Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Crafting in the Shadows

I was inspired to create my own silhouettes after reading about it on Sal's blog (see Sal's Snippets on the side bar). That was a bit of a tongue twister!

I used a good quality cardstock for the background and black paper for the image. I drew the tree trunk free hand and cut it out. The hearts were made using a punch. I cut one heart out of holographic card to add a bit of interest. As you can see I got a bit carried away with the falling hearts!
I made a second tree using a good quality paper as a background. I made the flowers using a paper punch, again using holographic paper to highlight one of the flowers.

I can see that this is going to be quite addictive! This technique could be used for scrapbooking, cards, gift tags, pictures etc.
With a bit of practice I think I will be able to venture into more intricate designs. This really is such fun. Have a go!


7 comments:

ellia hill said...

i LOVE that tree with the flowers!!!!!! beautiful!!!! here is another thing to check out:

http://www.skinnylaminx.com/2008/02/cut-tut.html
http://missclara.free.fr/
http://images.google.com/images?q=scherenschnitte&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi&oi=property_suggestions&resnum=0&ct=property-revision&cd=1

the last one is a search for the german word scherenschnitte

hugs!

ps. you can still participate if you want in the to-do list [IF you want... you can have the proceeds go towards another etsy shop of your choosing... but there is NO pressure :D]

Sal said...

Well done ..I am so glad that you were inspired ;-)Sal

periwinkle said...

Really like the green spotty one-it's lovely
Lisa x

Ragged Roses said...

They're great, the tree looks so pretty and graphic at the same time. It's very effective. Love too the collages you made with your son, I agree with you about how kids live totally in the present
Kimx

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I was inspired by Sal's silhouettes as well, and would like to have a go, sometime? Your's are lovely Simone. I am going to post an old silhouette of mine soon. x

Gina said...

These look fabulous Simone, gorgeous designs, don't think you got carried away at all! Will have to try this with my girls soon :O) Gx

Simmy said...

I love the silhouettes Simone. You really have a knack for paper stuff. Love the collages you made with your son too.

Must store that away for a craft activity with Raj soon.