Thursday, May 17, 2012

Silhouette Cameo: How to Fill Designs

This is a photo that I have wanted to scrap for a long time. It's my daughter holding my niece and it brings me so much happiness to see them together, because I don't get to see her very much.

 The new challenge at "Once Upon A... Sketch" was the perfect opportunity to create a page freezing this precious moment. The theme this month is Mum: I have a few special people in my life that I have a very maternal connection with and my niece is one that I wish I had.  

Here's what I used to make this page.
Basic Grey-What's Up  Paper Collection

Silhouette Store

I filled the clothes line with scanned paper from Basic Grey -What's up Collection
to learn how to do this, see my tutorial here. The video shows how to fill a font but it's the same idea. You first want to take the shape and ungroup it, it you need to ungroup it further, you can go to Options> Release compound path. This allows you to fill the shape with different patterns. For this clothesline shape I did the base in a black print and filled the little details with various prints and solid colors fills. 

Here's a look at the Sketch for this month.

Theme: Mum
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Mum" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.

Ideas for journaling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favorite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..


  1. This is just a stunning layout, it has that dreamy ethereal feeling that I adore!!!

    I wanted to stop by and thank you so much for your sweet words on my post over at Samantha Walker. : ) I've learned something new today, I did not know that the Cameo printed too! Now I'm going to "HAVE" to get one!

    Have a great day!

  2. Darling Lisa. Love the lovely bright colors and your take on the sketch is so very creative. But, that photo is so darn sweet.

  3. Love the way the picture pops out of the white background!

  4. This is gorgeous Lisa. I just love that clothes banner and your details make this such a whimsical page. Thanks for joining us at OUAS :)

  5. This is such a gorgeous page
    Thanks for playing along with Once Upon A Sketch

  6. I just fell in love :)
    Gorgeous colours, design, contrast. Right into my faves!

  7. Just adorable, love your fussy cutting and that frame in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at OUAS =)


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