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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Erica's Craft Room- Technique!!!



Today over at mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com we were given a challenge, to use flowers but not in a vase. I knew instantly what I wanted to make as I have become obsessed with Flowers and using my CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge. This is also a Home Decor Project and I'm sure most of you will love it.







I cut my flowers at 3.50 (about 200 of them) and sprayed them with Pearl Glimmer Mist. Once they were dried I rolled them with a quilling tool and hot glued it together. When I was ready to place the flowers around my wreath (I used a 14" wreath from Hobby Lobby in the craft department) I pulled out my pearl head pins I bought from Walmart (100 for 3.00) and stuck them directly through the middle of the flower onto the wreath. Now normally I do wrap my wreaths in ribbon but since I'm pretty good at hiding the white and I use so many flowers I didn't see the need to. You could paint your base first or wrap it in ribbon that's up to you.

After I was done with my wreath it was beautiful but it was missing something. I knew I wanted to add butterflies and I've become very fond of my Art Philosophy cartridge so I used the butterfly on it. I cut the large butterfly at 3.00 and the two smaller butterflies at 2.00. I did use glitter paper and had to adjust my speed to 3 when cutting the smaller ones on my AE2 machine.  I did hot glue the butterflies to the roses and I only put hot glue on top layer in the middle middle/body part of the butterfly so the wings would like kind of 3D.

To purchase some of the goodies I used on today's project like glimmer mist and paper please visit Erica's store at http://www.shop.ericascraftroom.com/

To see more projects done today please head back over to mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com 

I hope you enjoyed todays project and thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. Dana this is beautiful, definitely on my "gotta try this list"!!
    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  2. WOW!!! beautiful!!! love the pin idea. off to wally world lol 200 flowers. omg! I so have to try this! tfs :) Dt Doris

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  3. Your wreath is just so gorgeous! The addition of the butterflies was the perfect finishing touch!

    Tracy
    My Cricut Craft Room DT sister

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  4. amazing, looks like a lot of work, but worth it

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  5. What a bright and cheerful wreath. TFS.

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  6. Very very pretty!! Amazing work!

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  7. Dana,
    This is gorgeous!!! Looks very time consuming.
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com

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  8. wow amazing! I love it. How long did it take you?

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  9. Dana it turned out beautiful!! Christina

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  10. Just simply beautiful. The colors are PERFECT!
    TFS

    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    DT My Cricut Craft Room
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  11. That's incredible. How long did it take you to make it? A true work of art.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the bright colors!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  13. I absolutely love the color combination, very bright and cheery!

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