If you’re counting, this makes three layouts in a row this week. Having fun and finding a groove.
Today I’m sharing a layout I made using Silhouette’s new chipboard. Make sure you check out the Silhouette Portrait giveaway and special offers on my blog today (you are here on my projects blog). It’s a great opportunity to pick up a Silhouette and some of their new chipboard using the code Edwards and this link.
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I started this layout knowing I wanted to go big with the Silhouette and the new chipboard and try cutting one of my Hello You Circles.
Last week I cut out a few different ones, thinking at first that I’d include three on my layout. Once I got going on the actual page I decided to just stick with the biggest one (it’s about six inches across).
This chipboard is softer and not super thick. It’s really just right for using with the Silhouette.
To edit the enlarged photo (8 inches x 12 inches and taken by my good friend Kim Ackerman) I used Photoshop and Rad Lab. I seriously can’t say enough about Rad Lab – a program that applies filters to your photos. This one was using Homestead BW. Most often I just use the Lights On filter and it adds just enough brightness and lightness. I printed the photo on my Epson R2000.
I paired the photo with a strip of pattern paper from Elles Studio – Flowers 12X12 Serendipity Paper. To mellow out the pattern just a bit I did a light layer of off-white paint (knowing I wanted to write directly onto the pattern paper).
After tracing and cutting the chipboard with the Silhouette I painted it white and then added Black Opaque Zing Embossing Powder on top. I didn’t have to paint it first but I did because my inital thought was to just add a painted element vs. an embossed one. At first I also thought I was going to use the Opaque White but I was out of it so I decided to do something different and go with black instead. For a tutorial on using my digital PNG files with the Silhouette go here.
I ended up backing the large circle with 8.5×11 Translucent Vellum and cutting around the edge to remove the excess vellum.
That awesome ampersand can be found in the Snippets Punctuation Wood Veneer package.
I added a little piece of paper (no.1) cut from the strip along the bottom of the Elle’s Studio pattern paper and added some Tim Holtz Chit Chat Word Stickers.
I added another little sentiment along the edge.
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