Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dancers Dancing! Two Challenge Projects from the Weekend Before Christmas!

I have sooo missed doing the challenges!  To catch up, I have been crafting like crazy!  These are my challenge projects from this weekend.

The first one is a challenge I did for the Circle MB.  The challenge was to use a second 'machine' in addition to the Cricut.  I LOVE my Xyron thanks to Allison and Caroline on the board.  The Xyron makes glittering a snap-- the glitter is adhered permanently and smoothly every time.

This is a surprise door decoration for my daughter's room.  I cut all the 'dancers' from Twinkle Toes at 7".  I drew on the faces using a Zig Millenium 01 and Sakura white jelly roll pens with colored pencils.  In between the dancers, letters spell her name.  For those, I used Mini Monograms.  The background scallop was cut at 3" and the front circle with the letter was cut at 2-3/4" using the 'dots' feature.

 For fun, these are each of the dancers:
They are all connected with brads.  I just had so much fun with this!

My next project was the Weekly Blog Challenge #12:  Nine Ladies Dancing.

For this project, I used one of the dancers from Shall We Dance.  I discovered an omission on the layers for this figure-- the hair is missing at her shoulder on the right.  I hand-cut that to look more like the cart.  I cut the character at 8-1/4" and then just chopped off her bottom half.  I cut a second figure, cutting off her head and hands in order to create a pattern for her new shirt. 
I hand-cut her top, adding the loop side of adhesive velcro for the fur trim, as well as buttons and jewelry.
I cut four packages from Sweethearts at 1-1/2", and then hand-cut the remaining 5 gifts, since the requirement of this challenge was to include nine of any one thing.  All elements were adhered to or pop-dotted onto cardstock that I cut to fit my envelope and finished (after folding for the card) at 6-1/4" x 9-1/4".

I love doing challenge projects and really had so much fun completing these!  I am loving these new dance cartridges, dancing or not!

It is the weekend before Christmas and I still haven't put up the tree but mass tonight was beautiful in the Cathedral of the Assumption and I was reminded of the hope and anticipation that comes during advent.  Hug your family and say a prayer for peace this year.


Robin Marshall Clark said...

Very nice Nadia! Love the outfit on your lady, especially the jewlery!

Missie said...

I love your card! It is such a great idea to use just part of the dancer. I have no idea what to do with all those dancers and this really helps

crazy about cards said...

Wow what a great card and the detail is great! Thanks for sharing!

Got2BCrafting said...

I really love how you alter cricut images... my mind just doesn't see that kind of stuff. As always...your project is simply amazing Nadia!

girlia said...

Really nice card. Love it.

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Two words
"Mind Blowing"

JaniceA said...

This is beautiful. Way to think out of the box.

Diane M. said...

Fantastic as always Nadia. You really inspire me. :)

Elaine S. said...

Your Dancers Dancing wall decoration is just absolutely adorable. I want to make one for my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing.

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