Monday, February 21, 2011

Guest Post: Ashley from Ashley's Craft Corner

Today, we're lucky enough to have a special guest post from one of the most awesome bloggers out there! Okay, so I might be a little biased, but she pretty much helps me out with all of my crafts, and I probably wouldn't have a craft blog at all if it weren't for her!

Without further ado: Ashley, from Ashley's Craft Corner!

Hi everybody! I'm Ashley from Ashley's Craft Corner (and Lori's big sister hehe). When Lori asked me to do a guest post I knew exactly what I wanted to share.

My inspiration came from this project. I contemplated making something very similar for my older brother and his wife for Christmas and asked my sisters what they thought. We decided that it wasn't a good fit for my brother, but Lori said that she liked the idea. I knew that if I was going to make some art for Lori that it needed to be a rooster. This is what I came up with.

I found an image I liked online, then had my hubby take the image and make an outline of each section as a vector image so that I could cut it out with my Silhouette. I can't really give a better description than that because I don't really know what/how he did it (I just sent him the image and asked him to make it work with my machine).
If you don't have a Silhouette (and hubby who is good with computer stuff) here is what you can do:
Print out your image.
Cut out each section. It will be kind of like a puzzle at this point.
Trace each section onto your paper of choice. I prefer to trace onto the backside of my scrapbook paper so that I don't have to worry about any lines showing on the finished product.
Cut out each traced section.
Mod Podge each "puzzle" piece onto a sheet of card stock. Add any wording you want at the bottom. Once it is dry give the whole thing a coat of Mod Podge, then frame it (after it dries).

I was pleased with the results and I think Lori was too!

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