Friday, 4 September 2015

Hello Spring - Using images to create cut files

Hello Sassy friends!

I'm sure you've seen this month's fun word and sketch challenge, which also includes a great little freebie from Anita for the word Spring! For those of you with Silhouette Cameo's that would like to use the file but are not exactly sure how to get it from an image to a cut file, I've included a little step by step below, to help you along.

For my page,  I have rotated the sketch 180 degrees and kept a tighter focal point. The background uses a Dear Lizzy floral stencil with some matte pink mist. There is also watermark butterfly stamping which hasn't come out very clearly in the photos. If you scrunch your eyes a bit, you can make them out ;)

There are also floral die cuts, and in keeping with the spring theme, a few butterflies. I thought I would stick with the pink palette for a bit of oomph!

How to create a cut file from an image

1. Start by opening the image in a new page. Go to file>open and then select the image you want to use. Strong contrasting images with clear edges work well. If necessary, resize the image so it fits within the boundaries.

2. Once you're happy with the placement, go back up to the the Object menu, and scroll down to 'Trace'. This will open a menu to the right with lots of trace options.

3. Click on the 'Select Trace Area'...

...and then go back to the image you want to trace and draw a box around the image.

4. Look in the trace options menu and adjust the High/Low pass filters with the sliders until you get a good, even coverage of yellow over the area you want to cut.

Once you are happy, click on the 'Trace' option (as shown below) which will convert the yellow highlight...

... into a red cut line, ready to cut or save for use at a later date.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I can't wait to see this month's entries!

Chantalle x

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Spring layout with Anita Bownds

hi ..
today I'm sharing my take on this months challenge using the absolutely lovely collection from
Oh gosh the colours are just absolutely beautiful just love them 
if you haven't seen them yet pop on over to the sassy shop and take a look
And here is this month challenge 

 and here is the link to download the cut file

I love everything about spring the birds singing in the garden,
 the bees doing their thing flower hopping 
I love to just sit and watch nature at its best 
but I really like talking photos of blooming flowers in spring and this rose was given to me from my day for my birthday years I couldn't wait to get another photo of it blooming 

I followed the sketch layering my patterned papers first then I cut the circles 
From one on the patterned papers and randomly placing them across the page referring to the sketch

Then using a mini Doily die cuts I added 2 to my page and embellished with stickers and the word happy dance using the roller phrase stamp

I cut the word spring using my Cut file with my silhouette cameo on some printed toner sheet and foiled it with a light pink using my minc machine 

I hope you have enjoyed my take on the challenge and inspired to join in..
Oh and if a product is not stock just notify Olga and I'm sure she can get more in..

Products used in the sassy Store
*** More on Order.. Dear Lizzy Documentary Paper Pad 6x6 inch*** More on Order..Dear Lizzy Documentary Ephemera Die Cuts 36pcDear Lizzy Documentary Puffy StickersDear Lizzy Documentary Roller Stamp 12 PhrasesHeidi Swapp Minc 12″ foil ApplicatorMinc Reactive Light Pink Foil 12.25"X10' Roll


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

September Spring Challenge

Hello Sassy fans.  Leonie here today sharing our September Spring Challenge.  As September is the first month of Spring here in Australia our challenge this month is to include the word 'Spring' on your page somewhere and there's also a sketch to follow.
Our lovely Design Team member Anita Bownds has supplied us with this months' sketch and inspiration picture.

As a special bonus we've included a freebie cut file if you wish to use this on your project.

I used the lovely holiday/travel papers from the 'Journey' collection from Crate Paper
With Kraft as a base I added some of the Kraft patterned papers from the collection along with
some of the Teal papers and some gold accents.  

Here's a larger - up close version of the sketch for you all.

I've been dying to use this cute little caravan sticker on a page and this was the definitely the one as I was scrapping some pictures of our camper.  

The circles and rings were all punched out with circle punches and the drips and splats were made with Color Shine sprays.

Here's Anita's super pretty page.  It's just so lovely and she really has the spring theme going with some lovely floral papers and as you can see she's used the cut file.

I hope you're feeling inspired to take part in our sketch challenge.
The linky tool will be up, as usual top right of the blog, in a few days time.
Happy Crafting.
Leonie Neal-Dawson.


Monday, 31 August 2015

Project Life | Week 25...

Hello Sassy Friends! Welcome to PL2015 Week 25! Yay! Halfway through the year (with the documentation side of things, of course!!)
Today I am playing with the bright and beautiful October Afternoon | Summertime Collection. I've also added lots of fun ephemera from Crate Paper | Wonder.

This week was quite eventful for us. My eldest son had his finger broken in a game of hockey which resulted in lots of trips to the hospital/fracture clinics and missing out on playing with his U13 team at State Titles. There were a lot of emotions to record, as well as all the details on how the injury occurred.

I've added extended journalling in a hidden file folder.  This was then placed in a top pocket for easy access to the notes.
The top 4x4 cut apart card from October Afternoon | Summertime Collection was ideal. Not only did I use it to represent disappointing news, but we also had to deal with the physical rain during another hockey match and at the same time try and keep a temporary cast dry!

I’ve embellished one of the tags from Crate Paper | Wonder with a Simple Stories diecut (Simple Stories Summer Vibes). The basket of lemons was a fun way to emphasise my son “making the best of it”; stating that when life gives you lemons... keep playing hockey!

His exact sentiment!

On page two, I shared details about Liam’s injury, photos taken by his dad while waiting at the fracture clinic and even a humourous text message I wanted to keep.

My title pocket was kept relatively simple in design. However, the 3x4 card also has room for more hidden journaling. I managed to include a very notarised version/Week In Review, to slip between the patterned papers!

Finally, I created a filler card with a very appropriate phrase from the Crate Paper | Wonder collection.

I think it summed up our Week 25 perfectly.  Thanks for the visiting..x