Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shock - some more leather frames !


Well you knew they were coming LOL. One of the things I love exploring is the idea of the effect of the absence of something rather than the presence of something, if that makes sense. As I have said before I am not artistic (hey just look at badly my layout did on Vicki’s challenge LOL), I work with numbers, so this is tapping into the side of my brain that is full of rust, dust and cobwebs. To change a couple of these for leather I inverted what would be foreground and background. It is quite incredible the difference it makes. So that they can be used by many I have used Pam’s Digitreats ABC colours. The butterfly in one of the Skip pinks, the checkerboard in the Run grey, and the others in Jump colours. The circle one got done twice because when I initially did it in purple for my daughter then looking at it thought it would be good in the turquoise for a water fight photo. They can be found here, let me know what you think. I still adore the checkerboard effect from Susan Woolcott . Truly, grab yourself a brew and go and have a look at the website. The butterflies are from Obsidian Dawn’s brushes and the diamonds and circles from the CU templates at Scrap Orchard Whilst my wish list for purchases is getting a bit long, my priorities have been to buy tools that I can use as broadly as possible and to support the sites and designers that give to the community. So I treated myself to some of those amazing new add ons Pam did for the ABC kits, because she and Vicki give every day so much that I use so much. And the other shop I am making some purchases from is the Orchard; the galleries, the forums, and they have upgraded their system a few times and I know from our businesses that IT and web stuff is not cheap. I know there are heaps of others, trust me I have a list LOL. I just need to explain to hubby that I am not “shopping” I am “supporting” LOL – I think that will work about as well as saying look how much I saved when shopping at a sale.
Best wishes,
Erika

5 comments:

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Vicki said...

Erika - you'll have to get google ads on your blog which will help pay for these things - then hubby can't complain LOL!! Your layout didn't do badly in my challenge because it made the top 3 out of 17, so I would say that is a definite result!! Hugs xx

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks.

CactusFreek said...

This is lovely, thanks! :o)

HarleyGirl said...

I love the leather and pewter frames, thanks so much for sharing them.