Saturday, February 14, 2009

Going digi...

Like so many people I've had Photoshop on my computer for ages, but had absolutely no idea what I was doing with it. So, I finally took the plunge and enrolled in Jessica Sprague's Up & Running with Photoshop course. Let me tell you know, that was some of the best money I ever spent...she makes it soooooooo easy! All that incomprehensible terminology about layers and brushes and actions actually starts to mean something. AND you get heaps of really cool downloads with your course so that you can start making cool digi layouts.

Now that I've finished the course, I can't wait to get into the next one and learn the really cool and tricky stuff! Anyway, I thought that I'd share my final assignment with you all. I used a photo that Madonna took of our brother Shaun at his wedding last weekend and all of the other stuff (papers & elements) come from the course downloads.

But don't worry, I won't be giving up my REAL paper supplies any time soon. Digi is fun but it's not as much fun as getting inky fingers with the real stuff. I have been making some cards for a card drive that's been organised by one of my SU friends. We're making thankyou cards for the volunteers who helped in the fires in Victoria...both the firefighters and others who so generously gave of themselves to help others. I have a whole stack made, but it's been raining here for days and I can't get a decent picture! I guess that's one thing you don't have to worry about with digital creations!!!!!

So, let me know what you think of the digi LO and if you have any helpful tips or tricks to share...go for it! I need all the help I can get.

Hope you have a great weekend and a sweet Valentine's day


June Houck said...

Your digi LO is awesome! You are uber talented, Miss Kristie. I am too intimidated to try going digital. Not to mention I have The Closet FULL of scrapbook page kits I have not yet made :)

Our local news even covers your historic fires down under. How sweet of you to make all those thank you cards! You are a gem.

Madonna said...

Wow! Looks fantastic. Love, LOVE LOVE the journalling and the title. It is so very him isn't it?? I loves it, I loves it all!!

Precioso Designs said...

I love it! Wow the course sounds good, I might have to check it out.
You are too clever!

Kristy said...

Looks great Kristie

lauren said...

good lord, woman! not content with conquering the worlds of ancient history, t'interweb blogging, and rubberstamping, you have now become QUEEN o'DIGI?!?!? i bow down to your prowess!!!!!!!! (that LO is *awwwwwwesome* obviously!!!!)

SmilynStef said...

What a cool layout ... love the combination of patterns and colors and the way they frame that great picture.


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