Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Some simple instructions as follows:
1. With element's layer selected, select the Colize Tool from the Colors menu
2. Click and drag the Hue slider until you have changed the element's colour to your liking.
In my example the Hue was changed to 280 to achieve a nice purple element.
3. Click OK to make the colour change permanent.
That's all, nice & easy wasn't it!
Hopefully the following screenshots are easy to follow in using this colorize feature. Let me know how you find it if you like.
TIP - Click on each screenshot for closeup.
It really is that easy. Now you have no excuse for not using any element because it's the wrong colour!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This was fun to scrap and turns out that SimplySusan's Lil Cowpoke kit perfectly complemented my costume I wore to Steve & Jade's Halloween party. I know, it's not a traditional Halloween theme costume but I had fun wearing it! My hubby went as a gangster and it was the first time I have seen him wear a tie - hehe and CJ found the perfect size jester outfit and wore the mask he got when we went and saw Cirque du Soleil's Varekai over 2 years ago. So we all ended up being a mismash of costumes.
Credits: Lil Cowpoke kit by SimplySusan available at ScrapbooksGoneDigital
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I Got a nice surprise last week when Christine left a message asking me to CT again after her coming out of retirement, I had to jump at the opportunity and am so very pleased that things are going well for her. So keep an eye out for her new kits either on her Blog or AhhhScrap shop.
I am also just back from a short weekend getaway to Picton with hubby's squash team taking the ferry early rainy Saturday morning. In the afternoon we ventured on a wine tour to 3 vineyards, Hunters, Framingham & Forrest. The latter didn't rush our group through and we all ended up spending the most there. A rowdy and late night for some, when woken to a stunner of a Sunday morning. The majority of the group could be found watching the All Blacks game against France in the local pub and others preferred the warm sun on the pub deck with breakfast. As it was such a stunner of the day, most of us were sitting on the sun deck of the ferry heading out of Picton. But that only lasted until most of us got chased back inside with the very strong winds while heading out of Queen Charlotte Sounds.
Credits: Early Autumn Kit by One Of A Kind Design Studio available at AhhhScrap
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Also noticed that the gorgeous The Wedding Collection - The Entire Collection is now $9.99 you save 33%, this is that gorgeous kit I used in my previous post double layout. It's so totally versatile, not just for your wedding layouts. Enjoy...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Halloween has been and gone, we made it again to Steve & Jade's Halloween party. I have no photos to show for yet, but scrapped these from 2 years ago instead.
Also last month we attended with our squash friends the annual Te Omanga Vintner's Lunch, all as invited guests of Gavin & Vanessa at the Gee & Hickton sponsored table. I can't think of a better way to spend then an afternoon with great friends all in aid to raise funds for Te Omanga Hospice.
Credits: Halloween & The Wedding Collection - The Entire Collection all available at ScrapbooksGoneDigital
Friday, September 11, 2009
I've been meaning to try my hand again at creating a QP for a while and when I spotted these gorgeous papers by Christine (One of a Kind Design Studio), I'd just thought these would be perfect to have another go again. Thought to include an additional bonus QP to give you another option if you want to include your own title. Here in NZ we seem to be having a lovely start to spring and I certainly am looking forward to summer and the outdoor activities it brings.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
The gale force winds during the week have now followed by down pour of rains, crazy weather we're having at the moment. BB played in a D grade and below tournament in Masterton on both Friday and Saturday, unfortunately he didn't win. We all did go over yesterday for support and stopped by the local farmer's market for breakfast, where we picked up some cheese and veges.
Credits: Malencolie World of Sweetness kit, Franziska Altmann Lonely kit tag, Plumblossom Carnet de Voyage tag, template 8 Scrapmatters
Monday, August 24, 2009
I hadn't noticed this menu option before until I worked on my recent layout and played with it. It's called "Border" and you'll find it under the "Grow" option on the Select menu.
Some simple instructions as follows:
1. Select photo layer, do Alpha to Selection,
2. Create new transparent layer,
3. Ensure that new layer is selected now, go to Select menu > Border, In pop-up window set border size to your liking,
4. Edit menu > Fill with BG color (default is set to white),
5. Add dropshadow layer if you wish and you are done.
Hopefully the following screenshots are easy to follow in using this border feature. Let me know how you find it if you like, I sure found it useful.
TIP - Click on each screenshot for closeup.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Credits: Photoshop Layered Template #T0021, Franziska Altmann Lonely kit tag, The First kit by Poupoune
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wow, we certainly encountered the best skiing weather ever. No wind, mild temps and nothing but sun, sun, sun! Had pre-arranged our afternoon ski passes through our hotel ski concierge the previous evening over mulled wine and canapes as the weather looked very promising for some slope action. After the first 2 runs the body seemed to remember what to do and soon we were on the intermediate slopes, finishing up with making it down from the top of the Coronet Express Chair. As we hadn't done any pre-ski fitness, our bodies soon told us that we were just as well to do a half day pass. Hmmm, I think it's our bodies telling us that we're getting old!
Credits: Simply Yin template #114, Franziska Altmann Lonely kit tag, Winter Wonderland 2 papers & elements by Franziska Altmann, Ellie Lash & Flergalicious
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well better late than never... Hey, I finally managed to scrap 2 layouts from our weekend away in Queenstown for my 40th birthday. Just had a blast and found out that turning 40 wasn't that bad especially when you get extra sweets from flight attendants and your standard lake view booked room gets upgraded to a super luxurious corner suite. I did have to make a decision whether to stay with the lake view room or take the upgrade mountain view room. The concierge assured me that the mountain view suite was a much better room. Turned out that our upgrade room is twice as big with seperate lounge/dining room with flat screen tvs in lounge, bedroom & bathroom. I was so in awe of our new room that I totally missed the flowers, chilled bubbles and chocolates that my hubby had pre-arranged! Forgot to mention that we didn't check-in straight away upon arrival into Queenstown, we made a last minute decision to fly over to Milford Sounds in a small airplane. Totally amazing experience flying between snow capped mountains, though slightly scary with the numerous bumps, drops & sudden lifts. Brian was definetely more nervous flying in those tiny planes than I was, but we did it! The weather was sunnier and warmer on the west coast and we managed a nice 45 min stroll, it sure was a most incredible & magic place to visit. The flight back was a direct root to Queenstown and we finally checked in about 4.30pm into the Sofitel. Over a mulled wine we pre-arranged our next day and ordered our afternoon ski passes for Coronet Peak ski field. So we were free to explore the next morning and we headed to scenic Arrowtown only 15 minutes away. It was a stunning frosty morning and you really needed your hat & gloves to stay warm. We explored the main street and discovered vineyards to visit for later. Too early for lunch we headed for a drive to Crown Rd for the lookout overlooking the valley toward Queenstown with Coronet Peak and Remarkables ski fields opposite each other. Then drove back to Arrowtown for pies and mulled wine for lunch before hitting the slopes! No major queues on the lifts, though being a very nervous skier I needed a few easy runs before hitting the intermidiate runs. But we did finish with a run from the top chair all the way to the bottom without any major spills - yeah. Then thought to finish the afternoon with a drop of wine tasting at Lake Hayes vineyard where we met Brian the winemaker who's wife was also called Maureen (and also Asian) who's the cheesemaker. I know, totally unreal! Had this gorgeous cheeseboard with wine and planned to visit Maureen the next day at the Cheesary. Sunday was spend driving to Glenorchy then back to visit more vineyards and introducing ourselves to Maureen at the Gibson Valley Cheesary. Her husband hadn't pre-warned her we were coming, but she knew something was up when we called her by her firstname when she didn't know us from a bar of soap. Another scrumptious cheeseboard and off to the final vineyard before our hour long hot tub soak at Onsen spas. Yes the same spas as on "the Bachelor" and very relaxing. In fact too relaxing as the heat and combination of all that wine tasting, I was in need of some zzz's. We missed dinner and opted for takeouts instead. Monday morning approached very rapidly and we only had a very small window of opportunity to get in a bit of shopping before checking out. We reckoned we had enough time to take a drive up to the Remarkable ski field, very 'interesting' drive as it felt we up a mountain goat track at times. The drive was worth it and we were glad we did it as we now would like to go back for a family holiday with Colin too, but we'll have to stay in cheaper accomodation to be able to enjoy all the fun.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
HOW TO USE THE PERSPECTIVE TOOL
1. Ensure you have the element and dropshadow in seperate layers and select the dropshadow layer.
2. Select Perspective Tool (Shift+P)
3. Click and drag the corner handles to your liking.
4. When you are happy, select Transform from window.
And how do you find the result???
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Yes, I found out late yesterday that SgD & I share the same birthday month, how cool is that. Very cool for you as it means sales and activities to participate and win things.
In the mean time this is my Template challenge for July & to make it easier there is no theme requirement - yeah. See post HERE if you want to participate.
Credits: Princess Papers, Princess Glitter, Happy Spring Elements all available at SgD
As I mentioned before, it's SgD's birthday month and will be turning 3. Looks like there will be plenty to celebrate about. See the following for more details, and check it all out from July 4th to Aug 7th.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I have a new GIMP best friend, called the Perspective tool (Shift+P) and have used it here on the string & ribbon element shadows to give more realistic shadow and just love the effect. To achieve these, ensure you create the shadow in a separate layer. Then using the Perspective tool on the shadow layer and pull the corners to you liking to mimic a more realistic drop shadow on those ribbon/bow like elements. Once you get the hang of this, you'll find that your elements don't look so flat anymore. Have some fun and give it a GO!
Another layout completed for my birthday album, all will be revealed soon...
Credit: Artist kit by Seni
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Credits: Template #94 ScrappingwithLiz, Papers & elements SgD Travel Kit Collection, available at Scrapbooksgonedigital
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This month's challenge is up and posted again, with a theme of Brackets, see what you can come up with using Template # T0003. These photos were taken over our summer on our way home from Tauranga. BB & CJ saw these Segway rides at Taupo, so we called in on our way back down to Wellington. Lucky for Colin, being such a light weight he just managed to get going on it as long as he distributed his weight all forward. Looking from his beaming smile, it was all worth it!
Credits: SgD "Photoshop Layer Template # T0003", papers & elements SgD Travel Kit Collection, SgD Brackets Shapes - all products available at Scrapbooksgonedigital
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Looky, looky - fulfilled my May CT requirement and made it into a double layout. I knew that Steve & Jade had many honeymoon photos of their road trip from the States last year so thought that they would be perfect for scrapping using the American Rider Collection kit. I'm so pleased I asked for Steve & Jade's journaling contribution as I still struggle with that aspect...
BB & I had dinner out with them last month too at their local new Mexican restaurant, it sure was nice and so were their Margaritas. We have taken CJ since too, it just keeps amazing me how much he can eat for someone so little & he isn't satisfied with just a kids menu anymore especially with those gourmet taste buds of his ;-)
Credits: Simply Yin Template 25, American Rider Collection kit by SgD
Thursday, May 21, 2009
For my 2nd template - Say it with FLOWERS Challenge...
Go to this post for the link to the free template, and have a go at winning the $5 voucher to spend in the ScrapbooksGoneDigital store.
Credits: Photoshop Layer Template # T0002 available at SgD, The First by Poupoune, Spring Morning by Manue et Nini both available from DigiScrapBooking.ch
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Credits: Sweet Midnight Dreams available at http://kennasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 20, 2009
Have not been scrapping much of late, still busy as ever with our business stuff, squash and work, though did take last week of and ended up learning heaps about the accounting package we are using, but all good. So just managed only to finish my monthly CT requirements so far and scrapped some penguin photos from Charles & Kelly's recent Antartic trip, the lucky things!
Credits: Dancing with Wales kit & photo mask available at ScrapbooksGoneDigital
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Credits: Spring Morning by Manue et Nini available at DigiScrapbooking.ch
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I am finally back blogging again after a busy month with work, lemon cordial making, vegie seedling growing to name a few. Over at ScrapbooksGoneDigital I am hosting my very 1st template challenge as the latest new forum moderator. Using the same template, I am challenging you to scrap your other hobby other than digiscrapping. My challenge runs from now till the end of April and one lucky winner will get a $5 voucher to spend in the ScrapbooksGoneDigital shop. Follow this link to the SgD POST to download the free template to enter and participate.
And here is my take on the challenge:
Credits: SgD Photoshop Layer Template # T0001, Tiptoe Through the Tulips Kit by Mel
Friday, February 20, 2009
As per usual, just follow the link here to download...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Credits: Created using "The Mouse Collection" at ScrapbooksGoneDigital, store link here.
Also finished these 2 lo gifted to me by a special lady C. I'm adding some cards to my stash, this Thank You card is for my sister-in-law up in Tauranga. I have just send up a parcel for them. Hope it arrives all in tact & that they'll like it!
Credits: Created using "Glittering Joy Brag Book".