Cheerio on a sunny Thursday afternoon and welcome to 2 lovely new followers:
Nadine of My Scrap'n'Stuff and Nancy of What's on My Kitchen Counter. Please take a visit & tell these talented bloggers that I sent you to say Hi, and just enjoy a good browse around their blogs. It will be a fun visit I can assure you.
Before I share today's card, let me say that I enjoyed the free workshop by a Silhouette rep sponsored by our local Scrapbook Creations. I'm not very advanced with my usage of the Silhouette Cameo that lives here, but one exciting thing I learned that I want to pass along. Silhouette has a new kind of mat (PixScan) that allows the user to place a 12x12 cardstock on the mat - stamp an image, photo the image either with a digital camera or your smartphone, upload to the silhouette software, and then have the Cameo cut it out. No more fussy cutting. I want to learn to do this! Here's a picture of the mat & I hope I'm not violating any copyright laws with sharing this picture! This mat differs from the regular cutting mat because it has registry markings on it. (I hope I've relayed this information correctly, but I'm sure the Silhouette website has better information on this mat. It's not very expensive either to save a lot of fussy cutting!). I saw the rep do the stamping - then upload and cut out the stamped image, so now just gotta learn myself.
Today's card was done with the Polychromos pencils that I'm trying to learn how to use. I think the pencils worked better for me on this one, but the image was so detailed, I kept to just a neutral palette of colors (beiges, tans & some greens). I tried to go very lightly with the pencil strokes and get the intensity by repeated layers, and not going too hard with the pencil strokes.
- Impression Obsession Worn Shoes, by Gary Robertson, one of my favorite IO artists. Stamped with Versafine Sepia ink, since it was such a detailed stamp. Thought the Sepia would work better with the theme of the image, rather than a harder look with black Versafine.
- colored with Polychromos pencils, distressed with DI Frayed Burlap around the edges after taking the distressing tool around the edges of the trimmed out image.
- mats are snippets of black, gold and green from the snippets box. All underlying areas were removed with a deckled S/B rectangle. The cardbase is kraft.
- Cheery Lynn sentiment die was cut 3 times from a snippet of natural c/s that was the back piece of an old recycled card. Colored with Copics to pick up the tones in the card, then glued together for dimension, and some Glossy Accents added. I'm on the hunt for some less fancy family word dies. This script is not particularly appropriate with the subject matter of the image, but it's the only one I have. As my friend told me yesterday, I _could_ cut out this type of thing on my Silhouette, if I but would!
Woo-Hoo..Just did a quick check and Lil Parsnip is still waiting by the Snippets Playground to let in any latecomers. Since he's a cute little bear-type of fella, I want to go give him a big ole hug, & as there's some snippety bits on this one, I think he'll let me in. C'mon along, if you have time. I KNOW you must have some snippets to use on a card & play with the Snippeteers for Week 139.
Now I must be away to visit some Rudolph Day cards and then back to see some lovely Snippets Playground cards...so off I go. Thanks for stopping in to say Hi. Big Hugs.