Tuesday, December 15, 2009

GIMP Tut: Changing element's colour using Colorize Tool

How often have got a kit but you found a certain element is not the colour you are after? Well, it's just so easy changing any element's colour in GIMP and I will show you here in just a few steps.

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

Among the Vines

How perfect this kit turned out to be for our recent Picton trip photos, these ones from Forrest wines just beautifully complemented with the November daily download from ScrapbooksGoneDigital. We turned up at Forrest wines while there was already a full bus load of tourists inside so we were asked to wait outside for 10 more minutes. So we entertained ourselves with petanque and wondered around the garden and the grape vines. Both Lynn & I took a heap of photos and enjoyed a quiet moment before we were allowed into the tasting room. Well, the wait was worth it and we all enjoyed the wine talk and tasting. So much so we all ended up buying a bottle of 2,3,4 - Jamie topped that by organizing a case to be send home.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Well, howdy y'all

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

The Dec SgD Daily Download available now

With the November Daily Download being such a success at ScrapbooksGone Digital, there is now a December one with a Christmas theme of course. So don't delay and grab this fantastic goodie on a daily basis, you must sign-in and order the new zip file each day. Here is the shop link.
And for those that missed some zip files from the November Daily Download, here is the post that will give you an opportunity to grab those missed parts by creating lo's using SgD shop products, but only until Dec 24, so don't delay!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm back CT-ing for One Of A Kind DS

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