You can see the Victorian Holiday Elements and Papers here and here.
Raspberry Road's Victorian Holiday Elements, Papers and Add-on
SO Tiny Templates by Designs by Sine
Hey I'll be back this weekend with more Scrap Orchard loveliness that I've posted recently and also another LO for Britt. Plus I may just have a freebie template to post!
And here is my layout with the kit. This my nephew Greg and his wife Jenny. They are expecting their first child on 9/9/09. For the photo, I used a gradient map to change to B&W, then I extracted them because the background was distracting. Then I used a gaussian blur on the background. The result was too sharp for the soft colors, so I made a distressed overlay so soften it up. I really liked the results.
Credits for Wedded Bliss
OK so now that I'm back, I hope I can do this - um - at least once a week? Ha - I don't want to go crazy and commit to twice a week! Hopefully I get on here soon and dress up my Blog with the blog stuff I bought months ago. Hmmmmm. Don't even know where to start!
Next up was an Intersection, where we were required to collaborate on another Layout. This time we were given a word art "we are storytellers" and we needed to document why we are storytellers etc. Ugh, this was not something I wanted to do. I just like to create, I don't want to think about why I do it. Anyway, we decided to do a dialog as if we were chatting. We did it thru emails though. I thought it ended up great. We decided it's the whole Disney thing - Walt being the master storyteller himself. And we both have very creative backgrounds. Bianca then set up the journaling and the background stuff/papers/flowers. I then added the photo and the embellishments around it, the title word art and the corner embellishments. Complete with Hidden Mickey. The photo is from a breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge in Sept 08. We were headed out on Disney cruise that day with a couple hundred of our Disney friends from the Internet. :-)
If you'd like to read the conversation, just click on the link to the Credits.
There is actually one more LO for the ADSR, but I only made it quickly to get the free kit. It was not a required LO. So I'm not going to post it because I'm not really pleased with it. Someday I will change it up a bit and post it here.
Hope you day is wonderful. Hugs, Nancy
Next up was a Roadblock - only one scrapper to complete. Since my partner did the first one - this was all mine. Challenge was to ask at least five questions of the race partner and then scrap a layout about it. This was the first one that made me nervous. I scrap Disney and my family, cats and flowers! LOL Not other people! Yikes. Oh, and we could only use two designers. So I picked a collab kit and went outside of my box - using extractions, blending and "art" type elements. I knew I would get great answers from Bianca and wasn't disappointed!
So this will be the last week of ADSR and I'm kinda sad. Will need to be sure to continue to scrap at least two pages a week. Oh and I've been taking Project 365 photos since Jan 1st, so I will be able to catch up and start posting them.
In the meantime, a freebie Faith, Trust, Pixie Dust Word Art from my earlier Tinker Bell layout. Easily recolored, I am giving you both a vertical (in purple) and horizontal version (in black). Just didn't have time to convert the purple to black. Hope you enjoy it. Please give credit to Nancy at LilyFG Designs if you use it, and please do think about sending me a copy. And I would like to thank Brittney of Britt-ish Designs for the inspiration to make the word art for my layout.
Have a magical day!
The second challenge last week was to scrap an "idols" layout. So I chose Brittney of Britt-ish Designs. I love her store (own most of it.....) especially the Disney stuff. I also love her style, the clean lines and great clustering. So here is my take on her layout that is located here. You may want to check back for another word art freebie that is growing out of this layout. You can probably guess, huh?Credits
All of you Disney lovers should also check out Britt's store for the awesome Disney kits. And if you find her blog, she has a Show Off feature every week where you can submit a layout that uses her product and she'll give you a giftie for it! They are awesome of course.
You still with me? Now for the word art freebie. This is my first one so be kind OK? Thanks to my friend Bianca for helping me understand how to make this file from my layout. I made in black, but it is easily recolored. On my layout, Angel Mother is in red. You can recolor in a snap with the eye dropper/paint bucket (I only know PSE, so sorry can't help you with any other program.) If you use the word art, please give credit to me as Nancy of LilyFG Designs. And of course, I would love to see your layout. Who knows, I may even post it here.
Thanks for visiting! Nancy
And here is my little girl in another layout I did last year. I love tuxedo cats.
Then last night a speed scrap, where you are given seven instructions over one hour and then have another hour to complete the LO. I kind of fell into the red/pink with this because I was trying to us an ESS kit and this was all I had. But I think it came out very well. I like speed scraps because of how they make me do different things than I would on my own.
Speaking of slumber kitty, he is lying half in my lap, half on my laptop as I type.
Off to watch for the next ADSR Challenge!
Credits: December 2007 Challenge Kit at DigiByDesign. Vladimir Script Font
And this is my rescrap. Much better!