More Enchanted flowers

Welcome back

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to achieving great things this year.

I am still working on my Enchanted Flowers album.  I love the Enchanted range as it highlights the flowers so well.  It is going to keep me going for quite some time.  There is a wide range of papers and embellishments to choose from.  I don’t have a great range of flowers in my garden so I am going to have to be quite creative with lots of rose photos so they don’t look the same!  I do love roses though so I am happy to have them there.  I will gradually build up the range of flowers in my garden as time, finances and health allow.

Anyway here is another two layouts and as usual I have included detailed instructions on how I have done these pages on my Digital Creations page.

All the best for 2013

Verbena Page Green succulent page

Flowers in my Garden

Welcome.

I have been really inspired on using the Enchanted Digital Kit for my flower photos that I have decided that I will do some page prints to put in the Enchanted Coverset.  Here are some my first pages to start of this album.

Busy Bees Flowers in my garden Pohutakawa magic Roses Queen of the FlowersThe Flowers in My Garden were inspired by a layout that I saw on Pinterest by Two Peas in a Bucket.  Unfortunately, it appears that that link is now unavailable.

As usual the instructions on how I have achieved these layouts are on my Digital Creations page.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone a happy,  healthy and prosperous New Year.

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Enchanted Calendar

Hello there again

I have just been completing my first calendar using the CM Enchanted Digital Kit. The Enchanted Range is gorgeous and I find it difficult to put large photos or embellishments on the pages and cover up the beautiful papers, so I try to work around the backgrounds to enhance my photos.  The colours go well with the flower photos that I have used.

I have just got a new camera and have been enjoying learning how to do macro photography using flowers as my subject matters.  I love flowers, but I am not able to keep any in the house as I get bad hayfever.  Even taking photos can be difficult with my eyes streaming from the pollen.  But when you get an amazing photograph it is worth it!

I used to show roses but now only have two roses that we inherited with the house.  One of the roses is Josephine Bruce (I think) and I love photographing it as there are so many different colours that come out depending on the light and conditions.   In fact I walk past it every day to get the mail and the neighbours must think I am mad when I rush inside to get my camera out to take catch the roses in different light conditions.  And the bonus is that it is pink, which is my favourite colour.   I had to restrain myself to just using three images of this rose in this calendar.  The other rose is a deep red (I am not sure if it is Loving Memory) but I find red a much harder colour to photograph as the strong light washes out the colours, unlike the other rose which highlights yellows and pinks.  This is a work in progress to get this mastered.  Lots of trial and error coming up.

I don’t have a big garden so I just make do with what I have including the bindweed which is trying to take over my garden.  However, the bindweed flowers make beautiful images.  There is beauty all around us if we go searching for it, including the weeds.

My intention next year is to take photos every month of the flowers in bloom and then put them into a calendar so it is more seasonal.

Here are the pages and I have included instructions on how I have achieved these layouts on my Digital Creations page.  Please feel free to contact me if the instructions are not very clear or you would like further clarification of what I have done.

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Enchanted Pohutakawa December 2013 Enchanted Magnolia November 2013 Enchanted Green Succulent October 2013 Enchanted Rose September 2013 Enchanted Bindweed Flower August 2013 Enchanted Succulents July 2013 Enchanted Bee on Rose June 2013 Enchanted Nasturtium May 2013 Enchanted Daisy April 2013 Enchanted Geranium March 2013 Enchanted Bee and Flower February 2013 January 2013

Digital Creations

Please check out my latest creations using my StoryBook Creator 4.0 under Digital Creations.  I have put the instructions on this page for your information.  I really enjoy using this software and find it very easy and flexible to create the most amazing layouts.  I also find that the kits give me good inspiration for my own traditional scrapbooking.

Busy Bees Sox on Guard

Storybook Creator Rose image

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I took some lovely photos of a rose at the front of the house in the morning sun this morning.  I was really pleased with my results.  Here is one of the photos I took.  I have placed this photo onto a 12 x 12 photo page and then put a page from the Baroqe digital kit.  Using the Custom wand from the Cut and Fill ribbon I cut out the rose to highlight it from the background.  I then used the opacity function from the Format ribbon to just leave a hint of the paper on the background of the rose.  I then put a freebie sentiment on the bottom left of the page.  Sometimes less is more…

 

Storybook Creator photo cards

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I have been wondering how I can make cards from my Storybook Creator and thought I might use some of my photos of flowers.

For this card I have placed a photo of rhododendrons on the background.  I have then inserted an empty frame on top of the photo and then clicked and dragged an overlay from the Serene digital kit into the frame.  I then matted this image and increased the relief to make the photo seem to pop out.

I then printed this off as a 6 x 4 print, trimmed and matted it to make a card.