Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's a Jungle Charlotte Collage

Here is a baby name collage I created for my coworker. Her first grand daughter made her debut in September. I knew the room had a jungle theme but did not know the name or if I should work in blue or pink. Here is where I start -by getting a photo of the bedding.

I do a rough layout in Adobe Illustrator. I like being able to move things around on the computer. Plus I can see how big to make my elements & type. I then save out the elements as SVGs and import into Sure Cuts Alot (SCAL) & cut on my Cricut.

From there I build the collage. Here are few closeups of the SVG Cuts elements - these are from the Cuddly Animals Collections - absolutely perfect for this jungle theme.

I then add in the Creative Charms. I used the new Vintage Jewels. The tear drop shapes were perfect for the elephant and the flowers are a nice to touch to make the collage more appropriate for a girl.

Here is the final collage...

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  1. This is awesome and will remember your step by step tutorial. I don't have Illustrator, but Inkscape will do for now. Thanks again Amy!

  2. Beautiful as always! What font did you use?

  3. Thanks ladies - font is called ITC Mona Lisa

  4. Fabulous Amy! I love the way you work it all out! I did it in scal on a 12x24 virtual mat... kinda the same, just no color. Awesome!

  5. Another beauty by the Queen!! Thanks for sharing the font, u know how I love to scraplift your ideas

  6. That is darling! Have you thought of putting a "subscribe by email" button on your blog?