This is a project we put together for the October Monthly Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. Hope you all like it. There is a lot to explain, so here goes…
I started with a white 12” x 16” Canvas. I used Raisin, Moss and Cocoa in Alcohol Inks and dabbed them with a small sponge directly onto the white canvas. This put a little texture to it. I then used an acrylic paint called Spiced Brown, painted the entire canvas and before it had time to dry, wiped it back off. I then used a liner brush and an acrylic paint called pansy purple to paint the flourishes all over the canvas. I then wiped back over these as well. This created the foundation for our décor project.
The Cricut Cartridges I used for this project were: Lacy Labels, Wall Décor & More, 3 Birds on Parade, Accent Essentials, Freshly Picked, Graphically Speaking, Gypsy Wanderings and Mother’s Day 2010. Every piece of this project was inked with Close to my Heart Smokey Plum.
The first thing I cut was the lace background. This is from Mother’s Day 2010 and cut at a height of 10.50. It’s cut from a cream colored shimmer paper and then inked on the edge. The next thing is the watering can. This is from Freshly Picked. I cut the original layer at a height of 7.50, but I contoured out all of the inside cuts. I just wanted the main shape. The detail layers and shadow were also cut from this same size.
The label on the watering can is from Lacy Labels and Wall Décor and More. The label shape is from lacy labels and the size was created manually using the Gypsy. The bottom most layer is 5.04 Width and 2.80 Height. The second layer is 4.68 Width and 2.60 Height. The word Inspire and flourishes are from Wall Décor and more. Both layers are cut at a height of 1.10. The flourishes are cut at a height of 1.00
The butterflies are from Wall Décor and More. All layers are cut at a height of 3.00. I used a brown marker to color in the body on both. The leaves in the project are from Gypsy Wanderings and cut at a height of 3.00.
Flower 1 – Gypsy Wanderings – Cut at 2.00 & 2.20. Shadow cut at 2.20.
Flower 2 – 3 Birds on Parade – Contour out center – Cut at 2.00 & 1.92.
Flower 3 – Accent Essentials – Cut at 2.00 & 1.80.
Flower 4 – Graphically Speaking – Cut at 2.00 & 1.90.
Roses, Carnations and Daisies were made by Jill using the Cuttlebug Flower Quilling Kits. SHE LOVES THESE THINGS!!!
Overall, we were pleased with the way it turned out. Sure hope you like it. We really hope it’s a winner. We could really use the prize! Hee! Hee!