Friday, 27 March 2015

A Vintage Collection - Gypsy Rose

Gypsy Rose is a vintage digital scrapbooking & photobook collection of fun bright colors and patterns reminiscent of the 40's & 50's. It's color palette is Cherry Red, Teal & a Yellow Green.

This collection was inspired by my hairdresser Carlos. I know that sounds strange, but he was nominated for the Coiffure Awards and was showing me some fabulous photos of modern versions of hairstyles from the 40's & 50's. Well I already have been wanted to do a cherry red & teal collection, so that just put it in the the right theme. I hope you have fun with my interpretation!
Gypsy Rose Collection Biggie
  • (16) Bright backgrounds in a mix of textures, floral & other coordinating patterns.
  • (3) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating embellishments with items such as stitching, vintage frames, a paint by number floral stamp, a thread spool, and old watch charm, strings, tapes, stamps and more!
  • (3) Worn & Torn Alpha Sets (These sets includes: All letters, numbers and some punctuation.)
  • (2) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating Word Art Stamps, Tags and definitions.
  Value Pack
Value Pack: Gypsy Rose
  • Gypsy Rose Collection Biggie
  • Gypsy Rose Paper Mini - Designer Mix
  • ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Printer Drawer
Gypsy Rose Paper Mini – Designer Mix
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer Drawer
The papers are a pre-mix of the patterns set up so that it gives you a headstart on your layouts. The digital Printer Drawer Template, complete with wood background, Photoshop shading styles and a video tutorial to get you started. You can get these separately as well if the Value Pack doesn't appeal to you. Just click on the image to be taken to the store at Scrap Girls for more information.

 Layout Ideas 

If you like how this layout flips through different images, stay tuned for a video tutorial on how I achieved it! If you aren't already subscribed to this blog you can sign up HERE to make sure you don't miss it.

So that is what is new this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Video Tutorial & New Blender Templates

Hi all, I'm back this week with some new Background Blender Layout Templates and the newest addition to the Breaking Down the Layout Video Tutorial Series "Breaking Down the Layout #7".

First we'll take a peek at the new templates. These are part of the Background Blender family of products and I wanted to add some 2 page spreads to the group. So this set of (5) Double page spreads is new this week.
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Background Blenders
These come in PSD Photoshop files as well as PNG files so users of other imaging programs can still use them. They are all 24x12. You can use them as double pages or break them up to form single 12x12 layouts.

Layout Samples  
 Click on any image to be taken to the Scrap Girls Store
The text layers in the templates are editable in the PSD layered files. If you would like to use the script font I used in the templates, it's called "English" and you can find it free on the web.

Note: I set the font kerning (the spacing between the letters) to -75 for the title, so you might want to set that back to 0 if you use another font.
This template was kinda set up to mix a black and white Photo with a color Photo. That is why in the template you see a blender across the middle of the right side.

Here's a closer look at that:

Here's another sample of how you might use it:

These templates are on sale this weekend so grab them at their special price!

Breaking Down the Layout #7
 This is a breakdown of how I did the sketch collage of Lilly for the Dynamic Brush Set: Ultimate Artist 2.
You can see it below or click on the Video Tutorial image to be taken to my YouTube Channel.
You can subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any new additions.

Digital materials used in this tutorial:
Well that is all for today. I finally have the windows open and a cool breeze is blowing through the house. Come on spring!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Primavera a Soft Spring Digital Collection

The Primavera digital scrapbook and photobook kit is reminiscent if a spring morning, when the earth's colors are still cast in the blue tint of the early sunrise. Well that was the inspiration for the color palette.
Primavera Collection
The title came from my friend Dominges who is from Cabo Verde where they speak Portuguese. She taught me that "Primavera" means Spring. I thought is was a pretty word.

Included in the Collection:
Click any image to go to the store

Also Available:
Value Pack: Primavera
Digital Layout Templates: Primavera
Primavera Frame Clusters
There is also the Value Pack with all the add-ons included for a special price. This weekend you can get the Value Pack for a little less than the normal price of just the collection. Or you can just get the add-ons, they are also sold separately.

These are my favorite pieces in the collection. I really especially love the full paper length tapes. They come in handy when you need to separate parts of the page and they do it in a subtle way.

Layout Ideas: 

This set also filled a color niche needed in my collection of products that was eliminated with the year end retirement of several kits.

I hope you enjoy it and are hoping for spring like me! The little crocus are starting to peek out of the ground here in The Netherlands ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 27 February 2015

New Brushes for Ultimate Artist & Video Preview

Introducing a new set of 6 Dynamic Sketch and Paint Photoshop Brushes for the Ultimate Artist Action Pack.  

Dynamic Brush Set: Ultimate Artist 2

Dynamic Brush Set: Ultimate Artist 2

 Grab it this weekend at the intro price of $2.88 USD

This set includes 6 new Photoshop Brushes for the Ultimate Artist Action Pack. Watercolor, Watercolor Splotch, Scratch, Scribble, Mist, & Splatter.

I know a couple of you had problems with the original watercolor brush with some of the new tablets that came out after Ultimate Artist was released. You'll be happy to know that the new brushes were tested by users who had previous trouble and they worked just fine.  So thank you Valerie & Pat!

If you can't see the video preview, you can click HERE to see it on my YouTube Channel

Here are the Special Add-On Actions for Ultimate Artist as mentioned in the video. "Start Over" & "Clear Texture".
"Sketchbook" digital sketch layout by Brandy Murry includes the following products:

What is Ultimate Artist? It's an Art action set is very different from the others, as it is interactive and allows you to control the sketch or painting. Impress your family and friends with your new artistic abilities and all you need to know how to do is scribble or color as you were coloring in a coloring book. Get your kids involved, it is easy for them too!

Ultimate Artist is sold separately. You can get it here: Action Pack: Ultimate Artist.

Layout Samples
About a Boy digital sketch by Brandy Murry
Postcard digital painting by Brandy Murry
Dreams digital sketch by Brandy Murry

I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy!