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Inkscape ~ Girl on “Citrus Bike”

Written By: eyedrawit - Oct• 20•13
Citrus Cruiser

Citrus Cruiser

We have a tiny house that we stay in while I work my winter job. I am decorating it with a bicycle theme so I’m having fun using Inkscape to draw bike illustrations. I saw a picture of a half orange and the thought came to me that it looked like a bike wheel. So…. I thought it would be fun to draw a bike with “citrus wheels”.

If you’d like a free  SVG of a half orange, click here.

Citrus Half

Citrus Half

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Inkscape, Silhouette, and a Few Days Off

Written By: eyedrawit - Oct• 03•13

Since I work “on-call”,  there are times when I have several days at home in a row. Although, it’s not too healthy for my bank account, it gives me a chance to play around in my craft room. (I think I should start calling my room a “studio”…… doesn’t it sound much more impressive?!) ;)

votives for weddingI thought I’d share with you a little bit of what I’ve been doing with Inkscape, my Silhouette, and a little extra free time. How do you like my table number votives? I think they’d be cute for a wedding reception. What do you think?

tandem bike framedHubby and I have a “significant” anniversary coming up in a few days, so in honor of …. us…. I designed this illustration in Inkscape. I printed it on Papilio Ink Jet Canvas and framed it in this beautiful maple frame Hubby made for me. I think the tandem bike illustration is pretty fun!

I have a few other projects in the works as well. Also, I’ve been working on a site dedicated to selling some of my vinyl, designs, and custom frames. Stay tuned.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

 

Thrift Store, Silhouette Cameo, and Vinyl

Written By: eyedrawit - Sep• 19•13

upcycled and vinyl.JPGHere are a few easy projects I created using my Silhouette Cameo, a little bit of vinyl, and a few thrift store finds. I probably have about $1.00 wrapped up in all three. The glass jar and the old box were very easy to complete. I just used the Silhouette Studio software as there was no drawing involved.wpid-Live-Laugh-Love-Jar.png

 

The bike was a little tricky, and it didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted, but I still think it’s cute. I used a design that I had drawn in Inkscape for this, but had to do a lot of work to it in order to cut it out in three colors. Also, I had to think about which parts were going to be weeded out after cutting the vinyl. (If you’ve cut anything complicated you know what I mean!)

Oops! I almost forgot the vintage butter dish “Welcome” sign. The design is from Silhouette but I modified it (with an X acto knife) after I cut it. I have it sitting on a half table in my entryway. Cute, eh?

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Happy drawing!

Laurianne

It’s Pumpkin Time!

Written By: eyedrawit - Sep• 18•13

girl with pumpkinIt is starting to feel a lot like autumn. I love the cooler temperatures and it’s so nice to see the leaves changing.  And… there are so many fun things to draw that relate to this time of year. If you like my “Pumpkins for Sale” Inkscape  illustration, help yourself to the free SVG.

Pumpkins 25 cents

Happy drawing.

Laurianne 

Another Simple Shrinky Dink Card

Written By: eyedrawit - Sep• 10•13

I had so much fun making my Shrinky Dink cards that I thought I’d try one for the Runway Inspired Challenge. The black on the Shrinky Dinks is again done with a fine Sharpie in my Silhouette Cameo. The yellow is colored pencil.

If you want to try this, let me share a tip with you. I made another design that I really liked, but while the Silhouette was doing the drawing it was rolling back and forth over the design with one of the little black track wheels. (Not sure what they are called.) It ended up slightly smearing the ink. I removed most of it with some nail polish remover before I baked it, but it still showed up on the finished product. Next time I will be more careful about how I place the designs so that doesn’t happen.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne