July 31, 2008

Altering Your Photos

CJ's Race Cars - LO using an altered photo

An easy way to draw attention to a certain subject in a photo is to alter it some way. Blur the back ground. Select a certain object and leave that color while making the rest of the pic B&W. Get rid of a busy background, by blending or cloning another portion of the picture. The possibilities are endless. Here are just a few examples.

For the carousel, I wanted a dreamy effect, so I used the negative of this image.

The color of the towel was very distracting so I changed the photo to B&W and then color selected the items I wanted to stay color. And changed the color of the flowers in the chair.

For this next photo, I wanted to focus on the cars. So I cropped for a closer take, and then color selected the cars.

A quick crop can tell a story, and not miss the tiniest detail. These are the same photo, one is just cropped in very tight so you can see what he is pointing at.

July 25, 2008

July 25 Sketch

Finally got a new one done!

A few new Layouts

I have actually been scrapping! Here are a few of my latest!

Play doh fun (click to enlarge)

Time Well Spent

And here is a card!

I Won!!!

My good friend Erin presented me with this award today! I feel so darn special and it really brightened my day. So my job now is to pass it along so others may feel the same way I do.

Here's how it works:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.2. Link to the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links to those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
Here are my 7 bloggers who I am sending the award to:
4. Sharon
5. Day
6. Emily
7. Krissy

July 13, 2008

July 13 sketch

Ok here is a couple new ones. I really like them, and can't wait to see what you do with them. If you do make either one please email it to me at scrapnkitty@aol.com and I will add your LO to my blog!

July 4, 2008

Try it out....

There are easily hundreds of techniques that are out there that I've yet to explore. As I was paging through a scrap mag the other day, I came across one that struck me as both easy and appealing. Heat Embossing over double-sided tape. Very cool technique! Very Very EASY! No stamping. Just stick, cover, remove, and heat.

Here is a layout I used this technique on the title:

@ the park

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