Monday, January 2, 2012

Cartridge Showcase: Art Nouveau



Happy New Year and Welcome to the first Cartridge Showcase of 2012! 

Today Chef Heather is featuring the Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge.  From classic home d├ęcor to elegant cards, this cartridge has gorgeously detailed images that you’ll love. It includes accents, animals, insects, monograms and more, plus a font with the characteristic art nouveau curves.


I am so excited to be showcasing one of my favorite cartridges: Art Nouveau. One of the reasons I chose this cartridge is even though it is one of my favorites, I had never used it! You know how that is? So I wanted a chance to play and explore with the beautiful images on this cart. I just LOVE vintage and my favorite era is the 20's. This cartridge has some very beautiful vintage art deco images, including animals, insects, flowers with flourishes and 20's era models as well as borders, frames and 2 beautiful fonts. I wanted to show a little of the versatility of the cartridge, so I have created 3 layouts, 1 card and a framed project to hang in my home.


This is a layout with a vintage look using one of the floral flourishes from Art Nouveau (wisteria) as well as the pretty art deco border and font.


Many of the images on this cart do have multiple layers, but I think the manual makes it easy to figure out what goes where, and it even tells you the minimum size to cut out the image for the best effect. On this card the peacock, peacock feather and the frame are all cuts from Art Nouveau.


Monograms are very popular right now and this cart has 2 beautiful fonts with shadow features and flourishes. I love these fonts for projects where you would want to use a monogram. I created this project with my initial that can be framed to hang in my home.


I have been ITCHING to use one of these gorgeous 20's era 'models' on a project, so I decided to make this layout. She is cut at 8 1/2 inches. This cartridge has several of these full bodied models, as well as "head shots" (not sure how else to describe them!) as shown in this next project. 



For this last project, I had wanted to showcase another card but once I started working, I just had to make it into a layout! I love this paper and this is probably my favorite cut on the entire cartridge, so pretty and elegant. The flourish at the bottom left of the layout is also from this cartridge.
So there are a few examples of the different projects you can create with Art Nouveau. I hope I have inspired you to run out and get one for yourself! Thanks for looking today and Happy crafting!

WOW, Heather!  These projects are just stunning and your paper choices are perfect, too!  Thanks so much for sharing them with us today.
Make sure you stop by tomorrow for our first Challenge of 2012 -- Melin decided to switch it up a bit for January and February . . . the Designers will be teaming up and hosting a Challenge Day with the theme that they chose together!  So hold on to your hats and get ready for some fun as the Design Team takes over every Wednesday!

~ CWC Design Team

P.S.  Don't forget to head over to Heather's blog and let her know how much you liked her showcase!

5 comments:

Melin said...

WOW Heather! Way to start the new year off with such an amazing showcase!

Thank you so much for your creative inspiration! I am going to have to rethink getting this cartridge!!!

Blessings to you!
Melin

Auntie Em said...

What a lot of gorgeous LOs! The peacock is stunning. Looks like a great cartridge!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sheena said...

Beautiful projects!!

Charlotte said...

Heather,
Your projects are gorgeous! I do not have this cartridge. But I know that I am going to have to get it!
Charlotte
CWC DT

Rland88 said...

Love, love, love this! Art nouveau is my favorite cartridge and im actually going through all the images on it and using them in projects pn my blog right now. Thanks for the beautiful inspiratiion!