Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Country Life

I've spent my adult years in a city, but I was raised a country girl. The only billboard in the area stayed the same year after year, so I initially tried using billboards in the city as landmarks too find my way around. I had no idea they changed them so often - lol!
Gina's new kit, "Alabamatown" reminds me of my childhood years. It comes in both tag & full sizes.
http://www.scrappinbratz.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_32&products_id=41522 (full)
http://www.scrappinbratz.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_32&products_id=4153 (tag)

I've done 2 layouts, made one of them into a quickpage for you, & a tag with tutorial.

Tutorial for “Country Girl” tag

What I used:
“Alabamatown” kit by KiKeKa kits crafted by Gina, available in full or tag
http://www.scrappinbratz.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_32&products_id=4152 (full)
http://www.scrappinbratz.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_32&products_id=4153 (tag)
Poser © Sinful Mindz http://sinfulmindz.com/poser
Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 4.0 (make sure “show transform controls” is checked for easy resizing of elements)

What I did:
Open a new transparent canvas 700 pixels x 700 pixels. Use circular selection tool to create a circle & fill with your background of choice (paper 12).
Create a new layer. Use preset shapes to create a multi-pointed star or multi-petal flower in top left corner. With “use previous layer to create a clipping mask” checked, fill shape with background of choice (paper 5).
Choose your background elements to copy & paste; resize & position the elements as desired. I used the barn & corn stalk. I applied a bevel & emboss effect to the corn.
Copy & paste your poser of choice (ellie mae 1-5). Resize as necessary & position as desired.
Enter desired text. I used Simpson 12. I used font size 4 for the tag information.
Merge visible & save.



Anonymous said...


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on May. 26, 2010. Thanks again.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [26 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

April Reece said...

Hi sweety!!!! Big HUGS!