Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall Digi

Here is my submission for the layout challenge on ESS Enchanted Studio Scraps: November Build A Fairy Treehouse challenge #1 with Robyn Pali Designs and Jewelscraps. I really loved this layout and had started downloading portions of The Blog Train Blog's - October 2009 kit - Thankful, so thought it would make a perfect autumn leaves page.

Blog Train Blog - Thankful Kit Oct. 2009:
Designers used:
Captivated Visions Digital Designs: stitched circle, paper 04 (burlap),
Delicious Scraps: paper 2 (background)
JW-DigiScraps: tree,
Robyn Pali Designs: stitched leaf,
Scrappin' Page Designs: maple leaf,
Foxy Designs: leaf 1 & 2
Kevin and Amanda Fonts: digsmyheart,
Free Digital Scrapbooking: Hot Brass Alphabet (title)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

DGC051 Wiggly Concert

Today's Digital Scrapbooking Challenge DGC05 on Splitcoasstamper's was use the clone tool to remove something from a photo and then make a scrap page with that altered photo. I cheated slightly, I had already made this page on the weekend, but hadn't flattened it because I was unhappy with a few of the items. I retouched the items, as well as used the Marquee tool tricks my hubby showed me to hide the strings in and through some of the green frames. I am loving the Marquee Tool.

I also experimented with the Liquify Tool around the half circle striped paper.

As you can see from the original photo there are heads of people in front of us that extended just above the stage line.
I did use the Stamp Tool in Photoshop, but also used the Marquee Tool to cut out larger section of the photo such as the draping on the bottom of the stage and saved as new layer so that I could cover up section while repeating the pattern of the drape.

Wiggles Concert Brochure: Go Banana & Wiggles Logo
Fab D*zines - Basically kit: blue diamond paper, prongs
Free Digital Scrapbooking: Building Block Frame Set,
Kevin and Amanda Fonts: hisnameishoney
Ella Hippy Hoppy - IBDH Desperate Housewives:strings

Monday, November 2, 2009

My First Ribbon Knot

I made my very first every ribbon knot in Photoshop, with the help Stacy Carlson's Gotta Pixel tutorial found here. I first tried making a striped knot with very little success. The stripes seemed to throw off the realistic look of the knot.

As well a special thanks to my hubby for showing me how to use the Marquee tool in order to hide sections of layers under other layers such as the paper clip through the ribbon or the scissors blades under the cardstock.

The one thing that concerns me about the digital stamping pages I have made is that I don't know if I am sizing the embellishments correctly. My fear is that once they are printed the scale will be off. I won't know until I print them.


Layout borrowed from SU Stamping Technique booklet.