Monday, August 05, 2013

Dream a Little Dream - whimsical FREE file

Ah summer - it has swept me away.  I was shocked to see I’ve not posted for over an entire month!  I’ve had my head stuck in a creative cloud and I’ve had company too.   Creating and company - building memories and “stuff”, I’m in my element.  I had my sister Nina to myself for an entire week - we had a phenomenal time.

I don’t know quite where to begin so I’m choosing to go with one of my projects that I have a photo for on hand. 

 

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Supplies:

wooden plaque

Designer Paper - Boho Chic by Kristin Cronin Barrow 

Modge Podge

black vinyl

brads

Girl with Birds silhouette - Barb Derksen

flowers - Barb Derksen

silhouette sketch pen

 

I try to recycle wherever possible and this project was no exception.  I bought the plaque at a yard sale.  It did not look like much when I purchased it, for sure - just a plain old scuffed up thing. 

First I gave the wood a coat of white acrylic paint.

Next I measured and mapped out the shape for the background. I coated the surface of the wood with a layer of Modge Podge and then affixed Kristin’s beautiful and soft designer paper to it, smoothing with a credit card to remove any bubbles. 

 

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She really is lovely!

I scanned  the girl silhouette from an old school book (1934) and then I traced her, sized her with birds, a random small butterfly and cut on my Silhouette Cameo and when the designer paper was fully dry I applied the vinyl cuts.  I suggest you think about placement of your vinyl and perhaps lightly mark where you would like it to be ahead of time.  I often make a “thumbnail” or small ‘sketch’ of what I think the project should look like in the end, even measuring each area. 

Once my girl was placed I then made and added the scallop and sentiment.  The sentiment was placed on some cardstock and is a combination of vinyl lettering (DREAM) and the middle text using a Silhouette Sketch Pen. I ♥ using my pens for text as I can make it fit whatever size I want. 

 

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At the end I embellished the scalloped sentiment with several layered flowers (a simple 6 petal design I made way back, but I added a hole in the middle for this project to accommodate the brads. I created a simple leaf shape to go with the blossoms. 

Today I’m giving you this lovely girl and birds silhouette for you to use for your own projects - enjoy!  You may use these for any projects you create and even sell, however if you use these for commercial purposes I would ask you credit me (donate if you’re feeling generous?) and link back to my blog please.  I’m providing this in both a PNG format (for designers and digital scrapbookers) and also as a Silhouette cut file. 

 

GIRL AND BIRDS PNG

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GIRL AND BIRDS SIL FILE

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This plaque was for sale at The Crow’s Nest but has sold.  I hope to build another as I have another block just waiting!

Be sure to check back in a couple of days when I will be blogging another project using this Girl with Birds cut in a completely different way.  Thanks for visiting! 

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10 comments:

  1. Good morning Barb.:)
    I am soo HAPPY that you were able to spend such quality time with Nina this week.:)YAY!
    I LOVE what you have done with the plaque using your cutout designs.So HAPPY you sold it too!!:)
    I haven't tried making my own plaque yet. Something I must really think about now.hmmmm.:)

    Huge hugs and LOTS of love!
    Valinda

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  2. Oh...and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR FILES WITH ME!!!!!! :) Hugs

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  3. Barbara, this is awesome. This reminds me of when I was young. Such a sweet plaque.

    This would look great on a night light.

    Thank you for sharing the file

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  4. Oh I LOVE this Barb!!! So soooooo sweet ♥ You are awesome to share your files :) Thank you my friend!!!

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  5. I think it looks great, Barb. The black silhouettes are fabulous against the peachy background colour.
    Tine (Addie24)

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  6. wow you are back ...so glad you and Nina got lots of time together. Love seeing you back online...thanks for sharing and the files. Talk to you real soon.

    hugs

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  7. Very pretty plaque Barb, love the cut files :).

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  8. This is great Barb I may just use the file and make a plaque for my granddaughter's bedroom...thank you so much...!!

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