(I've really got to stop it with the alliteration on these Tuesday $$ Deal posts...the last post was just as bad!)
I ADORE this week's $ kit; I think these little tag templates are SO flexible and fun! I can't wait to see what you make with them! The House Decorators and my creative team came up with some awesome layouts -- take a look!
by Becca -- I love how she clustered all the tags together and used screws to attach them to the wood background. The Camp Currie and In the Moment kits work perfectly with those swimming photos too!
(additional credits: alpha and paint splatters from Be You)
by Rachel -- This page is so lovely. The tags line up perfectly, and all the little details (buttons, tags, embellished words) lead your eye directly to that beautiful photo. I love the soft brush in the background and the hint of pattern on the blue paper too.
(credits: I Do kit and freebie, Painterlays, Iconic Banners, paint and edge from By Your Side Bits, recolored tape from Celebrate)
by Missy -- Missy noted that she'd print this page as a 6x6; she loves using the tag as a major focal point and thinks it would look awesome as part of series of smaller pages, bound into an album or framed. I have to agree!
(credits: Flight Path kit)
by Liz -- Liz's page uses a number of different items, many from a new kit that will be releasing in my shop on Thursday, so consider this to be your SNEAK PEEK! :) Hope you like what you see!
(additional credits: Garden Party Alphabet)
I wanted to share a quick tutorial with you; last week, I posted a great layout from House Decorator Carey, using my Sports Fanatic bundle. There are lots of great details on Carey's layout, but the one I love the most is how she combined two different flairs to create an element that perfectly matched the team's colors (blue and gold).
Here's how she did it (I'm using PSE 5.0):
1. Open the two flair elements that you want to combine. (NOTE: With the Pennant Pieces kit, each flair comes in two types: a white base with a colored image, and a colored base with a white image. There are also 5 different colors to choose from: red, blue, yellow, green, black. 15 different sports are represented.) For our example, we're going to place the blue image onto the yellow flair.
2. Select the Magic Wand Tool (use keyboard shortcut W) from your toolbar along the left side of your screen. Pull up the blue and white track image. Click anywhere on the image that is blue. This will cause "marching ants" (a dotted outline) to appear around that blue image.
3. As you'll see, though, only a portion of the image is selected. With the image still selected, right click. When the drop down menu appears, choose "SIMILAR." This will select all the other parts of the image that are the same color blue. (Hint: If you repeat this step, it will continue to pick up more bits of blue color on the image).
4. Right click again and choose "LAYER VIA COPY." This will make a duplicate layer of the selected image. If the selection didn't pick up the entire image (you can see that some of the track image, for example, is closer to white because of the flair highlights), then choose the portion of the image that wasn't selected the first time around and repeat steps 3 and 4. (HINT: Make sure that the original image is your active layer, NOT the copy layer. If you have to make more than one copy, you'll want to merge CTRL+E those layers until you have one full copy.)
5. Drag the copy on top of the yellow flair and position it so that it overlaps the white image. Once you have it positioned where you'd like it to go, just merge your layers and save the image under a NEW FILE NAME. Do not save over the original!