Saturday, April 10, 2010
Gypsy Hop & Skip Project
This week's Gypsy Challenge is to use the Kerning feature in a project. The Kern button is on the Advanced Menu at the top K_E. The Kern feature will move items closer or farther away from each other. This is an easy way to "squish" items together for welding. We are to create two sets of kerned images, one set double the distance of the other.
For my project, I used the Kerning feature to move my items away from each other.
I wanted to celebrate my self-appointed Gypsy Queen status after winning the contest at Michaels for selling the most Gypsys company-wide in March. Now, I usually don't draw unnecessary attention to myself but I am extremely proud of this because I have helped so many lovely ladies learn how to use their Gypsies.
I made a banner with flags from Lyrical Letters. I sized 2 at 4.36w x 2.68h and three at 2.82w x 1.74h. Inside one of the large flags, I added a G from Ashlyn's Alphabet and a crown from Gyspy Wanderings. I kerned them .20 Next, I added my name from Ashlyn's Alphabet to the other large flag and kerned them .10.
I added the same crown to the small flags. Hint: size one flag and center the crown in it, then duplicate it twice. The duplicate button is on the Advanced menu next to the eye button ~ it has two squares that overlap a corner.
I cut out a second set of flags without any cutouts to use behind my first set. I cut this layer out in lime green. I used purple and orange for my coutout flags. These are the colors of my scrap nook!! I tied the flags together with ribbon to create my banner. I embellished with crystals and stickles.