Happy Memorial Day, everyone! This day always feels like the kick-off to summer fun, but we sure haven't been having the weather here, as of yet. I see some sunshine this morning, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Is everyone firing up the grill? At BBTB2 we continue with our "theme" challenge from our fabulous Julia, and this time it's The Garden. You may choose anything found in the garden, as long as it's cut with your Cricut, and don't forget to mention us (and link back) and let us know what cartridge you used. We're really enjoying your creativity. My original project conspired against me. I planned on using a cart I'd bought in maybe November, but hadn't had the chance to use. Imagine my surprise when I went to cut and my Cricut didn't budge. HHHmmm.... If that wasn't bad enough, it was already 1:00 pm yesterday so I had to scramble to design something completely different so that's what you get.
I've made a little garden hanging using the phrase from Give a Hoot. The tomato is on From My Kitchen and the rest of the veggies from Country Life. The shadows were welded in DS. Then, instead of searching for appropriate colored card stock, I cut them all in white and used my Copics to color. I left the cuts right on the mat to do this and there was minimal bleed through and I didn't run the risk of losing small bits (like the peas). Then I glued the layers.
By this time I was sort of running out of gas, so my dimension is minimal. I've popped the mat from the base (from Lacy Labels), the shadow layer and the phrase. The adorable metal garden tools are from J's and I've had them in my stash forever (teeny buttons too). So, how does your garden grow? We'd love to see it. My DT sisters have some fabulous inspiration for you at BBTB2 so don't forget to leave them some love.
I'm also entering this in My Sheri Crafts Summer Lovin' Challenge as there's nothing I love more than home grown veggies fresh from the garden. No, I don't grow my own, but that's what Farmer's Markets are for. LOL