My crafting meanders from a sparked idea, or a dreaded deadline. Sometimes it will seem like this site is abandoned. My crafting might be unoriginal or eccentric but least its not housework! I hope you enjoy your visit, all I ask is that you make or do something that makes you happy too.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Canadian Online Swarm ~ Challenges 1 & 2 of 4
I did eventually complete the challenges for the swarm, albeit completely out of sequence. I was inspired to take some autumn pictures with the lovely showcase of fleeting colours. As always, click on the pictures to "bigify."
Challenge 1 of 4
Saturday Oct 1, 2011. Autumn or Thanksgiving themed card
also National cardmaking day
3 criteria create a card with
1. punch at
least 3 “holes” anywhere (square, round, large or small)
2. use vellum/plastic/transparency
a Cricut cut, your choice of image.
Using my gypsy, I cut the card from "Sophie" cartridge at 8.79" x 5.5". I used the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder to write "It's Pumpkin Time" at 1" height, font from "Blackletter" cartridge. With a second screen on the gypsy I had the cut layer arranged to match the pen. I like how the cut out sort-of looks like an exclamation point. I backed the "holes" with printed vellum from my stash.
Challenge 2 of 4
Friday, September 30, 2011 In memory of summer, RIP
Create a scrapbook layout with all 3 criteria:
1. flowers, butterflies or bugs, at least one cricut cut
Normally I do not prefer fall, primarily because it is a harbinger of winter. The last picture shows this 2 page scrapbook layout, 12x12 size pages. The next 2 pictures show the left and right pages.
The quote is from a page of vellum quotes, DejaVues brand.
"Sunny Days" was cut using gypsy "celebrate with a flourish" cartridge. It is 5.36" x 2.73", green base, yellow, orange, and burnt orange for layers. I used Sakura Glaze 3D ink pens to doodle around the punched butterfly & dragonfly, to doodle fill in blank areas of the cut out, and to do the "ribbons" of colour at the bottom borders.
I used 2 small punches (shown) to do the spray of leaves, I kept the balance of colours yellows and oranges, from scrap paper from the "Sunny Days" title, with about 1/4 green. I randomly rolled several strips of re-positional dot adhesive glue across the bottom of the page, then rubbed some away irregularly before sprinkling the leaves across. I just pressed them down with my fingers, picked up the pages & tapped off the loose ones, repeatedly until I was happy with the visual effect. All supplies were from my stash, I do not know the brand of background paper.
hmm, I wasn't expecting the background paper to blend into the carpet so mysteriously.
I've got 2 more posts to share from this swarm; my swap contribution, and my return swap mail. It was a push to make myself do the challenges. Joining in is great motivation to jump in and do something. I'm glad I did!