my project, I started with a small, inexpensive frame ... the inside dimensions are about 4" x 11". I removed the glass and covered the backing with some patterned paper from Michael's. Then, using quick dry glue, I added  a crocheted trim to the inside edge.

I then selected word art from several cartridges and used my Imagine to print and cut. All of the papers were printed from the Imagine More cartridge. For each word, I selected a pattern and solid paper. Both printed and then cut at the same size. All the edges were inked using a coordinating Stampin' Up marker. I off-set the solid paper to create a shadow effect. Each word is pop-dotted ... they kind of look like they're floating! I finished by adding self-adhesive pearls to the background and the edge of the frame.

At that point, I thought it needed a little something else, so I decided to add a flower. I used the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge and Imagine More patterns for the flower petals and leaves. Those were inked, as well, and I added a pearl, some crinkle ribbon, crochet trim and a little copper wire to finish. I'm really happy with this little flower. If you haven't tried making flowers with the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge ... you're missing out!!

Here are the cartridges I used for the word art:

Family - Gypsy Wanderings cut @ 2.3
Together - Graphically Speaking cut @ 1.8
Forever - Home Decor cut @ 2.4
Love - Beyond Birthdays cut @ 1.4

Oh, I almost forgot ... everything was spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist ... for just a little sparkle!

Now it's your turn ... for our random drawing this week we have an Echo Park 'Dots and Stripes' paper pad. Good Luck!!

Thanks for stopping by ...


Sonya said...

WOW--this is just stunning! It's an honor to be on the DT with you!!

artfuldelight said...

Fabulous frame!! :-)

Creations By M said...

Jo, This is WONDERFUL!!! I absolutely ADORE what you have done! :o) The different fonts, the colors, the lace, the flower... all wonderfully put together!

Stay Crafty!

DebC said...

I really really want to make one of these! You did a great job and love seeing something besides the typical card or LO so its nice to see some home decor. Love it!
Deb C
Cricut 360 DT

Creative Diva said...

What a gorgoues frame. I would love to have something like that on my walls.


Leirad a.k.a cuttlebug_fan said...

WOW! Gorgeous!!! You're very talented and I,m so happy to be on this design team with you.


Lisa said...

Beautiful frame! Just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Jo, this is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the pretty colors!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a great job - LOVE it!!!

my crafting creations said...

Very cute. I really like that lace and how you put the bling on the out side. TFS