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MerryGlas
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011 05:57:08 AM »

Wow, thanks all, I wasn't expecting such a lovely response!

Rossie - I just used a standard craft knife, I know some people use scissors but I have more faith in my trusty knife  Smiley Also - think that's the first time something of mine has been wisted, very exciting!

Lozzieozzie & aisy - I'm not so hot on straight lines either - curves can be challenging and sometimes they drive me crazy, but they're also more forgiving than straight lines!
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011 06:21:13 AM »

I've always loved the sentiment behind this quote..  John Cleese has a similar quote where  he says only the young and old like Python because they can see the ridiculousness of life Wink

Great job, I love the elements you put into this!
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2011 11:58:23 AM »

Love the sentiment, love the design! (I also just Pinned this!)

I just don't know if I have the patience (or a steady hand) for something like this, but in case I ever decide to be brave - what kind of paper did you use and does it matter?
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011 12:20:52 PM »

Wow! Great quote, and it's all so intricate! *This Rocks!*
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2011 02:11:39 PM »

Stunning!!  I really, really love this!   Grin Grin
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2011 02:52:08 PM »

This is absolutely amazing! *__*
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2011 06:57:18 PM »

Amazing. It's reminiscent of both old-time children's book illustrations and redwork.

Good choice of quote too. You might enjoy some of G. K. Chesterton's writing on fairytales, if you haven't already.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2011 07:37:22 AM »

That is lovely! I want one for my little boy's room!

I also Pinned it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2011 09:09:18 AM »

wifeofbath: Actually my husband has something of an obsession with Chesterton (he used Chesterton quotes to begin most of his essays at uni, despite studying History not English Lit!) and I've been introduced to his writing through that. Chesterton seems to have something wonderfully accurate to say about every possible topic, it gets a bit silly after a while! For this cutting I actually wanted to use this quote: Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Unfortunately it was a bit long for the gap I had left!

DawnsTrees: This was in basic coloured paper, the same weight as you'd put through a printer. The one I'm working on at the moment is just on white A4. I do want to get hold of some nice parchment colour paper of a slightly higher quality and have a go with that, but to be honest I love that this is something you can do with the most basic of supplies. I used to make a lot of cuttings in high quality card, which had a slightly different look to them, but they are much harder to work on - I used to get incredible sore, stiff fingers from having to press so much harder with the knife! I'd say just have a go on basic plain paper and see what you think  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2011 10:56:41 AM »

this is gorgeous!
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