July 5, 2011
We we Parie'..................................
Are we in Paris yet? Well this week at Crafty Creations our challenge is hosted by Amy this week and she has put us to the following challenge. Anything but a card with a Paris theme, well that really had me going for a long time, 1) I just put up a mental block when she said "anything but a card" I mostly make cards and I just could not wrap my mind around anything else, 2) Paris, I have never been there and if I ever do travel to Europe my place to visit would be Italy, not that I wouldn't want to visit Paris it is just not at the top of my list for now.
Our sponsor this week is Black Leaf Studio
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They allowed the design team to use a couple of their
Paris like images.
So finally some how, a door hanger popped into my head, so this is what I came up with.
I cut the base (tag) out of heavy card stock twice and glued the together, then cut it again from the patterned paper. The whole thing measures about 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, which is actually a huge tag cut. The Eiffel tower was cut from Grunge board and then colored with black ink, then I sprayed it with a silver like Glimmer Mist to give it a dark metal like look. It was cut using the French Manor cartridge, this was the first time I had used the Cricut Circle cartridge, it sure came in handy for this project. The word Paris was also cut from the french Manor cartridge.
The Poodle dog is an image from Black Leaf Studios that I printed on very heavy card stock that does not dry real fast coming out of my printer, so i immediately sprinkled clear embossing powder of it and heat set it.
I then cut it out and covered the pink area with bright pink flock to match the background paper. There is also a very small silver boy on her head, rather hard to see. I tied a piece of sheer pink ribbon at the top to hang on the door.
After all that struggle of coming up with the idea I like the way it turned out. Not sure what I am going to do with but, I am sure it will find a door knob somewhere.
So why not join us at Crafty Creation for this "anything but a card Paris" challenge.
I am so glad you stopped by, I would love for you to look around and if you like what you see become a follower. That would make me very happy.
I will also be placing this in the following challenges.
Paper Play Anything but a card ends 7/6
One Stop Craft Use a tag ends 7/8
Make it Monday Always anything goes ends 7/10