Monday, December 9, 2013

No Glitter was worn...

First of all my friends, I want you to know, this is going to be a mind blowing post, and you will want to read all the way through! Not only am I going to share my project, but links to my buddies projects (on their blogs!) and even more fun! 

Sooo...No Glitter was Worn! Ahhhh...who am I fooling! I cannot tell a lie. Yes, there was 'some' glitter worn in the making of this project!! Ha ha! I mean, seriously, who would believe me if I said no Glitter was worn in the making of this project? We ALL know how impossible that is, right?

So, I wanted to attempt to do a few things with this project. One was to follow Lauren's lead in using different medians. as in Glass Etching, HTV, etc. For this project I took the easy way out, because...well, that's easy! But also because I was working with what I had on hand. I also wanted this project to be a gift to give for Christmas.

Items used for this project are:
Silhouette Glitter!

Chipboard

Adhesive spray


piece of white fabric (I already had this on hand ...and I don't sew!)
Old picture frame (I used one I had on hand with the glass still intact)

I got my hot little hands on a package of chipboard. As soon as I picked it up from the post office, I got straight to work. I had lettering lined up just how I wanted it to fit on the chipboard, in the Silhouette Studio. Because I have a Portrait I had to trim off some of the chipboard to make it fit my mat. I sent my file to the machine, using the recommended settings. I failed to set the type low enough, so messed up my first chipboard cut, go figure! My second attempt, I also adjusted the blade to 5 rather than 3 on the recommended settings. That is because it did not cut all the way through on 3. The 2nd attempt went beautifully. Score :  Silhouette-1,  Bev-1!

Next, I took these letters to the back room, or my 'craft room'. This is where the magic happened. Let me first say that I have Never ever finished any project in just one day, until this one....(that's how easy peasy it was)! Another important fact: No Paint was used in this project! Faint!

I used a piece of plywood to work on. I did this to protect the carpet from my messy crafting abilities (meaning I make messes every.single.time!) I sprinkled out some glitter on a piece of printer paper. This made it easy to return the unused portion of glitter to the container...Red was first. A small squirt of adhesive spray on one letter at a time, quickly dunking each letter into red glitter. I followed the same pattern with each word & corresponding colors.

I used the original cardboard backing, the one that we put behind our photo's...and glued a piece of white fabric onto that, then glued the glittery words right onto the fabric. Popped that in behind the glass, and this is the result!


This will be my daughter's Christmas gift. (Good thing she doesn't read my blog!) Her name is Rochelle Hope. She has two daughters of her own. Their names are Kayla Renae Faith and Lena Marie Love. 

So  Faith, Hope, Love! is not just a theme, but it represents my girls too. My daughter has a lot of Faith Hope and Love things about her house...not too much, but just right. Hopefully she will be able and want to use this to decorate during the Holidays for years to come. 

This is my December Silhouette Challenge project, and this month we have an amazing number of ladies participating and sharing their creations!  This is an Epic Challenge month because there is something else going on!

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! 

  1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
  2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil' Mrs. Tori
  3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
  4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
  5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
  6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
  7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley's Corner
  8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
  9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
  11. Deer Head Holiday Banner...featuring Santa's Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
  12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
  13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
  14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
  15. Elf Chalk Sign: "The Best Way to Spread Christmas" by Weekend Craft
  16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
  17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
  18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
  19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
  20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
  21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
  22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
  23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
  24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
  25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
  26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
  27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
  28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
  29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
  30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
  31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
  32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
  33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. "Believe" Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
  35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

Do you have a Silhouette machine?

Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we'd love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.


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