Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Entry for the Online Core'dination for Day One, Challenge One

It's day two of the Core'dination Online Crop. Personally I think I'm a little behind in my projects for the challenges, but I love how they are turning out as I write this.

This morning I worked on Lydia's Challenge from yesterday. The Ad Challenge. I decided to use the shape and paper from the Black Magic collection. I decided to create a layout that showcased the peacocks I was watching over the weekend. They are beautiful birds, but a pain in the butt to put to bed at night.

The peacocks live with ducks, chickens, geese, guinea hens, and pheasants. My responsibility was to let them out in the morning, feed, water, clean the beds and put them away at night. The chickens, ducks and geese go inside the coop when it starts to get dark. However, the peacocks sit on top of the coop and watch and wait and watch and look over the edge to come down before going to the middle of the roof.

Anyway, the shapes are cut using the George and Basic Shape cartridge for the Cricut in six different sizes. Then sanded them completely or just around the edges.

The shapes were cut from Freeze, Voila, and Protect. I sanded the edge about half an inch in around a 12x12 piece of Hypnotic.

I used a white opaque pen to trace the edges, shapes, and pictures.

Each corner has three gem brads in green, blue and purple to match the peacocks feathers.

And this is the final layout:

 Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy cropping to everyone.


  1. The white pen is such a GREAT idea! Looks fabulous.

  2. Great use of the Core! Love the white pen!