Saturday, March 27, 2010

First official project

I told you the other day that I did my first official craft project using my Cricut. I've actually used it quite a bit but just playing around trying to get it all figured out. I've cut a lot of different things from plain cardstock that I may eventually use but at the moment who knows.
I saw a tutorial on Christine's blog JAZ creations and I fell in love with the idea. Of course I fall in love with lots of ideas and have good intentions of getting back to them and actually making them. THIS time I actually did. I've been bringing home garbage from work again, a.k.a. art material. I started saving corrugated cardboard to use for this project.
I won't bore you with all the details. If you want to make something like this you can check out Christine's tutorial. Here's what I made.

26 comments:

LDH said...

That is one very gorgeous card! Love the colors, textures and design. Very Nicely done!

Ratty said...

You did a good job with this one. It looks very natury, which is something I always like.

Grace said...

Gad, how do you that? Very pretty and creative - I have not a creative bone in my body...I am so envious!

WillOaks Studio said...

Very nice, Ann!! What an interesting new tool to make such incredible cut-outs!!

Buggys said...

Love it! Is that spray paint or chalk? I guess either would work.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ann, I love that. It has such an earthy feel and a wonderful message. Oh, how I wish I could create something like that. You are one talented gal.

Ann said...

LDH thank you very much.

Ratty thanks, it does have a natury feel to it

Grace, thanks so much. I just started playing and that's what it turned into

WillOaks the worst part is that once I cut the shapes out my brain has to figure out what to do with them

Buggys, I started with acrylic paints in several different colors and just sponged it on.

Poetic Shutterbug thank you. I bet you could do it, you're quite talented yourself.

BeadedTail said...

Oh I love it! You did a wonderful job and using the cardboard gives it such a great texture and dimension!

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Wow! Superb!
I love both the design and the message! Thank you for this wonderful craft. I am inspired. :D
Two thumbs up! ^_^

Duni said...

Ann, this card is fabulous. I love it! Great message and I love how you placed the flowers and butterfly!

FishHawk said...

Yeah, it's well overdue.


SHOW OFF!!!

Audrey said...

I LOVE IT!! That is amazing! the flowers are wonderful and make me wish mine were blooming - oh wait - I have to plant them first :)
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Ann said...

Beaded Tail thank you, I think that by using the free cardboard I was less afraid of messing things up and so just went at it. I have a bad habit of buying things for a project then never starting because I'm afraid I'll screw it up...lol

Junezach thanks for the great review. I appreciate it

Duni Thanks, I'm never quite sure where to put things, and I tend to either end up with a mess or something highly over done.

FishHawk, thanks, i think :)

Audrey I wish mine were blooming too. I don't usually plant new ones I just wait to see what comes up from years past. Very rarely do I buy annuals. I think it's because I'm so cheap...lol

Christine ~ JAZ Creations said...

Oh Ann, that turned out fabulous!!! Love it!

Donna said...

This is SOOO Pretty!!!!! Just don't know how you come up with these things!!
Beautifully Done Miz Ann!!!
hughugs

Me-Me King said...

This is the coolest! Nicely done, Ann.

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Looks great! I always wanted one of those things :)

Ann said...

Christine, thanks, I owe you a big thank you for the inspiration

Donna, thanks, I wish I could take credit for it all but I get my ideas from other people. I don't know that I have an original thought in my head.

Me-Me thank you very much

Alterity Button Jewelry thanks. You are talking about the cricut and not the cardboard right?...lol

Sheri said...

Very cute! I can see why you like that thing so much!

digiVickie said...

I LOVE cardboard too! Your idea is really gorgeous ... love love love!!

Jude said...

I have no clue what a cricut is, but I guess I could Google it. That looks pretty cool though so I know it's gotta be one of your crafting tools, I really like your creativity.

gayle said...

Wow you did an awesome job!!

Lenox Knits said...

I love it. Such a great statement piece. You really should think about setting up an Etsy shop now. It takes a little bit of time but you def have the talent and the proper equipment now.

Ann said...

Sheri, thanks, yes I do like it lots

Vickie thanks, cardboard is just so versatile.

Jude yep it's my newest crafting tool from my daughter.

Gayle, thank you very much

Lenox knits why thank you. I have thought about the Etsy thing but I just haven't quite made that move yet.

Tanyia said...

Oh, Ann, I love this!!

Ann said...

tanyia, why thanks sis.

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