Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Love Song Blog Hop Day 2

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Cooking With Cricut's 
Love Song Blog Hop
Day 2
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As you know by now, we were asked to design a project based on an inspiration, this inspiration being a love song.  Well, since I am only 16 and I don't have a favorite love song, I picked a song that I really like listening to on the radio and interpreted it in the following way:

My love song is called, "Today was a Fairytale" by Taylor Swift.
My canvas wall hanging includes a photo of an elderly couple reminiscing about their "fairytale day" years ago.  I am imagining that they took a trip to France and saw the Eiffel Tower.  They are as much in love today as they were then, if not more.  

This project starts with a coat of paint used to cover the canvas.  Next, a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper was torn around the edges and was adhered to the canvas using mod podge.  

First, the photo of the couple was added,  It was offset so that it hangs just over the side of the canvas.  It was printed in black and white to highlight the age of the couple.

Second, an Eiffel Tower was created with chalk paper by first cutting out an Eiffel Tower using the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge and centering it on the chalk paper.  Chalk was added all around the cut out and then the cut out was carefully removed. 

Finally, the title of the project, "Today was a Fairytale" was computer generated and adhered to the canvas.  Working with odd numbers typically brings about a balance so that is why there are three pieces on this project. 

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  1. WOW Madison! What a beautiful project! I love the way you thought that all out! Beautiful job! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your talent with us at CWC! We are EXTREMELY BLESSED to have you as a part of our team!!!!

  2. Madison, I love how the elements hang over the sides of the canvas. Great job on this project!

  3. You rocked it, Madison! Love your collaged canvas! You have an eye for balance and composition -- and great taste in music, too. Love that song by Taylor Swift.

    ~ Jen

  4. Madison, This is just a great collage. All of the elements are just perfect and it is a great inspiration of the song. Love Taylor Swift!

  5. Cute! You really did a great job incorporating the song into your project! I Love the outcome!

  6. What a great project, Madison! LOVE that french theme, and the vintage look of it. And great song as well, really fits with your project!
    Heather P

  7. Oh Madison, I LOVE this! It is so classy! I love how you interpreted their memories, and how you made it to look vintage...this is SO awesome! Now, you have so many ideas for when you grow up and marry you can make these for your memories with your husband!! Beautiful!


  8. Aw Madison, this almost made me cry. What a super project! My husband's grandparents were married for over 60 years and this SO reminds me of them. We lost Grandpa a few years ago, but Grandma (Baba) is still around and will turn 99 this summer!!!! I may have to lift this idea and make a personal hanging for her. :)

  9. Madison, Taylor Swift has some great songs! What an imagination you have to make up this 'fairytale'! I love the Eiffel Tower chalk drawing you did! Hope you have a great day! Smiles, Jill

  10. Madison
    This is beautiful, in reading this, I could almost see them sitting there enjoying their time together!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    scrappersranch @ aol dot com

  11. Madison, your creativity is just Awesome. Love this. Great Job GF. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

  12. What a beautiful piece of art. It turned out amazing! TFS!

  13. A beautiful layout - and so romantic.
    Rae Ann O.

  14. Beautiful canvas. Love all the pics you used and how vintage it looks.

  15. Beautiful job on your project. Thanks for sharing.


  16. Her song are great. I like the way you made it look like a collage. Sweet.
    Loving Scrapper101

  17. Wow, Madison what a great project and imagination/creativity you have! I love Taylor Swift songs too, she is a wonderful artist and song writer! TFS.

    Debbie B.

  18. Madison, this is gorgeous!! I love everything about your beautiful canvas!! So creative and beautiful :)




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