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Karen Moss – Guest Designer – I am Me – Anemone Cut File

Hello, Karen here and I am thrilled to have been asked to be guest designer for Pretty My Page this month. 

I use my Silhouette and cut files for almost every craft project I make and I use the sketch function all the time, whether Silhouette Sketch Pens or ordinary pens in the pen holder – it really is my thing. 

So, this month, I will mainly be focussing on using pens and hopefully show you an alternative way to use Lisa-Jane’s amazing files.

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For my first project I have used Anemone by Laura Rumble.  I wanted to keep the wreath attached to the surrounding black card, so un-grouped the design, reduced it in size and placed it towards the top left of my design space. I then used a white sketch pen for the outline and cut the remainder of the shape, which left me with an aperture in the centre of the design.

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The anemones were backed with tissue paper to give the delicate look of real anemones and the black card was added to a piece of white to which I had added journaling (again with a sketch pen using a sketch font), lining it up with the aperture on the black card.

I finished my page by adding a photo and some print and cut watercolour elements, in similar colours to my anemones, as I wanted to retain the soft, ethereal feel of the page.

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This was a quick and fairly simple page to construct but I think you will agree that using black card and backing with tissue paper creates a stunning effect.

Karen

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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx

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