Friday, 18 January 2013

Painted Digital Scrapbooking Backgrounds

This came about while I was fiddling around with the Silhouette Action that come out last week. I wanted some color behind (or clipped to) the silhouettes, but the pretty patterns were really fighting the overall balance of my layouts. I loved using a solid color or texture, but sometimes I wanted more color. So I started playing around with painting some papers so that I could have multiple colors and still focus on my image.


Different Strokes Paper kit is a unique set of painted digital scrapbooking papers that were made especially for use with ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Silhouettes, but are wonderful to overlay on fonts, your paper & embellishment templates or anytime you need to add a pop of color to your layouts.

This set includes 10 painted papers in 12 x 12 format.


Here are some samples using these papers over ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates:

Using the Purple and Greens

Using the Red, Green & Yellows

These samples use the following products:
The Leaf is from the Kensington Collection Biggie
Try It was made with the "Angelic War" font




 


 Make Scrapbook Cover or Portraits to hang in your home.
In this sample the paper was used behind the silhouette.
Photo courtesy of Sara Lee Fotografie





In these samples I clipped  the papers to silhouettes I made with 

Click on any of the images to be taken to the store to see them a little closer or to see the list of all the products used to make them. The lists are complete with links, making it easy for you to find the items.

I hope you get a lot of uses out of them. Until next time...have a great weekend!



 

Friday, 11 January 2013

New Silhouette Photoshop Action

Well I made it back to Holland, a little jet-lagged but I'm here and back to work. It took me longer this time to get back in the right time zone. I got a bad cold from the kids, but it was totally worth it to get all the hugs, kisses & snuggles during the Christmas holiday.

This week I have products for the new Pocket Life category at Scrap Girls & new Silhouette Actions for Photoshop CS & Photoshop Elements 11. So come see what is new!


ScrapSimple Tools - Actions Silhouettes takes a photo and produces a shadow-like silhouette of the image only picking up in the dark areas of the photo. They are great for creating unusual backgrounds, artwork & fun overlays.

Use it on photos, create brushes and even use it on your digital scrapbooking papers to help create fun and new background options.


This Actions set is for Photoshop CS (tested in 5 & 6) as well as Photoshop Elements 11 ONLY.

The set has 3 Preset Actions, 1 Custom Action &  I made a video tutorial on how to load these in PSE11, how the actions run and different ideas on what you can with them. All of this is included in your download.

I am actually very happy to see the way Adobe handled the new PSE11. You no longer have to jump through hoops to load actions and styles. You can load and unload them with ease right from the program.

Here's some ideas on how you can use this action set:

The London Eye digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

The Two I Adore digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

Our Trip to London digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

I Love You digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry




Pocket Life: Countryside Digital Scrapbooking Kit

Scrap daily moments with these quick and easy Pocket Life cards.

Pocket Life cards come in the popular 3x4 or 4x6 sizes, making it easy to print and slide them into page protectors made for journaling cards, or use them in any of your digital scrapbooking projects.

When you download your product you will receive both the digital version of each card, and four 8.5x11 sized sheets with all the cards at full size that can easily be printed to use in projects. We've designed Pocket Life to be completely versatile so you can choose to use your cards for digital scrapbooking, printable projects or both!

Double Page by Brandy Murry

This set includes 9 cards the 3x4 Cards come as single PNG files as well as double PSD cards with a photo mask making it easy to use in regular 4x6 photo sleeves.


Click on any of the images to be taken to the store to see them a little closer or to see the list of all the products used to make them. The lists are complete with links, making it easy for you to find the items.

Have a lovely weekend!