Friday, 27 February 2015

Here Comes The Sun

Sometimes a song just pops into your head and today 'Here Comes The Sun' was my Inspiration for this new layout idea. It is really uplifting so I chose a brightly coloured digikit to match the feeling. Taking three different papers and cropping so that each third had a range of plain, patterned and textured adding interest. I kept the framing and embellishment detailing mostly to the centre strip and added some wording to complete. The digikit used is called 'Sunshine' which has some bold bright colours which are very on trend this season. 
This digikit is currently on promotion and available in digital format for Craft Artist and Photoshop users alike. hope you enjoyed seeing the idea, have fun scrapbooking and creating.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Layout Idea for a Scrapbook page...Sharing Inspiration

For this layout idea created today it focuses detail on the top third of the page. Using transparency elipse and then blending a repeated and flipped photo onto the background paper. Then Overlaying a patterned material and cropping it to cover two thirds of the page.  Elements and lace are layered for interest and decorate the central framed image. This was coloured and buttons added at the bottom of the page.
The screen shot below shows how on layer 2 I have used two papers one is re-coloured yellow and has blend colour burn applied with a transparency of 47% and then a lilac top layer of material has overlay blend added. Creating this lovely colour variation to the layout.
I am a real fan of experimenting further with a digikit and blending, colour changing to achieve a mix of looks from one kit... it can really make your digikit collection work even further for you.

The kit used is called 'Tranquility' and is available at Escape And Scrap where you can see this and others in my Algera Designs collection along with kits from many other designers.

Friday, 6 February 2015

My Dear Friend - New Algera Designs digikit

This new digikit 'My Dear Friend' comes from the heart and is a celebration of friendship... It has the prettiest tones of pinks, creams and light browns. Great for Scrapbooking, Crafting and Card making. It comes complete with a layout perfect for a card topper/front as well as two ready made QP layouts interesting clusters and a mix of elements, frames and papers to play with.
Layouts & Ideas using the digikit from me...
Created using the ready made layouts 
Blending photos, cropping materials and shadow added.
Would make a great just because card x
Beautiful for wall art, cards or invitations.
Gorgeous Layouts and Ideas from Gill 
Delightful Vintage photo and layout x
Mel was so creative with the different photo effect used on this layout.
Micheline created the wonderful layouts below, there is delicate blending and so much intricate detail.
credit for photo on layout above: 
Anastasia Serdyukova with permission
Heather M created this wonderful layout, I love how she stacked the papers and made such a pretty cluster using elements from the kit x 
Natasha created this Gorgeous page, layering papers, incorporating the great photo of all the blossoms. This makes me feel like spring is on its way.

This is a Digital Scrapbooking / crafting kit available in formats for Craft Artist 2 software, & Photoshop.

You can see it and all the other designs in store at Escape And Scrap by clicking the link below

Friday, 30 January 2015

Discover New Things

One of the joys of Digital Scrapbooking is the fun of playing with elements on a page and the huge variety of layout styles that can be achieved. Here is a contemporary style layout I created today doing just that. I took a few elements and two papers from one of my digikit designs called 'Random Thoughts' and just played until I was happy with the composition. Keeping it simple seemed to work well, using a combination of black, off white and a strong pink accent colour helped it pop.  I layered the papers, added a 1.5 black line edge to the frame and shadow for lift, placed a pink circle frame on top and decorated with mixed elements and word art.

This digikit is available at Escape And Scrap and if you would like to see more layouts using it you can click on the link below 

x Heather x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Work Life Balance - Decision

A slightly different post to my usual today... It is all about a difficult decision I recently made. I have stepped down from creating samples for the Serif Craft Artist Design Team. It was with mixed feelings as I had the most wonderful time creating many different layouts, cards, scrapbook pages, blogging about them and making a few tutorials, hints and tips along the way. However working full time, studying and life in general has become so very busy that I had to weigh up balancing my time and commitments to regain a work life balance. 
As anyone who knows me is aware I absolutely Love the Craft Artist software and their Innovative digikit designs so I will still from time to time share Ideas and Inspiration using them but with the shoe firmly on the other foot as a consumer again. I will also be following with avid interest to see what exciting new products and designs are launched during 2015. 

Here's a link to my Pinterest - Craft Artist Inspiration page where I regularly post ideas.

Look out too here on the blog over the coming months to see a few ideas.

xx Heather xx