Friday, November 27, 2009

My mom's old doll...




I'm scrapping in a VERY simple way these days, ha-ha... square and simple. As usual I'm using papers by Andrea Victoria at Designerdigitals; Pina papers, word art by Jessica Sprague. It's my mom's old doll, I think she got it after the war, grandma made the dress anyway. It's been through some really tough times, even crossed the Baltic Sea in a storm. It's a miracle it's still in one piece.

We're celebrating 1st of Advent on Sunday here in Sweden, lighting the first candle. Time is passing by quickly now...

Have a great weekend:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holidays in Hand, my book of prompts....





I'm in Jessica Sprague's class Holidays in Hand and finally I've got something to show, although it's obviously not the December Album that "hopefully" will be the final result. But I made a book of the 31 prompts we've received from Jessica. I printed them out and also made a cover. It really helps you to get in the creative mood, giving you lots of ideas. I'm writing on the back of each page answers to the questions about past Christmas's and present ones. There's also great suggestions on each prompt on what to photograph each day.

Jessica, I love your class! XOXO...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lovely patterned papers...




Andrea Victoria is one of my favourite designers. Her papers are so beautiful or should I say stylish and modern... I bought these, Autumn Air - Paper pack and Autumn Air - Solids, a while ago and love them:) You can find them here.
I know I will use them a lot.

In my page below I've used them and also a stitched frame by Anna Aspnes (Stitched by Anna No. 1 White) and a flower by Katie Pertiet (freebie). All from Designerdigitals. The word art I made myself and the font is Arno Pro.








Monday, November 16, 2009

Vintage Photos...









I've blogged before about Jessica Sprague's photo editing class (Photo Editing; frame-ups and special effects) that I attended this summer, it was great; so much fun to learn and a lot of awesome downloads including material from "House of 3". This self-paced class is still available at JessicaSprague.com, at the moment for $25.

Inspired by these lessons I made the photo above in vintage style, you can see the original below. I used one of Pioneer Woman's free action sets, action set 1 which you can find here, to make the vintage look. I used the action called "vintage", but lowered the opacity a bit. There's also a "quick edge burn" I used and "boost". With one of Photoshop's default brushes I made some stars. The font is Chopin Script.

As you can see I worked on the eyes too, to make them pop you can use a couple of different ways but this video tutorial is also great.

Check out Pioneer Woman's action set 2, it's also free:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Another Scrap lift...






I found another interesting book layout today that I wanted to scrap lift, the cover of a cook book (Meze, mm... I like that). Finally it became a page about a visit to a little cafe somewhere on the Swedish countryside.

I also made two templates, one A4 and one in letter size. The grey border on the journaling card is on it's own layer and the color can easily be changed or you can drag a paper on top of it and use the ctrl+alt+g command. The drop shadow I put there can of course be removed. The font is Arno Pro, you can use Times New Roman instead if you want to.

You can download HERE.