if you know me, you know i have a pretty random talent that i like to call "free-hand cutting"
hand me a pencil and paper, there is no WAY i can draw it out, but for some reason when scissors are involved the image i see in my mind has a way of magically appearing. give me scissors and paper and i can cut out any shape, object, word, letter you can think of...
in everyday life, this "talent" is not all too useful, but it comes in handy for birthdays, parties, sign making etc.
however, a while back i decided i would get a little crafty. i wanted to try my hand "cutting out" a picture, so i grabbed a bridal magazine and a pair of scissors and got to work.
this is the picture i started with
and this is what i made, cutting out all the individual pieces out of different pictures in the bridal magazine. it turned out almost exactly how i wanted it to and i was pretty excited.
since my first one worked out so well i decided to make my mom one for her birthday. i took this picture..
and turned it into this...
i found it worked really well when i have a fun/large background item to work with, so i chose this picture for a little present for jenn's graduation
it was simple so i added a little bouquet outline around the edges to dress it up.
i wanted to make one for my cousin's wedding and i knew i wanted to use this picture. i was nervous to do black and white but decided to try it.
i really like how it turned out!
welp, that's my crafty update as of late. they look a lot better in person but hopefully you get the idea. i'm thinking about offering to do it for other people... you send me a picture and i'll cut it out for you! so let me know what you think!