Thursday, 18 September 2014

Serif - Victoria Nelson Floral Collection

Hi Everyone, On Create And Craft today  three great digikits in a beautiful floral collection, designed by Victoria Nelson. They are 'Bird Garden, Butterfly Meadow and Pretty Posies'. compatible with Serif Craft Artist 2 software. I designed a mix of cards, sweet gift ideas and hybrid crafting to gave a little taste of what could be created using the kits...
 Mini stationery set: notelets, envelopes and slim wrapper. Including printing some of the papers to make matching envelopes. this was done by printing 8x8 inch squares cutting and then scoring to size on an ultimate pro before folding and adhering to finish.
 Here I have also used distress inks to colour the ribbon, lace tag and on the Easel card.
As seen on Create And Craft TV
the CD collection can be seen here

you can also buy each of the kits individually at Daisytrail.

Friday, 12 September 2014

New Creative Digikit In Store 'Imaginarium'

Hi Everyone I have a New Digikit in store called 'Imaginarium' which is devoted to the joy of Imagination. It has a beautiful mix of blended papers and rather interesting elements ready for you to create with. If you love making Arty layouts and pieces this is a great kit to add to your collection. It contains a little Altered Art imagery mixed with Vintage, pretty word art and more...
While working on the kit I spent some time looking at quotes here are a few for your inspiration.

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible - Jonathan Swift

Everything you can imagine is real - Pablo Picasso

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something - Frank Cappra

The world is but a canvas to our imagination - Henry david Thoreau

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you - Susan Sarandon

Here are some Creative layouts I made using the kit...
Depth of colour is enhanced by using the papers in the kit as an overlay and blending.

Heather W made two super layouts below
I love the way she used the elements from the kit to make the cluster.

Natasha took some of her own Gorgeous photos, blending onto the papers, what wonderful rich Autumn colours.
Using the postcard in the kit Natasha blended a photo on to it.  Adding a beautiful focal point to this layout.
Mel captured this beautiful swan in his photo and page.
Micheline came up with some Arty and Quirky layouts 
How cute is this Gorgeous page
A Great Out of Frame effect on this, its wonderful.
Gill created the Gorgeous layouts below...

Beautiful clustering and page

You can see the kit in store available in compatible formats for both photoshop and craft artist software.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Digital Mixed Media Ideas

This morning I was playing with a few ideas and came up with a new Digital Mixed Media Piece. I used the photolab / filters / pro edit / threshold effect on a Vintage photo to resemble stamping. Then using one of my Digikits layered and blended, papers and elements to build the layout. Subtle word art was added to complete this stage.
There are lots of ways a project like this can be used
i.e. print onto Tap Paper and add to various surfaces from t shirts, to bags.

The Digital Scrapbooking kit used was 'Gothic Autumn'.
on promotion currently in store at Escape And Scrap.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Playing with Colour & Blends in CAP2.

When working in Craft Artist 2 You can have great fun layering different coloured materials and applying effects such as transparency so glimpses of them show through. This can add extra interest to a layout. I created this layout today using three papers together and applying a mix of transparency plasma to the top one of them and some blending. Then I grouped them together and used tools convert to picture. Elements were added on two further layers to build depth and interest. Some items colour changed to match the tones of the paper created. Finally I created the word art with light shadow and a coloured edge to help add interest. 
You can have great fun just experimenting and making your own papers doing this.

I used my 'Gentle Touch' kit which is currently on promotion in store.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sahlin Studio Vintage Collection

Serif Craft Artist will be on the Create And Craft channel from tomorrow with the Gorgeous Sahlin Studio Vintage digikit Collection and some great offers.  As part of the Design Team I had the joy of playing with the kits and trying out some ideas to create a range of items. Here's a peek and a few ideas...

Autumn Afternoon
A Wall Hanging
layering the card, alternating patterned and plain.
Scrapbook layout
with Autumn just around the corner this kit has some great colours.
I layered the materials for depth and added coordinating ribbon to complete.

Grandma's Dresser
Decorated gift box, rich colours with a hint of shabby chic.
 Bookmark, finished with recycled mixed colour ribbon

Retro Mod
Art piece, blended Vintage image, layered flowers. 
Finished with additional ribbon and butterfly.
 Card, simple and elegant.
 Framed image
recycling an old frame, felt and Vintage photo.

Vintage Carnival

A mix of Scrapbook layouts in different styles to show the versatility of the kit.

You can see the shows on Create And Craft starting from 9am tomorrow
With lots of wonderful ideas using the kits from the Design Team.

These kits are also available individually in the Daisytrail shop.

Credit to Sahlin Studio
Craft Artist 2 Software - Serif