Showing posts with tag "Inspiration: Embellishments".

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Tool Tip: New Canvas

This tool is not one that people often think to use, but can open up lots of flexibility on your pages.

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Artisan Tip: The Dark Side

Learn how to create effective contrasts when working with photos on dark backgrounds.

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Bright Idea 266: Snowman Wreath

Use the Grid view, a circle and a few diagonal lines as guides to create a cute snowman wreath.

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Bright Idea 203: Don't Rock the Boat

This Bright Idea features piecing shapes together to make a fun embellishment for your page. Using five shapes, create an abstract boat. Once the boat is created, group the elements together and resize to fit your page.

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Bright Idea 169: Back Pocket

Create a fun design using basic shapes to create a belt and back pocket. In this creative design you will learn how to edit a shape to create a new shape. And, you will have fun decorating the back pocket to help tell your photo's story.

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Video Tidbit: Sweet Treats

Using basic shapes, overlays and decorative shapes, learn how to create some sweet treats to adorn your pages.

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Bright Idea 159: Let Your Light Shine

Your page will shine bright with this Bright Idea. It features using shapes to create a candles on your layout. Let Your Light Shine will help you celebrate those special moments in your photos.

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Video Tidbit: Outliner

In this video you will learn what the Outliner tool can do to transform elements on your layout. With the click of the mouse, the outliner tool converts any element into a "live" shape that has a stroke and a fill. Once an element has been outlined, it can be converted to a photo drop point.

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Video Tidbit: Embellished Carve Out

This versatile technique can be used on one or more photos and allows your embellishments to stand out without distracting from your photo and story.

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Bright Idea 114: Cluster Formula 3 - Blocked Title

Create a quick page title with Cluster Formula 3 - Blocked Title.  With three simple elements - embellishment, shape and title, you can create a unique cluster title. To view the instructions click on the Instruction Page below. You can download the PDF and save the instructions or print them out for your personal use only. When posting your completed pages on Facebook, don't forget to list the content (including designers) and fonts used on your pages, and please add the Bright Idea hashtag:

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Start2Finish: Pumpkin Patch

I saw this cute little pumpkin embellishment (in paper) and thought, I could make that digitally! So, for this page my embellishment drove the design of my layout.  This cute little pumpkin is so easy to make – it is just ovals!  Since it isn’t a real pumpkin that needs to be cleaned out, your hands stay nice and clean – unless you are eating chocolate while creating. The pumpkin embellishment can be used as a feature design element on your page or just a little decoration on your page.

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Pixie Power Minute: Stitched Down

This Pixie Power Minute features a stitching technique for design elements on a layout. By adding a line and formatting the type of line, a stitch embellishment can be created.  Make several lines and layer them together to stitch down a photo or other embellishments on a layout.

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Video Tidbit: Make It Your Own - Colors and Textures

Here is another installment in the "Make it Your Own" series of videos.  In this video, we will show you how to use the wand tool to strategically select and edit areas of an element or embellishment.  This technique will open a new world of possibility when working with your digital art papers and embellishments.

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Video Tidbit: Let’s Make It Transparent

If you are a collector of special objects that will fit into a bottle, then this VT is for you! You'll learn how to stack buttons or shells and even bugs inside of a bottle and then make it transparent for all to see on your digital pages.

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Start2Finish Video: Chicora Wood

If you've recently gone on a trip and taken a ton of photographs, then this S2F will help you put together a couple of quick and easy pages. Watch how Anne follows a Challenge and then on the facing page adds embellishments called "blendables" to complete the page. Easy Peasy!

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