Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring is made for Strings

Tried some new things and learned alot with this LO. It seems a little squareish, but with 4 photos the current trends aren't as easily followed.

My biggest accomplishment on this LO was making custom shadows for all the photos, so that they don't just look flat with a shadow, but actually have some movement. I found a short tutorial from Christine Smith and it used the Filter->Distort->Liquify tool which I had used before, so applying it to this was pretty easy and I love the results - it does add a bunch of layers to the project though.

I'm getting the hang out of making papers now and used several commercial paper textures. I was hoping to make all of the papers, but in the end I searched through my stash and found something that I could alter (the circly dot one) - the pink was originally orange and I used a photo filter to make the whole thing bluer than it was.

I made my own staple and grommet for this page - many thanks to Atomic Cupcake! The journaling strips I also made and then used the Modify->Contract to add the small white border.

The string which kinda makes the whole LO is part of what I got with my "prize" for winning the color challenge over at The Digi-Chick a few weeks ago. I think their challenges are great, even though I don't get to do them that often.








Commercial Use Paper Textures by petit moineaux
Patterned paper from Run by Digitreats
Polka Dot Paper from Dreams do Come True by Britt-ish Designs
Stitching from In Stitches:Basics by Britt-ish Designs
String from My True Valentine by Dani Alencar
Tag from Whimsical Wonderland by Flergs
Staple & Grommet by Scraps from Sarah Belle(that's ME!)
Actions - old painted metal by Atomic Cupcake
Fonts - 2 Peas Evergreen, Luna Bar

I've also decided to offer a freebie now & then, so here's the first one. The file is large because it includes the custom shadows I created.

You can pick the freebie up HERE. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

heidivee said...

Ok Miss Sarah...you are uber-talented. Thank you for doing these freebies. You made my day. Girl, you should be doing this for a living. Your "Spring is made for String" page is amazing. I have no clue how to do any of the stuff you do. I am good at using things other people have already made (cute digital kits and such). I have NO CLUE how to actually make the things myself. Thanks again Sarah...I'll be using this one today. :)