July 22, 2012

Cricut: A Frightful Affair

I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday and have enjoyed your weekend! I know I have! Thanks to some good new friends who just happen to be our neighbors! He is a chef and he loves Mexican, (which is ALL GOOD because I think I was made to eat that kind of food as often as possible! LOL!!!) so we enjoyed a fabulous meal last night including tacos al pastor and cochinita pibil. It was excellent!!!

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!  Maybe it's the color orange (that is one of my favorite colors!) or just the idea of dressing up and being something different than yourself!  I love to decorate for Halloween and this year I will be going all out in my new home!  With that in mind, I created this frame to add to my Halloween decorations for this year.  
I bought the frame at Hobby Lobby.  It is 11 x 14.  I wanted something large enough to make a statement hanging on the wall.  The inside was decorated with images from the new Cricut Cartridge called A Frightful Affair!  It has some awesome images and phrases, as well as a fabulous font, that are perfect for all of your Halloween adventures.  

Happy Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels

I created the background by splattering Tattered Angels spray mists in Pumpkin and Raven on white cardstock.  Nothing fancy, but it gives it a nice distress feel.  I did a bit of pen work to help the spider web stand out a bit more. I simply used a black marker and a ruler to draw the lines following the shape of the cut. 


I embossed several of the images using several of the new Cricut Embossing Folders - Midnight Hauntings and Halloween Damask!  I added some ink on the embossed images using my favorite inks....Ranger Distress...in Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade. 


Is that little mouse cute as he perches up there on the title?!  




Now for something good to know! Cricut is now including pages in the handbook of all of the images in color with their layers to give you an idea of how they will look once you cut them out.  The other nice feature is that it shows you the image and the page number of where it is located.  I think this is a wonderful addition to the handbooks and will certainly help as you are trying to decide what image you might want to use. 


That's all for now folks!
Head on over to Cricut.com or the Cricut Blog to check out the other new cartridges and some fabulous inspiration!

HALLOWEEN HUGS!
Juliana

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Can't wait to get this new cart to celebrate my favorite holiday!

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA