Today I have a quick post with another page from the Layout a Day (LOAD) challenge. We were supposed to change the process we use to make a page. I normally start with the photos and then build a page around them but this time I found a blank template and then tried to use it almost exactly as it was set up, finding photos to fit the spaces and then changing the papers and color fills to suit my photos.
One of the earlier versions of the page was similar but it lacked sparkle. The words and the scalloped border look very flat.
I applied a little digital magic and "glitterized" those elements. This was just what I needed to coordinate with the sparkles on the princess dresses and tiaras that the girls were wearing.
The method for making digital "glitter" will vary depending on the program you are using. You can photograph a glittered surface and use the photo as a fill for elements to get the glitter effect. I will try to get a quick video posted showing how I do this with the Panstoria Artisan software. It is very easy to do - just a few clicks and sliders to adjust.
I used the same process to glitter parts of the design that I created for the Blogoversary image.
The blog anniversary celebration continues throughout the rest of the month - just keep watching and commenting as I fill the three boxes. I have lots of goodies to add so check back often (every day if you want to).
Can you see what I added today (could you guess what it might be from the beginning of the post?) Yes - glitter! Each box now has two packages of glitter.
The glitter colors are garnet and peridot (these are my bottles of the same colors). I figured everyone could use red and green - either together for Christmas or individually for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.
How do you play along in the blog celebration giveaway?
To enter for a chance to win one of the three boxes - see all of the details on the first blog celebration post HERE. Then come back and get your comments in on this post. Remember, if you sign up for the new newsletter (see the box at the top right of the page) I will be choosing one person from the subscribers as a box winner (you don't need to leave a comment here since I can see that list).
Glitter - yes or no? Are you a person who thinks almost anything looks better with a little bling or do you think glitter is messy and way more trouble than you want to get involved in. If you like glitter, are you a collector of glitter? I have so many bottles and jars of glitter! Even if I can't use them all up, they do make the room look pretty. Do you have a funny glitter story - please share it below in the comments - thanks!
I was surprised by some of the answers to the washi tape question - quite a few of you said you didn't have any washi tape or that you had some but didn't use it. I will try to show a few more projects with washi tape here on the blog, but in the meanwhile, check out this fabulous washi tape ideas roundup by MelStampz.
Please be sure to leave her a comment to say thanks for the wonderful resource she has provided (you can tell her I sent you!).
one more thing...
The February Issue of "create" - the new free magazine from Scrapbook Generation - is now available to view and/or download. Just click HERE to go to the site and get your copy.
I hope that all is well if you are in the areas affected by this big winter storm. I have heard that many people are without power. Don't go out unless you absolutely have to - it's best to stay off the roads.
PS - I did order the Cricut Explore - I hope it lives up to my expectations! I'll be reviewing it once it arrives later this month.
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