Merry Brrr

The Merry BRRR Christmas Digital Scrapbook Kit Clip Art features beautiful rich and warm tones are perfect to warm you up through winter and prepare you for the festive season. Get your Christmas cards ready and last years Thanksgiving and Christmas photos scrapped with this versatile and ornate digital scrapbook kit. Merry BRRR is now available in my Etsy store and Clikchic Designs store.

Merry Brrr Christmas Digital Scrapbook Kit

Check out some layouts I have done with Merry Brrr

2009 Christmas Card

Our First Christmas

Super Silly Season

Are you Graphically Challenged?

Each month at DSP I hold a Graphically Challenged Challenge! It is a great way to get those creative juices flowing to make graphic style or blendy layouts. I have always loved doing 'blendy' layouts and there are several Tutorials at DSP to help you out. Here is one I wrote on using Blend modes in Photoshop. Here are some tutorials on doing graphic style layouts for various different programs. Completing Your First Graphic-Style Page [PS] [PSP] [PSP12] [DIP]

If you want to give graphic style layouts ago, these tutorials are a great place to start. Experimenting with blend modes can bring an extra dimension to your digital scrapbook layouts.

For the monthly Graphically Challenged I usually post an inspiration piece or tutorial to get you started on the challenge. For November the challenge is to incorporate hearts into your layout.

How gorgeous is this inspiration??? I love it's grungy goodness!


http://vi.sualize.us/view/clikchic/affa68207ac5822dc7d5ba8b2b9c90a0/

This is my take on this months inspiration and topic. Not quite the bokeh effect shown on the inspiration piece but I loved the idea of blended hearts of the layout.

I used a background paper from my Citrus Funk Page Kit and hearts from my Mocha Dreams Page kit, but used lots of blend modes so they don't quite look like they do in the kits!

Like the idea of blendy style or graphic layouts? Check out the November Graphically Challenged at DSP!

Digital Scrapbook Day Speed Scraps!

I had lots of fun doing the Digital Scrapbook Day Speed Scrap marathon today. I managed to do three layouts which is more than I normally do in a week, actually 2 weeks!!! I really need to do more speed scraps, it is such a great way to get some layouts done! Anyway, I thought I would share what I got done with you.

The first layout I did used this as the inspiration piece, so my layout was a loosely used inspiration for this one. I used my Tweet Chic Digital Scrapbook Kit to make the layout with. I think it took around 38 minutes all up.

The next one I did was for my scheduled speed scrap. I had already chosen the inspiration piece and had an idea of what photo I wanted to use once I chose the inspiration so it was easier for me to do it quickly. I find that finding the photos is the most time consuming part, especially when you have thousands and thousands of them on your hard drive. I have started tagging the photos I want to scrap so they are easier to find when I need them.

This is the inspiration piece I chose, I loved the word art and loved how it formed a ‘line’ down the middle, although I did adjust the idea for my own layout. After choosing the piece I remembered this photo of my son being a frog and thought of the Galoomp song, what better words to use for the word art?

Galoomp

I had a lot of fun doing this layout and have had the song in my head all day!! I used one of the papers from my Monodrama Digital Scrapbook Kit and changed the blend mode on the photo to bring the texture through from the background underneath. I also used some grunge brushes to soften the edge of the photo under the word art and the clone tool to add some remnants of the concrete print under it as well where the photo ended.

I did this one in 27minutes! I guess it helps to know the inspiration ahead of time so you can plan the photo you want to use.

For the next scheduled speedscrap I did this was the inspiration. I found this one tough to think of something at first, but had a browse through my photos to scrap and found some I wanted to use. Another loose use of the inspiration, but hey that is the way I roll. he he! I once again used my Monodrama Digital Scrapbook Kit. I keep coming back to this kit so I think it would have to be my all time favourite kit to scrap with!

If you have never tried a speed scrap, I totally recommend it to get those creative juices going.

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