Saturday, October 15, 2011

HSN Challenge Entry ---- That didn't win!

I know you are shocked....two posts from me in one week....

Well, I rarely enter challenges and when I do, they are all random drawings just for entering.  Well, when HSN had the release of the E2 I decided to go for a judged challenge...The prize was a new E2 (which I already have, but I want one of my girlfriends to have one, too) and since I am in the Cricut Circle I was eligible to win an additional $150 Cricut credit.

The challenge was to create a pennant banner that included the word Cricut! 

Here is my entry...I cut everything out of fabric or vinyl. 

I used Mother's Day 2010 for the pennant and cut that out of zebra print fabric on the front and hot pink fabric on the back and then used interfacing to gift them stability and then sewed them together.

Next I cut out the letters on the Anniversary Addition E2 using the pre-loaded Alphabet cartridge (love that font) from hot pink cheetah fabric.  I fused a double side interfacing to make the letters adhere to the zebra fabric. 

Then I cute out the cute little girl bug from hot pink heat set vinyl and a shoe from the E2 machine preloaded cartridge Just a Note.  I ironed them on the end pennants. 

Then I sewed all the pennants to some hot pink dingleberry trim. 

And finally I began the bling out!  I adhered all the bling and lace using gemtack and fabric glue except for the bling between the the pennants.  I cut out pieces from a Cricut cartridge clam shell and then sewed it to the trim with my machine.  I then put some bling on the clear clam shell pieces, so it appeared to be floating suspended.

Well, I didn't win...I was crushed....They had 150 entrants and 10 winners and I wasn't one of them, but I have decided it is because they knew I already had an E2 because I used it on this project and not because it wasn't AMAZING.  He-He!!!  I love the spin....

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you will entered challenges when you are moved to do so!


Doris P. said...

I think it's beautiful.. I started to make one but never finished.. I love the colors and creativity!! you win as far as I'm concerned!! Doris

Robin Marshall Clark said...

I agree with your thought philosophy on why you didn't win. The banner is fabulous and you are too!

Flair Girl said...

This is SO FABULOUS!!! Seriously-it would be PERFECT in my studio and I'm a Circle member too! LOVE IT!

Lady Fair said...

Love your beautifully girly banner. I was disappointed that Jinger didn't have time to show more of the banner entries, it's the main reason I watched the E2 shows, since I already own an E2 (love it).