Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yes Sue Sylvester I Will Yudu You & Blog Giveaway!

So I finally got to bust the Yudu out today. It's been awhile since I have made a project with it. I have been meaning to make this Sue Sylvester shirt for awhile now. I love GLEE, one of my favorite shows. I came up with this idea to do this shirt right after the Madonna episode aired. But like many project ideas I forgot about it (I really should keep a journal). But we watched the Emmy's Sunday night and the opening GLEE number was amazing. It made me remember my idea for this shirt and I thought this will definitely be my next project.

To get the image I took a screenshot from the YouTube vid of Sue Sylvester doing the Vogue number. I tweaked the image in Photoshop Elements. Trying to create a half-tone image. Most of the tutorials on how to do this were for the full version of Photoshop (which I would love but no way can afford). But I did find a tutorial that helps create this effect using PSE. Basically what I did was:

Choose the file and then changed it to greyscale using Image > Mode > Greyscale
Then I altered it into a type of half-tone using Filter > Sketch > Halftone Pattern
Once in this option I played around with the size, contrast and pattern till I got what I liked.

Once the image was edited to the way I liked it. I preformed the basic steps to make a screen, expose, and screen print. I really love how this came out and can't wait to wear it.

Here's a light canvas bag I had laying around that I put the image on also

And here's the shirt on the platen.

Also I now have over 75 followers!!! So exciting. As promised I will be doing a giveaway to celebrate another blog achievement! Here is a pic of two stamps I am giving away:

One of them is Something Splendid, the August stamp of the month from Close to My Heart & the other is stamp set from Art Warehouse called Summer Vibe.

I will be selecting a winner sometime around the weekend or Labor Day. To have a chance to win the stamp sets please leave a comment under this post and be a follower.

Thanks again to all that follow, comment, and visit my blog. It really means the world to me! So exciting!

p.s. the new CTMH catalog/idea book comes out tomorrow and there are some awesome new paper lines, stamps, and embellishments for your paper crafts. And most exciting to me the new How-To Book Magic! I'm awaiting my order and will feature some of the new products soon. Make sure to check out the new catalog/idea book tomorrow or whenever you get a chance. 


  1. you are going to love the Magic book--congrats on the blog success--that image of SUE rocks--I love it!

  2. This is the first Yudu project I have seen! Love it! Thanks for sharing and the RAK!!

  3. Not Surge...PandorasHope...I was under the wrong email...sorry about that!

  4. Your shirt and bag are awesome!! Congrats on 75 followers. Shari (cricutrookie)

  5. Congrats to you!!! I think I was one of your first followers :)

    Love your Yudu projects they are so crisp and clear. Awesome!!!
    Your making me want one :)

  6. I still have vogue stuck in my head, from all the way over on the CC board *pointin". Great job! I'm still trying to figure out where I would put a yudu lol. Ohhh I could yudu the window shades...

  7. Thank you so much for posting this. I do demos at M's and had a customer ask me about doing photos...as I do not have a personal Yudu I really couldn't answer their question & felt badly about it! I really appriciate you sharing this with everyone.

    Melissa Todd on the CC MB

  8. Congrats on your milestone.

    I adore your Sue Sylvester image and projects. It looks fabulous. I'm a fan of Glee too.

    In fact, hearing "Don't Stop Believing" on Glee, inspired me to take up my flute again after 20 years, so I could learn this song.

    Thanks for inviting us to join in the celebrations with this generous candy.

    I am a follower of your blog.

  9. wow, it really really looks good, as much as I've been shying away from a Yudo, I don't know, maybe w/cricut points I'll get one.

  10. LOVE IT!!!! I love how creative you are, that's why I steal your ideas. HAHA

  11. You so make me want this machine ( I don't need anything!!) just need to buy a shirt from you LOL!