We are expecting 10-20 more cm of snow today – woo ha! This means I won’t feel even one bit guilty staying indoors and playing with my Silhouette Sketch Pens.
I was browsing about in the Silhouette Plus forums the other day and saw a thread by Amy Chomas ( you will love her blog ) and Amy was experimenting with the adjustable holder that holds and sized gel pen, long or short to draw with that she and her husband design and market.
Now I admit I bought a set of the Silhouette metallic pens loooooong ago and played with them when I first got my Silhouette SD but I found they seemed to skip and then you know, if its not instant gratification for this girl sometimes I just stash the goods until a rainy day when I’m so uninspired I’ll try ANYTHING… haha!
Soooo, when I saw Amy was being the big brave artiste I decided I’d try my hand too. I now own another set of pens – (virtually) tossed them in the cart when I placed an order over the holidays when the big fat sale was on at Sihouette.
And, SQUEEEEE!!! I created a very pretty and fun flower sketch file – a take off on Amy’s freehand one. Here are some of the cards that I made using the file – I decided to do a “run” of them, 7 in all.
It’s amazing how using different designer paper with slightly varied coloring on some of the illustrations can bring an entire new look to each card.
This is a tiny hand-sewn element I experimented with on one card.
Now that I’ve had a success with the Silhouette Sketch Pens I’m very excited to try more, design more.
A note on my method for the coloring etc. I used plain old pencil crayons to color the flowers in. I shaded using slightly darker colors. I used a Versamarker pen to apply embossing powder the the stems – clear. I used Crackle Accents by Inkssentials on the blossoms. I then added various gems – mostly dollar store Forever in Time ones as I saw fit.
And because I am sooo happy about this, and because I’m soooo close to hitting 100 in my “followers” list for my blog and I KNOW I’ll forget and miss that celebration (and perhaps one of YOU who are reading might help me make that goal, hehe) I am giving this design for you!
I have included this file in every which way you can possibly imagine, meaning this:
- flower trio as one single (so you can print like I did in one color)
- stems as single (so you can print the stems in green if you like)
- blossoms as single
- Single all together flower, blossom and stem
- whole flower outline – so you could actually ask your Silhouette SD to draw the blossom first and then you could apply the cut and cut it right out – then you could do two layered to stand out.
I would LOVE your feedback on this file! Feedback = more FREE files in the future.
I will also place a copy of this FREE file in the Silhouette PAGES tab – top of the blog – you can access them anytime if you lose them. Do NOT share my files out directly – have your friends come get them themselves to increase the traffic to my blog. It’s the only payment I ask for!
click on graphic to download zipped file
And continuing on in my magical world of ice photography – captured this past Monday when the conditions were just perfect here in my little corner of the world:
Nor for one single day
Can I discern my way,
But this I surely know -
WHO gives the day
Will show the way,
So I securely go.
~ John Oxenham
An interesting composition of smoothness and shards
Fingers with furry boots!
Cold, Refreshing beauty
Each tiny reed encased
Like a luminous glowing heart of ice…
More to come in the following days!