Monday, July 14, 2014

Just umm, Let it Go

If you have a little girl in your house, there is almost no way on this planet you haven't at least heard of Frozen.  If you have a little girl in your house that has seen Frozen, chances are you have seen it...once or twice or 7 million times.  I mean, am I right?


This month for the Silhouette Challenge, the theme was "My Favorite Things."  I couldn't, for the life of me narrow it down...I mean my favorite things change daily.  Today, I would be a huge fan of coffee and spray paint.  Yesterday it was coffee and polymer clay.  Tomorrow it will probably be coffee and washi tape.  I see a theme here.  I should have gone with coffee...


Anyway, while I was cleaning out some craft supplies, Lucy saw this canvas in a box. The first thing out of her mouth was "mommy, this looks like it should be in Elsa's castle!"  I gave it one glance and knew it needed to be Frozen related and I knew then that the "favorite things" challenge wouldn't be about my favorite thing, it would actually be about one of my favorite person's favorite things.

I had originally made it as a trial canvas I had made back when I was participating in the One Crafty Challenge hosted by One Artsy Mama.  It was for the glitter round, if you can't tell, and if you know anything about me, you would know that I hate glitter.  So this round of the challenge was a huge challenge for me, going against everything I believe in (that glitter shouldn't exist).  To make this one, I used a flat blue paint first and then spray painted over it with a blue glitter spray paint.  Before the spray paint was dry, I sprinkled a little extra glitter on it, just for glitters sake.  There was no fancy method or style, it was just a little canvas with a bunch of glitter thrown at it, literally.


This version would have gotten me no where in the craft challenge, so it was a good thing I scrapped it and went with something else.  I was up against some very talented ladies.  It wasn't until after the THIRD attempt to create something awesome that I got it right and won the glitter round with this:


And winning the challenge meant that I won a box full of glitter.  Yep.  I now own more glitter than I ever thought was possible.

But back to this Frozen project.  After I cut out a super simple "Let it Go" quote out of vinyl on my Silhouette for this canvas, I showed Lucy.  She exclaimed "MOMMY IT'S PERFECT!" and gave me the biggest hug and told me I was the best, so really, I won again.  With glitter.  Go figure.


Now that you have checked out my project, make sure to click around and check out all the other projects that were done for this month!  There are some simply amazing ones that you won't want to miss!
  A Gift for the Bride-to-Be Silhouette Challenge: My Favorite Things My Favorite Things Keepsake Box Printable Tattoos for Crafters & DIYers Super Hero Backpacks Geometric Two Tone Shirt Refashion Instagram Paper Album Reasons I Love Daddy Ctrl Alt Del Pillows Outside Decor: DIY Pallet Board Sign Yo-Ho It's a Pirate Party How To Use Silhouette Sketch Pens Combining My Favorite Things, Baking and Crafting - July Silhouette Challenge Pride & Prejudice Subway Style Art Favorite Silhouette Challenge Just umm, Let it Go Temporary My Little Pony Tattoos Mike Holmes Baby Onesie Monogram It: A Memo Board Makeover Super Room Redo The Best Summer Ever Freebie and Tutorial Summertime Toes Crafty Girls Hair Accessories Holder Watercolor Wall Art Ice Cream Cone T-Shirt Sun Fun Shirt Family Wall Art: Scrabble Edition Serving Tray Upcycle Making Custom Rhinestone Designs Etched Glass Coasters Church Nursery Wall Quote

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15 comments:

  1. The Let it Go art is so cute (and simple is ALWAYS nice). My neice would love it! Your butterfly art is gorgeous too!!

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  2. what a sweet story! I have boys, so while we have watched the movie numerous times, I don't get to make them anything with glitter :)
    and by the way, I LOVE your butterfly picture

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    1. Be thankful that you don't have to worry about glitter ;)

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  3. I love the butterfly one, but the spray glitter on the "let it go" just speaks to me haha!! :)

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  4. Very cute!!!!! Did the vinyl stick well to the glitter? I know my daughter would LOVE this!

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    1. Sadly it didn't. I am going to have to put a clear coat of spray paint on it to make it stay permanently. But I feel like I have this problem every time I use vinyl on canvas regardless of what is painted on it

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  5. Maybe rent "Follow the Sun" and the Lu might end up going crazy over Golf!!!.....It could happen!!

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  6. Awesome sauce! I have a few canvases waiting to be made into something. My little girl has been dying for a Frozen-themed bedroom. This is so going on my to-do list!

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  7. Aw, I love her reaction the best...what a simple project with a big payoff! And so great that you were able to reuse a previous project to create something so fun for your daughter!

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  8. I love your glitter story - cracking me up over here! Nothing like a glitter hater winning a big box of glitter haha! Your canvas looks great!

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  9. Love this!!!!! So great for a little girl! My boys have seen it twice I think---am I the only parent who hasn't? ROFL

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  10. Randi,
    Your project wit glitter sure is cute. A hug from your daughter, It's Perfect! Now some how those amazing amount of glitter became priceless.
    Love It,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & LilyPads

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