Jul 12, 2010

SP-Cricuteers Challenge- July 5-11, 2010

Here was the challenge that Pam posted:
1- Cut some shapes to use on a layout with your pictures from the 4th!
2- Cut a title using red, white, and blue to use on a layout with your pictures from the 4th!
3- Cut anything!!! It's always better than nothing

Here's what I came up with....it's not my typical style that's for sure, but it still turned out cute and I finally finished a challenge.

I used A Child's Year and my new Lite, Feeling Groovy...I love this font!

Jul 9, 2010

CMB Vintage/Shabby Paint Can Swap

This was a great swap to be in and Susan, was my wonderful partner in it. I went outside of my comfort zone for this and I'm not sure if I made her can vintage, but I definately managed to make it shabby....thanks to my handy-dandy Distrezz-It-All! Susan has a Longeberger basket collection so I thought I would weave the paper to look "basket-y" which wasn't too difficult, but the inking and destressing of each 1/2" strip seemed to take forever....I can't say enough words of praise for the Distrezz-It-All for making it so easy!

I made the flowers out of paper punches, walnut ink, and glimmer mist....lots of scrunching in these but so much fun to make.

Did you notice the feet? I glued some wood pieces together that I found at Hobby Lobby and sprayed them with walnut ink to give them the antiqued look....I think they turned out great. The next time I am going to screw them in instead of relying on Gorilla Glue to hold them in place.

All in all, I was so happy with the way this turned out and hope Susan did too.

Thanks for taking the time to come and visit my blog....especially during these beautiful summer days!