Well, it's been 3 weeks or more since my last post. We went on a wonderful 2 week vacation to Colorado, and I want to go back. Then it was a very busy week back with school starting and our annual fall gala at the museum that I work at. So, to say I haven't had time to craft would be an understatement but it has been a wonderful time. I did find time at the cabin in the mountains to do some digital scrapbooking at nights on my laptop, so that was fun. Not something I usually take the time to do, so it was a fun change.
This project for today was a special one because it was created to help raise funds for the museum and our educational programs. As the Director of Education, I took it upon myself to make this instead of having something created professionally, hoping the members would see the care put into it and be willing to help out.
The idea was to sell a "bus load of kids" for $75, which means that for the $75 donation a bus full of kids would get to come on a field trip to the museum. With budget cuts in the arts and in education we thought this a very worthy cause.
So the project started with creating something to get the word out at the event. So I decided to make little bus pins for patrons to wear once they "bought a bus" so that people would ask about it when they saw them wearing it. I started the night wearing one to get things going.
I wanted the heads to almost completely fill up the windows. I filled the paperdolls with color using the RGB numbers Red 241, Green 194 and Blue 140. This is my favorite combination for skin color. I used various hair cuts and filled them with colors from my Imagine cartridges and then used my copics for highlights and details. THEN I used my favorite stamps, Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces! I just love them. I used copics for the eyes, Gelly rolls for the white part and chalks for their cheeks.
This was a fun project and it was another reason I am so happy to have my Cricut Imagine. It made this project a snap, looked good and didn't hardly cost a thing to make. Every one at the gala event loved it. Our goal was to sell 10 buses and we actually sold 18! I was all worth the time I spent making it.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this fun project. I 'll try not to wait so long between posts.