Happy Monday everyone! Just in case any one may have “a bad case of the Mondays” (line reference from the movie Office Space), this week’s challenge over at FCCB should perk you up! The challenge is to make a project using a farm animal. Since it is fall and many are heading to their local farms to gather pumpkins how perfect is this theme! Head over and link up some farmin’ fun.
For this project I found a mirror picture frame on clearance at Target for only $4.98! I was thrilled and turned it into a chalkboard wall hanging. I used chalkboard spray paint and painted the mirror (after I sanded down the mirror so the paint would stick). I then took out the glass from the 4×6 picture frames and cut down some paper from the Stampin’ Up Design paper series Domestic Goddess (which I used for the whole project and isn’t that paper just perfect!), and adhered it straight to the photo insert with my ATG.
Using my Cricut Cartridge, Country Life, I cut out the hens at 2 1/4 inches from page 43 and 44 only using the main cut and layer 1 and 2 in shift position. I then added some cream burlap twine around each hen’s neck, added some buttons and stamped a sentiment from Closet to My Heart stamp set, It’s Your Day using a silver ink I found in the Michael’s $ bin . . . bad idea (had to try to fix with silver Sharpie- once again Sharpie saves the day!). Sometimes the $ bin can come back and haunt you. 🙂 I used Pop Dots and my ATG on the hens and used Glue Dots mini and medium sizes for the buttons.
For the banner, I cut it out from Country Life as well at 1 3/4 inches. I wrote the lettering with a silver Sharpie and ran some burlap twine through it and added the buttons at each end using Glue Dots mini size. I adhered the banner with Pop Dots.
I love how this project turned out regardless of my stamp ink issues. The colors and patterns are fun and I feel I turned a boring picture frame into a functional and fantablous gift for my sister-in-law.
Thanks for sharing a piece of “down on the farm with Cricut” pie with me.