I have been doing a lot of projects for other people on my Silhouette machine. I enjoy making things for others and the anticipation of know if they will like it. Another reason I was making things for other people was because I had no idea what to make for myself. Then I had an epiphany!
I took this photo of Charlie the other day when I was home. I had wanted her to look at me, but she decided to look elsewhere, go figure. Turns out this was just what I needed.
With a little help from Photoshop (ok, a lot) I turned the photo into a silhouette. I like that you can see how scruffy she is. You can even see her fu-manchu. I never could have cut this out by myself, so it's a good thing I didn't have too.
I started by picking my papers. The paper at the top with the leaves is my favorite paper. I have been saving it for a special project because I only have a few sheets.
But, alas, it was not to be. My machine and I were not communicating well. The silhouette killed my dreams and ruined my paper. Oh well, I'm over it.
The finished project. I love how it turned out. It wasn't exactly how I planned, but I like this better. You can clearly see my pooch and the quote.
Now I just need to decide where to hang it...
Since writing the above, I have decided to make a change. At first, I liked the letters without the insides. Not anymore. I've been staring at it all night and I hate it. So here is the real finished product:
Much better, if I do say so myself.