Tuesday, 19 September 2017

HYBRID | WORKING WITH A TEMPLATE


Sometimes I need a template to inspire me when I want to scrap a page. In today's post I am going to show you how I made my page using a template from Just Create and Scrap. It's a French team that offers a new template every week [I am in their creative team].



This is the template I am going to work with:


I printed papers and elements from different products designed by Pink Reptile Designs, and I followed the template.
I began by gluing a piece of paper on the left half of my page [Forget Me Not | Papers]


Then I cut a piece of paper [from Garden Party | Papers] to glue on my page :


On the paper tape, I added a piece of greenish blue masking tape :


Then I added a tag titled BONHEUR which means happiness in french. I adhered this tag with 3D self adhesive foam tape:


I created my page with several clustering of papers

I put the photo on my page :


Below the photo, I added other pieces of papers and masking tape [from If Only | Elements and Garden Party | Papers]



Smile dymo is also attached with 3D self adhesive foamtape [dymo is from Say Cheese | Elements]



On this piece of masking tape, I glued a quote printed on a grey paper [quote is from If Only | Elements]:


Then I adde a little rectangle of yellow paper [from Forget Me Not | Papers]:



I added a printed element with a heart [from Me, Myself and I | Elements]. Again this one is attached with 3D auto adhesive foam tape. And I added a star element [from Say Cheese | Elements] at the top of my page, on the first cluster:


The finishing touch to my page is the big word ENSEMBLE [means Together in french] cut out of black cardstock:

And voilá! My page is finished!


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! 

Friday, 15 September 2017

BLOG CHALLENGE | SEPTEMBER

Hello friends!!! Welcome to September's blog challenge! This month, we are thrilled to offer another freebie template for you, but first we need to announce the winner for August's Pattern your Page challenge!!! You can take a peek at all the gorgeous entries HERE.


The lucky winner for this month is flowersgal!!!

Congratulations flowersgal aka Patsy!!! 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 Patsy's gorgeous page:



For this month, we have another freebie template for you created by Gaelle! Yay! Your job is to use this template for this month's challenge! Of course you can twist it, shake it and/or turn it around! Use it as is or make it your own!
Just click on the image to grab it, it's FREE!

pink reptile designs


Here's what the talented Pink Ladies created using the template freebie:

by Ellen


by Nini


by Rikki ...and she even made that little Family Badge herself with the latest Why it Works | Work that Word Art on her page - cute little element huh?


by Diane


by Kate


by Jenn


by Karen


I hope this huge sampling of CT pages has you inspired, now let's see your rocking template skills!

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 October 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, 12 September 2017

WORK THAT ART


I'm always on Pinterest looking for inspiration, especially when it comes to scrapbooking. One thing there is no shortage of is Retro or Vintage style Logos. I thought it might be fun to try to make our own with some of the pieces of Word Art in our kits. I found this cool design by SoCanny.


Let's see if we can recreate this but with our own word art and elements. First I grabbed some Word Art from the Garden Party Word Art pack by Pink Reptile Designs. Then I used the Polygon Tool (nestled under the Rectangle Shape Tool) and choose 3 sides to form a triangle.


I rotated and slid it into place to fit nicely around the Perfect Day word art.


Next, I made 2 copies of my triangle shape. I colored each one a slightly different grey, so I could easily see them. I rotated the 2 copies.


Now I am going to change the 2 copies from a solid filled triangle - to just the outline of the triangle. One will have a stroked line and the other will be a dotted line. To do that select one of the triangle shapes in your layers palette. Then go to the options bar at the top of PS to change the Fill to None. Pick a color for your stroke (I selected the same color as the original triangle so everything will be one color for my final design - but the color is up to you). Select the pixel stroke width to determine how thick your line will be. You can see in my screenshot - mine is 4.68 px wide. (the W and H parameters are for the entire triangle shape - so don't worry about that.) Do the same for the other triangle copy, but choose the stroke options by clicking on the drop down box and selecting dotted line (or whatever appeals to you).


Now it's time to use our word art to "punch out" the text in the main solid triangle. Click on the word art layer in your layers palette (make sure the word art layer is rasterized and not a smart object - right clicking over the layer and selecting Rasterize Layer will take care of that for you. If it is greyed out - you are good to go!). Command click (on a Mac) or Control click (on a PC) over the thumbnail of the word art in the layers palette to select all of it - you will see marching ants around the text. Then select the original solid triangle layer. Press delete.


It won't look like anything happened right away. But if you deselect the word art (Command D - Mac, or Control D - PC) and then delete or hide the word art layer, you will see that the fill on the original solid triangle layer is "punched out" where the text was. Here's my logo inspired custom Word Art.


Continue this process with other word art pieces, doodles, or elements to create a custom vintage logo style piece of word art from your element packs. I also used "Today was Amazing" Word Art from the Today Elements pack, a doodled line and a plastic heart element from Homebody Elements pack to complete my final custom Word Art. And here's how I used it on a scrapbook layout.


If you try this we'd love to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 1 September 2017

NEW: SEPTEMBER BYOC | TIME FLIES

I was having a cuppa tea and an uber delicious sunday morning freshly baked croissant with peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles when I realized that this was the last summer vacation day! Whaaaaaa???!!!!
Three weeks gone by in the blink of an eye. How time flies when you are having fun right!?
After the initial shock and dissapointment I realized something: I just found the perfect theme for my September BYOC!

The new packs are on sale at 20% off through Sunday September 3. [For my Newsletter Subscribers- don't forget to check the newsletter for the great bundle price] Now let me show you the new goodies.

TIME FLIES | ELEMENTS
An awesome pack of no less than 54 unique elements in all kind of shapes, sizes, textures and styles [58 in total]. The perfect set to scrap all those little and big moments before we forget the details of what made it so special. Remember... time flies!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Time-Flies-Elements.html

TIME FLIES | PAPERS
A great set of 10 super cute patterned papers plus 10 alternate color combinations PLUS 10 beautifully textured matching solids and 1 patterned BONUS paper included. Which makes this an fantastic pack of 31 papers in total!!

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Time-Flies-Papers.html
PATTERNS & ALTERNATES
http://the-lilypad.com/store/Time-Flies-Papers.html

TIME FLIES | ALPHA
A cute and timeless, beautifully textured foam alpha in 10 beautiful rich colors! Guaranteed to add that extra little oomph to your pages! Each alpha includes: upper case letters, numbers and punctuation - 60 characters per color, 600 files in total, all seperate .png's.

http://the-lilypad.com/store/Time-Flies-Alpha.html

INSPIRATION

page by ellen
page by keela
pages by gaëlle and kate
page by karenpage by jillpage by stefanie
page by christa
page by géraldine
page by barbarapage by cynthia
page by jennpage by dianepage by sharon
page by keela


page by rikki

And with that I am wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!