Today is our monthly Blog Hop for Bitten By The Bug 2! If you have come here from Karen's Blog you are on the right track. If you have just come for a visit, please make sure and go back to Bitten By The Bug 2 and start from the beginning of the HOP to see all the other fabulous creations. Our image today was picked by Sandi (but our Blog Hop is being Hosted by Carole would is helping Sandi out) and I can't tell you how excited I was about this one. The cut is the bird cage/house on the Straight From The Nest Cricut Cartridge or Stretch Your Imagination orany bird cage/house. I had a hard time deciding if I was going to use the asked for bird cage or a different one...I am totally into birds and cages lately. I think it has something to do with my Soul Restoration project I am doing with Brave Girls. In the end I decided to "follow the rules" and go with the cut from Straight From The Nest Cartridge. I also decided to use this project as a little "therapy" for myself. As I have talked about quite a few times recently, I am trying to find a way to bring my two loves together....Cricut and Mixed Media. Here is my attempt. I didn't want to get too crazy with the mixed media because I didn't want to scare anybody away, LOL!
I actually thought of this one while I was laying in bed a few weeks ago frustrated that I couldn't fall asleep and frustrated that I could never find the few minutes to myself to work on projects just for me.
I used a 8" x 10" canvas and blended two colors of blue and sprayed on some water for the background.
While the paint was still wet, I used my finger to make swirls in the background.
All of the images for this canvas were cut on the Cricut. The frame was cut with Kraft paper and the cage with gray. I used paint dabbers to dab paint onto each to give them some texture. Note--the cage may look a little different from the original cut....I stretched it a little with my Gypsy to make it taller for the canvas.
For the rest of the cuts, I stuck my hand in a small drawer I have that I keep small pieces of pattern paper leftovers from recent projects. I decided I was going to use whatever I grabbed no matter what the pattern.
To give a little outline to some of the cuts, I dragged a marker over the edge of the cut.
How did I adhere all the cuts to the canvas?? Good old Mod Podge! Matte--don't like the glossy...Been having fun with it in my Soul Restoration projects...sort of brings me back to my childhood.
On my heart I added a little Zentangle work for fun and relaxation.
Thanks for stopping by today. I have a small just for fun give-a-way!
Please leave me a comment on this post by Tuesday, March 1st at 10:00 pm Central Time. Let me know if you have two different craft styles (or more like me) that you struggle to "blend" together. I will pick one a winner with random.org....please don't forget to leave me a away to contact you if you are the lucky winner :)
Now head on over to Jeri's Blog to she what creative project she made for you!
Here is the Blog Hop list if you want to start back at the beginning: