Monday, May 3, 2010

a gentle soul who lit up our lives

Those of you who aren't animal people probably won't understand, but a very close friend just lost her cat Kelly to illness. Kelly was part of our lives for over 13 years, had a very gentle, loving nature & will be sadly missed. I wanted to do a layout & wanted a kit flattering to her colours. The other day I bought Bright Times by Lady Saphira in full size, & when I hunted down the folder on my computer to use it for this layout, I discovered I had already bought the kit in tag size a few months earlier - lol - I guess I really like it, eh?

It's very bright & cheerful & just what I needed. So I did a layout of Kelly, made a quick page version of the layout as a freebie for you & then made a tag with tutorial.

Tutorial for Beautiful Day tag

What I used:
Bright Times kit by Lady Saphira (full) (tag)
Posers by Aisne
Corel Paintshop Pro X with pick tool activated for easy resizing of elements

What I did:
1. Open a new blank canvas 700 pixels x 700 pixels. Create a circle either with the preset shapes tool or the circular selection tool. Fill with background of choice (paper 2). Create a new layer & create another circle slightly smaller than the first circle & fill with background of choice (paper 1).
2. Copy & paste your background element of choice (fence 1). Decorate the background with other elements of choice. I used leaf 5, leafs 2, & flowers 1-4, 6 to decorate the fence, copying the elements multiple times & then pasting, resizing, & positioning as appeared pleasing.
3. Copy & paste another element if desired, resizing & positioning as desired. I used the butterfly, 3 times, applying a bevel effect. You may want to experiment with bevels to find the one that looks best.
4. Copy & paste your poser(s) of choice. I used blossom 1 & dandelion 3 & applied a bevel effect to each.
5. Enter desired text. I used Notnorval HMK 12 for the name. Use a smaller font for tag information, like Arial 3.
6. Merge visible & save.



Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

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 8 post on May. 04, 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 [04 May 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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LoganO_Kellam1 said...

如此活躍的文字, 妳好棒哦!