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Friday, February 18, 2011

Little Miss Sunshine with Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette and Copics

When I saw the new files for the Little Miss and Little Mr. for the Silhouette, they reminded me of being a kid again, and I had to have them!  Only problem was there are some tiny cuts on there!  Bring on the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette!!!  Instead of cutting Little Miss Sunshine, I added all of her layers together in Silhouette Studio, then I drew her with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette and the black metallic mini gel pen. 
I then colored her in with the Copic markers!


Sometimes I type my journaling in Microsoft Word, then have to cut all the strips with my journaling, which can be quite time consuming, so I decided to try it with Silhouette Studio instead.  It was quick to type my journaling in Studio, which I then drew onto cardstock with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette.


Then I added little rectangles around the journaling lines, and copied and pasted those onto another layer in Studio.  I then cut these.

My journaling boxes were done!!!  I added a little yellow Copic around the boxes before I added them to the page.


I also cut the sunshine and clouds out with Silhouette Studio.  This was actually a pretty quick page for me!  I added some Stickles around my clouds and sunshine!  Voila!



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10 comments:

Kaye said...

This is so adorable!

MichelleMyBelle said...

cute layout!!

Rae-beccadesigns said...

Very cute! My kids love little Miss and Little Mr. I wonder if I can create them in SCAL and draw them out. Thanks for cool ideas, Amy!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

That turned out so cute. Nice job!

Maria said...

SO SO cute! And that IS the great thing about your products--the ability to make incredibly detailed images look like works of art :)
Maria

Bryana P said...

Can you clarify something for me? You said you added rectangles around your text, then copied and pasted the rectangles in a different file and cut them out . . why didn't you just use the sketch pens to sketch the journaling and than put the blade in the machine and cut around them. What am I missing? :)

Amy Chomas said...

Bryana, that is what I did. I did my journaling in Studio and drew them with the CHomas Creations mini gel pen holder. Because I wanted the rectangles to be aligned with my journaling, I added them to the page, then copied them to another layer to cut. If I had the rectangle on the same layer as my journaling, it would have drawn them instead of cutting them. So I use seperate layers, one for all my drawing, one for all my cutting.

Bryana P said...

If you go up to the little icon on top that looks like a pair of scissors cutting through a dotted line you can click on the different parts of your layout and designate them as "cut" or "no cut", plus a few more options. When I'm drawing with sketch pens I make my words a "cut" line and turn everything else off, then put the blade in the holder and turn my words into a no cut line and everything else into a "cut" line.

With the same icon I usually draw the perforated lines on foldable shapes like envelopes and then turn those lines off when cutting. Then I can use a bone folder or whatever to fold along those lines because I don't like the perforated look most of the time.

Amy Chomas said...

Thank you Bryana! That is going to be so much easier, I am still learning the STudio software! I am so doing that next time!

Bryana P said...

You're welcome! I learn something new every time I click on youtube or spend some time on one of the forums :) I learned about that icon when I called customer service about some issue I had a while back . . .