bringing the beach home (part three)

When we were 25, we put everything we owned in storage, packed one bag each, and headed Down Under for a year. Of course, we came back with a whole lot more - our son Parker. When we first moved back, we filled his room with photos of where his life started. But as we have moved from place to place over the last few years, those pictures have been scattered around, packed away, and tucked in corners. This three part mini-series is a glimpse at how I am attempting to bring the beach back home in Parker's room.

This is the last project in this series, and of course, Parker's favorite. While painting over the weekend, I was happy to see a fish on the canvas. I asked Parker what he was painting and he said "nothing at all." That is until I pointed out the resemblance of a fish. So with the help of the Cricut Explore, I was able to overlay a vinyl fish, instantly transforming a simple pink blob into a cute fish perfect for his room.

I chose a fish from the Cricut Design Space, placed a scrap piece of vinyl onto a mat, turned the dial to vinyl, and pressed go. Once the image was cut, I used transfer tape to place it nicely onto the painting.

Don't forget that you have a chance to win one of 50 machines! All you need to do is upload a photo of any project that you have made (it does not need to be made with a Cricut product - it can be anything as long as you made it) with the #cricut and #imadeit to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and you will automatically be entered to win. Check out the official rules right here. And if you want, go ahead and tag me (@cloudydaygray), so I can play along with the fun!

I made this project as an entry into the Cricut Design Star challenge. Cricut has asked a number of bloggers to enter projects with specific themes as a fun way to test out the Cricut Explore. I am also now an official affiliate blogger for Cricut, so any purchases made through a link from this site, will result in a percentage going into my pocket. Always, thank you for your support.

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