Saturday, 6 December 2014

Background Blenders 6 + a Free Paper Sample

It was about time for another set of Background Blenders. So this week I have Background Blenders 6, a new washed blender effect for your digital scrapbooking layouts and art journals. These came about when I was working on some papers for a new collection and I thought it would be great for blending photos too.

This set is also available in a commercial use version. See ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 6 - Commercial License.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 6
When I work on a set like this, I first try and make sure it works in real application. Sometimes it can look really cool just looking at the layers, but fails to really "work" when you start adding papers and photos. These were the 9 best of many many tries. After getting all the pieces, I went about testing them & that is where the 6 samples came into play (see them below). I also included 6 layered PSD files which were taken directly from the 6 samples layouts. (It'll give you a head start).

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
Color Run digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
This sample uses 1 photo and a couple of thin color bands. The turquoise colors bands give you a great spot for a title or some journaling.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
Times Square digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
There are actually 7 blenders and 2 bands. One of the bands goes across a 12 page like the black one above under the title. The other band doesn't touch the other side allowing you to make it shorter if necessary.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
Ballet digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
To see everything I used to make these layouts, there is a list in the boutique at the bottom in the long description with links if you are seeing something and want to take a closer look.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
Super Hero digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
This layout of Wesley uses the Blenders with the papers, while one is set in the overlay blending mode to give you the lighter streaks of blue. (PS the text is a family inside joke kinda.... Wes was infatuated with the number 78 for a long time. We don't know why, but it was 78 dragons this and I could eat 78 pancakes, etc.... my sister Jess asked me to find a way to get it into the scrapbook & this was the result.)

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
Cranes digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
This particular layout is good for when you have a good bit of journaling and the bands make way for the title.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-paper-templates-background-blenders-6-p31670.php
Northern Italy digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
 I loved the alpine feel the photo mixed with the wood gave. I kept adding embellishments to this layout over and over and then took them off. Hey, generally I'm a clusterer! (ummm I don't think that is a word..lol) So I decided to give these layouts a more clean graphic look. It was a nice change and they all came together so fast.

Free Paper Sample

Here is a free paper sample I did using ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 6 and Shabby Bakery. You can also find it on my Facebook Page under Fan Freebies.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/bcmurry/Scrapbooks%20from%20the%20Heart%20Freebies/BMU_SSPaper_BGB6_BlogFreebie_zps333ca0c0.jpg
Just click on the image above or click HERE. to download it to your computer.

I hope you have a great weekend!


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