Welcome to (BowmanCrafts) and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.
If you've come from visiting ( Suzanne) at (http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/), you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE ( FCCB).
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!
Here is my project:
I cut the base, birdhouse and fence all out of cereal boxes. I glued either 2 or 3 layers together for support. I made a pattern for the house and fence. (the fence was super easy)I covered the house in pattern paper and distressed it. The roof line was made using a border punch. Here is the base of the pattern I made:
The sides and roof are just rectangles. My original pattern was in 2 pieces but I cut the birdhouse front and back in one. I cut the circle in the front with a nestability die.
I added the bird, flowers and branches to finish things off. I don't know if you can see it very good but I painted the fence with distress crackle paint in picket fence.
Now for my cricut cut:
I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge. I cut the scallop out at .75 I also used vintage photo and distressed each piece. This is a picture of the roof a close up in the next picture I show how I made one side of the roof open.
Then inside I made 3 tiny eggs out of polymer clay. I even have little brown specs in them.
And last just another close up.
I had lots of fun doing this. I think I will cut up cereal boxes again.
Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
Next stop...(Tanya)'s blog, (http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/). Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!