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WW Discovering You – Redo!

While I’m on a roll getting caught up with blog posts today, I thought I’d show you a Weeds and Wildflowers page I hadn’t had a chance to blog about. Heidi Williams revamped her kit Discovering You: she made some improvements here and there, added some things and refreshed the look by adding some pink (who can argue with that? LOL!). I got a lot of use out of the first version, and I know I will get even MORE out of this one :). Here’s a page I made using Discovering You: Revised:

So Beautiful

*Click Here For Credits*

Photo Texturizing Technique (Photoshop)

WW Discovering You Paper

Using a coordinating paper from the kit (shown at left), I had fun playing with a technique for adding some texture to my photo on this page. First I changed the paper to black and white (shown below, left), and increased the brightness and contract a bit. Depending on the pattern and texture of the paper you use, you may need to vary your adjustments a bit, but basically you are trying to create an interesting black and white texture that will work nicely with your photo. Some papers and/or photos will work better than others, so you will just have to experiment a bit :). Next I Photo Texture from WW Paperplaced the black and white texture in a new layer over the photo. Then, all I did was to go into the layers palette, and change the blend mode to soft light, and the opacity to about 23%. Try other blend modes and opacities too – there are lots of different possible effects! TIP: Another technique I used for this photo was to lightly “burn” the edges with the burn tool (from the tool palette), set to a very low opacity and using a large, soft brush.  It just helps draw your eye into the center of the photo a bit :). If you try this technique out, let me know – I’d love to see what kinds of results you can get :)!
 

News Items

Hi there! Just a quick post to share some news with you :).

The Meadow 

Firstly, I wanted to let you know about another awesome new blog by Weeds and Wildflowers Design! Well, the blog is actually by the W&W Creative Team  :)! It’s called The Meadow, and one of my pages was featured by Chere in the very first post (thanks again hon)! There will be posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about all kinds of cool topics; tips, techniques, challenges, interviews and more! And of course, there will be lots of W&W freebies :)!

Jeannie Papai

I’m so happy to announce that Jeannie Papai has invited me onto her Creative Team :)! Her designs are SO fun and happy, she has a lot of really cute stuff! I’ve already made one page with her newest kit, but I can’t show you until October 1st, it’s a SECRET :). But I CAN tell you that there just might be a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) happening on here on Monday, so keep your eyes open :)!

Mini Product Review: SMJ – Cherrywood Farm Kit

If you’re looking for a YUMMY fall kit, you have to see this one by Shabby Miss Jenn!! I LOVE it! It is filled with gorgeous papers and unique elements – I’m SO glad my hubby was nice enough to give me this one - thanks sweetie!!!!

Here’s a page I made with it today:

Touches of Autumn

Credits Cherrywood Farm, by Shabby Miss Jenn Designs; Font: Jane Austen

I have another page planned with this kit, that shows off a couple on new FREEBIES I have in store for you :). Hehehe, so much fun stuff going on, can you tell I’m having good time with all this? And I have even more good news in the works, but I will save that for another post…I’m off to do some more scrappin’ :)!

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