Monday, April 9, 2012

Exploring Cricut 'April Showers Bring Us Flowers'

Warning:Picture Heavy!
Here it is, the start of another week! But it isn't just any old Monday! Oh No!!! It's time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut. Our theme this time is 'April Showers Bring Us Flowers'. Make sure your project includes a cricut cut and flowers. This is the gift I gave my Secret Sister at Church for Easter. It goes with the Spring gift I gave her. It was the most adorable pot shaped like rainboots with frog faces on them!! I got it at Hobby Lobby. I bought a plant at Lowes and put it in the pot. I also gave her the card I made for the last challenge. If you didn't see the Easter card I posted yesterday, scroll down. It is the one I gave her with her gift. I used the Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut all of the flowers. I used the one on page 16. I didn't use all of the cuts from this page though. I used my Gypsy Girl and welded together fun 3 so it would cut as one piece. I made 3 different sizes. Each petal is 2.72 height, 2.01 height and 1.48 height. then I cut fun 2 at 3.25 height and 2.54 height. Two different sizes for that one. I used the leaf called heart 5 and cut them at 2.25 height. It can be found at #43 on the overlay. I used the hide contour and hid the holes from the middle. All of the papers I used for the cuts are from my scrapbin. I misted each flower piece and the leaves with water and crumpled them up and then flattened them out. When they dried, I misted them with  Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I curled up the ends of the petals, and then punched a hole in the center and attached them together with pearl brads that came from Hobby Lobby. I cut down some wooden skewers and painted them with light green acrylic paint. I used glue dots to attach the flowers to the skewers. I made 6 flowers. The watering can came from Hobby Lobby. Now if I were really crafty, I would have painted a beautiful picture on the side, but I can't draw or paint pictures worth a flip!! And I couldn't find a painted can anywhere! I crumbled up some tissue paper and put inside the can and stuck the flowers in. I had picked up some Easter chocolates just for this gift. I love the ones shaped like carrots!!
It is now your turn to create a project using your cricut and flowers. I'm so looking forward to visiting you and seeing what you made. You have until 9pm EST, Saturday, April 14th to link up your project. Check out what my DT Sisters created for some inspiration. Awesomeness for sure!!!
We would love for you to come back each day and see our daily projects, too.
Hope ya'll like my project!!!! :)


Stephanie said...

This is so pretty!! I just love how bright and fun they are! And that watering can is the perfect place for them!

The Creative Mommy said...

BEAUTIFUL project!!!! I Love just how REAL they look in the can! SUPER JOB!!

New follower-Also a new DT sister for Exploring Cricut!!!

Crafty Hugs,

Janis said...

Gorgeous!! :) Janis

Diane said...

Great job Sharon!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Wow...what gorgeous flowers! I love all those fabulous layers and the colors are just awesome...they look super cute in your watering can!

Diana said...

Sharon, this is absolutely precious! I love 3-D items and this is so perfect. Wish I had thought of it and may need to scrap lift it. ;)

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Love it.Great colors for the flowers.Love the watercan to put those Beautiful flowers.

Annette said...

Sharon, this is a great idea! Your flowers look so real. This would really brighten someone's day:)


Scrapper69 said...

This is soooo PRETTY Sharon! I LOVE that watering can and those lovely flowers... you know you could have just used some vinyl to decorate the can! (JUST SAYIN') LOL
Maybe next time! :o)

Anna K said...

Pretty flowers!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like these handcrafted flowers. I have the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge but do not seem to be able to have my flowers turn out as pretty as yours & others I've seen. I need more practice.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"