Inkscape and Wacom Intuos Pro

I bought myself a new Wacom Intuos Pro… with a little help from birthday and Christmas gifts. Most of my Inkscape drawings start with vector shapes; it’s a little difficult to do much sketching with a mouse. And, I never have been very good at sketching with a pen and paper. However, I really like using a few freehand lines to add interest, and give my drawing a bit of that hand-drawn effect.

Eye Draw It Bird Sketched
Eye Draw It Bird Sketched

Here is an illustration of my little Eye Draw It birdie, modified with some small strokes created using my new Wacom Pen and Tablet.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Using Inkscape, Cuttlebug, and Silhouette to Create a Card

These CAS-ual Fridays gals have inspired me to create another card! For this week’s card challenge I designed in Inkscape, and used both my Cuttlebug and Silhouette. I like the looks of text inside of text and found it easy to accomplish in Inkscape. I used a pen in my Silhouette to draw the text on white presentation paper. However, I think if I do it again, I’ll use a little heavier card stock. The green piece was embossed with the Cuttlebug. The branch and bird were drawn using Inkscape and cut out of leftover programs from my daughter’s wedding. I tried cutting the leaves out as well, but decided they were too small. So, I used a pen in my Silhouette.

The rick-rack bow was an afterthought. Actually…. I put it there to cover a mistake. šŸ˜‰ The ink from the wedding program that I cut the branch from bled when I glued it and made a bit of a mess on the white background. I wasn’t about to start over…. so the bow. I think I like it!

Happy drawing!

Laurianne

Inkscape and Silhouette Cameo for Runway Inspired Challenge

I am really new to this whole card making thing. But… it’s fun. So here I go again. This card was created for the Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#18 – Phillip Lim). It was a lot of fun to use the model as inspiration.

I used a bird and branch I had previously drawn in Inkscape. The orange sun was easey peasey with Inkscape’s star/polygon tool. For the layered shape above the branch, I created a line and small circle, and used Inkscape’s scatter extension to make the fancy edge. I exported the shapes and then opened them in the Silhouette Studio software.

For the black and white stripes, I first used scrapbook paper and cut the branch out of it. But I didn’t like the way it looked because the black was not the same color as my ink and other shapes. So I used plain black paper and a white gel pen in my Silhouette Cameo with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder. That worked great and gave me the look I wanted. For the outline of the branch, leaves, and text, I used a black pen in the Cameo. Ā Of course the shapes were cut with the Cameo as well.

Now I have a cute little card to send to a friend who’s having a rough time.

Happy drawing!

Laurianne