Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sketching with the Silhouette

I have written often about how happy I am with my Silhouette Cameo.  For the price I think it is a wonderful cutter!  So many different applications...!

One area I haven't ventured into much is the sketching capability by the Silhouette machines.  You can purchase various pen holders, plop them in the Silhouette and "draw" away.  I have the pen holder, I have the Silhouette pens as well but just haven't done much with it.  But one day recently I decided to play around...

I found this cute camera image in the Silhouette store and "drew" away!

Here is what I came up with:

The Sentiment was stamped and double embossed...first in white and then offset with navy.  I liked the way it ended up looking like vintage typewriter strokes.

I also had the image cut out with the silhouette ....that makes for an easy fussy cutting here!

Here is a closeup of the sketch:
I thought it was fun to try something new (for me) and made me think of all the wonderful things that could be done with some fun pens.  I've seen sketches in the Silhouette store for doodles....where you can just doodle around an entire 12x12 page.  That would make such a cute border for a scrapbook layout! 
Oh...and the sheen to the drawing is because I used the Silhouette glitter pen.  Fun, fun, fun!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Like the camera sketching. Especially like the stamping & double embossing sentiment. The sentiment does look like wonderful vintage typing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. How fun is this!! I definitely need a Silhouette! :)
    Love your card ... that camera is fab! Great color combo and that sentiment makes me smile!!

  3. Love the glitter pen! It almost looks embossed. I haven't bought any of the sketch pens yet. Might need to try this.


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