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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Fall plaque with vinyl

Hello everybody!  I created something today that is going to be entered into a few challenges.  I purchased a slate plaque at Joanns the other day in the clearance aisle.  I ended up paying just a little over $3 for it!  I brought it home and painted it with some Krylon paint and then used some of my brown Cricut vinyl to make this Happy Fall hanging for our front door! 

I started designing my cuts on my Gypsy and I couldn't find just the right tree.  It needed to be a tree with at least one leaf to qualify for one of the challenges.  I know that you can search on your Gypsy, but I hardly ever use that feature now because of Cricut Search .  For those of you who haven't checked out this amazing website yet, please make sure you do!  I had a tree picked out for my plaque, but then when I searched for a tree on Cricut Search I found what I thought was the perfect tree!  The perfect tree that I would have never found otherwise, because I wouldn't have ever thought about looking on the ZooBalloo cartridge for a fall looking tree, but that is exactly where I found my tree!!!  Then I decided to add a little something to my design and was looking for a basket of leaves.  Nothing came up when I searched for that so then I just typed in "leaves".  That's when I found the little girl and boy cut from the A Child's Year cartridge and I thought they were the perfect compliment to my tree!  I'm very pleased how this turned out!


This is what my clearance plaque looked like to begin with

Then with just a few coats of this....

I ended up with this!

Then after a little vinyl magic this is my finished project!



Sorry about the glare on the bottom left hand corner!  It was actually a beautiful sunny day here today!  I will take all of those that Mother Nature is willing to give us!  I am going to be submitting this for the following challenges:


At least one leaf with Cricut cut used @ http://www.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/


Fall creation NOT Halloween @ http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I feel like I'm finally starting to get my crafting mojo back and I cannot tell you how much all of your kind words and support has meant to me during this past month!  {{{HUGS}}} to all of my friends, family and faithful followers!  

15 comments:

Minta's Creations said...

I Love it! I have never used vinyl before but it sure does make a difference I really love your plaque. You did a great job!
Minta

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Beckie W said...

I just love it ....I haven't used vinyl yet .... mainly because I I haven't seen the transfer tape... when you use your vinyl do you use the transfer tape??

BrendaB said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a great plaque and what a great job you did on it!!!

K Andrew said...

WOW! This is absolutely charming! I am amazed by your eye for transformation! You would be a great altered artist--you see the hidden potential in a piece.
Thank you for joining my Fall Challenge at Getting Cricky

all the cricky best,
kandrew

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Melissa, it turned out so cute. I love what you did to it. I am so glad you are starting to feel better. hugs

Melissa said...

Thank you for all the kind comments ladies! I have to say that I am loving how it looks on our front door! :)

Beckie...I do not use transfer tape, but let me tell you...if you don't have the transfer tape, you better have a lot of patience! lol (Which by the way, I have very little of!) I prefer to weld my cuts, especially my words because it's easier to get a cleaner look and get it lined up on your project, BUT at the same time, I think that welding your cuts together makes it more difficult to get it placed on your project!

Trying to keep all the pieces from not sticking together as you are getting it into place is tricky! Hmmmm...maybe I should invest in some transfer tape! :)

Disneylady Maggie said...

That is amazing, you have so much patience.....great work ( again )xxxxx Hugs & smiles

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

What a wonderful project that shows how you can alter anything to meet your needs/wants. Great job, Melissa! Love how the final plaque turned out for your family to enjoy.

And glad to hear you are feeling better. Big ((hugs)) back to you too. Take care. :)

Cindy said...

love it! I've never used vinyl... might have to try this!

SherriC. said...

LOVE it!!!!! you did a great job....
I don't use transfer tape, but I have used drywall mesh tape, it works great and I can pick it up at the dollars store,

4kids4 said...

What a great fall project!! TFS!

Ladybug Designs said...

I love recycling things. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB

Val said...

Wow, what a cute project!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

PenLight said...

Fantastic work! Wow! Thanks for playing at Fantabulous Cricut.

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