Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On An Air Adventure

Have you heard?!?! Cricut is releasing the new Cricut Explore Air on Feb. 18th.
 I've had the Explore for almost a year now and couldn't LOVE it more! Well, except now that they have an iPad app. I'm in crafting heaven! 
A Facebook group that I am a part of is having a contest to win a Cricut Explore Air and I have entered a Steampunk Swap. So, I am using my canvas for both =)
Project entries for the Cricut contest have to support an "Air" theme and use the color blue.  
Here's what I came up with...

It's an 11x14in canvas.
I know I have said this before, but I LOVE working with Regina's files!
 Her files make crafting so easy.  

I didn't know exactly how I was going to do the balloon when I first started this project. I just knew that I wanted it to be 3D. 

I started by cutting 7 balloons out of card stock and scoring them down the middle.

I put two balloons together and duct taped over both sides. Since I had an odd number I just folded one in half and taped it.

I added little beads of hot glue and then painted the balloons with Gesso.

As I was waiting for the balloons to dry I watched THIS video to learn how to paint a night sky on the canvas. It was much easier than I had thought it would be. 

Once the balloons were dry I hot glued them together. I used the same steps to make the balloons Steam Punk as I did in the Altered Composition Notebook I made. You can find that tutorial HERE.

The basket is made out of a small box that I covered with corrugated card board. I put little hot glue bubbles on it and then painted it. 

The cute little Steam Punk Love image in the frame, I found on Pinterest. 

The chains are attached to the inside of the box with hot glue and the gears are attached with E6000. 
I used Gel Medium to adhere the balloon and the basket to the canvas.   

I made the sand bags out of some scrap fabric...it wasn't the exact color I wanted so I painted it. I also painted the dark blue roses to match. 

I used the Explore to write on the flag. The writing feature is one of my favorite things about the Explore. I use it all the time for the inside of cards, tags, and envelops. 

 I had so much fun making this canvas! 

Thank you for stopping by Toadally Love To Craft! Happy Crafting!


  1. wow wow wow wow wow...so much details, so amazing...hugs

  2. Wow how nice and thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

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