Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving with good food, friends and family!

Digital Kit: Thankful by Rachness Designs (, Stitches: All Stitched Up by Zoe Pearn Designs (, Font: Blink Janneke Style.

ETA: This page was published in ScrapStreet Magazine March 2010!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

October 2009 Publications

These pages were published in ScrapStreet Magazine October 2009, as part of my In The Pits article:


I used Photoshop’s Artistic Watercolor filter to create the effect on the large photo. For the rest I just played with digital brushes, shadows, and layer styles.

Brushes: Fairy Wings, Aurora Borealis, Glitter II by Stephanie Shimerdla (Obsidian Dawn), Brads: Janneke Smit. Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Fonts: Papyrus, Birch Std, Informal Roman.


I scanned my daughter’s artwork, reduced the size and added the title. Then I printed it out on matte photo paper. The flower and dotted strips are cut out from patterned paper. I glued the flower on some cardstock to make it a little sturdier.

Papers: Upsy Daisy Designs, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Brad: Making Memories, Ink: Rubber Stampede. Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Font: Arno Pro.

Home Made Guitar

I used a digital brush to create the filmstrip. I added the photos and divider strips and printed the whole filmstrip out on 14” photo paper.

Papers: My Mind’s Eye, Scenic Route, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Deluxe Designs, American Crafts, Ribbon: Offray, Ink: Rubber Stampede, Pen: ZIG. Digital Supplies: Digea Film Brushes by Jelena Jovovic. Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Font: Verdana.


For the design of this layout I was inspired by the images from the TV series (rays, bubbles radiating from the “omnitrix” watch) as well as the T-shirt BEN10/my son is wearing. The large black and white pieces in the background are cardstock, but I created and printed out everything else. I designed the patterned paper and the 3 different colors paper for the “bubbles”. I printed green journaling on a black background. And for the title I created a gradient paper and I used the official BEN10 logo as the shape to cut it out. I used circle punches in different sizes to create the bubbles. I also used punches around the borders of the page and inside the number ten before I backed these with black cardstock.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Photo Paper: Epson, Staples, Punches: EK Success, Marvy Uchida, Fiskars. Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Font: QuickType II Condensed.