Monday, March 14, 2011

Circle Weekly Challenge

I decided to enter another weekly challenge.  I am sure that my chances of winning are pretty slim, since I won a few weeks ago. But ya know, I'm not entering to win.....I love crafting!

Weekly Challenge #24: St. Paddy’s Challenge!

Use rainbow colors OR a monochromatic green color scheme on your project. We also want to see you add a touch of gold somewhere on your project.

You can create any type of project you would like (layout, card, tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts.

I decided to make a new door hanger

I have my greens, my rainbow, my gold and my Cricut cuts!!

I used Designers Calendar to cut the shadow x2 and base cut for the shamrocks {5"}
Inked the edges of both cuts and adhered together
The shadow is layered with 3D foam and the ribbon in between for better stability

Before I hung it up I took some better pics in the light box

The circle was cut shadow x2 and base layer with Designers Calendar {4"}
Inked edges and again, used my foam in between for stability
The leprechaun is cut from Simply Charmed {2"} using DCWV patterned papers and some scraps
I added some GOLD stickles to his button
I notch cut a small piece of ribbon and added a stamp from  Studio G on white cardstock and then cut with a 1" circle punch.  I used a clear embellishment bubble sticker on top of the stamp and wrapped with some bakers twine
The white flag is hand cut from white cardstock, inked and stamped with another Studio G stamp

I used Zip Dry to glue down the twine

This is the same {4"} circle as cut from above

The pot and rainbow are cut from Simply Charmed {3.75"}
Used my white Gelly Roll to stitch along the rainbow
The horseshoe is cut from Create A Critter {1.5"} and layered with 3D dots
"LUCK" is some letter brads I had, but I snipped off the clasps and used my 3D dots to adhere them
Bakers Twine and a green button held on with a glue dot.

I cut the gold pieces twice to layer for dimension and added gold stickles and tried to draw in some of the lines from the cut.

I used a 1.5" wide satin ribbon as the hanger for this. I folded over the top and used a D ring {like I used on Emily's belt post} and sewed that on top of the ribbon.

I increased my stitch length and tighten my pressure on my sewing machine so that I could sew down the center of the ribbon and ruffle it up a little.

After I had all the sewing done, I laid the back shadow piece {shamrocks and circles} down, laid the ribbon on top, taped it down, added mounting foam tape and then added the finished layers on top.

Thanks for reading that crazy long post and good luck to all my Circlets!!!



Coach fans said...

Great door hanger. I love the crimped ribbon you used.


Kristen said...

I love your door hanger. You did a great job.

scrappyRN said...

Great job TW LOL I have something on my blog for you

Anonymous said...

oh wow sooooo cute love it.

L.B. said...

Super fun project! I love the orange ribbon holding it all together.

Bea said...

fab project it has given me some ideas for a st patricks gift for my friend

Jenna said...

great job Liza! I will def be attempting something like this :)

Emily said...

Really cute! Great job :)

Sonya said...

Awesome job--you are seriously talented!!!

Nadia said...

Soooo cute!!

Heather Innusa said...

Such cuteness!

Julie Ranae said...

An absolutely adorable project, Liza! As the DT Coordinator for The Twinery, I am always amazed at the creativity that comes using a little bit of baker's twine : ) Thanks for sharing this terrific project and The Twinery!

Sheri Twing said...

Great project! I'm a twine lover too and always look for creative ways seeing it used! Love your blog!

Katrina said...

This is adorable!!!!! Great use of the twine too...;) And I am now a follower!!! your blog rocks!!! hugs, Katrina

Emily Leiphart said...

This is adorable, Liza! I love how you've used little bits of twine to make the images pop.

Ivona@SugarsticksParties said...

Such an adorable idea:) Love it!

Monique said...

Ack!! This is so cute and Totally Adorable.. A ton of little detail and Love the creative ways you have used the Twine :)

Tifany said...

So cute!
And of course I love the bit of twine!

{DT Member @ The Twinery}

Jen Carter said...

Oh goodness!! This is so cute and adorable!! LOVE it!

tracy4 said...

This is so cute! I would like to do something like this for Easter! TFS

Stephanie said...

This door hanger is TOO cute!! I love how you added in the twine :)

Jenny said...

Love your project so cute!! :) :) :)

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