Saturday, August 25, 2012

Close To My Heart August ARTISTE Blog Hop!


Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we will  showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which  can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent  Consultant.
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup  with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects!!! 
This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge!  Did you know there were 700 images on this cartridge??  That's right -- 700!!! 
If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - http://www.love2createitall.com.
My project is ... a tabletop decoration, a giftbox/placecard holder and table scatter.  For my projects, I worked with page 78 out of the booklet.  The first thing I made, I think will look great in cluster of different colors and sizes as a decoration on a sideboard, counter top, etc.  I first cut Accent 1 and Accent 1 in approximately 4.5”.  I cut a total of 4.  I embossed them with my houndstooth folder and Big Kick.  I assembled two of the pieces together as shown in the booklet, then doubled and adhered the flat edges.  I thought that by doubling the number of sections, it would appear more full and substantial.  I cut the leaf which is 3-D Object, and adhered with a glue dot.  There is a small hole in the leaf that I wanted to cover, so I ran hemp twine thru a button that coordinated with the leaf and used a glue dot to adhere.  The paper used in this project was Co’redinations Tangerine and Close To My Heart  New England Ivy.
For my second project, I wanted to attempt the pumpkin treat box.  I chose Co’redinations in Terracotta for the body of the box and Close to My Heart  New England Ivy for the leaves.  I sized to fit the 3D Object on a 12” x 12” mat and cut.  I cut 3 of the leaf assemblies in 2 different sizes and curled leaves and tendrils.  I adhered the 3 together, lining up the holes.  I used a coordinating ribbon to attach to the first leaf of the box, assembled the box, then attached the leaf assembly and finished with a bow.  I added one of my grunge leaf scatter pieces as a name tag.  I think this would be lovely to set a Thanksgiving table, or cutsied up as treat boxes for a classroom.  
To finish off my projects, I used Accent 2 and Accent 2 to cut the two designs of leaves in two different sizes from Tim Holtz Grungeboard. I used Alcohol Ink in Lettuce, Watermelon, Terracotta, and Sunshine Yellow to tint the grunge board leaves.  I then brushed with perfect pearls and used my heat gun to curl the grungeboard.  I think the leaves would look awesome as scatter, attached to napkin rings or as a garland on a light fixture.  I really hope you have enjoyed this look at Page 78 of what this cartridge has to offer.
The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura Charko -
Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop: 
Theo ~ www.celebratecrafts.com
Judith Ashmore- http://grammiejudys.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the projects we created!
Happy Crafting~
Lisa Woodward

11 comments:

  1. Love the fall colors and your table top decor turned out beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration to try some of these!

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  2. Love the colors that you used for this project and love your blog. You are such a talented lady. Thanks for your time and talent.

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  3. What pretty decorations you made! TFS
    judy
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  4. Love the boxes and the holiday theme! Now to figure out what to put in them!! :)

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  5. Wow Lisa! Love it all! I think that embossing the tabletop decoration was a great idea and really helped it "pop". TFS :)

    Lucy
    http://love2createitall.com

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  6. Love, love, love your little pumpkins and leaves!
    Pam

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  7. Love your little pumpkin.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  8. Your 3D Halloween projects are so cute. Just love em.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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