This little journal page was created for the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo group. Whimsical Me was the subject and only guideline for this 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch page.
The background is an ombre tissue paper. Tissue paper is a great way to get a brightly coloured background quickly. I covered it with gel to keep it from bleeding. A simple coating of clear glitter glue went on top of that with some pearlized water paints stenciled into the corners. The green cheese moon is a piece of water colour card. My little girl with the wistful look was traced from a vintage fairytale book using my Wacom Bamboo tablet in PSE 11. I then printed onto a dictionary page and coloured with water colour crayons. Once she was dry I redrew the black lines and outlined her in grey gel pen. The words were printed on a piece of textured resume paper and torn before being pasted onto the piece. Everything was covered with another layer of gel to preserve it.
Cats and their attitudes are incredibly funny. These little furry people each have their own singular personalities and want their own way each and every time. If it doesn’t go their own way they will surely let you know immediately. I think cats and summer were made for each other, lolling in the sun and absorbing every ray than can find or chasing sun moats and shadows. I wonder what they are dreaming of? Daisies and hollyhocks? Grasshoppers and crickets?
CAT ATTITUDE !!
These ATCs were created for the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. I love getting sand between my toes and wiggling them around, it feels sooo good
The first little card has a sky made with an ombre tissue paper, torn into pieces, a washer painted copper for the sun. Sandpaper creates the sand and a piece of fine, glittery tulle on top. The gull, phrase and footprints were printed onto a piece of transparency and stapled onto the background.
This second card has a sky made from denim wallpaper and two different types of sandpaper. I wish I was there putting my footprints in the sand.
Summer is almost gone !!!!! …. see me crying in the rain …. I know many of you are burning up with the heat but we have had a very rainy, wet and dull summer here in Ottawa. Fortunately there have been a few peeks of sun out now and then. I am celebrating those few days with a bright and sunny mini kit for the Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s August colour challenge. Won’t you join us here. Butterflies, a journal card and two bright tags along with lots of summery papers to put together your summer adventures. Plus I’ve added a pretty frame for your favourite photo and a big glittery sun for all those hot, hot, hot photo days of fun.
Mid Summer’s Day
This is a new challenge at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio which started in June. The Studio offers a free mini kit to use or not, your choice and a prompt. Here are my June , July and August submissions. Come in and join us, it is a fun and friendly place … Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Yellow was the prompt for the first Art Challenge in June. This dragon and hand image is the one I created for my fabric collage for the Arts for the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. I so love how the little dragon sits in the hand so beautifully. I can imagine that little tail curling around my own hand as I walk through the sunflowers.
Imagine, Invent, Create was the prompt for July. I chose Joy because that is where I go when I am creating, inventing and imagining. The silhouette is one I created from a magazine ad. I loved this silhouette because she runs with sweet abandon. I would love to just let go and run through a field of butterflies, daisies and buttercups.
Books is this month’s prompt and as soon as I saw it I thought of the old Book of Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and the images of children absorbed by the wonderful stories in their books. That is how I remember feeling when I first learned to read. I haven’t put a book down since. I love reading and feel books are always going to be around, even if they are published digitally.
For the challenge for July at Pixel Scrappers everybody was split into three teams, four people to a team …. here is the Team one kit …. you can download my part here and the others from their blogs as well. The links are below the previews
Pass the Kit, Cotton Arts Boutique portion
Here is the full preview for group 1
Rose Thorn Designs
Dream 4ever Designs
Check out the other 2 teams’ kits July 31 Pixel Scrappers Pass the Kit
You can check out the Pixel Scrappers site. You will find wonderful layouts and if you join lots and lots of free stuff for your next digital or print out scrapbook and great tutorials and discussion as well.
Arty is a little dragon who blows bubbles rather than breathing fire and is adorable. The White Knight of Flowers found him sleeping and blowing bubbles under a sunflower hiding from the Black Knight of Shadows. You can read his story below. The arm was scanned from an ad and the little dragon came from a free Dover image from an old storybook. Photoshop allowed me to make them one.
This is Arty’s story. Before I had finished the piece he was whispering in my ear, telling me who he was and all about him. If you ever see a sunflower field, stop and watch for the bubbles floating by …. it will be the White Knight of Flowers and his companion Arty. Don’t forget to say hello.
This little fabric collage was created for a swap on the Art For the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. If you like swapping and are working with mixed media come on over and take a look. The link is listed on the side links.
The colour challenge at the Scrapbooking Studio for July was a choice of colours for a monotone theme. I chose to use the wild roses from my wild flower garden. And if we have wild roses we have rose hips which make a beautiful tea, so pull up a chair, relax and have a cup of tea with me. The tea pot and cups were done with the templates from the Pixel Scrappers site.
Rose Hip Tea elements
Rose Hip Tea papers
Allsorts is a sugary kit for all those sweet summer photos. There are 4 special papers included in the download, created from several different papers not used in the main kit.
Allsorts mini kit with special papers
This little kit was created for another challenge. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do until I came across the vintage pattern for the little cottage. I redid and adapted it for digital and then the rest of the kit fell into place along with the choice of colours. For the frame I created a scottie dog block pattern from a another vintage quilting pattern with lots of little squares to fill with your favourite snaps.
Country Charm scrapbook kit
This little basically blue kit was created for a Pixel Scrappers June challenge …. the challenge included the colour blue and bubbles. The rose and sunflower papers remind me of vintage wallpaper. I included some blue glass bottles and three lacy ribbons. The lace and bottles were created especially for this little kit.
Bubble Bath elements
Bubble Bath papers
June is the month of butterflies. When I was a child there were so many we could run in them and they would flutter and fly all around us, unfortunately we will be lucky to see 3 in one day. In memory of those wonderful sunny, summer days is this kit created for the Scrapbook Studio’s June challenge. Personal use only please.
Geometric patterns are fun to play with and these three overlays are different from the usual paper patterns. Have fun, they are listed as both personal and commercial use. I have included the blue papers in the file for you.
The latest challenge for the Pixel Scrapper site, created during a high stress time has lots of whimsy with owls, dragonflies and butterflies and of course a great big sun. The little purple owl is a bit peculiar, he does not know which way is up and which way is down. As always it is for personal use only.
Sunny Days elements
Sunny Days papers
Pixel Scrapper has a designer call for words and fonts and since I will not have time to create new ones I am adding four pages that I have created earlier. One spring, one winter. Personal use only on all four overlays please.
Here are two more, one states “I am beautiful” and the other is all about the word ‘beautiful’. Grab all four and tuck the seasonal ones away for a few months.
You could also transfer these to fabric and sew a pillow for a loved one’s room to remind them that they are beautiful. The winter snowflake page would be great printed on fabric and framed for your seasonal decoration.
Here is another little kit created for Pixel Scrapper site for the month of May. One kit for girls and one for boys but each is interchangeable with the other. Personal use only for these little kits.
Cat’s Play for girls
Cat’s Play for Boys
These dragonflies and butterflies are more images from old books. At 300 ppi they will be great as digital stamps or printed off on an letter sized sheet or card. They would also be great transferred or embroidered on homespun and framed.
The colour challenge at the Digital Scrapbook Studio this month was ‘magic’ and I have always believed books hold the best magic. They can take you away to foreign lands and let you travel in time, magic indeed. You can find the Studio here
Magic in Books
Another little personal use mini kit for the Pixel Scrapper site The lilacs in this little kit are taken from photos in my old garden, thus the name Lilac Memories. Lilacs not only look stunning they have a heavenly aromatic scent as well.
Lilac Memories part 1
Lilac Memories part 2
Butterscotch Dreams was created for the Pixel Scrappers site. I created a few elements and a paper especially for the boys although they could be used for girls too. A paper with dirty hand prints should be perfect for your little one.
The last mini kit for the month of April. Splish splash was created with a call for rain drops in the design. There is a rain drop paper and the rubber ducky boots have puddles just for the ducks.
Splish Splash Rubber Ducky
Fanny is a paper doll created for the Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo group. She is wearing her finest suede vest, hat, boots and wristlet with lots of gears and beads and her best silk skirt. She is gathering together for an evening of fun at the annual God and Goddess Convention and ready to party !!
Fanny is made of chipboard with a black velvet covering. Her suede hat, vest, boots and wristlet are made from the backing of an old belt, the gears are washers. I created the doll and then dressed her one piece at a time, building up the wardrobe. I found her name here: Steampunk name generator
Another weekly challenge at Pixel Scrapper … for this one I used the basic crayon box colours. Pixel Scrapper overlays were used in some of the papers. They have lots of free overlays, templates and elements … stop by and take a look.
My Crayon Box
One more Spring mini scrapbook kit … this one was created for one of the Pixel Scrapper’s April challenges….the coming of better, warmer weather means lemonade and ice cream to me
Spring is still just a whisper here in the Ottawa Valley. This little kit was created for the Scrapbooking Studio’s April Colour Challenge
Whisper of Spring
Here are some more birds, also taken from a vintage bird book … I love these images for digital stamps and embroidery like red work. They are clear and precise and easy to use.
This page of ads would make a great background for your vintage art. It could also be transferred to a pillow or framed as a poster for your country kitchen wall.
Another set of images at 300ppi to use in your art. You could use them as digital stamps or embroidered on a quilt square in redwork. They could be coloured and used as a transfer onto your fabric, remember to reverse the image if you keep the bird name in the image.
These images have been gleaned from old books. They are high resolution so they can be used either digitally or printed out and used in a mixed media piece. I would love to see what you do with them. There are a couple that are simple enough to be used for red work. The page will print off on a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet.
This cute little kit was created for the Pixel Scrappers site, their April challenge. Together can mean so many different things to different people.
Cousins together in time. I love vintage photos and this one brought back some memories of my extended family.
This kit has two downloads, one for the papers and another for the elements. Be sure to get them both. Personal use only please.
March is almost over and so is another colour challenge at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio. This is my answer to the challenge. The colours are earthy and the green of early spring when the leaves and first tree blossoms are springing out all over the place. Enjoy the kit, personal use only.
Spring Calling elements
Spring Calling papers
This is my second challenge at Pixel Scrappers. The challenge is the full month of March and you will find the kit for downloading at the end of the month. Each week I will be adding another teaser of what you will get. Don’t forget to come back and check each week. This week it was papers.
The second week of the challenge called for more papers using the same colour pallet as last week. At the end of the month there will be a full kit to download and play with. Come back next week to see what we had to create for week 3.
Third week of the challenge and elements were the request for the week. Designing to someone else’s guidelines instead of my own is very different. Don’t forget to come back at the end of the month when the full kit will be available for download
Week four and the kit is finished. There are 4 downloads, one for each week so don’t forget to download them all to get the complete kit.
Beautiful Affirmation is the title of the kit. Stating that each and every one of us is beautiful. We don’t always remember this as we go through life. Here is a page I created using an old photo that is not one of my favourites but does remind me that I am beautiful even when my hair is in rollers. I’m not telling how old this photo is though !!
Beautiful Affirmation week 1
Beautiful Affirmation week 2
Beautiful Affirmation week 3
Beautiful Affirmation week 4
This little kit was done for the Pixel Scrapper site, a little February challenge I found at the last minute. The challenge was to make a kit from a row of bingo squares. I chose a horizontal row which included 2 ribbons, stars, yellow, 3 flairs and plaid. The plaid paper was created using the marisaL287 psd template. Personal use only with this kit.
Thankful for the Children
Early Spring was created with the colour pallet from the Age of Aquarius kit for ADB Design’s February colour challenge at the Scrapbook Studio. The colours remind me of the fresh greens and pastel colours of new spring flowers and budding trees. It has been such a cold winter for most of us this year and making this little kit has been an escape, even if it’s only been for a little while.
The elements are soft and gentle like the first days of spring … lilacs, crocus and the new buds on the trees.
You can pick up both the elements and papers here:
Early Spring Elements
Early Spring Papers
For this kit I chose two vintage valentines with two little Dutch boys and a girl. They are adorable, especially the little girl and boy. Enjoy creating with this kit. You can pick up the kit at the links below.
Here is a page using the kit. With the glitter and laces and tags you can create something special for your Valentine’s sweety.
February Valentines Paper Kit
February Valentines Elements Kit
February means valentines. Meet Fantasia who loves to dress in hearts and glitter. Print her out and give her to your best little valentine this February 14th. She would love to come and play with her.
Windy is a winter princess who wants to go out and play in the snow and ice all day. She is happiest making snowmen and ice castles. What else could she do with all the January snow? Can you draw her an ice castle? Windy would like to come to your house and play.
Working with Anita’s (ADB Design) chosen colour palette and kit this month was a sweet pleasure. It took me about 2 hours to work up a QP. I have included this quick page in the mini kit download. You can pick up Anita’s little kit here http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15729 It will soon be gone. The links to my little kit are below.
This is the Moment papers
This is the Moment elements
This is the QP worked up using Anita’s mini kit.
This QP is one I made using my This is the Moment kit. You will find it in the download as well.
I did not make a QP of my wedding page as it is a personal page. This is my hubby and myself in 1967, Canada’s centennial year. Canada was 100 years old and we were brand new. The day lilies are photos I took from my wild flower garden two years ago. Enjoy the kit.
Another wonderful mini kit from ADBDesign for the Studio’s December 2013 colour challenge. The kit won’t be up for long so pick it up while you can. Pick up the kit here
This is my mini kit using the colour swatches from the ADBDesign’s kit. I have added lots of papers, two of which are scalloped and a sweet little angel. There is also a patchwork Scottie dog and little bird along with frames and scatters.
I have made two quick pages using my kit and one using ADBDesign’s kit.
This is the first of the quick pages from my kit. I love this little angel.
The second of my quick pages made from my own kit. Isn’t the Scottie cute?
This is the page I created using the ADBDesign kit. You can pick up my mini kit and all three quick pages below. Personal uses only please.
A Christmas gift for everybody. If you have boys this kit will help you put together your holiday pages. I have added lots of boys toys along with a doll and lots of little animals for boys and girls. There are also some adult elements so something for everybody to go with the seasonal photos. I have split both the papers and the first elements files and all are under 50MG so won’t take long to download. Personal use only for this free kit.
Here are two scrapbook pages using elements and papers from the kit. Aren’t these two just too cute? They are almost grown now, but it’s fun to look back at them as little ones at Christmas.
Welcome Sugar and Cookie for the Christmas season. They are sugar cookies with their own icing outfits. How will you dress your sugar cookies? Can you make more outfits for them? They would love an extra suit of clothes. Have fun this Christmas.
Give Sugar and Cookie their own story to go with their outfits. Will Santa have them in his sack? Or will a little boy or girl have them out on a plate for Santa….I hope Santa doesn’t EAT them !!!!
Santa …. two great images just in time for Christmas card and tag making. These vintage colouring book Santas would also make great embroidery patterns for tea towels to give as a hostess gift. If you quilt but don’t embroider you could applique him onto a towel as well…even a Christmas stocking. Done on a fabric postcard he could be sent as a Christmas greeting too.
Santa checking his list. At least he is laughing so he must like what he sees.
Santa telling us to shhhhh !!! …. I wonder if he just wants the elves to be quiet for two minutes or does he just not want us to make a peep so we don’t wake the kids
Another challenge over on The Studio, the November colour challenge with Anita of ADB Designs and I created another mini kit. The colour swatches were so spring like and perfect for the photo.
You can get my free mini kit here
This is the page I created using the free mini kit offered for the challenge. The colours were perfect for my lilacs. You can find Anita's kit here Pick it up quickly because it will soon be gone