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

Friday, 8 August 2014

Fabulous Roald Dahl Collections from Serif.

Hi Everyone... The Giganticus Duper new Roald Dahl - Serif Digikit collections are being launched today as 'Pick of the Week' at Create And Craft. There are two sets with some wonderful content including Gorgeous illustrations from Quentin Blake the artist. They have an Angel policy which is Great news if you love to make cards and crafts to sell. 

Here are some Whiz-banger Examples I created using the new Collections
compatible with Serif Craft Artist 2 software.

More details and information is available by clicking the link below

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Essential Bagpuss Digikit Collection

Exciting news Join Michelle Jackson-Mogford from 9am Saturday 26th July for the exclusive launch on Create & Craft TV!

This collection brings back wonderful memories from Childhood of Bagpuss and the loveable characters depicted in the show. It is so exciting that they are available from Serif in Digikit format and with the range of papers, frames, elements etc you can create some super projects. Below are some cards and crafts I created using the collection in Craft Artist 2 Software.

The beautiful papers and accessorised elements compliment each other and are great for a large variety of occasions, fun for both children and adults.
Weddings, Anniversaries etc...
Pop a magnet on the back and you can create a Beautiful note holder to pop on the fridge. Papers from the kit printed and cut to size held with mini pegs and some sturdy card used to make the holder.
Oh so cute Christmas cards with a lovely Nostalgic feel.
Beautiful Scrap pages, using the papers... You can crop them to shape in Craft Artist 2 and add additional detail to your layouts. Use the brush tools too and have so much fun.
Yummy Treat Holders & Gifts created using a template from Craft Artist 2.
Cards for Occasions, such as Get Well 
This was created using one of the digital stamps in the Toolkit.  Once printed I painted it with crystal glitter gel first then once dry, coloured in using glitter gel pens.
A Birthday card made using the Paintings kit. 
And a fun card using Birthdays

Credit to Small Films Ltd and Peter Firmin
plus the Serif Design Team and Craft Artist 2