Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge


This is my entry!  This is a bit of art for my craft room! It finishes 6-1/2" x 11".

The armoire is from French Manor, cut at 5-1/2". Doors were cut by hand at 1" x 4-1/8". I used the elements that the Cricut cut on the doors. I also added shelving by hand. The lion head on the top of the armoire is also French Manor, cut at 3/4". I added rolled and folded papers to look like folded fabric. Pearl accents create the doorknobs.

The windows are French Manor, cut at 2-1/2". The finials are from French Manor, page 66, cut at 2/3", and have pearl accents. The drapes were cut by hand, sprayed with Glimmer Mist, and put through a crimper. The crimped lines were outlined with blue Micro Sharpie. The glass in the windows are backed with a cloud-printed paper, then vellum. I used Glossy Accents on each pane of glass to look more realistic. The valances were hand cut and curled.


The chair is from Sentimentals, cut at 2-3/4". Inking really helped to make it look dimensional. Folded papers are set to look like fabrics; rolled strip of paper is ribbon.

The sewing machine is from Country Life. Cut in shiny black and without the extra detail on the cart. It was cut at 2-1/2". I used drawers from the desk on Sentimentals instead of the smaller drawers on Country Life.


The scissors sticking out of the drawer are from Happily Ever After, icon, cut at 1/2".

The dress form is from Summer in Paris. I cut it twice, once for the wood base, and once in gray print for the body. Cut at 3-1/2". I added my own little folded paper to make a dress draped on the form. Pearls, glue-on, and heat-set stones were added.


The figure is from Rock Princess, page 30. I used the flip feature and cut at 4-1/4". I hand-cut her new dress- a bit more of a couture look for her! I changed her hair a bit and inked the added-on locks of hair. Pearl accents create her necklace. I manually altered her, cutting away her guitar. I cut her body twice so I would have a "free arm" and legs in a skin tone.

I really loved doing this challenge! I am learning how to alter figures for my projects, create dimension, and adding my own hand-cut elements to make pieces appropriate for my projects.

42 comments:

Donna Schnees said...

Love it, lots of detail. Really like the sewing machine.

Donna Schnees said...

Cute page. Love the detail, especially the sewing machine:)

**Treefrog** said...

Wow Nadia, I absolutely LOVE this! I love to do little scenes myself and this one is absolutely wonderful. I love the French Manor cart so much it's one of my favs along with the other vintage ones you used, I really think I need to ge Rock Princess now, I keep seeing some really cute things done with it! Amazing just Amazing!

((Hugs)) Theresa

Loraine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Amazing detail. I have been totally uninterested in Rock Princess until I saw what you did with it. I'm following your blog and can't wait to see more.

beadz said...

This is fabulous! Great job!

Penny said...

You are my new hero. This is really something special. I am not exagerating when I say my jaw dropped. I had to read the description twice. Now my wish list for carts just got longer.

gina piazza said...

That is truly a work of art; the detail is awesome.

Mandy said...

OMG! The detail is amazing! This is so beautiful!!!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

I am Flabbergasted. This is ART!!!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

This is absolutely incredibly creative!!!! one of the best and most detail projects I have seen in a long time!!!!
...ok, I am picking up my jaw from floor!!!

Jodie R said...

I could just sit and drool over this piece for hours! Every detail is perfect! I'm speechless!

Jana Eubank said...

W.O.W.!!! I'm speechless! This is just FABULOUS!!!

Got2BCrafting said...

I can't even come up with words to say how impressed I am with this project. It is absolutley AMAZING! The details are so incredible... you have blown me away. :)
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Brens Designs said...

Awesome! Love the details. Great work!!

Disneypal said...

Holy smokes! This is amazing!

Nadia said...

I am blown away by these kind comments! Thank you so much! It means more to me than you could know!

Nadia

Nana Donna said...

Wow your creations are amazing, how could anyone ever compete with that. You did make French Manor look great. I am a follower. I just started a blog and know how exciting it is to have people follow
Nana Donna

Beth(thunderbirdlindy) said...

Awesome project, just awesome. Love all of the detail

Mrs. Green said...

This is amazing! I can't believe how much detail you have added here! Wow!!

Kristen Swain said...

wow Nadia! that is a true work of art! your detail is amazing, this is just totally fabulous!

Judith said...

That is so cute and so much work! I was awed with each picture. WOW!

Scrappyone said...

Your projects are very creative!
Sharon (scrappyone)

Terry said...

Fantastic job...love all the details!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!
~Terry~

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

I have no words! This is beautiful!

Luv 2 Create said...

Nadia,
If this isn't one of the most creative, clever and artistic projects I have ever come across!!!! You are so very talented. You should be a graphic artist. This is so detailed. I can tell you are a sewer. We definitely have that in common. Truely admire your work.
Marcie

Lori said...

Oh lord, I don't know whether to hate you or want you for my best friend! Just kidding, lol, this is spectacular - no way would I have patience for this kind of detail! Way to go!

Vernetta said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the details! I will have to scraplift and try this! WOWZA! And I have all those carts! LOL

Tina Lee said...

Love your detail!!

Miranda said...

OMG your project is awesome! Love the details!

Stephanie said...

WOW! This is just.. WOW! I don't even know what to say to express my reaction for this AWESOME layout with all those details and HAND-CUT details! I absolutely love it!

liz said...

fabulous!

liz :o)

Lovey said...

Oh My...Beautifully created!

raynae said...

I am totally in love, Nadia. You are amazing! We definitely have to get together to do some crafting!

Lori Allred said...

I am bowing to you creative genius...so amazing. Being a long time paper-piecer I have to say kudos to you for an amazing piece...LOVE it!

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Seriously, this is an amazing piece of art. It is beautifully detailed!

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job!

newbie paper crafter said...

OMG!!! that is amazing..your talent is abundant..simply beautiful..I'm so inspired. thanks for sharing

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

Wonderful! I'm sure yours was the most detailed project! Congratulations!

Dianne said...

I love the details on this page and it is the most beautiful way of scrapping. Your talent for detail is exquisite. You are, without a doubt, the most talented artist in this field.

Sewpro02@aol.com

Dianne said...

I have never seen anything like this before.. It is beautiful. I love the detail and want to try it soon. Your directions are very acurate and seem easy to follow. I am going to save this for future projects. TFS.

Mercedes Pineiro said...

I love it

Dianne said...

This is one if the most beautiful cards I have seen. with all tht detail you have put into it. I have about 64 carts and not one of what you used. I would like try and imitate it as best as I can without the carts. TFS.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

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