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

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Jane coming on board

    I'm not going to be working alone anymore.

    Jane had such a great time, and we worked so well together on Friday that from now on, we'll be working collaboratively on designing for the CU Freebies blog.


    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Note for the future

    Looking for designers
    Email for info

    Keep this in mind for later...

    Also, Digital Scrap Designs is looking.

    Sunday, June 6, 2010

    In love with Fur

    I just wanted to make a note of the fact that I love the fur effect in this kit.

    So I've been looking around for fur brushes & tutorials on how to get the effect, and these are the best I've found by far:

    Will add new finds if and when...

      Friday, June 4, 2010

      Work in Progress

      Doodle journal template

      dA ScrapbookHub June Challenge

      Vintage Rose paper kit

      Signing off for the weekend.

      deviantArt ScrapbookHub June Challenge

      Here's the palette:
      Not sure I'm going to use much of the brown, but the other colours are nice and bright and cheery :)

      Wednesday, June 2, 2010

      Textures from flickr (creative commons)

      Flickr creative commons (must attribute)

      Writing Textures

      Flickr creative commons (must attribute)

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