Thursday, 26 May 2011


My daughter, Caroline, asked me recently to make her a new bookmark. 

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She knows I like to play about in Adobe Photoshop and so I was happy to oblige.  This is what I came up with.  It didn't take me very long.  I made two, one for each of my girls.  I think they like them.

I love silhouettes and I found this particular one of a girl blowing bubbles on a fascinating creative blog called  Scherenschnitte.   It's all about the intricate art of papercutting.  I don't think I have a steady enough hand to be any good at this craft but I do like to see Cindy Ferguson's (owner of Scherenschnitte) creations.  Not only is Cindy very talented but very generous too, this silhouette is a free download on her blog and is really a template for papercutters.

So, two simple pleasures this week -  playing around in Photoshop and browsing through Scherenschnitte.

As usual I'm joining Dayle over at A Collection of This and That.



Debbie said...

I am so deficient at photoshop and really want to get better because I think it would be so fun to play.
I have heard of that paper cutting thingie with the long name. I think the stuff is awesome.

I need the simple pleasure of some creativity. I think it might cure what ails me lately.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I haven't gotten photoshop yet, but I would enjoy it also...Oh I use to do Scherenschnitte years ago...still have books on both simple pleasures are great

Joan said...

I love the bookmark. I'm still trying to figure out my way around in photoshop!


Dayle said...

Very creative. Love it!

Barb said...

I love Scherenschnitte, Ifound an article about this craft years ago and it facinated me. (my arthritis won't let me do it) :=(
I'll check out the link you've given.Thanks
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Anita Johnson said...

The book mark is beautiful...I never thought of using photoshop for anything but photos! how creative. I tried Scherenschnitte a few times...I just don't have the patience, but the site was sure fun to look at!