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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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  9. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. Well done it's wonderful :)
    Von ☺

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  17. Lovely very pretty and enjoy your new machine! Cx

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  18. 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

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

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