May 30, 2008
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Here’s my latest set of templates, Real Flowers! I tried something new this time and based these templates on actual photos. I used a pen and tablet to digitally draw the different layers of petals, so these are are not as smooth around the edges as my previous templates, but I like the natural look to them.
Here are larger versions of the example pages:
Credits: The lovely Follow Your Bliss kit, by Gina and Heidi plus Real Flower number 2.
Credits: Heidi’s Seeing Stars Paper Pack ( with doodles), plus Real Flower number 3.
Credits: This awesome freebie by Heidi, plus Real Flower number 1.
- To make the flower pop, add a drop shadow to each layer of petals, if you want the flower to blend in with the background, leave off the shadows.
- Don’t forget to turn/shift your papers as you place them over the petal templates. Various lighting, textures and patterns can change the look dramatically!
- Try resizing/rotating individual layers of petals or using just one petal layer with the center.
- Maybe mix and match petal layers from a few different flowers?
Have fun with these, and please link me up to anything you make using them .
P.S. This was the free gift I sent those of you who answered my question on National Scrapbook Day ! If you didn’t get yours, please check your junk mail, and if you still don’t find it let me know, OK?
October 8, 2007
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Well today is a very busy scrapping day! I have some fun news to share, and then I’ll have to get right back to “work”, because I have a bunch of deadlines to meet !
My Layered Shape Templates at Weeds and Wildflowers Design!
Many people (including me) enjoy using templates for scrapbooking – it’s a quick, fun way to add lots of papers and photos to your page! If you’re one of those people, you might also enjoy my new shape templates now available at Weeds and Wildflowers Design! Unlike regular scrapbooking templates which have the whole page already laid out for you, these shape templates are just for adding an extra element to your page that you put together yourself. The neat thing about them is that they come in several pieces which can be used separately or combined in so many different ways. Check out the slide show below for a few layouts I’ve made using shape templates…
I know some of the templates have already been added to the Weeds and Wildflowers store, and there are more to come, including the “Bargain Pack” seen above, which includes all four at a discounted price PLUS you’ll get a free mosaic background (different from the freebie I offered here in the past)!
I have so many ideas about how you can use these, and I know you will be looking for a tutorial too, so check back soon for more info !