Enjoy this printable freebie envelope. It has a spring, shabby chic theme to it. It is great for scrapbooks, junk journals, mother’s day themed projects and more. This envelope is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in both jpg and pdf format. Assembly instructions are included with the download.
Here is my contribution to the April 2021 Spring Pixel Scrapper blog train. This kit comes with twelve papers. Six of them are 12″ x 12″ and the other six are 8.5″ x 11″ and are ready for printing. Both can be used in digital projects as seen in both figures 1 and 2 below. This kit also comes with 14 elements with soft blues, greens, yellows, and grays. The papers are all in jpg format. The elements are in png format with a sheet of printable graphics that is in jpg. All items in kit are high quality 300 dpi. To access this kit click here.
The theme for the kit was beachy, spring, garden, rainy days, and lemons. Below is the color palette. To see other kits from fellow Pixel Scrapper blog train collaborators click here.
April 2021 Blog train color palette
This is the color palette.
figure 1. Splish Splash digital layout using the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog Train kit
I used multiple elements from the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog train kit in these two digital illustrations. I simply used Adobe Photoshop on my laptop to edit my layouts. Making digital scrapbook pages is a great way to store family pictures without taking up too much physical space. However, if you prefer hanging your images on your walls or or putting them in an album you can keep your beautiful photos and keepsakes by having them printed out.
figure 2. A Beautiful Spring Day
In this next layout I combined multiple shapes of circles and rectangles along with graphics from the kit to finish off the “Beautiful Spring Day” at the Beach.
Journal envelope and ephemera made using the Pixel Scrapper April 2021 Blog Train kit
I made this spring journal piece by printing out one of the 8.5″ x 11″ papers twice; One scrapbook paper on cardstock and the elements sheet on vellum. You can use an inkjet or laser printer on the vellum.
iced lemon ade made using glossy accents and vellum over cardstock.
I layered multiple elements of the same kind together, gluing the vellum overtop the cardstock images. I added glossy accents to some to give them more of a 3-D ice cube effect.
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Welcome to a new month to create and have fun with various digital media. Here is this month’s first freebie kit called, “Reading Essentials”. This is a printable ephemera kit with a scholastic theme. Add it to a spring card, journal, scrapbook and more. To Access this kit click here.
Reading Essentials Ephemera Kit
This kit would also look great with papers and embellishments from the free Multimedia Crafts digital facebook kit called, “Spring into Learning“. To access that kit, simply visit the facebook page, then Photo Albums, and choose this kit among other freebies to have. Click like, share, leave a comment and show your beautiful work.
Have you ever wanted to make your own scrapbook paper? You can using Adobe Photoshop. Basically all you need are background colors, brushes, styles, and edit the layers using various blending modes.
Photoshop comes preinstalled with various brushes and styles to use, however you can get more from sites such as Pixel Scrapper.com, Scrapgirls.com, Etsy, and more. It is so much fun to make your own diy digital scrapbook papers and more because you can add embellishments, frames, and more to finalize many of your projects.
Watch the tutorial below to see how this process works.
Happy New Year my fellow crafters! I hope 2021 will be an improvement from last year. I have a freebie to sweeten up this winter and to help you get started on a new crafting journey.
Here is my part of the Pixel Scrapper January 2021 blog train. The theme is winter, snow, sweets, new year, and celebration. The color palette is below:
This kit includes 12 different designs of 12″ x 12″ digital papers as well as 14 elements to complement your scrapbook and other mixed media projects. To access this freebie click here. To check out other downloads from the Pixel Scrapper blog train click here.
I’ve decided to conclude this month’s (September 20th-26th, 2020) shades of hues with the color gray. This color can offer various connotations of its context, often giving the viewer misinterpreted meanings of the art. This is largely based off the colors, images, techniques used, juxtaposition of elements, and so forth within the work.
I simply chose gray because I liked the neutral color. Although many people feel that gray represents dull, cold, and emotionlessness, while others see it as formal and sophisticated, I just viewed it as another pretty color on the spectrum. It has as many possibilities as blue, brown, and green in my eyes. I like to capture the moment from various perspectives, with no rhyme or reason.
I always marvel over “critics” when they try to decipher the meaning of what an artist felt when the art was being created. It is true that many famous artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso used certain styles and techniques which forever branded them their own unique way of art. These, among other great artists were fortunate to have access to fine academies and were exposed to the vast methodologies of art, in which they included in their various masterpieces. This and the fact that some of the famous artists were well known, was helpful for critics to dissect and conclude what the artist was feeling when they developed their craft. But are the pundits correct in their assessment of the artists?
Should the same approach by experts be used on art from individuals with opposite backgrounds? Are creators that have never studied at professional institutions still considered artists? Who can determine that answer? Who says which piece of work is art and another isn’t?
Perhaps it is up to all individual minds to see what they want to see. After all, isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? I think that art is simply a fun release. If my eyes see something I like, I go for it. There is not always an underlying meaning behind why I use certain colors, techniques, elements and such in my work. I do it, “Just Cause…”
I hope this article was interesting and helpful. Thanks for reading it. Happy crafting!
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When you are creating a scrapbook layout how do you choose your design? Do you use premade templates or do you add elements and shapes to form your final photo blueprint?
I like to do both. First, I decide on a theme, such as the fall one in the layout above. Next I choose the page setup. I like to use a combination of shapes. Typically my photos are on square mats with decorative square pages behind them. I also like to use circles and various other elements that have different shapes. I find my focal point and start to build.
I acquire different digital papers from various places such as the ones used from the multimedia crafts digital etsy shop, “Weathered Wood paper kit“, and the FREEBIE paper pack, “Cinnamon and Spice” found here on the Multimedia Crafts Digital site.
Next, I add elements I found from sources such as pixel scrapper to accent the layout. I like to use leaves, bows, wooden shapes, and metal pieces, like the chain connecting the photo to the black button. I also typically add flowers, sparkle from sequin, paint spatter, and all sorts of fun embellishments.
Finally, I finish the project off with a title and sometimes a catchy phrase. I try to make sure that it represents what the scrapbook layout is all about.
I hope that this mini layout tip was helpful. Happy crafting!
Advertisements This month’s challenge is focusing on Mother’s Day with a floral vibe to it. Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page. You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below. May- Mother’s Day Theme-Flower Use hashtag #mayfav2022 Fresh flowers (for bouquet or … Continue reading →
Advertisements We are kicking off the challenge for April with an Easter theme. Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page. The technique to use is embossing. You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below. April- Easter Theme – Embossing Use hashtag #aprilfav2022 … Continue reading →
Advertisements It is now time for the fun to continue with the month of March challenge. The craft I made for this activity is going to be part of a YouTube giveaway on my channel, “Artsy Solutions.” It is a journal insert with many pockets, tucks, and plenty of ephemera. It follows in the theme … Continue reading →