Monday, October 10, 2011

Digital Elements from Scenic Plates

After a very busy weekend we have nearly everything back in the proper rooms.  There is still a lot of sorting and some cleaning to do, but it is a relief to have our house look almost "normal" again.  The weather here is lovely - I hope you had a great weekend with good weather too!

I just have a quick post this morning - my crafting "to-do" list is very full and I hope to be assembling lots of projects today.  I had to give priority to other things this weekend.   As we put the kitchen back together, I was able to rehang this set of plates over the kitchen window.  The scenes represent the four seasons...


We got these plates when we lived in Germany.  They are the "Naif" set by Villeroy and Boch.  I particularly liked them because the scenes on the plates reminded me of the village where we lived in the south of Germany.

I decided to take some close photos of each plate so I could turn the designs into digital elements for some other projects.  I used the photos above and cropped them with the circle cutter tool in StoryBook Creator 4.0 so that just the design in the center of the plate remained.

Then I applied a 3D effect to the edges to create the large "brad" in the image above.  I used a basketweave texture on the green background and I will add some words above and below the image to make a card front.

If you are curious about the StoryBook Creator 4.0 program from Creative Memories, you can download a free trial version that is good for 30 days.  The full program costs $64.95 and includes over $75 of digital content.  You can download the trial version from my Creative Memories personal website HERE.  To use the trial version, you must be connected to the internet and certain functions are disabled.  There is a lot of information about the new program available on the website HERE.  Please contact me if you can't find the answers to your questions there.

Here is a peek at some of the new items in my craftroom - these are from last week's trip to "Ink About It" (a local independent store) and I will be sharing some projects using the fabulous Authentique paper a little later this week.  I might even get a chance to color in that cute witch hat!

Happy Columbus Day!

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  1. What a wonderful idea. Your card is beautiful!. At first I though you drew the picture or it was a stamp. We have pictures that my mother in law water colored. I should make them into card.
    Have a wonderful day,

  2. Those plates are fantastic. You did a great job with the replication!
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  3. This is a great idea, Diane. Thanks for the inspiration. Don't you hate when you have so much you have to do and the autumn weather is so lovely and you feel you're missing it? I do. We've had other busyness and great weather too! have a great week!

  4. Love the plates cannot wait to see pictures of the room... I will be MIA till Sat. A vacation in the smokies in tn in a cabin. We need this because we have been careing for my parents for about 3 years. Love the plates and card.........


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