Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog January Monthly Challenge: Scraplift a Circle Blog Project

"It’s been three months since we first began the Cricut Circle Blog. We LOVE bringing you new projects and hope that you enjoy reading the blog each day. It is also our hope that we have inspired you to try something new in your crafting. For this month’s challenge we would like to see you scraplift one of the projects you have seen us present here on the blog. It can be anything! And feel free to add your own creative twist to the project. Project must be newly created for this challenge and should include the following elements to qualify.
  • Use 2 or more Cricut Cuts on the project.
  • Use a project you have seen on the Cricut Circle Blog as inspiration for your project.
  • Use products from at least two of our Sponsor" 
For my scraplift project, I chose Lynn Ghahay's wine charms posted on November 27th.

It has been a while since I've played with Shrinky Dinks so I thought this would be a fun project.  I chose the following cuts from Doodlecharms:  Lady bug and Watermelon, 2 1/2" and Apple, Flower, Heart and Dragonfly, 3".  I used the Cricut markers to draw the cuts first then I cut them out.

Using American Crafts Slick Writers I colored the cuts.  These markers are for writing on plastics.  This marker pack was limited to five colors:  Black, Blue, Red, Green and Purple.  I used a brown Cricut Marker for the apple stem.

To enhance the design, I used Imaginisce's "Flower" stamp from their Snag 'em Stamps and black Staz On ink, stamping on the same side I had previously colored.

After baking, charms were assembled using earring rings and plastic beads.

A few close-ups

They are a little darker than I would have liked but overall I am happy with how they turned out.  I love the stamped image on the plastic.  This definitely was a fun project and I'll be playing more with Shrinky Dinks.

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