Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rounding up the layouts made with the One Fine Day kit from ScrapbookCircle

April was my first month as a member of the Creative Team for ScrapbookCircle. It was a lot of fun creating with the products from the kit. It is so exciting to work with all the latest products released at CHA this year. Here are all the layouts that I made:

Here is a little write up on how to type in a circle. I love this effect, it adds so much interest to the layout. In order to do this, I used photoshop elements 14. I first measured the size of my outermost circle. I then selected the text tool, then selected the type on a shape option. I selected the ellipse shape and drew my circle of the needed size. I have pointed out each of these options with arrows in the screenshot. I then clicked at the point on the circle where I wanted to start typing and typed away. This tool then placed the words along the circle. I love this effect.


For more details on each of these projects, check out the scrapbook circle blog. Make sure you check out the One Fine Day Kit in the ScrapbookCircle shop.
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

I have been busy as a bee!

I know that I haven't posted since the announcement but I have been creating and writing tutorials for Scrapbookcircle for the last month. It was so exciting to get the kit and go through all the different elements of it and chalk out ideas for the assignments and then create. I made 5 beautiful projects  - (4 layouts and one minibook) with the April kits from Scrapbookcircle. The Main kit for the month of April is called One Fine Day and the add on kit that I used is called Stay Cool. You can see all my projects on the Scrapbookcircle website. Also stay tuned for some detailed explanation about each of these projects on the blog during the month. I will keep you updated on when the post goes live.

I am sharing one of my projects here today. I made this layout with a photo of Surya and his friends. I love the photo and I really didn't find the need to do length journaling. The photo says it all. I love that it captures them being in their element.

For this layout I used both sides of one patterned paper that you see above. It is from the Carpe Diem collection from simple stories. I loved the white script on the black background and loved the angle. I totally wanted to highlight that and cut along the angle of the text and also placed my photo along that angle. The other side the paper had hand painted watercolor circles. I loved the colors of these circles and how beautiful they looked with black. So I fussy cut the circles and glued them on the white background. I used the corrugated cardstock from fancy pants to highlight the angle of the text.
The chipboard word 'together' is from a sticker sheet from Bella Blvd. It comes in white and you can paint it. I painted it with acrylic paint and mists to match the water colored circles. Finally I used the absolutely adorable orange sequin puffs from PinkFreshStudio to add a little more interest. Here is my final layout:

When a kit is put together so nicely it is so easy to create. I love working with kits. 
Have a wonderful day!