Friday, March 23, 2012
A New Journey
Good morning everyone and welcome to your almost weekend! Today is my day to post at the Paper Craft Weekend Challenge blog. I have a vinyl project to share with you today! In keeping with this baby shower my sister is putting soon, she forwarded a few pregnancy pictures of the expecting Mom and asked me to work some magic with them. I decided to customize a frame with vinyl. First, I have to tell you that I printed the photos using my new wide format printer and I am in LOVE with it. Epson Artisan 1430 for those of you in the market for one - you won't be disappointed.
I used my Silhouette Cameo and studio software to design the frame. One thing that I learned recently about the software is that you can import images into your work space mat and size and tweak them like you would any other image. Having the actual picture on the work space goes a long way in helping me decide if I do or don't like an element, it's placement etc. I get to see how everything will look when it's done before I make a single cut. I have been doing this more and more and I have been amazed at how much time I am saving by laying the entire sketch out in the design program first. Here is what my file looks like after I completed the design. You will note that none of words or flourishes are reversed or mirrored. That's because I used a floating frame for this project. If was using a regular frame I would have had to mirror or reverse the images so they would appear correctly. Floating frames are an easy way around that problem and especially nice to use if you want more space to work with.
And here is the finished frame. I really love how this project turned out!
Silhouette Cameo: Baby Boy & Flourishes
Paper: Echo Park's Happy Days
Font (A New Journey) - AL Hurried Note
Vinyl: Silhouette flocked black vinyl
Your challenge for this weekend, should you choose to accept it, is to pull out some vinyl and create a project using it. It can be a frame, a t-shirt, some wall art, whatever. Vinyl is very easy to work with and generally makes a project go very quickly. Thanks again to Allison and Caroline for letting me guest design today. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a message or contact me at my blog - Sabrina from Sabriolet Designs. Have a great weekend everyone!
Posted by Dayna Sabrina at 9:30 AM