Friday, December 13, 2013

A Salute to my Silhouette Portrait with a silhouette portrait

I have been once again inspired by Pinterest to create a picture frame craft. This is based on a few things I saw, so credit goes to everyone!

The music paper was a free download from Flickr. I printed it to off-white cardstock, which I taped to a piece of stiff white board and put in the frame in front of the glass.

The tree and woman were cut-out using my Silhouette Portrait. My favorite toy on the planet. (Besides Drew. XOX)

I went to the Silhouette website to get a link to the digital download of the woman and tree, but I couldn't find one. Nor could I find the image in my previously downloaded purchases. I'm thinking this was one of the freebies that came with the machine. The Portrait comes with over 50 designs. I have over 150 designs in my software now, and I can't remember where they all came from. So, I'm going to have to say this one came with the machine.

You can't tell from the photo, but the tree and woman are popped up from the paper with extra large puffy stickies. I tried to take a side picture of the frame to show off the layers, but it didn't work. My photography skills are sorely lacking. I even have a super-awesome pro camera! I'm proof that all the technology in the world doesn't mean squat if you don't know how to use it. Someday I'll take a class or get help with it. Someday...

I like this frame and will experiment with more things like this. Next time I'll see if I can fade the paper a little so it's not so bright. Make it look older. Dull the print. I don't think I'll put the sticky gems on the tree either. Need to make a different ornament for her to hold. I don't know. I'll have to think that one over. But it's definitely worth visiting again.

Happy Crafty Holidays!