Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Silhouette got status!

Good morning!

I'm going to share another project I made using my Silhouette.  This time wearable art!

My daughter and her friend drove to St. George (about 4 hours away from home) to see Andy Grammer in concert a couple of weekends ago.

She had this great idea to make T-shirts for them to wear that night.

So I grabbed some turquoise Silhouette iron-on material.  I first laid out the design she wanted.  Like this:

The thing I LOVE about my Silhouette is I can manipulate the images to fit whatever I'm making.  The heart started out like this:

I was able to delete all the little holes and scallops to have just a plain heart.  It didn't alter the original design.  Just for this project.  I can have that cute scalloped heart for next time.

Then I chose the fonts already on my computer and welded the letters together to spell Andy.  Of course, you have to mirror any image that you want to iron on your shirt.

Here's the front of the shirt:

I hope Silhouette America improves their iron-on material in the future because the process took a lot longer than the packaging said and you have to be super careful when you wash it because it has a tendency to peel up at the edges, but she won't be washing it.  Ever:

Back of shirt

Both Andy and his bass player Zach loved her shirt.  Do you think that's why she got invited to the meet and greet?

Who knows?  But I'm sure it didn't hurt! :D

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Another Valentine Banner


First of all, check me out!  My Bingo Valentine Banner card was featured at My Crafty World!  My card is #9.  Thanks, Tiffany!

{Yes, I know. There is a TON of brown in this room.  As soon as the weather warms up enough for spray painting, the end table, coffee table and magazine holder all will receive a new coat of paint and distressing.  The only color I've decided on for sure so far is white for the end table.  I also have plans to add white painted shutters above the piano to use as a backdrop for a wreath of some kind.  It's all coming together, but slowly.}

I showed you that I've been updating my living room.  Part of that, is a gallery wall.  I've seen lots of examples on Pinterest and other blogs and the ones that are my favorite are the ones that aren't measured exactly.  I love the relaxed look of just eyeballing the frames.  I plan to get some other shaped frames in there, too.

I found this particular frame at the D.I. (my local thrift store).  It was 75 cents and already had that Aqua frame.  I knew it would look great on the wall because it was a shade or two darker than the wall color.  It actually was a white board in its former life, but I had a plan.  I wanted it to be a home for seasonal banners.  I'm thinking I won't be able to put as many of my holiday decorations in that room now just because the color scheme is so specific.  But I do want something of each holiday in there so I thought that small banners would work.

I have this great SU! patterned paper called First Edition that I put over the white board part.  I knew it would be a great backdrop for whatever banner I made to hang on the frame.  My first banner is one for Valentine's Day.

I used my Silhouette to cut little white doilies.  Then I used my Slice to cut the letters.  I LOVE that font!  Then I used my punches for the bottom of each pennant, the trim accents and circles and lastly added stitching, buttons and brads.  The awesome clear buttons belonged to my grandma. Then I used my SU! Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.  Love that stuff!

Here it is hanging happily in its new home!

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!