Hi guys! just wanted to show you my latest creation. It's a hybrid project, and I had a blast creating it! It was wonderful using my crafty hands again like this. I even had to go cut my long fingernails because they kept scratching my digital prints, and I couldn't get into the corners with them.
I think you loose that sense of handmade satisfaction when you do a lot of digital work, the environment becomes too artificial almost. And to balance it out you need to actually print the pages or create hybrid projects. Seriously how many of you have your layouts sitting inside your hard drive?! Goodness get them printed and framed or made into a beautiful book. Let other people admire your creative work and allow yourself to feel content and proud of your creations. I hear of so many people who actually don't get their digital pages printed, they create create CREATE, but it all stays inside their computer. Stop doing that! and give your creations REAL life so you can actually hold something you have created. After all, art is meant to be seen and hung, not hidden and forgotten. OK I'll stop the telling off, oops, didn't mean to go down that track. Maybe some of you need to hear it though.
Here are the closeups -
Script Brush by Hero Arts
Vintage Glam brushes by Rhonna Farrer
Wordart 'true, enduring, loving etc' from Stone And Lace Kit By HeatherT
Pieces Of Me III Art Papers
Text Brushes from Text 02 set
Silver frame from Pieces Of Me III Mini Kit
Humming Bird From Placid Kit
Paper from Bag Queen Kit - Coming soon to Pixel Canvas
Hugs & Kisses Post Mark from Cute & Wild Collection.
Simplicity wordart and bluebird image from Old Things Kit
Teal flower(re-coloured), text, stitching cluster from Romance me collection
7GYpsies Printers Tray (2peasinabucket.com)
Word Keys by Tim Holtz (2peasinabucket.com)
Gallery Roses Pierre, Tiffany Petals Multi Platinum by Prima (2peasinabucket.com)
Vintage Atc & Photo Display Hardware(7Gypsies)(2peasinabucket.com)
White Ball Trim (fancy pants)(2peasinabucket.com)
Queen & Co Jewels
Vintage (je ne sais quoi!) phone charm, epoxy pebble and brass chain from NOSTALGEMS
Button paper flower& word snips from Evalicious
Stripe Paper by Prima(2peasinabucket.com)
Venice Gaffer Tape (2peasinabucket.com)
- Download my mask freebie to assist you in creating the digital blocks
- Use blue tack to stick paper and objects on before you use glue to permanently attach things. Actually you shouldn't glue anything down until the next day, because the next day, you will see things differently with fresh eyes and you may want to change the position of an object... trust me you will, its happened to me so many times!
- Always stand back and Analise your composition every now and again while you are arranging.
- Glue all your objects to each printed and cut block before gluing to the tray. I found it a lot easier this way.
- Try not to over crowd all your blocks, too many items and detailing can cause confusion for the eye. Allow negative space on 2-3 of your blocks so the rest of the blocks have breathing space, and your eyes have somewhere to rest as it looks through the tray.
- Keep a colour scheme in mind and stick to it.
Thanks for stopping by!