Monday, September 14, 2009

My Sunday Project

I love reading craft blogs and lately, I have been inspired by silhouettes and papercutting. I decided it was time to give it a try because a. it looked approachable as even the easy stuff looked cute and b. I already had everything I needed.I sketched some ideas... Abby and her imagination was my inspiration and I liked the idea of doing a portrait of her. I chose the one that seemed the easiest and, using a lightbox, traced her form and then free-handed the rest- first in pencil, then in black ink. Anyone who knew the younger me would know the hours I spent "studying" cetaceans so it really wasn't that hard.I then lightly traced my final pattern onto a clean sheet of white card. I used sharp scrapbooking scissors to cut out the larger expanses and an exacto knife for the fine details. A couple of hole punches were also used for some of the bubbles.I only ripped two minor pieces. There are some things I will do differently next time, but I am really pleased with the final result. And now Abby has a portrait for her room- I just need to find the perfect 12X12 frame.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

wow, it's beautiful! Love it!

hannah said...

Holy cow! That is amazing!!!

Chellers said...

You crafty thang you!

Heather said...

Bethany! I'm so impressed! What a fun thing for Abby to have in her room. Wow. I didn't know you were so artsy.

Sarah said...

Wow! that's so cool. I love it. Maybe some day I can be like you!

Solomon Family said...

wow!that's amazing!!! I'm glad that you have time... it gives me hope:-)

Bethany said...

Thanks everyone... as far as the time thing. It was a Sunday and Paul was home and I basically gave up parenting for the day and let the house get totaled and fed the babies a lot of Cheerios and Abby a lot of snacks while Paul did about everything else. It was very nice of him.

Lori said...

I love it! That is really cool, Bethany :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Cassidy said...

That is so cute! Way to go!

Tammy said...

That is so incredibly awesome. What a special thing that Abby will always have. I wish I had half that talent.

Tasheana said...

that is beautiful! you are so crafty!