Vintage Musings, February colour challenge with ADB Designs

By on 4-29-2012 in Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media, Original photos, Vintage

February’s colour challenge at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio with ADB Designs brought us a wonderful soft colour palette. I created both a layout and a kit for this month. Loved working with this palette.

February Colour challenge layout
I love this layout and the vintage photo. She is telling a story while she is taking a photo to tell another story about somebody else.

Vintage musings scrapbook kit
Vintage Musings

Vintage postcard backs for all your postcards

By on 4-29-2012 in Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media, Original photos, Vintage

These backs were scanned from the blank originals. They are higher resolution at 150ppi but not 300ppi because they are meant to be printed and used on a postcard back rather than in a digital piece. They are 4″ x 6″ so will fit directly on the back of your card, whether it is paper or fabric. I created them for The Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group. Grab all 4 …. two in the natural sepia tones and two in black and white. When I used one I typed the name of the recipient and her address in a script font as well as a message on the left side and then added a vintage Canadian stamp.

postcard backs
postcard back 1
postcard back 1-black and white
postcard back 2
postcard back 2 – black and white

Family Memories, January’s Colour Challenge Mini Kit

By on 4-29-2012 in Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media, Original photos, Vintage

January’s colour challenge kit for The Scrapbooking Studio was a pleasure to do with the wonderful colour palette given us this month. The challenge was Telling My Story, Documenting Your Life or Journaling.

Family Memories Scrapbook Kit

Family Memories papers
Family Memories elements

Who Are You came from this photo of a relative who I look like, especially when I was younger but sadly we don’t know who she is. I created the page using the little kit made by ADB Designs.

Who Are You scrapbook page

Reaching for the Moon, a journal page

By on 4-29-2012 in Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media, Original photos, Vintage

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.

Whimsical Me journal page, Reaching for the Moon

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.