Monday, January 21, 2013

Project Life Week 3 : cutouts and filters

This week my Project Life layout talks a lot about food and art. I guess this is what my life is all about these days!

project life week 3

I included a couple of word titles from these free journaling cards. And instead of the photo caption tags I used in my last two layouts, this week I used super cute digital washi tape.

My Currently card:


I watched a bunch of stuff this week:
  • Craft in America
  • Lynda.com training videos
  • Creative Jumpstart videos (which I still can't believe are free. I think you can still get in on this and get access to all the art journaling tutorial videos! They are inspiring.)
  • The Office
  • CreativeLive (this site has photography, business, design, and software workshops they broadcast for free, otherwise you can purchase the already-recorded seminars and watch them on your own time)

    Listening: to the Paperclipping Roundtable and The Digi Show. Also, Adventures in Arting whenever they have a new podcast episode!

    For my Making: prompt, I snapped a pic of my knitting in progress. I clipped it out of its background, added a little drop shadow, and included it on the card. I really liked the look of this; it looks like a cutout from a magazine! So I copied that style on 2 more cutouts: these celestial leggings and my new beanie hat from Etsy.

    Loving: The awesome wrist warmers I found are from Etsy seller stitchofthewest. She is knitting them custom for me with bright-colored yarn. I'm excited to get them!

    If you haven't heard of the site Pick Your Plum, you should check it out. It's a flash-sale site for crafty items. If you get on their email list, they send you the daily deal that's being offered at a steep discount. I just joined this week and already bought some washi tapes and an alphabet stamp set. Love!

    Another theme this week in my Project Life layout is Photoshop filters. I love them. I used filters on all of these photos:


    I don't have a smart phone, so I don't have Instagram, but I love the cool filter effects you can get with Instagram. And it's easy to apply photo filters in Photoshop.

    These are my favorite filters lately:


    Instagram filters as Photoshop actions by dbox



    Vintage Film Effect by Fallout75


    It's been a lot of fun to utilize all these neat digital tricks I know from doing graphic design, and include them in my digital scrapbooking layouts. And when I exhaust all my tips & tricks, I'll just have to learn more! :)
  • 6 comments:

    1. Thanks for the reminder to add my link Leiah! Your PL pages this week are gorgeous. I love the cohesive look ... something I'm lacking in mine I think! Your 'currently' card is so creative!

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    2. I love ur PL pages :) I also think its gr8 what you've done with the currently card! Thx for stopping by my blog :) Catch up soon

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    3. LOVE again! as always!! I love what you're doing with Currently. its absolutely fantastic!!

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    4. Thanks, Kristin! It's fun to see what I can squeeze into that little space :)

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    6. Oh, that's great. Thank you for posting this. I'm also using Macphun software https://macphun.com/filters-for-photos to eit my photos. There are a lot of unique filters and other tools.

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    Comments are delightful - thanks for taking the time to write!