Artsy Challenge: Let’s Paint With Cards!

Welcome to this month’s artsy challenge! When I think of artsy, I immediately think of painting. Something I love to do is to “paint” with beautiful journal cards. This is actually very easy to do and gives such a painterly effect to a page. It’s also a great way to stretch the use of all the journal cards you might have in your stash. Katie’s new 50 cards/50 days on her blog are perfect for this! Simply clip a journal card of your choice to a paint mask and resize it as desired. You can change the blending mode and opacity level to create many different effects. I love how the card interacts with the paint texture to give any page a new artsy look! Katie has a wonderful freebie to help get your started. jcaruth (Joanne), Arte (Agniezska) and Aino from the creative team have provided beautiful examples of painting with cards.

I love how Joanne painted a card onto her photo as an overlay and then painted another one onto a paint mask behind the photo. Her elegant blending style really shines through and her page is beautiful!

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Credits: Apple Cider Kit, Metsa Solids Paper Pack, Pocket Cards:2014 Calendar 3 x 4 Layered Cards No.2, Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No.1, Blendable Layers No.4, Tabbed Dates No. 01A, Outlined and Scripted Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No.1, Layer Works No.383.

Agniezska created a lovely page with a delicate painterly look. I love the botanical elements she used! And isn’t her photo adorable?

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Credits: Pocket Cards: Painted Botanicals No. 1 and No. 2, Botanical Stickers No.3, Bead Scatterings No.4, Around Words Brushes and Stamps No.8, Scripted Type Brushes and Stamps, Blank Safety Tags.

Aino painted a colorful page and combined it with an awesome quote. I love how she showcased the large journal card! Gorgeous!

Credits: Fresh Paint Loved, Wailuku Mini Kit, Ledger Journalers Brushes and Stamps No.3, DoodleDo Frames No.7 Brushes and Stamps, Monochromatics Overlays No.4, Dirty Linens: Ice Paper Pack, Painted Wings No.2, Pocket Cards: 4×6 Painted Butterflies No.1, How’d They Do That? No. 13 Blending Shadows.

Finally, here is my arty page. I used multiple journal cards and painted them to various paint masks both behind my photo as well as in other areas of my layout.

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Credits: Finley Paper Pack, PocketCards: 4×6 Painted Botanicals No.2, Blendable Layers No.3, Painted Masks No.1, Pocket Cards: 4×6 Painted Butterflies No.1 and No. 2, Blendable Layered Template No.39, Fine Line Twists No.2, Artsy Layered Blends No.1, Striping Graphic, Painted Photo Masks No.1, Lighthouse Clusters, Fresh Vintage Stacks No.1, Fresh Vintage Blends, Washi Tape Cluster, Yellow Word Bits No.2, Vintage Frames No.4, Spring Fields, Type Inspiration Title-3.16.2013.(modified), From My Bookshelf Alpha, Starburst Brushes and Stamps, Botanist No. 19, Hey Missy Wood Veneers.

Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you create! Please post your layout in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery. If you use 100% Designer Digitals products, you will be eligible for the rewards program, so don’t forget to keep track of that in the October Challenge Participation Sign-In.

Thanks for participating!
Jana

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Final Day of the Harvest of Memories Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is the final day of our Harvest of Memories Sale. Over 4,000 fall themed items are 40% off and we have a brand new $ 99 cent Mini-Kit. The sale ends at 6am EST on Friday and today’s $ 99 cent item is at that price until 6am EST on Friday when the sale ends so don’t miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Mango Skies Mini Kit

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The One Kit Wonder (+1) Returns!

It’s time for another One Kit Wonder (+1) challenge! This month I chose one of Katie’s beautiful autumn kits—Autumnal Artistry—an all time favorite! The challenge is to design a page using only items from this kit plus one additional item of your choice. The Autumnal Artistry is on sale for you this week, in case you don’t have it yet.

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Our Creative Team did a wonderful job putting together some lovely pages, giving you some great examples of ways to use this beautiful kit. Sarah’s(sterkeurs) page features a gorgeous photo of her boys and a great big pumpkin. She added a mask from Touch Up Paint Brushes and Stamps No. 05 to the Autumnal Artistry kit to create her fun fall page.

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Merrilee’s (digigrandma) totally adorable grandson is the subject of her page. She did a masterful job of using many items from the kit, adding only a fastener, Fastener Basics No. 01.

 

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Debi (beehive50) would be lost without her cardstock so she added a paper from Trickery Solids Paper Pack to the kit elements to finish her beautiful page.

 

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We would love to see your pages using the Autumnal Artistry kit (+1) in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery!

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Hamilton Mini Kit and Harvest of Memories Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 6 of our Harvest of Memories Sale. Over 4,000 fall themed items are 40% off and we have a brand new $ 99 cent Mini-Kit. The sale ends at 6am EST on Friday and today’s $ 99 cent item is at that price until 6am EST on Friday when the sale ends so don’t miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Hamilton Mini Kit

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Plum Spice Mini Kit and Harvest of Memories Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 5 of our Harvest of Memories Sale. Over 4,000 fall themed items are 40% off and we have a brand new $ 99 cent Mini-Kit. The sale ends at 6am EST on Friday and today’s $ 99 cent item is at that price until 6am EST on Thursday so don’t miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Plum Spice Mini Kit

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Digital Scrapbooking Challenge: Inspired by fashion

Good morning everyone! Up for some fashion inspired scrapping?

Take a look at this image and imagine where it might take you . . .

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You could go for the colour scheme – Navy/Lime/Beige (You’ll notice that the model has red nail varnish – but none of us who designed a layout for the blog were quite brave enough to add in some pops of red … HOWEVER … that might be just your thing! Obviously I wouldn’t go so far as to dare you!).
The pattern combination might interest you – Solid/Gingham/Spot.
The touches of gold might also appeal.

I’m a big fan of Debi’s clean and graphic scrapping style. She has taken this pretty, pretty image and been inspired by the Blue/Green colour combination to scrap a special memory for her son. Fantastic!

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Debi used Just Linens Nelean Paper Pack, Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01 and Juiced Mini Kit

Liz has also been inspired by the freshness of the colours to create a page celebrating the beautiful blooms at a local flower show. Gorgeous layering!

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Liz has used ARTPack Fall Brushes and Stamps No. 3 (coming to the store soon), Outlined and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 2 (also coming soon), Juiced Mini Kit, Littlest Ballerina Solids Paper Pack, Vintage Photo Frames No. 35, Cardstock Tabs No. 02 and Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01

I had tried several times to scrap this picture of my little friend without success. I had been trying to use all sorts of ‘foresty’ colours, but I kept being bothered by her checked navy blue shirt. When I came across this fashion image – all of a sudden I noticed the tiniest bit of lime in the leafy background of the photo. So . . . I tried going with the blue and the lime with a little of the beige to bring the whole thing back to the ‘forest’ idea. And I’m pretty pleased with the result. NOT the colours I would have naturally used – but they work! I love the gingham so I went with that, as well as a subtle spot in the beige paper.

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I used Be Hoppy Solids Paper Pack, Spot Dots No. 25 Paper Pack, Vintage Photo Frames No. 35, Hey Missy Element Pack, Day Out Element Pack, ChelseaRae Element Pack, Juiced Mini Kit, Leyton Element Pack, Anchors Away Solids Paper Pack and School Mates Element Pack.

You’ll notice that all three of us have used Katie’s new Juiced Mini Kit – it’s perfect for this challenge! I f you’ve been collecting these amazing Mini Kits this week – here’s the perfect excuse to use one of them! Just to help you along a little more though, you can download a fantastic freebie from Katie as well!

Post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery and if you use all DD products on your page it will qualify for the rewards program so don’t forget to add your link to the October Challenge Participation thread in the forum so you can earn a great coupon code!

I’m looking forward to seeing where this inspiration piece might take you!

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Espresso Mini Kit and Harvest of Memories Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 4 of our Harvest of Memories Sale. Over 4,000 fall themed items are 40% off and we have a brand new $ 99 cent Mini-Kit. The sale ends at 6am EST on Friday and today’s $ 99 cent item is at that price until 6am EST on Wednesday so don’t miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Espresso Mini Kit

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AAM Challenge

This month for the AAM Challenge, we will be talking about your anthem….. a song that simply speaks to you either through the lyrics or the music. It might be the song that when you are running or walking that just keeps pushing  you ahead or a song that you identify with the lyrics….or simply a song that makes you smile.

Our first example is from  Kim  The super popular song Happy by Pharrell speaks to her. I love her use of white space and the turquoise and orange color combination. The addition of the musical notes is perfect.Happy-wFor Kim’s  happy page she used these items: Heart Happy Brushes and Stamps, Arctic White Paper Pack No 2, Artsy Botanical: Cerrel Value Pack, Assorted Messy Stitches: White No 3, Fastener Basics No 1, Flair Minis No. 02, Fringe Brushes and Stamps No. 1, Musical Epoxies No 1, Sliver Glitter Splatters No 1, Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Vintage Photo Frames No 26

Carol’s page is brilliant…..literally.  Her use of the bright sun and starbursts is splendid and the lyrics resonate with me as well. Lots of good advice that we could all listen to.

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Carols list of supplies include: Sunshine Ahead Kit, Starburst Brushes and Stamps No 02, Drawn Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No 02, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No 03, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No 02, Scribbled Overlays No. o2, Sunshine Melts Paper Pack.

For my page I,  Pam  used a song that helps me when I walk/jog on the treadmill. When this song comes up on my playlist it gives me the extra energy to go the distance. The lyrics speak to me as well….we aren’t going to live forever, so we need to live while we are alive.

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My list of supplies include: Monochromatics Spice Blendables, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Flare Sprays Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Monochromatics Forest Blends, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02, Gesso No. 01 Brushes and Stamps, Drawn Chevrons Harvest Paper Pack, Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack, Apple Cider Mini Kit, Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Old Ledger Neutrals Paper Pack, Story Guide No. 06a  Layered Template, Readymade Borders: Fall No. 02, Malabar Kit –  Title Alphabet, Wood Veneer Symbology 01, Bursting Words Brushes and Stamps No 04, Metsa Elements, Scribbled Overlays No 02.

Post your pages in the AAM Challenge Gallery   and if you use all DD products on your page it will qualify for the rewards program so don’t forget to add your link to the October Challenge Participation thread in the forum so you can earn a great coupon code!

Thanks for participating and I can’t wait to see what your anthem is!!!

 

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Golden Pond Mini Kit and Harvest of Memories Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 3 of our Harvest of Memories Sale. Over 4,000 fall themed items are 40% off and we have a brand new $ 99 cent Mini-Kit. The sale ends at 6am EST on Friday and today’s $ 99 cent item is at that price until 6am EST on Tuesday so don’t miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Golden Pond Mini Kit

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Saturday Scraplift: Round and round the garden

Hiya, it’s Saturday again. This week I’ve chosen this great page by Trishaf. I love circles on scrapbook pages, such a great design element. Love the leaves peeping, and the use of patterned paper.

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Kim and Beckie from the creative team jumped at the chance of lifting the page, and I love how different their pages are!


Kim created this lovely page as a title page for her Project Life project, check out the credit list!! It’s a gorgeous page, love the white background, and black and white photos with the bright accents. PL_2014_Title_Page_blog

Credits: This Really Happened Brushes and Stamps; Jelly Alphabet No. 14; Booberry Paper Pack; Simple Patterns No. 01 Paper Pack; Simple Patterns No. 02 Paper Pack; Tiny Dots No. 02 Paper Pack; Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02; Artsy Botanical: Cerrel Value Pack; Carte Post Element Pack; Catching Rainbows Element Pack; Charted Layered Template No. 01; Color My Love Add-on Paper Pack; Duncan Solids Paper Pack; Metal Clip Assortment; Page Cuts No. 02; Pebbled Universal No. 01; Pinned: Enamel Stars No. 01; Red, Black and Creme Kit; Silver Glitter Splatters No. 01; Stitched Circles Clean and Messy: White No. 1 Value Pack; Striped Mix: Rainbow Paper Pack No. 01; Sun Porch Element Pack; Ticketed Dates No. 03; French Summer Kit; Jelly Alphabet No. 11; Jelly Alphabet No. 14; Jelly Alphabet No. 17; Jelly Alphabet No. 25; Linen Chevrons Paper Pack No. 05.

Beckie took the circles and fall theme as inspiration, I love the off-centred circles and paper strips.leaves_web1_blog

Credits: Apple Cider Mini Kit; Frame Me No. 02B; Messy Stitched Circles: White No. 01; Hint at It No 11; Feeling Neutral Paper Pack; Hester Kit.

I also loved the circle papers, and combined that with my current obsession with starbursts to create my page of Tom and Matty playing with watering cans.

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Faringdon kit; Anzio kit; Brilliant Love solids paper pack; Striping Graphic bursts no. 01; Lila bleu kit; watery washes no. 03; Hey there kit; Chalkboard stars no. 01; Totally Trashed woodwork; Mango Skies kit; Dalese kit; Letter Box Garden Song.

 

I’d love to see where the inspiration takes you! Please post them in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. Also all pages posted for the challenge, and using 100% Designer Digitals products will be eligible for the rewards program, so don’t forget to keep track of that too in the October Challenge Thread!

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