Sunday, July 31, 2011

CricutCircleChallenge-Technique Challenge

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend.  I had a wonderful weekend because I decided not to do anything today... but CRAFT!!!! So it couldn't have been any nicer 8)

So as many of you know, I love to make these canvases.  I'd been meaning to make one of my middle son, Derek for a while now. I decided today was the day and I would also enter it into the current CricutCircleChallenge!!
All week long, they have been showcasing different techniques and the challenge was to use one of them on our projects.

I used the technique showcased by Michele Kovack on how to use Copic markers for shading and adding dimension.  Here is my project...

I used a 12x12 canvas which I bought at Joann's.
I love to hang these up.  I just think they are much more personal and fun than using a picture frame.

This cute little monkey is from Life's A Party Cricut Cartridge.
I used the Copic markers to add shading and some fur.  I know its hard to see because of the dark brown, but I was really happy with the way it looks.  I used the rag/Copic technique to add some color to his face,ears, hands & feet.  Also added some shading to the leaves.  This lit guy was cut at 2.5".

This pretty patterned ribbon is from Ribbon Offray (@Joann's).
The wooden tag (& wooden stars) are from Favorite Findings-Tags, Simple Stars (@Joann's).
I cut out the "cute" sentiment using Alphalicious Cricut Cart.

Derek's name I cut using Disney Pooh Font (Marker Shadow).

This picture I put on 4x4 coaster by Clear Scraps.  
I added some rub-on stickers and epoxy stickers.
I used a hole punch on the side to tie the different ribbons.
Isn't his lit' foot just the cutest thing!!! 

Thank you all for coming by. I hope you all have a great week! I can't believe it's August tomorrow!! Yikes. Where does the time go??


  1. What a great project! It really is a lot nicer than just using a frame. It's so personalized and very cute!

  2. This is such an amazing canvas! Great details and techniques!


  3. Wow! This is wonderful. I love it. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  4. Super cute my friend.. Im glad that mojo is back in full...

    tfs... good luck with Cricut circle challenge


  5. WOW!! great project and the pics of Derek are adorable:) Glad you're back in the groove of crafting!!