Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cricut Circle BLOGiversary: Monochromatic Challenge

This was the toughest challenge for me personally, which is why it is my final entry for the BLOGiversary challenge.  I couldn’t decide what to do, what colors to use, and so on.  A dear friend of mine is turning 70 next week, and I wanted to do something for her, so I did finally decide I would make her the purse from the Wild Card cartridge.  I was excited about this since this would be my first experience with making this item.

The biggest problem came when I was trying to choose a color.  Her favorite color is red, but I couldn’t find enough red papers that actually blended well to give the look I was hoping to create.  After several tries of other colors, I finally found what I was looking for in shades of black.  Although not my favorite color, I do love the elegance of black, so it made a good choice.

Once I started the project, it flowed quite well and was fun to make.  I used Bazzill Basics in black for the base of the purse, then cut an additional top and back piece out of Creative Memories Delight Fashion Diva paper.  I went back to my mother’s stash of vintage buttons and found the perfect one with lots of bling factor for the clasp of the purse, then added rhinestones to the edge.

The decorative monogram area was created using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.   The pieces were sprayed with Tattered Angels Snow Queen, and the frame was given a light edging of glitter. The monogram “L” is from the Walls, Décor and More cartridge and I used glitter to give it a punch.

The specifics of the project challenge:

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice using a monochromatic color scheme. Your project must include at least 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.




I learned a great deal making this purse, and if I were gong to do it again, I’d make a few changes.  First, I’d stitch the decorative paper to the base of the purse to give it a more realistic look, and I’d do the same with the label on the front.  Also, if I were going to do it again in black, I’d use black rhinestones; the crystal one’s get lost in the design.

I know my friend will love it, and I cannot wait to give it to her filled with some birthday goodies.  Now, all I have to do is decide what types of goodies to include.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting combination of notions and Circit designs to create a stylish bag in an antique 1920ish venue. Your friend will love it.