This is my entry for the Cricut Circle NSD Crop Recipe Challenge. To say that I enjoyed this challenge is an understatement! We were given a "recipe" to create any kind of project for this challenge:
- At least three Cricut image cuts
- Three patterned papers
- A Butterfly, bird, or bug
- Machine, pen, or hand-stitching
- The color yellow
Anthropomorphic animals have been on my mind after seeing Jayme McGowan's Pinterest pinboard with this title (and thanks to her that I even have a term for 'critters in clothing') but it wasn't until I paid attention to my daughter's shower curtain (that I sewed years ago) that I decided to try this.
For the crafty details (all the cuts were made on the Expression unless otherwise indicated):
- The chickens were cut at 4" from Noah's ABC Animals (page 27), flipping one. I hand-cut their wings and little dresses with aprons. I used a Micron pen to add "stitching". I popped them up 1/4". Their front wings are popped up an additional 1/16".
- The clothesline was cut from Country Life (page 59), cutting at 3".
- The grass was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up (page 78), cut at 1-1/4" (6" Fit-to-Length). I used a Cuttlebug folder and inking to add a little texture to the grass. I also used the negative space from the cut to add a raised layer of grass, popped up 1/16".
- The butterflies were cut using a Martha Stewart punch. I colored them with colored pencil blended with gamsol and detailed with a Micron pen.
- The inside text of the card was created by printing with Jokerman at 24 point.
I added a bit of white gel ink to their little beaks to help them show up against the dark clothes on the clothesline.
The card finished at 7" x 5-1/4". This project was so much fun for me! And YAY! Another challenge completed!!
Thank you for checking my blog--- come back later today for the winner of The Good Old Days cartridge. That will happen later this evening when my Master of Ceremonies gets home from her piano lesson!
As always, you can see many of my previous projects by clicking here to go to My Project Gallery.