Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tutorial : Adding brushes over paper/photo layers

Hello there, to all the Scrapyrus Design's followers, I have a little trick when using a brush that looks like a rub-on embellishment. In my paper scrapbooking days I wouldn’t place a rub-on over the photo as the different heights of the papers would distort the lines of the rub-on. And even for a while in digi scrapping I would only place my brushes on the background, paper layer. However since I have learnt this trick I layer brushes over my photo or other paper layers all the time.

You create your layout, placing the photo, embellies and brushes. With the brush layer highlighted (I use PSE12) and the marquee tool selected you draw a rectangle around the area of the brush that is on the back ground paper and then type Crtl+J which makes a copy and places it on a second layer. You then need to delete that same selection from the original brush. Next using the arrow keys you nudge the background portion of the brush about three times to the left and three times down, until the gap between the two portions of the brush are apparent and you are happy with it. This causes a break in the lines of the brush, as though the "rub-on" was rubbed over different paper layers.

Save your layouts and upload to the galleries. I would love it if you try this technique and want to show us, please leave your links in the comments section.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Release collab: Love is Sweet

Ready for a GORGEOUS collection from a very talented group of designers?  This week Scrapyrus Designs joined forces with three other designers to bring you "Love is Sweet".   Soft, muted tones with worn papers and fun elements will look beautiful for all the sweethearts in your life!  Don't miss out on this amazing deal!

You'll find this in the Studio Mix section at Scrapbook Graphics.

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

Here are a couple of stunning layouts made by CT members:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Gallery Pick

Hello September! It's time for our monthly gallery pick! I'm always very excited to browse through the amazing pages created with Scrapyrus Designs' products. As always it was a hard task to just pick one layout that stood out.
But I finally decided upon this layout called "Leaving San Francisco" and it's made by dawn inskip. I love the simplicity of the page, the amount of white space, the colors used to complement the pictures and the cute font!

dawn inskip used the beautiful kit called A World at My Fingers which you can find at ScrapbookGraphics. Below you can see the whole collection.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Blog Challenge

We're back with another monthly challenge! It is so easy to play!  All you need to do is read what the challenge is, complete your layout following the rules and post your link in the comments below!  You increase your chances of winning by submitting more than 1 layout! =)  I know summer has been busy, but we didn't have ANY submissions in August for the last challenge....are you kicking yourself...."oh if only I had just played I would have a FREE KIT right now!"  LOL!  Ok, let's get those entry layouts turned in now!  Kids are going back to school and we need some scrap therapy, right?!  Here we go . . .

Have you noticed all the amazing word art that Scrapyrus has to coordinate with her kits?  I just love them!  For my example layout I've chosen to use her Beachaholic bundle.  Have you seen this??!  I LOVE beach kits and this has so many fabulous pieces to it!!  You can click the images to see them in her store.

She has word art in the kit and a coordinating word art pack to go with it!

 This month's challenge is to choose your favorite collection by Scrapyrus and use at least 3 different pieces of word art that go with it!  I used 4 word art pieces on my layout:

Here are some more examples made by CTM Lea!

This page made using It's a Beautiful Day:

This page made using A World At My Fingers:

This page made using Sweet Bump:

 The Rules:
1. Create a new layout
2. Use 100% Scrapyrus Designs Products (freebies are allowed)
3. You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout, each one gets you a chance to win.
4. Please upload your layout to a gallery and link us up in the comments before the 25th of September.
5. Mr Random will pick a winner to receive a kit of their choice.

Winners will be announced when NEXT month's challenge is posted so be watching for it on October 1st!!