30 September 2008

Woodsy whimsy

Some of the little details

When I first received my Klic-N-Kut for my 40th last year I loved it but was a little intimidated by it and rarely used it. Then of course I felt extremely guilty that I had an expensive piece of equipment that I seldom used other than titles (I did use it for this quite frequently)but knew there was much more to it than that. Now almost a year later I have discovered so many more uses for it in the ability to use dingbats to cut out different shapes. I'm still to scan and cut an image but now I have the confidence to play with it more that is the next step. A bus load of us crafty girls are off to Paperific in Melbourne in a few weeks time and skatkatz, were it was purchased from, have a stall there so I hope to learn more from them. I made this layout yesterday so quickly using My mind's eye papers and diecuts and the Klik-N-Kut. The little bird and tree were cut using the woodsy font, a super cute little dingbat set that has birds, trees and owls(I guess owls are birds too,lol). I painted the tree trunk using Tim Holtz's crackle paint and was happy with how much like wood grain it turned out. I would have preferred a darker shade of brown but didn't have any on hand so rubbed a bit of distress ink into the grain. Still not probably quite as dark as I would have liked but happier with it than what i was.

3 comments:

Sandie said...

Hi Susy,
This layout is fab!! He's soooo cute! I'm enjoying working on some of my own stuff too at the mo.

Nichol Magouirk said...

gorgeous layout!
love everything about it...beautiful details!

Em's Place said...

I love this.
You are very talented my friend.
hugs,
em