Silhouette Challenge - November
My Choice - Vinyl
Remember last month when I did the Silhouette Challenge and made that pretty awesome (if I do say so myself) Halloween banner? Well I decided to participate again this month. I love giving myself a challenge, but if it wasn't for this group I joined, I would push off these personal challenges until I was old and gray (which, well, I already am).
I've been trying to figure out how I am going to redesign my blog header and I've wanted it to be something that I designed myself. Of course I wanted to stick with the Seattle theme. I tried all kinds of ideas. I looked for free source Seattle skyline gifs. I tried sketching, I tried tracing, I tried a lot of different things. In the end, I decided to find a picture of the skyline that I loved and imported it to my Silhouette studio and figured out how to use the trace function.
Once I had the outline, I loaded up my vinyl.
And out came this:
I was pleasantly surprised with how easy this was. And I was even more happy with how well it turned out
My original plan was to water paint around the silhouette, then take it off, lay down the negative and water color the skyline also, but when I finished with the water colored sky, I knew it was done. I loved the way it looked with the straight black vinyl that I didn't want to take it off. I mean, check it out:
Now I need to figure out how to make this my new header, because, I am in love!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies are all sharing projects today on their blogs, so peruse the links below for a blog-hopping good time.
DIY Ironing Board Hanger by The Turquoise Home
Silhouette Challenge: Time Zone Bathroom Art by Nearly Handmade
Santa's Christmas Countdown by Tried & True
Nautical Anchor Pillow Tutorial by The Thinking Closet
Christmas Card Ornament with Free Cut File by unOriginalMom
Thanksgiving and Christmas Dual Sign by Architecture of a Mom
Itching to Etch by Get Silvered
Snowman Tag ~ Silhouette Challenge by Whats Next Ma
Thanksgiving Sign by Chicken Scratch NY
DIY Horse Silhouette Pillow by Rain on a Tin Roof
Sketching on Fabric by The Sensory Emporium
Paper Leaf Garland by Lil' Mrs. Tori
DIY Blessing Board - Silhouette Challenge by One Tough Mother
Christmas Pillow by Create & Babble
Glass Painting with Reverse Stencils by Givemeapaintbrush
Chalkboard Thankful Tree by Cutesy Crafts
Bottoms Up! MYO Wine Tag by From Wine to Whine
'Happy Holly-days' Tags for the Swap by An Elegant Touch...
Thank You for Dinner (Card) by Everyday Paper
Advent Star Christmas Countdown by My Favorite Finds
Geometric Fabric Bowls by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
Paper Carnival by Home At Eight
Silhouette Cameo Tutorial: Dual Sided Business Cards by Black and White Obsession
In Case of Emergency Baby Bag Tags by Tossed Salad Life
Christmas On My Mind by Creative Turn
Jingle all the Way! by My Paper Craze
Christmas Lights Garland by Making Home Base
We Are Thankful by 4 You With Love
Seattle Skyline Silhouette by Sowdering About in Seattle
DIY Stenciled Mugs by Coley's Corner