Monday, March 22, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #2

This week's challenge on Fantabulous Cricut was to create an Easter project using pastel colors. Since I don't have many Easter decorations, I decided to make one for the challenge.

I started with a tall rectangular paper mache wine bottle holder ($3 @ Hobby Lobby) which I painted white, and then covered with pp. I used a border punch to make the top & bottom white borders.

The cartridges used on this project were:
Base Camp (exclamation point, which was the carrot)
Doodlecharms (bunny head)
George (ovals for bunny paws)
Walk in my Garden (happy)
Paper Pups (Easter)

I used Design Studio to size all the items, using the "hide contour" feature to avoid cutting the dot on the exclamation point and the word "yappy" from the Easter sentiment on Paper Pups. Here's a look at the Design Studio screen, so you can get an idea of the sizes:

Each image was cut from cardstock and then again from chipboard to give it a little more body. The carrot was embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Strips folder and then shaded with chalk around the edges. I also used chalk on the bunny ears and cheeks. I adhered the bunny head and paws to the carrot, adding some felt ribbon for the carrot top, and then attached everything to the paper mache box with foam adhesives squares to give it some dimension. All that was left was to add a bunch of silk tulips and there you have a finished Easter decoration!

Hope you join us at Fantabulous Cricut this week so we can see your Easter projects!


Kaymin Kantina said...

Brenda - this turned out GREAT! Love how you repurposed the Exclaimation point to make it a carrot!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

PenLight said...

This is a fantastic idea! It's so cute!

~Holly~ said...

That is SOOO cute!!!
I want to make one!!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Oh you are so clever with that carrot! I didn't know about the hide feature.... I really need to learn more about design studio.

Awesome project!!!!!
Robin :)

~ Amy W ~ said...

LOVE that idea for the carrot top!!! That's SO cute!!