For this week, I tried an off white background to see if I would like it more. I think I do, but I haven't decided for sure yet :) What do you think?
This week I used a combination of journaling cards from Becky Higgins Seafoam edition and Mayfield Childhood edition. On this page, I included a card from Splendid Fiins - Eclectric Journaling cards: set 2. Nisa Fiins happens to be on Becky's CT this year and will be designing monthly kits!! Yay! I have loved her style ever since I was on the CT at JessicaSprague.com.
On page two, I included more Project Life cards (some recoloured) and then the bubble card where I included quotes from my girls is from Kristina Proffitt (another Project Life CT member) called Say What? journaling cards.
Another new thing I want to start doing this year is pulling quotes from my journaling and putting them on their own, like I did here on page two. I included something that each of my girls said.
I also included my youngest daughter's handwriting. She wrote her name for the first time on the birthday card for their great grandma (who turned 99 years old!!!)...so I scanned the card before giving it to her and then used the selection tool in Photoshop to get just her signature. Love this!!
When I posted my week one layout I have a few questions....
- What fonts am I using? For my journaling, I use Century Gothic. I've used it the past two years so why not continue. This year, I will be adding some other fonts for when I include quotes, etc. Right now I have been using Pea Nancy, which you can get for free at kevinandamanda.com
- What photo collages do I use? I have been using Cathy Zielske's Tiny Templates quite a bit, which are available at designerdigitals.com. You can take pretty much any photo collage, whether it's 12x12 or smaller and just resize it to be a 4x6. For instance, on last week's layout, I used one of Crystal Wilkerson's 5x7 templates and resized it to fit my 4x6 layer and then I added all my photos!
- What date stamp am I using? I like to date my photos in some way or another. I tried to find a date stamp that I liked, but didn't see anything, so I made my own! I will be sharing it as a freebie very soon, so check back for that!
- How do I recolour my digital elements? There are two tools in Photoshop you'll quickly learn to use. The eyedropper and the paint bucket! First you use the eyedropper to take a colour selection that you want to use and then you use the paint bucket tool to fill. Heather Johnson (also on Becky's CT this year) went ahead and created a tutorial video that demonstrates just how to do this, so go check it out.
- How do I recolour digital word art/stamps? This can be done the same way as described above using the paint bucket tool, but like one commenter said, she gets a funny feathering around the edges. To stop this from happen, you actually want to create a new layer and make it the colour you want to change the brush to and then merge that new coloured layer to the brush. I am sure there is a tutorial out there that describes this a lot better than I just did :)