Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Freebie #45 and Sneaky Peek Revealed!

Well, after a LOT of work today, here is the completed project that I gave you a peek of yesterday!

It was inspired by a beautiful journal cover made by Judi Riesch in Lynne Perrella's book "al-pha-bet-i-ca". (Thanks to Dyan Reaveley from Art From the Heart for recommending the book - it's full of some great inspiration!)

Judi made her cover using lots of brass letter stencils. I didn't have any, and wasn't inclined to go out and buy them, so, of course I turned to my trusty Cricut! All of the pieces cut from 2 sheets of A4 or 8.5x11 cardstock - 1 for the stencils and 1 (in blackout mode) to cut the tiles for the bottom layer.

I've created mine by stamping and colouring with promarkers and Distress Inks, but you could just as easily make one using patterened papers and cardstock! Here is a clearer view of how all the pieces fit together once they've been cut:



There are 2 files, on at A4 size and one at 8.5x11, ready to be cut on your Cricut or Craft Robo.
Please remember you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and may not distribute it to others in any form. I spend a great deal of time creating my designs, please respect the terms under which they are given.

Again, this template will be "live" for 1 week. Next week it will be taken down, and new ones will replace it. Don't forget, if you have any requests, pass them on! I can't promise, but I will take suggestions into account when planning future templates.

These files may not be uploaded to a group, forum or website for sale or redistribution, or shared among individuals. They are expressly for the personal use of each person that downloads them from this blog.

There are 3 files and I have put them into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the files out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save them.

There are 2 versions of each template:
  • An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot or Make the Cut program and then cut out on your Cricut.
  • A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
Simply click on the appropriate button below to download the file!

Any feedback on the templates is more than welcome, and if you have any suggestions for possible future templates you'd like to see, please let me know! If you make anything using one of the templates, please post a link to it here so that others can be inspired by how you've used them!

I hope you like the templates - let me know how you get on! :)

Templates © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2009

29 comments :

Sheree said...

How fabulous! This is just the inspiration I need to make a card for my Graphics Design Student son! Such beautiful work and so gracious to share it with us. Thanks so much!

voodoo vixen said...

This is lovely Dan, and such a lot of work!

Laura said...

Hi Dab
Fantatic as ever. I am a real fan of your creations and am really enjoying that you are able to blog again. I have a cricut, and find I am not using it much I do not have the large size. Any chance you could explain this more "the Sure Cuts a Lot or Make the Cut program and then cut out on your Cricut." I have noticed he cricut has a port on it and I have read you can now link it to your computer for using with their cartridges. Is this easy to do, to use? Love some advice from a real user. Either add info to your blog, it would be very appreciated,or I am at lauraliddell@rocketmail.com

misteejay said...

What a lot of work but what an amazing finished piece. Love the different textured looks. Fab item Dan.

Toni :o)

evie winter said...

wow that really does look like lots of work, the results are impressive though! Really good - thanks for sharing the ideas...

Angela Mclean said...

Oh WOW!! The design is so simple yet brilliantly stunning. Thanks so much for sharing. Angela xxx.

cal8007 said...

Dan, this is fabulous. I'm thinking of cutting out of plastic so I can use them over and over again. Thanks so much! And, your project is just out of this world. You used a lot of different techniques on this, I just love your creativity.

Hugs,

Carmen

PS Glad to hear your mum is doing better. My dad just got out of the hospital too - had pneumonia in both lungs - he's 99 - I think he's going to make it to 100 this October.

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE it Dan ... it will make a wonderful birthday present - Thank you so much :0) XXX

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo Dan this looks fab :D

Carmen said...

This must have taken forever. It is lovely - may have to search out that book :)

Andrea said...

just a beautiful piece of artwork Dan its truely what you are a fab creator xx

lindschick said...

Love it, it looks brill.

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow, that's awesome, Dan. Thanks for sharing the file with us too.

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB! love this loads...thanks for the freebie too hun x

Lisa Avolio said...

I can't imagine how long this would make me to make. I think I would go with printed paper. Thanks for the clever stencils.

Jun Bug House said...

Wow, this is just awesome.....
I am going to make this for my grand daughters and just use their initials "M" and "E" in every spot.
**U**
Nance

Lorraine said...

alphabetica is a book that I often turn to for its painterly ideas..like the way you have layered the letters over the faces. I have a craft robo lite so not sure which one will work but thanks for creating these files for sharing

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Great file - thanks for sharing - sure would be cool to see everyone's take on this one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan! This is just what I've been looking for.

Angelnorth said...

That's a fabulous piece Dan, looks like a lot of work went in to it but well worth it for a great end result!

tea_bag said...

Wonderful such a lot of work has gone into it and such detail alma xx

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Whole Paper post on Feb. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

cinmfoster said...

Dan, I just want to say what a fantastic project and inspiration piece. Thanks for sharing

Lori said...

Wow! That is phenomenal! I can't wait to use my SCAL and cricut to create a masterpiece like this!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

luthien said...

such gorgeous work! beautiful printed textures, divine color palette and fabulous composition!! what an exquisite piece of work!

Sarah said...

thanks for this Dan, I have downloaded and fully intend to use this SVG - Alphabetica is one of my favourite books ever ever ever - and I love that book covered in the gorgeous old brass stencils - your tribute to it is fantastic.

Sarah said...

doh, just realised your template is A4 sized, and my cricut can only manage the 6" x 12" - it's one of the baby ones - but never mind, I can adapt it hopefully

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a fantastic piece of work, Dan,

Lucy x

Dylan said...

I knew you would love that book, I stroke it regulatly, Lynne Perrella is King.!!! Love your take on the project..x

Related Posts with Thumbnails