My name is Kate and Jill has graciously asked me to share with you my technique for using her CU templates to make fabulous flowers. Jill asked me to be sure to let you know about the freebie cluster at the end of this tutorial. I’m a newbie to the world of digital scrapbooking. I don’t have any formal training in design or art. So if I can make lovely elements anyone can do the same thing. What makes it possible are the commercial templates that Jill designs. They are so easy to work with that great results are a given. I’m hooked on making flowers! For this tutorial I’m using Jill’s Templates-Flowers 1 available in her CU Store at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio. I’m using Photoshop CS6, template flower 3 and papers from Jill’s King’s Bounty collection, available in her PU Store at theStudio.
Second blurb…end of the post you’ll find a free download, with thanks to Jill; a lovely cluster that includes our flower and elements from King’s Bounty. Okay, on to the fun stuff!
1. Click on the “eye” and hide all but the bottom most template layer,
then duplicate that bottom layer.
“Love those Charm Frames but what can you do with them?” I was recently asked this and I’m sure the person was wondering what you can do besides use them as a typical frame. I actually had been on the hunt for some of these to use with making my “charms” … those little pendants that I add to my kits that typically contain a photo but sometimes I like to put a stone in them. These frames are perfect for this. I thought about keeping them all to myself, but that’s not the kind of person I am … and now I’m going to show you the way I use them. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make that little special extra for your kit OR even for your layouts.
I like working on a full size (3600 x 3600) canvas. That way I know the scale of what I’m working on. So to start I create a new file then place one of the frames into it.
Boy, have I gotten behind, but I just needed to tell you about my new kit – A King’s Bounty. This kit was originally designed during theStudio’s 2012 Next Designer Contest (NDC). It was done during the 3rd round (which I was AMAZED I even made it to), but wasn’t enough to get me into the final round.
There were a lot of things about the NDC kit that I wasn’t happy about, but thanks to a request from one of my team members (Dona), I was given a chance to redeem myself. Not only that, Dona (who I actually got to know during this contest) helped me out by designing the Journal Cards. I also got some help from Kate (who I knew way before that contest) who did the clusters.
Check out all the previews below and click on one to go to that product’s page. The entire collection (excluding the bundle) is on sale for 30% off thru March 1st and is available exclusively in my PU Store at theStudio.
You can see the entire collection **HERE**
Here’s the round-up of new CU products for the week of Feb. 3rd and it’s a real assortment including some Charm Frames, Flowers, and Foliage. Like all my new CU releases, these products are on sale for 40% off for the next 2 weeks (thru February 17th).
First up is the Charm Frames. I am ALWAYS look for small frames to use when making the charms for my kits. I was thrilled when I ran across a stash of them and couldn’t wait to share my bounty.
We have a winner!!! According to Random.org it’s lucky number #5 commenter — Diana. Diana, I will be emailing you a coupon code for the entire collection. AND … as a thank you to all who took the time to comment, I will be emailing you a coupon code good for an extra 10% off … once I figure out how to generate the coupon.
The response to this collection has been tremendous not only from the layout artists, but also from my colleagues. I must admit, I was a little bit nervous about putting myself all out there like I did with this kit, but I will definitely do it again.
As promised, I’m going to share some of the amazing layouts done by the CT members … notice I said some, because they all went so crazy with the kit that I will have to show them off in two post.
This first one is by our newest member Kyrie (aka ladydrake64) … I love how she used the mask to focus attention on her wonderful photo.
My husband would be the first person to tell you that I’m not the romantic, mushy type … but for some reason, I found myself wanting to do a Valentine’s Day kit. Of course, this is NOT your typical Valentine’s Day kit, which made it an absolute blast to create. You’ll find lots of handpainted papers and other doodads along with the usual stamps and masks.
Take your time to browse the previews and descriptions below. As is typical, just click on one of the previews to go to that product’s page or use this link – http://bit.ly/1iiEgI0 — to view the entire collection. This collection is available exclusively at theStudio and is 30% off through February 15th (excluding the bundle).
First up is the page kit, which contains 12 papers and 50 unique elements. I’ve also recolored some of the elements for you giving you a total of 77. The papers and elements are also available separately.
As promised, here is a sneak peek at my new kit, which I will be releasing this Saturday, February 1st. I will be giving this kit to one lucky person, chosen at random, from the comments below. You have until midnight EST Friday, January 31st, to leave your comment (one per person only please). The winner will be announced on Sunday, February 2nd.
Be sure to stop by Saturday for the full reveal.
Here’s the round-up of new CU products for the week of January 27th and it’s a second bunch of 4 patterns done 4 ways. Called Patterns 2, it comes in Distressed, Grungy, Grungy Edges, and Transparent Overlays … and, of course, there’s a Bundle. If you’re interested in how I use these overlays, I have a quick tutorial here on the blog.
They’re all on sale for 40% through February 10th (excluding the bundle which is already 47% off). Just click on the preview to visit that product’s page, or check out my CU stores to see all of my products.
Just a quick post, but I wanted to show you some more layouts using Chasing the Sun, plus I have another freebie for you at the end. As a reminder, this kit is only available in my Personal Use store at theStudio and will be 30% off through February 2nd.
These first two are from Dona (aka donakat). I am a real sucker for sunsets and I love how Dona was able to show so many in one layout using my Photo Pockets Page Templates 2. Of course, I love the masks she used in her second layout. I’m beginning to think Dona has been to Hawaii as much as I have.
Here’s the round-up of new CU products for the week of January 20th and it’s some fun plaid templates. It’s been quite a while since I’ve played with plaids, so I was definitely in need of a fix. Each pack contains 4 layered templates that have been saved in PSD and TIFF formats. I’ve also included the individual PNG files for those programs that can’t utilize the layered formats. You’ll also find some quick instructions in the tou_previews folder on how to use these.
They’re all on sale for 40% through February 3rd (excluding the bundle which is already 44% off). Just click on the preview to visit that product’s page, or check out my CU stores to see all of my products.