Monday, February 23, 2009

A new project... since we all know I have nothing to do but eat bon-bons

There's a lot going on around here today... cleaning out the bottom of the pantry, folding/putting away laundry, printing/"binding" part of a book for school, and trying to make use of *last year's* Motivated Moms planner (yeah, I used last year's so little that I'm giving it another go - I don't mind if the dates are wrong), etc. In the midst of everything else, I was inspired by this post to try a new project. How did I get there? Well, Shawna (who is inspiring in her own right) linked to this full-of-inspiration blog, which linked to the tutorial that got me going on my new project. How's that for linkage??

And here is the first segment of the first stage of the silhouette project:

I have an idea of how I want to display these when I get all seven done, but we'll see how it shapes up.

You like?


Wayne and Genene said...

We like! Looking forward to all 7.
It sure looks like Davey.

love You,

Papa & Mama

Shawna said...

impressive! was it hard?

Can't wait to see more!

Kolbi said...

You do, in fact, have seven kids, right? Where the heck do you find time for all these projects? I have two and just put my cabinet doors on after over a year of them leaning against the cabinets.

Laurel said...

Papa and Mama, you're right! I'm glad you like.

It wasn't too hard, Shawna. I used Gimp (free download!) to do it. I don't have a really steady hand, and you can probably tell. I'd like to find a tool to help smooth the rough edges (I'm sure there's one in there, but I need to find it). I'm going to do a tutorial on how to do this using Gimp once I'm done, because not everyone has Photoshop and I love promoting freeware!

Kolbi, I really have no idea how I get stuff done. My thoughts on that got kind of long, so I'm turning it into a separate post. :-)