I had the best birthday weekend ever! My sister came to town on Friday evening and we went out to dinner (one of the Jonas Brothers was a table over from us with a bodyguard and a date... it was almost as exciting as my birthday). Ha!
I got to hang out with RonChops ALL DAY Saturday (something we have not done much of lately because of our respective jobs)... when we woke up on birthday morning he hugged me and whispered "happy birthday" right off the bat (he knows I gobble that kind of thing up)!!!
Then Sunday we had a swim party at our house with my parents and sister... BBQ and yummy cake for dessert! It was FABULOUS! Somehow in the middle of ALL that I managed to work up a project to share today! I am pretty excited about it!
Enough with the chitter chatter Lolly old pants... get on with it already!
I saw a zinc wall art circle thingy last week on Making it Lovely that I just about fell in love with (on-the-spot). You can see it in this post HERE. It's really a modern art piece but I was inspired to do something else... entirely different!
Barnyard Circle Wall Art Thingy
These tables had 3 legs and were normally covered with a nice frilly ruffle table cloth / skirt thing.
It was a bear to adjust the skirt cause it got caught on the particle board edges...
(is it coming back to you yet???)
Oh how I miss those times!
Well the 80's are over so it's time to get that fella out of the attic get crafty with it!
One coat and I was ready to go!!!
I used October Afternoon papers (all different collections)!
So in reality it was something like...
I am not good at math... but trust me... that's a LOT of circles!
You guys are still with me right?????
This is where I usually loose everyone...
I did a little prototype to make sure it was gonna look like I had envisioned it.
It looked ok so I forged ahead and then started cutting out 367 (thousand) circles.
I started using 3 dimensional adhesives to lay the other circles over the top...
(I used all different brands... pop dots, zots, MS pop dots, American Crafts pop dots...)
(I used TONS of the stuff... tons I tell ya)!
I just keep on truckin' and layering circles...
Once you have exhausted your entire supply of 3 dimensional adhesives...
...and part of your Moms supply as well...
You will have something that looks like this...
(only not as over exposed as mine is I hope)
But RonChops (the official chief craft inspector) took one look at it and thought that it looked kinda plain...
He actually said (this is a direct quote here folks)...
"So what are you gonna put on top of it... it looks kinda plain..."
(6,423 circles and 7,426 pop dots and the man thinks it looks PLAIN????)
So I decided to add something else to it...
Thus enters the animals part of the project...
I decided to replicate those animals in Adobe Illustrator and then turn them into .svg files I could cut with my Cricut and SCAL!
(and I am gonna share all the files I made with you towards the bottom so hang tight)
Soooo.... here we go...
All chicken. All the time.
bock... bock... bock!
Only once I cut him out he was rather plain and unsheepified...
So I cut cotton balls in half (cut side facing up) and glued them to his little sheepy body.
I think he looks rather sheepish now don't you???
I also sprayed his little piggy body with some Shimmerz Spritz in the color "Bed of Roses"...
I think that gave him some pigtastic depth... don't you?!?!?!
Whew... a project just isn't a project without the tangy zip of teal right???
(or is that miracle whip...)
...I inked the edges and stuck the pickets together with green brads!
...here an oink there an oink everywhere an oink oink!!!
(and teal... which is utterly fabulous of course!!!)
I am thinking about changing the letters to black and making the fence posts darker...
...once I saw these pics I realized there was just not enough contrast!!!!
What do you guys think????
I am torn and don't know what to do!!!!
(calgon... take me away!)
...and in case you have a Circut and SCAL you can cut the animals out yourself...
(just a heads up... this is a .zip file with all of the animal pieces grouped by color and placed in individual .svg files )
That's all folks! I hope you enjoyed today's project!
I'll be back next week with who knows
(hopefully a Sizzix video... poor RonChops has been working a LOT lately so he's had no time to do the editing for us)!
More HUGS than you can stand!!!
P.S.S.T. My owl bag class has been scheduled! You can choose between purple or teal!
It's going to be at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 10 at Scrapper's Boutique, North Richland Hills, TX (817-503-0777)!
(I posted the wrong date on my FB!!!)
I hope to see you there!
I will also have owl bag kits for sale as well! I'll post the details as soon as they are available.
Last thing I swears... I have been asked to join Donna Downey's design team!!!!!! I'll share more on that later! WOO HOOT!