Sunday, 23 March 2014

Breaking Down the Layout 5: Sketching a Portrait with Ultimate Artist

Today I have a new Breaking Down the Layout Video Tutorial. Thank you Sandy Mars for the request. I hope it helps get you in the artsy mood.

Skill Level: Intermediate
You must have a basic understanding of Photoshop, using brushes and blending modes.

This layout was a sample for the Brush Set: Sketch Alpha Biggie I released a couple of weeks back.

You can see this video as well as other Breaking Down the Layout videos on my YouTube Channel
Brandy Murry or find Video Tutorials in the labels located on the right side of this blog. You may need to scroll down. You can also preview it below:

Products used in the tutorial:
Action Pack: Ultimate Artist (Sketch)
Brush Set: Sketch Alpha Biggie (Emily Title)
Madison County Collection Biggie (Paper & Tape)
Classmates Embellishment Biggie (Pencil & Ribbon)

I hope you enjoy it, thanks again Sandy for the request. If you ever see a layout of mine you would like broken down, just make a comment on it or send me an email at

Friday, 21 March 2014

Asian Inspired Scrapbook Kit what started this all was a drink umbrella. I was those would make pretty embellishments if used like a flower. Then I thought of the beautiful Asian parasols and then the ideas went from there. I hope you like my interpretation.

An elegant Asian inspired kit with a mix of Japanese and Chinese papers and elements.
You'll find everything from Japanese florals to chopsticks.  Perfect for vacations & travel, oriental food lovers, Chinese New Year & everyday life for those who just love the culture.

Click on any of the images to get the details in the store.
Asian Beauty Collection Biggie

You can save some money when buying the Value Pack. It is always 25% less than buying all the pieces together, It' like getting one of the add-ons for free.

This Collection includes everything you need for digital scrapbooking pages, art journals and card & craft projects
Japanese Garden Digital Scrapbooking Layout
Japanese Garden Digital Scrapbooking Layout
Shanghai Digital Scrapbooking Layout

That is all for this week my scrappy friends...have a great weekend!

Friday, 14 March 2014

A FUN Sketchy Alpha + Free Sample

New this week is a digital scrapbooking Photoshop brush set featuring a hand-sketched alphabet & numbers. (A-Z & 0-9)

This set includes a Photoshop ABR file as well as PNG files for users of other imaging programs. Great for layout titles and art journals! 

These are available with a Personal, S4H-Crafting or Commercial Use License
Sketch of my niece Emily, click image to see everything used to make this layout.
Make your travel scrapbooking layouts fun!
These Sketchy Alphas make great titles for your digital scrapbook.

Here is a little sampling of the Brush Set (These are in PNG format)
Just click on the image below & click on the image to enlarge. To save to your computer, right click with your mouse and choose Save Image As. Then navigate to where you would like to save the image in your computer.
Some browsers may take you to the Photobucket Gallery.  If so, look to the right of your screen for this box:

Choose "Download". Then save it to your computer!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Until next time...

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Digital Mood Board Templates

Need a little help getting started with your digital scrapbooking layouts? These layouts are FUN & mimic the idea of a trendy mood board where you choose a inspirational image and build around it with other patterns and colors.

This set of templates has 3 styles in 12 x12 and 8.5 x 11 format.  Layout templates are provided in PSD and PNG format. The parts are movable so you can mix and match as well!

Party Planning
Party Planning
These fabulous party images are from Anders Ruff Custom Designs. I've seem some wonderful photos of very chic parties created by them. This is a Dinosaur themed party for a little boy.  Images are from Flicker

Creative Commons

 Ideas for use:
  • Party Planning
  • Weddings
  • Room Decor
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Art
  • Colors
  • Cooking
  • Photos
  • Or anything that inspires you!
Decorating a Room
Planning a Garden
I hope you have fun with these, they are great for blog images too!  If you are interested in some of the other products used in these mood boards, you can find them in the details HERE. Or click any of the images to be taken to the store.

Enjoy what is left of the weekend! TTYL ;)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Travel Journal Collection

Do you have some vacation pictures you still need to scrap? I do and know I will have some more.  I hope this new Travel Journal Collection can help get all of those situated.

The idea behind this set was to help you create a digital journal type scrapbook, though of course... you can create regular layouts as well.

Journals are becoming ever popular these days. They do make it easy to stick in those little bits and pieces you pick up along the way. Like tickets, travel passes, brochures, etc...

The collection includes a journal base of stacked papers, a pocket and rings to get you started, the rest is up to your creative mind. It also includes all of these parts:

Also new this week are the Paper Clip Alpha Set and Shadowed Frame Clusters. Just click on any image to be taken to the store to see all the details.

You can get ALL 3 in a Value Pack: Travel Journal and save some money. The collection, paper clip alpha & frame clusters also have a Craft/S4H License option. Also, the frame clusters have a Commercial Use License.

I hope you all have a great weekend creating, until next time...