You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Exploring Cricut Two-Cut Challenge

Hello, again.  Today I have a card for back-to-school that used the Cricut Best of 2007 cartridge and the My Community Cartridge.
The original blackboard had 3 layers, the first one with letters cut out to say "first day of school".  I left that layer out, made the shadow layer white and put the black on top, then wrote with a white pen.  The pencil came from the My Community cartridge.  To get different colors it would have to be cut out multiple times.  Instead, I cut some parts in white and colored them with marker.  The alphabet paper worked great as a background.

Join our challenge this week by using at least two cricut cuts on a card, layout, or paper project and enter it at Exploring Cricut.  Hope to see you there.

Happy creating.
Rae Ann

Monday, August 19, 2013

My Exploring Cricut Day

Monday comes around quickly.  Today I'd like to share a card I made for my sister.  She has an inside joke with her neighbor about gnomes and there are some cute ones on the Freshly Picked cartridge.

I cut the gnome at 4 inches and the potted plant was cut at 3 1/2 inches.  The capital letters inside came from the Suburbia cartidge.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please, continue to visit Exploring Cricut each day to see what our design team members come up with.

Happy Creating.
Rae Ann

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Disney Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to this week's challenge at Exploring Cricut: use a Disney character in a card, layout, or project.  The only cartridge I have with Disney characters is Tinker Bell and Friends; I love the old-Disney cartoon style they have.
The Disney cuts can be difficult because of the very tiny pieces in them.  I cut Tink at 3 inches which was much to small for some of the cutouts so I used Distress Markers for eyes, mouth, and hair ribbon.  To get her skin tone the way I wanted I cut her in white and used Copic markers E00 and E11 to color and shade in shadows.  Pixie wings have to be special so I always cut out the filigree cut, trim it to fit on the wings and then use glitter glue to sparkle them up.  The 1 inch butterfly came from Create a Critter but everything else is from Tinker Bell & Friends.  I think she is so cute!

Please, join our challenge at Exploring Cricut with a Disney character of your own.  And, please, continue to check out Exploring Cricut each day for inspiration from out design team.

Happy creating.
Rae Ann

Monday, August 5, 2013

Another Monday at Exploring Cricut

Hello, again.  My Yahoo swap group included a card with an ocean theme as one of its projects.  I used the Best of 2010 cartridge to create this ocean liner and used a 'Bon Voyage' stamp inside.  You can't see it very well, if at all, but I used glitter glue on the smoke and waves and Glossy Accents on the portholes to give them a glassy look.

A simple design but a fun look.  Thanks for stopping by; please, continue to visit Exploring Cricut each day for more ideas from our design team.
Happy creating.
Rae Ann