Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bows, bows, bows

I only have time for a quick post tonight and I thought I'd share a digital bow for all of you that I am trying to get started with digital and hybrid scrapping.

The digital kits you can purchase from Creative Memories, Lettering Delights and other sources all come with terms of use which generally require that you use the items for personal projects only.  I sometimes like to create my own embellishments which I can then use for personal or paid projects.

I made this card back in May (here is a LINK to the original post).  I liked the way the bow turned out so I decided to turn it into a digital element.  With the StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 software this is easy to do.

I will do a more complete explanation another day but the basic procedure is to delete everything but the bow by cropping the photo with your digital tools.  In some cases you can use the "magic wand" but in other circumstances you may need to create a custom shape to get a clean image.  You then save the image as a PNG file which means that it will have a transparent background.  You can duplicate the image and change the color, change the size and apply many types of effects such as the oil painting (blue and black image at the top right) or rubber stamp (yellow and orange image in the lower left).

This is a low resolution screen shot of the bow.  To download the full size PNG file please use this link

Gingham bow

I had a chance to spend a some time with my little friends today while their older sister had a birthday party.  Since we had two sons, I really enjoy all of the pink and girly dresses and outfits they wear!

It was such a busy weekend that I haven't been able to get to all of the comments and emails - I will try to answer everyone tomorrow morning, thanks for your patience!

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  1. Beautiful babies!! nice bows too thanks pattyk

  2. So that's how you do it. Interesting post. Cute little girls.

  3. That is so awesome! You did a great great job! I wish I could do that! THanks so much for sharing!!

  4. The digital bow intrigues me. The little girls are darling! Big blue eyes?


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