Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 67,68,69- Free Hand Silhouettes

 My computer is working and I am off for the weekend so I am posting a bunch of free hand silhouettes I did over the last few days...for the next few days.  Have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 66-I'm Engaged Card Mock-up

There is nothing more exciting than telling all your best girlfriends the good news.  Lots of my friends are getting married this year!  Yea!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 65-Out to solve the mystery

 Don't worry this guy is on the case of the missing arm from the previous post with his monacle and no nonsense mustache.  Suspect number 1 and 2....the cats!

I will be posting sporadically the next couple of days due to some computer issues that have cropped up this week.  Until the next time!

Day 64-Wedding without flowers

I am fairly certain my cats (who love to eat my papercuts) ran off with the arm and bouquet to this since it was missing this morning...unfortunately I don't have time to make a new one right now, so arm-and bouquet- to come later:)

Day 63-Make a Wish

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 62- Sexy

Just a little something sassy to start off the weekend.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 58-60: "I Breathe Out the Stars"

 From concept sketch to finished product this one took a couple of days of paper cutting, so I am posting it as a multiple day cut. I can't believe we are already on day 60!!!! Lately,I am really drawn to simple shapes and graphic colors that are reminiscent of old hand-painted ads.  Simple and bold was what I was going for and it was fun to spend time making a larger piece.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 57-Beach Babe

Day 56-Cheers Darling!

Two concept designs for a birthday card for a friend.  What do you think-do you prefer the black and white or color?

Day 55-Coo Coo Ka Choo, Mrs. Washington

  1.  I'm a few days behind due to my first blade injury.  I got new x-acto blades and the one I was using was so sharp I didn't even notice that I had cut myself until, like a really bad paper cut, it started to smart with a fury that seems unbelievable given the smallness of the cut itself!  Anyway, a tube of super glue later and some band-aids and I am back in the proverbial saddle.  This was my original concept for the piece "Winter," however when I finished the concept sketch it just looked too much like George Washington with the white powdery I re purposed it (I liked the shapes) and renamed it "Mrs. Washington" seemed fitting.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 54-Flower Lamp

The beginnings of an overlay for my lamp.  I saw some beautiful paper cut shades and wanted to capture the look.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 49-Silhouettes

 I got a book called "The Forgotten Art of the Silhouette" and decided to try some more free-hand cuts. The first one is of my husband and looks nothing like all!!!...but it was fun to try.  The others are just free-hand, allowing me to practice different techniques that are in the book.  I now understand the importance of having real paper cutting scissors and silhouette paper!!! Using card stock and kitchen scissors  was, hmmmmm, interesting....however, my husband did a portrait of me and made it look so easy! Show off:)

Day 48-Silhouettes

Just practicing some free hand silhouettes

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 46-Family Tree

I thought it would be cool to create a family tree using silhouettes.  I only had time to do one silhouette but I envision creating many different ones so that if I make them for people they can chooses profiles that closely represent their families.

Day 45-Odd Bird Part Deux

This is a paper cut re-invisioning of an illustration I did earlier in the year

Day 44-Odd Bird

This is a paper cut re-invisioning of an illustration I did earlier in the year

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 43-Lost Dog- Found!

 This is the completion of my earlier piece "Dog Walking Lady." 

Day 42-I heart Gold

I got this gold sparkly paper not too long ago and I love using it to add some visual interest to my pieces lately.  Right now I am content with little metallic touches here and there, but fair warning there could be a day when I make a head-to-toe gold jumpsuit.

Day 41-Lauren Bacall

When I made this I kept thinking "Who does this look like?" And then it finally dawned on me: I had watched "How to Marry a Millionaire" not too long ago and I think that I was subconciously inspired to make Lauren Bacall. 
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