Sunday, May 29, 2011

Magazine Challenge Entry!

The cricut magazine challenge was to be inspired by one of the items in the magazine. I chose the Welcome sign (with the gate and flowers) as my inspiration. I thought I would make a Welcome sign for my nephew for his new house. But then I got to thinking about my nephew. He's an artist (painting and tattoo) and he uses a lot of tiki's and skulls in his designs. So, I thought I'd turn him and his family into tiki's! I also included the woody car...because he's in process of refurbishing one in his garage...complete with surf board!

I used 7 different cricut cartridges for this: Life is a Beach, Luau, Dude (Lite), Zooballoo, H2O, Gypsy Wanderings and Rock Princess. To make the people I used the bodies from H2O and welded the tiki's from LAB to them. And then the kids (girl and boy twins) are from Luau. The mountains, car and sign are from Dude. The palm tree background is from Zooballoo. The jungle leaves and large tiki are from LAB. The coconut, round part, is from LAB and the skulls are from Rock Princess. The sun and flowers are from Luau.

So...what started as a Welcome sign, has turned into a 10"x 20" framed project! I'm giving it to him this afternoon for his birthday...I hope he likes it!

Here's a closer look at some of the details. I used a lot of dimensional adhesive to make it really pop. I also used a stamp and brown ink on their arms to look like tattoos.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Remembering Diana...

This was the hardest project I've ever had to do...because I was making the programs for my beautiful sister's memorial service.

I made 150 of these programs using the Peony from the Picturesque cartridge. Pink peonies were her favorite flowers.

I love you and miss you Diana.