Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Challenge Entry!!! And this time it's home decor... oh la la!

I have been wanting to try some "home decor" type projects for a while now, so I finally buckled down and made something for my son's room.  Every night before bedtime I tell him, " I love you to the..." and he finishes with "moon and back!"  I just love it!  So I had to make something for his room with this saying... and here is what I came up with:

I started with a plain canvas and painted it gold over the entire thing.  Then I used my Vinyl and Basic George Cartridge and cut out a ton of stars at 1/2" to use to build the first letter to each word... and I used the Calligraphy Cartridge to make the other letters in the words.  I used Create a Critter Cartridge for the moon and cut it out in vinyl as I did with the words.  I put these on top of the gold once it was gold and painted over the whole thing in a dark blue.  Once that was dry I slowly peeled off the vinyl and was left with my words and moon in gold.  I then added in my grass.  While that dried I cut out my tree with the Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge two times  to give it more dimension when I placed 1/4" pop dots in between.  The hearts were cut out of Create  Critter Cartridge at three different sizes.  The ones on the limbs were then dazzled with red stickles, while the one on the tree was done with gold distressed stickles.  I also ran my tree through my Swirls Embossing Folder and lightly went over it with a gold stamp pad!  Ta da!!!!

I also am entering this project into 3 different challenges, so please go see what others have done as well!!!

FCCB - emboss it Challenge #48

Creative Sisters Challenge

Cooking with Cricut - Twirls and Swirls Challenge

Thank you for stopping by and looking!
Happy Crafting!


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

What a fun project and I love how you got the sentiment! So cute! TFS!

Unknown said...

Very fun project, great job. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking with Cricut!!!
Karla Urea

marenmat said...

It's adorable!

Linda Therrien said...

Very nice, I just love that saying. You did an awesome job.

Thank you for joining us on Creative Sisters Monday Challenge


Crafting Misfit said...

Cute :) Love the colors and textures.

Jean said...

So cute and such a sweet sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut and at FCCB.

eeb said...

Lisa where are you storing all that creativity?

Unknown said...

I love it--adorable!

Helen said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Jen said...

That's so sweet, Lisa! What a great project and keepsake to remember that special bedtime ritual. Thanks for swirling & twirling with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Raven B said...

Oh my goodness. I love this so much not only because my kids and I say that to eachother but its just so adorable!!!
Raven CWC DT

Maria Elena said...

Super dooper cute job!
Thanks for playing this week with Cooking With Cricut.
Have a great Saturday ;-)
Maria Elena CWC DT

Madison said...

Love this idea! So cute. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
~Madison CWCDT

Selina said...

Great job! Love how colorful it is!

Thanks for coming by my blog! I'm now a follower of your blog!

Kate said...

What perfect art for your son's room!! I love the way some letters are created with stars. The embossed tree looks great too!
Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!