Tuesday, 20 June 2017

HYBRID | CUTE CACTUS CARDS

I LOVE cacti and I was thrilled to see that Mirjam's June BYOC was inspired by them. I just couldn't wait to play with those little cute potted plants and decided to make a set of 3 little cards.

Let me show you how I made this cute collection, using only my printer, Pink Reptile's Homebody Elements some cardstock, double sided tape, 3D foam tape and a tiny bit of polyester wire.



CARD ONE


I printed out one of the cacti as is, and one flipped horizontally so they fit perfecty together when I glue them front to back
I attached a bit of polyester wire one of those cute little cacti with a strip of double sided tape

and attached the wire to the card with another 2 pieces of double sided tape

A bit of leftover traingle paper from another project and another Pink Reptile kit called That's Life.

CARD TWO



Just a little 3D foam tape here to add that little bit of depth

CARD THREE





As always I hope you enjoyed my post and if I inspired you in any way, shape or form then by all means make a photo of your project and upload it to your gallery so you can leave a link in the comment section below! I'd love to see what you made!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

BLOG CHALLENGE | JUNE

Hello! Welcome to the June Blog Challenge! I cannot believe we are already at the mid point of the year! It seems like it wasn't that long ago when we were just ringing in the new year. Anyway, I am so excited to share this new challenge with you all but first, let's see who the winner for May's template challenge is!!! You can take a peek at all the gorgeous entries HERE.


The lucky winner for this month is Amanda!!!

Congratulations Amanda aka AnotherAmanda!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!

Here's Amanda's gorgeous page:




For this month's challenge we are keeping things super simple. Your challenge is to use this art print by LipYtto on flickr as your inspiration.



I love the way the artwork lends itself to so many of the trends, techniques, and tools digital scrapbookers use on a daily basis when creating our pages. Masking, painterly touches, blending, grid lines, geometric shapes, monochromatic look, subtle tone on tone pieces, artful use of typography, and a quadrant/ grid style composition can all be found in this one gorgeous piece. What will inspire you?


Take a peek at these amazingly creative pages created by the Pink Ladies:

by dvhoward


by guest Rikki


by EllenT


by Gaelle


by miekster


by KarenW


by guest Stefani


We cannot wait to see how you are inspired by the artwork!
Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before the next challenge goes live on July 15th.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to receive a 10 dollar coupon to the PRD store, but really everyone is a winner, as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

TUTORIAL | SHOW OFF YOUR JOURNALING


Hi Everyone! This is Jenn, jk703, here today to bring you a tutorial to show off your journaling! No groaning, lol! I'm not going to make you journal, but I will show you a way to make it pop out or blend in a little better. It all depends on how you use the tutorial on your layout!

For my layout, I've combined a whole slew of products. Here they are: Homebody Papers, Homebody Elements, Blue Skies Papers andBlue Skies Elements. At first glance, you might not combine them, but the blues and oranges really were perfect together!

Let's get started. First, here is the layout that I'm working on. I've used lots of pattern papers, and now, I plan on journaling on the dark pattern. Though, when I do, it's not very legible. So, I'm going to add a basic color box underneath to help my journaling pop on the busy pattern.


As an example, here is where I plan on putting my journaling. But... as you can see, white will not work, it doesn't blend, and it's glaringly white. :) I would like to create a journaling spot that blends into the pattern.


Start with a new layer. Then I'm going to use the Rectangular Marquee Tool and make an outline of where I want my journaling to be placed. After I have marching ants, I click on the Background Color box, and then use the color picker tool to choose the color that I want my shape to be filled in with.


Before I actually fill in my marching ants, I'm going to change the shape. I use Select > Modify > Feather. Then I choose 75. I want to blend outward by 75 pixels. It might seems like such a long distance, but it will blend well, and feather out to a lighter fill.



Then I press Control + Backspace, and my shape has filled in with the background color that I had chose. Once the shape is filled, you can see how the feathering changes the edges. They are much softer.


Here is what I have in my Layers Palette.


Now, we will add journaling. You need to try different colors, both light and dark to see what looks best on your layout as well as on the pattern. Playing around with blend modes of the actual journaling spot to see what works best with the pattern. You may also want to play with the journaling's blend modes as well. I changed the color a bit and the blend mode so it seems to blend better.


Here is a dark font:


Here is a lighter font:


Here is how I chose to finish my layout.


I also found another layout where I did this on a lighter patterned background, using a white journaling spot. Here, you don't see the blue boxes in and around the journaling. Easier to read!


Hoping you enjoyed this tutorial! Have fun scrapping!
Thanks for visiting!
Jenn | jk7033