I was so encouraged at all the comments on my string layer styles, that I decided to dust of all the
cobwebs on my other styles, and see if anyone else could use them. A while back, I was playing with
gradients, learning about them and tweaking different contours in the layer styles pallette to see what it would do and inadvertantly made something I thought was so cool, a metal rimmed tag. Granted, its certainly not the best, but they are cute, and make the cutest tags. I think with a little creativity, there are so many things you could do with these. I made a preview of a few very simple things you could do, but I know you all will come up with so much more! So enjoy them, create something
unique, and send me a link if you wanna, so I can see what awesome things you've done with them!:)
As always, don't forget to leave some love, its always encouraging, and have a very Blessed weekend!
NOW CU4CU! YOU MAY USE THESE TO MAKE YOUR OWN RESALE OR FREE DESIGNS
AND LICENSE THEM AS CU!!
Have you ever tried to scan and extract a string? Or, take a photo of a string, bring it into Photoshop
and extract it? It is so hard. At least for me, by the time I'm done extracting, I've taken so much off it
looks more like a thread. And forget buying some CU strings, I just can't afford it, and then you see the same string in other kits....you have to really be creative with it, make it unique. I soooo wanted to just get my drawing pad, throw down some quick unique doodles, and at the click of a button instantly turn it into a string. So, I was off to figure out how to make a descent string
style. I tried so many different textures and blending modes, and I finally found something I like. Granted, they are never gonna be real...but they look real! At least to me...So try these out and see what you think. I bet you could even make a bow out of them with a bow action, or just using a bow template...I took some freyed ends from a real string and played around with it, then added it to the ends of the strings and made some cute strings with freyed ends! There are a lot of possibilities.
So, play around with it, design something unique for your kits, or pages that you want to scrap:) Anyways, I hope you enjoy them and I hope you have a blessed week filled with creativity and happy scrapping!:)
Here are some colorful stickers layer styles I made a while back. They are also great for alpha's. They have sort of a construction paper texture to them. I love the colors and think they are a great basic to have on hand for designing and scrapping. And, as always, they also come in PSD format for those not wishing to install. I hope you can use them. I hope you all have a blessed and safe weekend, and don't forget to leave me some love:)
Here are the colorful chipboard layer styles I made. I wanted to get them on here before I forget. I used these styles to make the "Forever Love" alpha. They make the best alphas, and come in PSD format for those not wishing to install! I hope you can use these in your designs and scrapping! As
always, please leave some love, I look so forward to the comments:) Also, if there is something you'd love to see for free, let me know, maybe I can whip it up for ya!! I love to design and share!! May God bless you all today!
Here is another alpha I made using a tutorial by Megan Turnidge on how to make doodle lines. you can find the cool tutorial HERE. I could simply draw them out on my bamboo pad, but that would take forever to make an alpha. So I used an existing alpha and just stroked it twice and then used the tutorial to make the stroked outlines look more doodle like, then used a doodle lines brush to fill it. It is in a layered PSD file so it has a lot of flexibility. It was a fun tutorial, and I enjoyed making the alpha.I hope you enjoy it and can create something neat with it in your designs and scrapping!
As always, don't forget to leave some love, I am encouraged by the responses!! May God bless you all today on the beautiful day, let us rejoice in this day that the Lord has made for us!!
I needed a new shape for a journal matte a week ago, and wanted something sort of original. I decided to play around and make some myself. I used Inkscape (its sort of like illustrator, only its a lot more basic and its free). You can find it and download it HERE. I made different shapes, moved them around and warped them a little here and there and came up with a lot of different mattes and tags. I had so much fun playing around, that I just couldn't stop, so I made A LOT of them and will be posting them on here for you all as I get time! This first set is called "Smoochable Series 01" because of the whimsical style they came out as....so cute!!!