Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Would you Guess Wednesdays!

Hello all, it's time for Would you Guess Wednesdays at Cricut Craft Room!  That means I create something for you using our Cricut products that you wouldn't expect to see.  This week I created a little wall hanging for my niece Kylie using the Cindy Loo cartridge, some fabric paper, and ribbon...



I haven't decided what picture I want to put in the little frame, so it isn't permanently attached just yet. 
The tan layer that is holding the images is actually a piece of fabric paper that I created using a technique I learned from Linda Matthews.  She is a textile artist I absolutely LOVE!  You can check out her tutorial on how to make it here.  I simply followed her guidelines, but added my own Angelina fibers in Enchanted Forest Flash and Gold Iris Mix.  You can Google Angelina fibers if you aren't familiar with them, and find more info and retailers all over.  These particular ones I purchased from Textura Trading Co.  The fibers that I used are also heat bondable, even though I only used the glue mixture to attach them.  There are SO many things you can do with these wonderful fibers!  I also sprinkled some Martha Stewart glitter in Smoky Quartz on top while it was still wet.  
I cut the letter K out at size 7 and the frame was cut in size 3.50 & 3.75 and layered.  I offset them a little bit to show more of the orange layer underneath.  The flowers were randomly cut from larger to smaller and attached using glue dots and buttons, or some little brads my mother in law picked up for me.  I'm not positive what brand they were, sorry!  I inked the edges of everything with Staz On Timber Brown ink pad.  All papers were DCWV stacks that I had in my stash from the Citrus Stack and Garden Party. 
I hope you like my project for this week, I look forward to sharing with you again soon. As always, you can email me with any questions you may have at manicexpressionsdesigns@gmail.com and come back soon! 
Have a great day! 

8 comments:

TerryM said...

Ricki, that is so adorable..

Ricki said...

Thank you, Terry!

KAT said...

wow, this is really creative. great job! she'll love it!

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute!!

Linda said...

Hey Ricki! You did an awesome job! I'm jealous - can you be my aunty? Heehee! Hope you're doing well girl! Take care and God Bless! xoxo, Linda

Alishia said...

Great job!

Ricki said...

Thanks ladies! I appreciate it! Be sure to check back tomorrow, I can't wait to see reactions! :)

Connie Layman said...

Love the use of the fabric paper...this is so unique! Kylie is a lucky girl!