Saturday, October 31, 2015

3 To Inspire with Emma

 Hi everyone!  Emma here to share this month's 3 To Inspire challenge!  We offer this new challenge every Saturday for those who need a little extra push to get scrapbooking, to keep scrapbooking, or those of you just looking for a challenge!

Your take on this challenge can be in the form of a layout or a PL spread and you'll want to include all 3 elements on your project.

This week I'd like to challenge you to:

1. Use 2 different alpha fonts for your title.
2. Use white cardstock as your background.
3. Use thread to create movement on your page.  If you can, have the thread be a bold colour that contrasts against the rest of your page (i.e. I used pops of red with the grey/white background which tied in with the red t-shirt Zack was wearing in the photo).


Now it's your turn! Use the three prompts to create your own projects and share them with us here in the gallery and/or our Facebook Forum.  Can't wait to see your pages!

Thanks, Em xo

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pocket Life sketch Friday with Alena

Hello everyone! It's Alena here today with Pocket Life Friday. I am going to share with you my new PL spread using the October PL kits+  Sprinkles Kit .

And now for your Pocket Life sketches...

For your chance to win, create a layout based on the sketches in this blog post, post your layout to our Gallery or our Facebook Fan Page by Friday, November  5th. Be sure to include PL 10/30 in the title!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mixed Media with Chantal Philippe

Good morning everyone!

October is nearing it's end and I'm simply not ready to let it go; still perfectly content scrapping using bold and bright colours, especially yellow.

I've been experimenting a lot lately with mixed media and I have fallen in love with Gesso and how wonderful watercolours turn out when painted on top of it. Prepping a page with Gesso is a must when doing mixed media.

For the page below, I first glued on my pieces of patterned paper and spread the Gesso on top of it all (here and there) using an old gift card. Once dry, I went ahead and did my watercolour and let that dry completely as well. The elements and the 3x4 card are a mix of items from the October "Hello Darling" Add-on Kit and the October Pattern Paper Play #1.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday tutorial with Alena

Hi everyone!  Alena here today!
Today I would like to share with you my step-by-step layout tutorial , which is part of the my spread Project Life. I used October 2015 Pocket Life Kit and Sprinkles on October 2015 Kit .
To begin, I have prepared a photo, embellishment, paper.....

I cut triangles out of paper. For each triangle added a layer of tracing paper.

All this was glued in the shape of a triangle.

Added embellishments with Sprinkles on October 2015 Kit .

It is time to use the stamp

I like the result!
Hope you are inspired to dig out your CTK kits and start to create today! Thanks for letting me share with you. 
Happy Crafting!


Monday, October 26, 2015

I capture - fall

Hi Guys!

It's Mira here today with a bunch of tips on how to transform taking pictures into a little game and also I have a few surprises for You at the end of this post...
Are You ready?


At this stage of the year some of You probably have fall around (southern-hemisphere Folks – I am sorry – You can read this post in 6 months or use my tips to capture spring), so today I would like to share some tips how You can capture the details of this colorful and photogenic season during a single walk! Or a few!

First thing: Go outside!
I know that fall is a lot about blankets, warm chocolate, tea, coffee, cuddles and other activities that we do inside our houses, but I want You to focus on outdoor photography right now.
Fall light is great for the camera for most of the day (when the day is not moody or rainy) but obviously the best time for taking photos are: late morning and early evening, when the light is bright but still delicate and not to sharp. So let's plan our Sunday walks for afternoon and go to the park!

Now: Find some colors!
Time to play! My first prompt for You is: Try to spot as many colors as You can! Different shades of the same color are welcome too! Document them all in Your pictures! 

Then... Play with light!
Try to take photos against the light

Find it under the leaves

Or capture the shades

Next: Find as many signs of fall as You can!

And don't forget to take photos from different angles (the one below is my favourite - I simply put the camera almost on the ground and take a picture without looking).

Another prompt is to collect a bouquet of leaves...

... and pose with it!

Actually, the most important thing to do right now is to find Yourself in front of the camera! Surrounded by colors!

Don't forget to lie on the ground!

or sit down!

You can also take a selfie (even if it's all about Your feet)!

But at the end of the day - don't forget to photograph Your companions...

That's it!
Your mission has been completed!
I hope You will find this little game inspiring!


Now a few words of comment:
I am not a photographer... Actually most of the time I don't even like my own pictures! But You know why? It is because I am too shy to try many things... too shy to explore!
Sounds familiar?

The more I think about it the clearer I see it:
The only way to forget about our fears is just to have fun!
Guys: any time You go outside with Your cameras: relax and have fun! Cherish every moment!
Remember: there is no right or wrong!

For those of You who came through all the reading I have a few surprises! I am sharing fall Lightroom Preset that I created for the pictures above! I hope You will make good use of it!
Download it from here: click!

But this is not the only surprise that I have for You Guys!
I also created mini album where I used October Citrus Twist Kits Hello Darling Add-on Kit and together with the newest digital cards and labels collection from CAT File Store.
If You like the collection - You can have it FOR FREE for the next two weeks!
Simply grab it from here: click!
use promocode: CTKFALL at the checkout
and enjoy!

And here's my mini, which I hope will inspire You to take some Fall pictures!

Have a great fall Guys - full of beautiful moments!