Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo editing, layouts & a sketch.

Well it's a bit a large post today, so bear with For the last 2 weeks I've been taking Jessica Sprague's free Frame-ups and Special effects class at her website, and had really, really love it. I can't believe the things she's been able to teach us in such a small space of time, it really is amazing. Here are a couple of the photo's I've edited, the first one we had to add a vintage tint to, then do some hand colouring, add a frame and some cute stars, then the second photo, which is my fav. so far, we learnt how to add textures to photos, very cool.

I loved this photo so much I just had to scrap it, so I chose to use it on a layout I did for my last class at the Country Papercraft school of design. For this last class I have shown then how to use recycled items on their layouts, so on this, my sample layout I used tags from clothes, Milk bottle plastic run through the Cuttlebug, bubble wrap stamping and some biscuit packet cradboard, die-cut for letters, it was quite fun seeing what you can recycle, and the girls seem to really embrace it, I'm looking forward to seeing more of their layouts.

All of the next layouts, and the sketch have just gone out yesterday in CPC's July mid newsletter. I provided the sketch, and the designers were to use it in a layout. I also used it to do a card with the Kaiser stuff I had lying on my desk after I had finished the layout, which I must do more often :)
The layout below used the July Designer kit from Country Papercraft, a very boyish kit with all sorts of boy goodness to get your creative juices flowing, I think there are just a few kits left, so if you are interested in purchasing one hop on over to the shop.

And that's about it for me today, hope you have a great day. See you soon with more scrapping goodies. x

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Layouts and a goodbye.

Hi there. Well we are back from our gorgeous trip over to the East Coast of Oz, and we had such a great time. One of my brothers got married and we had a blast at their wedding, I'll share a few photo's of the wedding once I get their ok :) Ummm, what else...well it was my birthday on Tuesday, yay another year closer to 40 (, had a nice day at home with hubby and the kids, Tuesday was also the last day as my stint on the Inspiration team at Inspired Blueprints :( It's been so great to be a part of such a great sketch site, and I'm sure the new team will do a fab job. I'll definitely be hanging out there still as their sketches are always fantastic, thanks for having me girls, I've had a great time. So I thought I would share my last layout for IB, and it was for sketch #24, I've used lots of yummy Cosmo Cricket for this one of my Ratbags at the beach.

The next three layouts have all just gone out yesterday in the July newsletter for Country Papercrafts. The first one uses Pink Paislee papers, and was for a colour challenge.

This next layout had to have a Grandparents theme, and had to be done as a heritage style. I chose to do the layout of my lovely Nan, she died a few years back and I haven't really scrapped much about her, and as she was such a huge part of my life growing up I thought it was a great place to start. I have used some old Basic Grey " Stella Ruby" papers, which I actually bought with Nan in mind as she was a fabulous dressmaker, and these papers had that theme, so I'm really glad I finally used some :)And this last layout is a photo I took on our trip last month. We took the kids to the Tarronga Park Zoo in Sydney, and this is one of the fab. shots I got of their beautiful tiger. I shot the photo through the glass, and I'm really happy with how they turned out, he was just gorgeous. So that's about it for tonight, I'll be back soon with some more stuff to share. *mwah*

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