Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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Thanks for looking!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
If you haven't noticed, I've been having waaaaaay too much fun with my Cricut! :) On the other hand, YIPPIE! A TOY THAT I'M ACTUALLY USING!!!! LOL!!! :)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
"This is so pretty... You are always such an inspiration!"
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Here is the cut on vinyl. Yes. It did take forever to cut, but IT CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Yippie! I'm really, really happy with it!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
No, I have not gone computer programming wonky. I have no idea how most of these images work, but I DO know how to find good tutorials for lay-people like me!!!!! :) My first attempt at producing my own art was to cut is a silhouette image of my dog. (a caricature, as it were) I hand drew an image, took a photo, edited the photo to enhance the "darkness" of the silhouette, converted it to an .svg file via a free down loadable software called Inkscape, and then cut it out with my Cricut Create using the SCAL software!!!! (whew...........) It may sound a little complicated, but trust me, it was really easy!!!!!!!!!!
Here we go................!!
First, here is my subject. Isn't he handsome???? Hard to see, but he has a quite pronounced brindle (thus the stripes and his name: Tiger) He also has a very curly tail. :)
Here is my outcome.
Original drawing on the right, Cricut cut out in vinyl on the left. I think it looks pretty darn skippy!!!!!!
I have ordered some black and white "sign" vinyl that can be used outdoors for up to 5 years. I'm planning on making a "unique" family set to put on the back of my car window! :)
Now, I'm sure that making a stencil from a photo is going to be much harder. But, I'll keep checking out tuts and shamelessly soliciting help from others that know WAAAAAY more than I do. I'll be sure to post my results when I get it figured out! :)
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