Friday, January 7, 2011

Chandalier Cavas Project

In the PaperCrafts Magazine for this month, I saw that they have a blog with challenges on it, so I had to check it out.  You can find the blog here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/.  They have some great posts and some great challenges going on right now.  I made this for their Gray is the New Black Challenge.  The challenge can be found here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/01/gray-is-new-black-challenge.html 

The challenge is to incorporate gray in a unique way into a project.  I knew that I wanted to use the colors pink and gray, because I love this combination.  I used the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge for my cuts on this.
I started out with a white canvas that is size 14x14.  I used a ruler to mark off four 7inch squares around the canvas.

I then used Folk Art Acrylic paint to cover the canvas.  The colors I used were: Baby Pink and Gunmetal Gray.

Next, I cut two small chandalier cuts in a white glitter cardstock with a gray shadow from the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge.  I glued these into the pink squares on the canvas.
Next, I cut a large chandalier in gray with a pink blackout cut for the background. I wanted this to stand up off the canvas, so I used pop dots and layered them on top of each other three high to get the height I was looking for.

Next, I used glue dots to attach pearls in two different sizes to the chandalier for some extra embellishment.  These were not flat back pearls, they are the regular pearls that I bought from the jewelry section for the bracelets I made and they worked out well for this.
Here is a side view so you can see the dimension better.

I am also linking this up here:

mmm button
NightOwlCrafting



14 comments:

Monica Flores said...

I love this, I am so going to scraplift this!

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

Beautiful Canvas-great job!!! Cathie www.creativecutter.org

Besthobbyeva said...

What an awesome project! I love it. And thanks so much for the challenge blog information. I need to get more invovled in challenges!! Have a great weekend!!

Beckie W said...

How super cute!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love this project. It's so shabby chic.

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, I love this!!! I'll have to pull my cart out and use it more. I think I've only used it once!

Monika Reeck said...

woow really great crativity....love this too...great color combo too......good luck with the challenge, I just joining Moxie Fab too and my card is number 23 maybe you would like to see my blog, hugs, Monika

Sue VanDeVusse said...

How creative! Very cool canvas.

Lauren said...

I'm so in love with this!

Melinda Spinks said...

WOW, what a wonderful project! TFS!

Jenn Erickson said...

Visiting from the linky at Night Owl Crafting. Wow, you did a beautiful job with this challenge. I love your colors, composition and the 3D element!

the cricutologist said...

Amazing! I'm your newest follower!

Cath said...

Hey Jean! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)