Hello everyone, welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. The challenge for this week was selected by my design team sister Rebekah Kreiger, who chose the theme "Fashion Show". Our instructions were to use any fashion item from any Cricut Cartridge.
Being me (!!), I took the road less traveled - which is only humorous if you note that I do have an automobile as the base of my card! I decided to go old school fashion and I designed this "Vintage Fashion" scene. I used only one cartridge to create this fun scene - Art Deco.
I began in Cricut Craft Room where I welded the shadow cuts from the car and the two people together to create a shaped base card, which I cut in cream cardstock. I then copied the front welds of the card only and using the fun Graphic 45 circle Art Deco style paper, I cut the background layer to go behind my scene.
The first figure I cut was the lady in pink. I used white cardstock to cut her body, then I colored her skin areas with Copic markers. I cut her base dress, hat and shoes in pink diamond pattern cardstock. I added a lighter pink layer for the top back of her dress and one layer of her bustle. I then used vellum and cut the trim on her hat and the bustle and train layer of her skirt. I finished the skirt with gathered tiny ribbon being glued to create the top bustle layer. I finished the lady in pink by adding liquid pearls to her hat, earrings, bracelet and shoes.
For my distinguished gentleman I started with the patterned paper for his vest. Seriously, I built the rest of the outfit around the vest! I used a lot of Copic markers on white or beige cardstock for the gentleman. You should notice the vellum hankie in his jacket pocket and the printed hat. The printed section of the hat was cut using the vest paper, but I added color with a Copic marker.
The automobile was a bit of a challenge. I am embarrassed to tell you that I actually had to pull out the cartridge handbook to see the layer colors. I really like cars from this era so I truly enjoyed piecing this car together.
If not for central air and heat, ANTIBIOTICS!, refrigeration, etc, I might have enjoyed living in an earlier era. However, now that I know what I would be missing, I think I will admire from afar and stay right here in the current time period!
Remember to go by the BBTB2 blog this week and check out all of the fun fashion projects the design team created to inspire you. And remember, we love it when you link to the BBTB2 posts and share your work with us!
NOW FOR SOME BIG NEWS!
I know you have probably all heard about the new Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge, Cricut Artiste, but have you seen the handbook??? Try this link HERE and you can view the handbook for this FABULOUS cartridge. Artiste goes on sale August 1st and can be ordered through my Close to My Heart on line store. The cartridge and stamps set retail for $99 and this includes the cartridge with over 700 images, three coordinating stamp sets and three large sheets of coordinating chipboard.
As an added bonus, anyone who purchases the cartridge through my on-line store between August 1 and August 31 will go into a drawing for an additional $50 in free merchandise of the winner's choice. My way of thanking you for shopping with me. I know this is a fabulous cartridge and I cannot wait to begin sharing my new Artiste projects with you!!! Keep watching for all of the CTMH and Artiste fun to come!!!