Monday, October 8, 2012

BBTB2 Happy Fall/Pumpkin Challenge

This week at BBTB2 our lovely and talented Glenda has asked us to celebrate Fall by using a pumpkin in our project.  The catch?  NO HALLOWEEN PUMPKINSI'm always avoiding the Disney carts because of the tiny detailed cuts, but the fablous pumpkin and vines on Happily Ever After called to me so I decided to give it a go.  I welded the shadow to the shadow of "Give Thanks" from Phrases and went from there.  Because my Cricut blades are terribly dull and I haven't been able to find replacements for awhile, I cut this pretty large.  (I'm thinkin' 4" for each, but I almost never pay attention to that.)  Oops!  Too large for a card, in fact so this project hasn't found it's final resting place.  I was going to attach a ribbon for a door hanger, but I'm leaning towards matting and framing it.  As usual, I was late in finishing it so for now, it is what it is.
Here's the dimension shot.  I intended one more layer so I could pop the "T", "a", and "s" in "Thanks" (which were trimmed from the entire phrase by hand) but my crap blade and non sticky mat screwed up the last pumpkin shadow I would have needed to do that, so I glued the plaid letters flat.  I shadowed the pumpkin and leaves a bit with Copics and did a little doodling and called it done enough to submit.  LOL  I'm telling you, I really am struggling with the crafting these days.  Hope I can snap out of it.  My teamies are on the ball with fabulous projects, so be sure and stop by BBTB2 and have a look see.  Can't wait to see what you have in mind, too, but remember to follow the rules and make your Cricut cut pumpkin NON HALLOWEEN or it will vanish without a trace from the Linky.

14 comments:

  1. that is one of my fav pumpkins and love the texture behind it, hugs

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  2. As always, fantastic stuff, Donna. I love the layerings, the detail, ...the whole design is wonderful.
    Carole

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  3. Such a fantastic design! You always amazing me with your detailed work. I hope you enjoyed your reunion... would love to hear all about it!!

    Susan

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  4. Wow Donna, this is fabulous! I am so loving how you put the phrase with the pumpkin. I don't know where you think you have lost any mojo, you have so much talent that I can't see any loss of mojo. lol I wish I did this well when I had mojo. I think this will be beautiful framed!

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  5. I love your ability to weld and make it look like it's supposed to be that way. All those great layers and gorgeous pumpkin cut.

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  6. Donna, The mixture of patterns and textures are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. So pretty, Donna! You've got your fabulous weld of cuts and those yummy layers, topped off with some great Autumn colors... another GREAT ONE!

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  8. This is beautiful Donna and deserves to be framed.Love all your layers and shading on the cuts.
    Jayne x

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  9. This beautiful project should be framed! Love the pumpkin and vines! You always do such gorgeous projects with all the welding and dimension. Love it! So happy you were able to particpate in my pumpkin challenge!
    Glenda

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  10. So gorgeous Donna and rich in Fall colors. I love this. Just so elegant!

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  11. Super Cute, love the layers.

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  12. Well done, Donna. You made the perfect design for the challenge. It really looks 'autumny'. Is that even a word? lol Still, its superb.
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  13. This is beautiful! so many layers and so lovely!

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  14. Very cool. Love those colours together x

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Thanks for making my day!