we have a winner!!

woohoo!  i get to give away a cricut cartridge today!!!  i had the Sweet Treats cartridge up for grabs and the random winning number is 19!  now to go see who that is…

DIANE!!!  please contact me with your mailing address marti {at} pezadoodle {dot} com!!

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now i have another fun MEOW project for ya!  First i will apologize to all my non-cat loving readers!

he heee!  i think this is just too cute and fun!  i got the wood base and letters from AC Moore. 

i painted them with these AMAZING paints from Viva Decor called Precious Metal Colour Varnish.  This stuff is awesome!  it is VERY shimmery and metallic, has vibrant colors, and great coverage yet with a degree of transparency that is sort of hard to explain.  I did not need ANY type of basecoat for my wood – a step i LOVE to skip!!  i just brushed the Precious Metal color on with one of those cheapie foam brushes – i have LOADS.

the neat thing is that while the coverage is vibrant and complete you can still discern the wood grain pattern AND the gold shimmery-ness sort of settled into and follows that pattern.  i am QUITE pleased with the look!  Once dry i covered the letter with various pieces of paper from the Max & Whiskers collection by Basic Grey.  It is easy to cover wood pieces.  Cut your paper to size so it covers the wood piece – in this case i cut 3″ squares.  spread a layer of Mod Podge on the wood piece – not too thick so it doesn’t ooze out of the sides but be sure it goes all the way to the sides.  Lay your paper over it and flatten down.  Once dry just use sandpaper along the edges to remove the excess.  for teeny spaces i use the CTMH set of Finishing Files for 5.95.  a nail file also works well for this – the cheaper and coarser the better!  Next i edge the pieces with a foam ink blending tool and distress inks.

i cut the little designs with the Cricut Lite Meow cartridge of course!  this cart has so many fun images to play with!!  it will look cute sitting next to the frame i made a few days ago!

having played so much with this one cartridge i just kow how much i am going to love the other ones!!

i hope your week has gotten off the a GREAT start!

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6 Responses

  1. Marti, that is SOOOO cute! I love the idea of taking wood letters and accenting them with Cricut cut pieces. I wouldn’t have thought of that—-I just paint them and leave them at that! It will look perfectly cute with the frame. Congrats to Diane!

  2. I’m not a cat person, but I really like your projects this week. And I agree about the CTMH files. I’ve used them a lot on chipboard & they’re great for getting into little holes & corners.

  3. Marti this is SUPER CUTE! You are making me want that cart more and more! I love cats and have a friend that has like 5 cats! This would make a cute present for her! I may have to give this a try…AFTER I get that cart! LOL

    Did you glue the letters to the wood block? Or was this wood base and letters already prepared?

  4. So Cute! Good job! Love it! You are a busy lady. TFS!

  5. Congratulations DIANE!!

    I hope you totally LOVE you new cartridge, it looks like a FUN one!! ENJOY!

    Thanks again to Marti for the wonderful prize and all the great “stuff” you share with us all!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

  6. Thanks a lot !!I have never won anything.

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