Monday, April 30, 2012

April Monthly Challenge: Center of Attention Challenge

The Challenge: Create a centerpiece using your Cricut machines.

I have been dying to try my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge, and this was the perfect time to get it out and create something special for a friend.  I used the 3D teacup to create the base of the centerpiece which would serve as the vase for some flowers to create a teacup bouquet.  Making the teacup was far easier than I thought it would be; it literally took only a few minutes to click, cut and put together.  I did not, however, have the scoring tip, so I used my scoring tool and scored each section individually by hand.  Even that only took a minute or so to do.  If you haven’t tried this one, it’s a must!


I added a doily to the saucer using the Sophie cartridge to give it a special touch.




To create the flowers, I used the Close to My Heart – Art Philosophy cartridge and cut several of each type in varying sizes between 2.0 and 3.0.  Each flower was then inked around the edges, rolled with the assistance of my quilling pen and glued into place.  Once prepared, I then took a toothpick and laced a tiny amount of glue randomly across the edges of the flowers and then dusted them with Martha Stewart’s Fine Crystal glitter.  This gave them the appearance of having dew or mist on them. The base was filled with moss, and lilac and another purchased filler were added for fullness and to complete the bouquet look.



A rim of lace was added to the top of the cup to soften the edges.  For the final touch, a tag from the CTMH – Art Philosophy was cut and inked before adding the word “spring.”

I hope you enjoy it!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


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