It is Friday again. How do the weeks (and months) fly by so fast? Anyway, I am playing along with the Imagine That Digistamp’s Progressive Challenge and this month the image is called Pretty Calf. It came with some image variations and a few sentiments.
So I decided to try an idea on my Silhouette Cameo. I had this background pattern and I wanted to add the calf and the sentiment, merging them with the background so that it was all one layer. Using the subtract function, I got it sort of there. It cut the image and the sentiment out as separate pieces from the background, but did leave spaces for them so I could just inlay them again on the cardbase and it was still all one layer – although not quite what I was going for.
I used Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper and colored the calf in with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I have included the color combos that I used in the freebie linked below. Pencils always need layers and for the black I used a darker pencil for the highlight on my first layer and a lighter pencil on the second layer. I have stated that in the download. I used soft pastels and a Q-tip (earbud) to add the blue to the background and a gold gel pen for the bow and the frame.
The sentiment came with the digi and I think it is so cute! I will surely be revisting this merging of a background and an image again as I would like it to cut out as one piece. If you have any tips, they would be much appreciated. To complete my card, I glued all the cutout pieces to the front of a light green cardbase.