17 June, 2010

My Creative Space - cut it out!

Last night was my last night at tafe (I've been doing a few units on webdesign) and I got all my assignments in and got an early mark! Hooray!

So after toying with the idea of taking myself off to see Sex and the City 2 (sometimes it's nice to miss bedtime around here), I caved, came home, helped out, got the little ones off to bed (bigger ones were settled in with pizza to watch the State of Origin), made my latest TO DO list and got this done -


Inspired by the immensely talented Rob Ryan and Julie at Famille Summerbelle I wanted to do a papercut for B's birthday, and I'll use it on her christening invite, etc. I also wanted to include a silhouette of her perfect little one-year-old head, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Now to scan and colour it - perhaps do a little screenprint - hmmmmm....

Impressed with how 'real' papercut artists cut appear to cut on the reverse of coloured paper - I haven't managed that, so there are quite a few pencil lines that I'm too scared to rub out for fear of tearing.

To check out what some other creative types are doing check out the HUGE list at kootooyoo.

17 comments:

  1. Anna, you have outdone yourself. This is %*$9#* awesome! x

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  2. You are so inspriational! Brilliant! Also love the 1st birthday cake ... because I have one of them on my To Do list, and don't know where to start.

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  3. I love paper cuts but have never done them my self. Have you ever seen the ones Natalie Perkins is doing? I have seen her sneek peak but not sure i have seen the whole thing yet...hmmmmm...google Definatley for her blog.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Such a superb gift.

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  5. that is gorgeous, wonderful work Anna!

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  6. This looks absolutely fab Anna! Well done you x

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  7. Oh my. You are patience itself!

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  8. Fabulous!! I've been thinking about doing one myself (after having done some fun fiddly cut-outs for some freezer paper stencilling - though nothing so intricate). I have also watched with interest the technique of cutting out on the reverse... we'll see! I love the silhouette at the top and the flowers/letters...

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  9. Absolutely amazing. Love the design, the flowers, the silhouette - love everything!! Well done.

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  10. that is just beautiful - I can imagine how much time and patience was needed to create it and am in awe...

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  11. WOW - that's amazing - you have one very lucky little one. x

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  12. Lauren6:40 pm

    It is wonderful to see you have finally done this - you had mentioned that you wanted to do it but I wasn't sure if you would ever find the patience and the time. It looks amazing! You do have 3 other kids though... you better get cracking and do one each for them. And better not forget your husband...

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  13. Really lovely, I see your a fellow 'nester', fave mag eva! Web design course is on my to do list once I finish uni...so much to do so few hours.

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  14. This looks like a very nice project! Great idea!

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  15. Oh man - this is freaking AWESOME!!! My husband did this massive freehand papercut for Noah's birthday. It was awesome.

    This is incredible. You are amazing lady!

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  16. Wow thats really stunning. Well done. I'm a huge Rob Ryan fan so very impressed you have managed something so inspired on an evening at home. You must share your secret

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