CROPPED – Challenge #1 Project DONE!

I was telling you recently that I will be participating in the CROPPED Event this September with Megan from Above Rubies Studio.   Don’t know about the CROPPED event?  Click HERE to get more details.


Inside the Mystery Box that you receive is one of Megan’s DVD’s, and for the FIRST CHALLENGE you have to watch part of the DVD and use one of the projects she demonstrates for inspiration for YOUR challenge project.  This does not mean you have to make the SAME EXACT project she makes!  Inspiration can mean anything . . . use the technique she teaches out, the colors, the overall layout/sketch or the stamp she uses . . . just watch the tutorial on the DVD and let the inspiration come.

And now for my finished project . . . 


For the background I was going for a sky look, so I masked off the paper with two clouds and blended blue, purple and a little bit of teal ink.  I backed that with a deep blue glitter paper which I think really goes well with the blended colors and it adds some sparkle.  Behind that I used a metallic gold paper with a pattern that reminded me of tiles that you might find in Jasmine’s palace.  

If I remember right, it was from a DCWV Paper Pack.

I thought that this cut from the Dreams Come True Cricut cartridge of Jasmine and Aladdin flying on the magic carpet went perfect with the sentiment “To every cloud there is a silver lining” 

I have NEVER used Viva Decor Pens before (I cannot find them in stores around me) but I used one on this card . . . in the gems on Jasmine’s headband and in Aladdin’s turban.  It does not show up very well in this photo since it is such a small area, but in real life it adds just that extra touch of sparkle.

Now I just have to go to the Cropped Event page at

click on Challenges & Inspiration

 and upload the photo of this card.

If you don’t have a blog you can upload your photo to any photo sharing site like Flickr or Photobucket, and from there you can then upload the photo of your project.

Now all that is left is for me to upload the photo to the Cropped Event Challenge page and start

working on my SECOND project for the event!

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5 Responses

  1. Great card! With all of those tiny pieces, I bet it took a long time, but it really looks great! Is that DCWV paper in the background?

  2. BEAUTIFUL card! Best wishes in the challenge!!! Looking forward to seeing your project for challenge #2!

  3. BEAUTIFUL card! Best wishes in the challenge!!! Looking forward to seeing your project for challenge #2!

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