No need to keep those Inspirational quotes hidden away on a Pinterest Board anymore. With some lovely background paper and your Silhouette machine and sketch pens you can create copies to inspire you when you’re offline too!
This is my daughter’s favourite quote and I love it too.
“Life is mostly froth and Bubble, Two things stand like Stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.”
It’s a small extract from the poem: Ye Wearie Wayfarer by Australian Poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870).
Depending on the colours and paper used, the finished look can vary a lot. The one above, I used the gold sketch pens with a water colour style scrapbook paper, where as below, with a plain paper and black pen the look is quite minimalist. I changed the border to simple Corner Decorations too.
There’s no right or wrong way to create a design for sketching. First choose your quote, then experiment with font combinations, spacing and decorative elements in the Silhouette Software. I just kept changing things around until I was happy with the results. It’s fun, but…a word of warning….it’s easy to drop
a few many hours doing this 🙂
The Silhouette Challenge theme this month is “Word art”. (more on the challenge below) so I opted to use fonts for the decorative elements instead of using images. This is what I used:
Don’t have the right fonts? No worries! I’ve used some purchased fonts but I’ve included the Silhouette Design File for this quote. If you’re making another quote there are many lovely free fonts available that you can choose from. You could also incorporate borders and frames that you already have in your library.
Don’t have Sketch pens? Convert my Free Silhouette file to a Print and cut instead. Add registration marks, colour the lines and fill with colour as desired, and before printing, select it all, then pop into the line style settings & change the line thickness to 1.0 point and if you’ve used any additional shapes in your design check the box “Print lines of Selected Shapes”. I printed it below in brown tones on a sepia style paper.
Hope this gives you a little inspiration to make your own sketch-able or printable quotes.
Here’s the Sketched Quote Silhouette Studio File Version 3 (samples made with this version)
Here’s the Sketched Quote Silhouette Studio File Version 2
The Silhouette Challenge
This post is part of the Silhouette Challenge – the theme this month is “Word Art” with the optional theme of “Sketch Pens”. If you’d like to check out more Silhouette projects with these themes, enjoy the blog hop by clicking on the graphic or links below….
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Ellen Christian says
I love that poem. It’s just a meaningful quote & I love the way it came out!
Thanks for your kind words Ellen. Yes, I agree – a very meaningful quote 🙂
I am unfamiliar with this quote, it is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.
My pleasure Sue, I love it too.
What a great quote and I love how you rendered it. Thanks for the share, Pam!
Thanks Kay, glad you like it. 🙂
Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs says
Hi Pam! I love how you showed the quote done in different ways. It is also great that you shared what fonts you used. I think my favorite is the one with the gold sketch pens. I have a bunch of sketch pens but haven’t used them yet.
Thanks Kelly, Yes, I like how it gives the same text a completely different look, I had fun experimenting with it You’ll enjoy the sketch pens when you get a chance to use them.
Kristy gd says
I really like this quote. I’ve never heard it before, so I’m glad you shared it! Your sketch pen art came out fanastically as well!
Thanks Kristy 🙂