Thursday, 21 February 2013

Breaking Down the Layout 2

Creating a Portrait with Word Brushes Tutorial by Brandy Murry using Photoshop CS6 (steps can be used in Photoshop CS Versions & Photoshop Elements 11) 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Click Image to view on YouTube
Last week I mentioned that I would be doing a tutorial on the portrait layout I made of Lilly with the brushes from 19 Hearts.  So....last night Jeroen had a volleyball game & I had some quiet time in the evening. I figured it was a good opportunity to sit down and break down this layout for you.

I hope you enjoy!

This tutorial uses the following products:

"Lilly Made of Love" digital scrapbooking layout above by Brandy Murry includes the following products:
That is all for this week. I am working on a new collection and hope to have it out soon. Have a great weekend!

PS....They won the volleyball game!

Friday, 15 February 2013

19 Hearts Brush Set + Free Pocket Life Template

Certainly this can be used for your Valentine's Day photos, layouts & cards. But really we scrapbook about love everyday, making this a great item to add to your stash of digital scrapbooking goodies.

This set is also available in a Commercial Use Version: Brush Set: 19 Hearts - Commercial License

Brush Set: 19 Hearts by Brandy Murry

I mixed this one up so you get 3 Dynamic Brushes & 3 Stationary Brushes. What does that mean?

Well, dynamic brushes move across the page as you move your mouse or pen. They often change sizes, angles and opacity. Stationary brushes are more like stamps. Click your mouse and you stamp the image. Click in another spot and stamp again and you get the same image.

The 3 Dynamic Brushes include: Solid Heart Scatters, Open Heart Scatters and a "Word" Scatter. Of course that word had to be "love".

The 3 Stationary Brushes are a Heart with Wings (like you saw on the 19 Hearts Logo above), A Lipstick Print (yes those are mine!) & a Word Cloud of lovey dovey words. I like to use those behind clusters and such.
I did add a second lip print brush that is spaced and a second word scatter that will go horizontally instead of vertically for PSE users.

This was a fun layout to do and it looks way more complicated than it actually was. I hope to be able to do a break down on this layout to show you how it was done very soon. So watch the blog for that.

Do you see something special in this layout? Can you find it?

So...... it's Valentine's Day and I made a quick Pocket Life Card for myself & thought I would share it with you.

All you do is clip your photo to the mask and type in your message above "Valentine's Day" for a quick memory of what your day was like.

Once the window opens up, make sure you click on the image to get the largest version, then right click and save to your computer.

Items in today's Blog Post coordinate with the 19 Hearts Collection of Products.

Coordinating Products:
(Sold Separately)

That is all for this week. Sending you all love and happiness!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

19 Hearts Digital Scrapbooking Collection

Oh yes, it is that time of year to let the ones we love know it. However as scrapbookers, we kinda do that all year long don't we? That is why I made this collection more versatile. There are a few "Valentine's" related items in the collection, but most are just about love, so you can use this over and over again, not just for Valentine's Day.


So why call it "19 Hearts"? Well.....there are 19 items in the collection that have hearts. Simplistic, but true. I hope you enjoy working with it.

See a quick video preview of the whole collection including some close up views of the papers, elements and layouts.

19 Hearts Digital Scrapbooking Collection Biggie

19 Hearts Alpha & Word Art Samples (Only with the Collection)

19 Hearts Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Biggie

19 Hearts Digital Scrapbooking Paper Biggie
19 Hearts Digital Scrapbooking Word Art Mini

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 12x12 19 Hearts

Digital Scrapbooking Value Pack: 19 Hearts
"Our Wedding Day" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry & Photo by Sara Lee Fotografie.

"Hugs & Kisses" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

"I am happy you are mine!" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

"My Fwend" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

"True Love" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry

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.

If you are getting started on your Valentine's Day projects, I hope these will help you make some very sweet cards and layouts.