Saturday, July 17, 2010

Atomic Cupcake 30% off!

Guess What?!!!

Atomic Cupcake has 30% off absolutely everything at her store until Sunday!

I've just purchased her 20 credit bundle for US$49, which is normally $70. - I thought it would take me another couple of months to afford it!

So now, I just have to manage to narrow it down to twenty fave actions to download - talk about stress....

I'm going to pace myself, and try to limit it to one or maybe two new actions per month.

Surface effect actions:

Edge actions:

Element actions:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July DSO Colour Challenge

Not sure whether I'm going to have time to do this one.

The colours don't absolutely grab me, and I have a couple of blog trains I'm already committed to for August & September.

Although, I suppose I could work with the first three colours and make something wintery.
I'll have to think about it...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Upcoming Blog Trains

Garden Party
Launches July 15th

Through Thick & Thin
Family & friends theme
Launches Aug 1st.

Stuck on Stickers
(palette TBA)
Launches Sep 5th.

Princess Party
(palette TBA)
Launches Sep 15th.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tip: Catching Stray Pixels

Apply a stroke style to your layers before finishing up with a file.

It will make it much easier to spot and delete any stray pixels that you might otherwise miss.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

List of things scrappers look for in a good kit

I've been wondering what makes a great digiscrap kit.
What is essential and what is desireable and what do scrappers hate?
So I asked them...
  • Papers:
    a mix of plain & patterned papers that co-ordinate well.
    theme-related patterns.
    at least one neutral solid.
  • Theme-related elements
    several with real variety (not 4 different versions of the same thing)
  • Notions:
    ribbons, ricrac, string, twine, rope, wire.
  • Clusterable elements:
    flowers, leaves, twigs, branches, ivy, buttons, swirls, glitter, beads, stars, hearts.
  • Frames
    different shapes.
  • Fasteners:
    stitching, prongs, clips, brads, staples.
  • Wordart
  • Journaling:
    blocks or tags
  • Alphas:
    good, but not essential.
    Other important aspects:
    • Elements should be original and unique (especially flowers).
    • Flowers should have leaves to go with them.
    • Realistic sizing between elements. For example, birds should be smaller than trees.
    • Wordart language - offer US & UK spellings, and tell buyers you will gladly offer translated versions if they ask.
    • A fantasy theme needs landscape papers and scenery elements.

    Taken from this thread at digishoptalk forum

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