Inkscape, Silhouette, and a Few Days Off

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

 

Wedding Reception Boxed Lunch “Thank You” Tag… with Silhouette Cameo

Our daughter’s recent wedding reception was an informal outdoor affair. The meal was a boxed lunch and the bride wanted to add a little thank you to the box. She asked me to make a tag that could be tied on with baker’s twine. I used double-sided card stock and my Silhouette Cameo to create this cute tag. It was simple to design using the Silhouette software. I opted to use my pen holder by Chomas Creations (love it!) and a gel pen for the typography rather than doing a “print and cut”.  Look closely and you’ll see that I made stickers for the sandwiches using the same process. I like the effect of the pen and it is easier because I can just leave it in the cutter for the entire process rather than having to use both the printer and cutter. After the tags were cut out, I distressed them with ink. Angie and I were both pretty happy with how they turned out.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Inkscape Paint Bucket

I’ve been playing around with Inkscape’s paint bucket tool and I am so excited! Here is my Vintage Bride again but this time with some extra effects created with the paint bucket. I don’t have a tutorial for you… yet, but Kay over at Clever Someday has some wonderful tips her informative video. Take a look and be amazed at what you can do!

Happy drawing!

Laurianne

An Inkscape Vintage Bride

We were blessed with the wedding of our beautiful daughter to her handsome groom this summer. Our bride chose a vintage theme and planned an outdoor wedding and reception. We enjoyed a beautiful day and wonderful time with friends and family.

In honor of our “original princess” (not to be confused with our three little princesses mentioned in previous posts), I’ve drawn this simple bride in Inkscape. See if you can tell how I’ve used various Inkscape techniques to create simple effects such as the feathers on her hairpiece, netting for her veil, the shading of the roses, and her pearls. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to share.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

 

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