Saturday, 11 May 2013

Silhouettes on Silhouette


Here's my first project made using my new Silhouette Cameo , that I got for my birthday last week. I've been thinking of getting an electronic cutting machine for a while, but was worried it might make crafting too easy and take away the fun of the challenge. So far, though, I've found picking stray hairs off the super-sticky cutting mat challenging enough!

Although (if you want)  you can get stuff that's just cut out and go, there's still plenty of scope for traditional crafting with the machine. Here I've used two seperate cutting files - the window with the cat and the Eiffel Tower together with some low tech inking, stamping (Hero Arts woodgrain, Non-Sequitur 'France') and the old post-it note moon trick.

I've just scratch the surface of the Silhouette's capabilities though - it's going to take a while to get to know it.

I'd like to enter:
Out of a Hat Creations A postcard from France
Just Add Ink Woodgrain
Craft-room Challenge Wish you were here. 

19 comments:

chrissies said...

This is 'tres chic' Marina and just right for the Hatters Challenge this week. Love the images and colours you have chosen.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and enjoy your present for years to come

Love Chrissie xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Love the tryptch effect of your card Marina. It looks like you are having fun with your new toy, even though you are picking hairs...:0) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Michelle J M said...

Fabulous card Marina. Love the colours and the way you have made the windows and arch. Enjoy your new machine! Michelle x

Pia S said...

What a great birthday gift! I'm a cat person and I also love the ambiance of Paris, and you've picked such a lovely purple color scheme for this card!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Great card sounds like you are having a whale of a time with your birthday present, lucky girl. Love your first project thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

I love your postcard of Paris, it's fabulous. I'm glad you are enjoying your new Silhouette Cameo and I know what you mean about the hairs, I have a cat, two dogs and a Cricut Expression. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Janet said...

Great card for our theme this week & a brilliant birthday present
Thanks for sharing with us at OOAH
Janet x

Christine Blain said...

The blues and purples are lovely, Marina. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

sandie said...

Gosh Marina this is striking, the colours with the silhouettes look great. I haven't looked into this type of crafting, think it seems scary to me!!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, so lovely!
Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Esther said...

A lovely first project - the silhouettes look great aginst the inky background..Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

Debi said...

just love that this is in silhouette - great first project, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

inkeverywhere said...

Great Silhouettes - and I love the way you have incorporated the Woodgrain. Great card. Chantell JAI

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Wonderful postcard...love the overall effect. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Suzanne

Mae Collins said...

I like how you used the woodgrain for the window shutters. A lovely silhouette card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Von said...

Well done it's wonderful :)
Von ☺

strangelycreative said...

Lovely very pretty and enjoy your new machine! Cx

Maria said...

A fabulous postcard, the die cut elements look fantastic combined with the stamping. I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with your new machine, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for joining in with our Postcard theme at the CRC.

Maria x

Ann said...

What a fabulous Birthday present....your postcard is fabulous Marina!! TFS
Ann xx