Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boo! Frame

Today I wanted to share a cute Halloween frame I made. 
This little art piece was based on a project I learned about at the Little Blue House, the float art frames. 
My twist was that I used tiny beads(not micro) instead of buttons an I used a Cricut die cut for the tree and grass.  You can use the die cut just as a guideline for your buttons or beads but I wanted to keep the tree base so I attached the die cut to the glass. Then I adhered the beads on top with Glossy Accents.

Here’s a close- up of the beads:
Well, I loved making that one so much that I made another on but used bits of paper to fill in the larger frame.
Try these and come up with your own artwork.  Just think of the possibilities for Christmas. Gift giving ideas too!
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Linking to: Tip Junkie handmade projects

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hello Fall! Word Blocks

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful summer and that you are already enjoying the cool fall days.  My summer was pretty uneventful.  It was just too freakin’ hot here to do anything.  I’m not a big fan of summer so I stay indoors a lot. 
And with that, I caught a horrible stomach flu that kept me mostly in bed for 2 weeks. So, I didn’t get a chance to add anything nor was I in the mood to complete my July minibook.  Oh well, I’ll save it for next year. 
Now, on to my little project.  I made the fall tags with my Cricut.  Keep in mind that I’m still using the same blocks I created for my Spring blocks.  I also created summer blocks but never got around to posting because of my illness. But here’s a quick picture of them:
2011 - JuneThose were not done with the Cricut. I used chipboard letters and the new 3 in 1 Stampin Up flower punch and some stickers.  The pennant shape I cut out by hand. 

Now back to the fall blocks.  These were done with the All About Fall cartridge to cut out the leaf and pumpkin shapes.  Also used the Gypsy font but I can’t remember which one was the “hello” font.  Then I used a few miscellaneous stickers and flowers from my stash and DCWV paper which has a foiling treatment on some of the leaves.  The texture on the pumpkin was created using my Fiskars texture plates with the Cuttlebug.  I like to use these plates when I don’t want a deep impression.  Then, I used lots of glitter for the red letters even though it doesn’t show much on the pictures.  No video this time.  I forgot to set it up until it was too late. 
2011 - Oct
Well, that’s all for now.  I will be posting a cute Halloween frame in the next week. Now, I need to catch with everyone’s blogs and projects. 

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