Monday, May 10, 2010

o.d. of cricut...

Good morning all!
Today's project may need to come with a warning... Caution: Cricut overload area!
*is there such a thing??*

The story behind this page.... If you will recall, I was given a Gypsy for my B-day... ever since, I have found I use my Cricut a LOT more. Well, a few nights ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep. Now, often when this happens, I pull out my Picross game... for some reason puzzles relax me... This night, however, I decided to pull out my Gypsy... This LO is the result. I counted... out of curiosity... with all the layers, there are close to 70 die cuts on this LO... My E got quite the workout! hehehe
Paper: Bazzill, My Minds Eye, cheap white cardstock *love this stuff!*
Cricut: Gypsy Wandering, Nursery Rhyme, Home Accents
Stamps: Fancy Pants "In My Words", Inkadinkado "Letter", Basic Grey "Different Strokes", Martha Stewart "Patterns"
Inks: Memento, Distress ink, Alcohol ink
CI paint: Burnt Clay, Fairydust
Other: ribbon, Pearl ex, eyelets, gems

Close up of right page...
close up of left page...
All the flowers and leaves were cut out of plain white cardstock... this let me color them how I wanted after they were cut instead of knowing exactly how many of each color I wanted before hand. *this is probably the most "planned" LO I have ever done... but I didn't want to think ahead enough to plan out flower colors ahead of time.....* I then stamped them with different background stamps to give them some interest.
The gems began clear, then were colored with alcohol inks. *I went a bought a nice stash of the clear gems because I can easily change the color to fit my needs... just like the white cardstock, the white ribbon, the plain brads... you get the idea*
The butterflies were painted with Fairydust CI paint.. They ended up having a tinge of orange to them because I didn't clean my craft sheet well enough before mixed the paint with a little water on it... I think it looks kinda cool with the slight tinge... I also inked around it, and dotted around it to help define it on the page since it isn't a very big contrast from the background papers.
The ribbon was painted with Burnt Clay CI paint.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your daily dose of Cricut... and sparkles...
Have a fabulous day!

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful layout! I can't imagine making so many cuts (I'm a little lazy). But you did a great job!

Jean said...

Very nice!