Monday, October 10, 2011
Fantabulous Cricut - Ch# 81 - Decor and More
Wow! Monday again and time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! Challenge # 81 is Decor and More. We are asked to create a project to hang on the wall--can be vinyl, wall hanging, etc. My thoughts were to make a type of wreath/wall hanging and this is my results! I want to surprise some of my Red Hat sisters with this little creation and I am using reds and purples rather than traditional colors for Halloween.
The base is cut from black cardstock at 10.50" using the Cricut Essentials cartridge which is preloaded on the E2. The scallop doily image is on page 37. For added strength and stability, I hand cut a piece of kraft cardboard which had been marked at 10" with a plate and glued the cardboard to the main cut. The cardboard was recycled from a scrapbooking kit. When I found the purple spider web paper in a K&Company pack during my recent shopping trip to Michael's, I just had to buy it for my background!
The flowers are made using Cricut Flower Shoppe. I did a search on You Tube on this cartridge and found a great video by MargaretsCrafts. The flower is the mum on page 21 and uses varying sizes for the layers of petals. Leaves are on page 22. I chose to use less layers thus making a smaller flower on the witch hat.
Cricut Happy Hauntings is used for remaining cuts.
Page 54 - Witch Hat cut 5 1/2" from purple gingham and the image is repeated using white cardstock for added thickness on the hat.
Page 38 - Boo is cut 1 1/4" using the phrase feature- regular and shadow.
Page 65 - Flourishes are cut using the Spooky Font feature on page 65 at 1 1/4". One image was cut using flip feature.
Cuttlebug Folder- Swiss Dots used on the red layer of hat.
For a little Red Hat flair, I added gemstones and feathers. Do you see the little spider!
Lots of inking! Hat, spider, and flower are pop-dotted. A loop of red ribbon is glued to the back for hanging.
Hope you enjoy my project! Now it is your turn to play with us at FCCB. Stop by and see all the fun creations by the design team. Remember the deadline to enter the challenge is midnight Sat. Oct. 15th. As always, be sure to include a Cricut cut!
I am sharing at Crafty Sprouts Color Challenge--Red and Black and Slimy Green. You can use any theme and you must use at least 2 of the colors.