Monday, July 21, 2014

Tutorial: Clipping Masks

Have you ever thought, "Wow, I love this element, but I need it to be a different color"?  There are several ways to recolor, but sometimes a simple element can simply be used as a mask!

Here is a layout I made using "Stars And Stripes" by Scrapyrus Designs:

We'll focus on the fireworks element from this kit.  I have one in red on the left and one in blue on the right.  The kit just had the red one in it. Below you can see what happened when I put it on the sunburst paper.  The red firework lines were the same shade of red used in the paper.  It didn't affect the left side quite as much like it did the right.  I wanted those lines to come out from behind the red star element I used.  On the right, the red star on the red stripe with the disappearing red firework paint was a bit much.

See how the reds just blend and the paint disappears?

So, a quick and easy fix was to use the paint as a mask and just clip a paper to it.  I grabbed the dark blue solid paper and clipped it.  Voila!  Problem area solved!

This technique works well for paint or chalk when you simply want to change from one color to another and ensure it is color coordinated with the kit!

Here is the kit used for this tutorial:  Stars And Stripes

And, my final layout. =)

I hope this tutorial will help you expand how you use some of the those elements in your kits.

If you have enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to link others here, but you are not allowed to copy its content or claim it as your own.  You may download a PDF version of it HERE.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Are you a Beachaholic ?

Hot and steamy weather ! Perfect for a day at the beach. Just catching a tan, reading a book or building sand castles. Or do you prefer a more active trip to the beach ? Kiting, surfing or do you enjoy the thrill of riding a jet ski ? I'm sure you'll come home with tons of pictures and this collection is perfect to preserve those memories.

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

This collection is available as kit, alphas, borders, extra papers, journal cards, word art and an add-on.

No, I'm not forgetting the bundle, but with this you get a great add-on and I wanted to put that in the spotlight a little more.

Buy this bundle at an amazing price ...

And get this add-on for free (Offer valid for a limited time. Add-on included in the bundle downloads, no need to add it to your cart.)

Look at these gorgeous pages made by the CT's. These ladies just rock !

Congratulations to our winner : Fairy White. Thanks for participating and enjoy your prize!
Please send an email to scrapyrusdesignsteam at gmail dot com to claim your prize.  You have to claim it within one week.

And now, how about some Summer treats for everyone ?

First up is Tia's cluster. You can find this lovely freebie on the Scrapyrus Designs' Facebook page.

In the newsletter, it's happy hour as we double up on freebies. Subscribers will not only find this matching set of numbers ...

But also this super quick page by Emily ...

Here on the blog you can help yourself to this wonderful cluster by Carol. Enjoy !

(Click the image to download)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Win "Beachaholic"

Scrapyrus Designs has a new kit coming out on Friday. If you've been dreaming about a summer kit with a beach theme it's your lucky day! Here is a peek at the kit:

To stand a chance to win this kit, you need to:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your name and email address if you comment anonymously.
2. Comments must be left by noon on Thursday the 17th of July 2014.
3. You can share this RAK on your own blog or facebook and upon leaving a public link in the comments for each, you could have more opportunities.

Good Luck! Winner will be announced when the kit is revealed.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July Gallery Pick

This month it was my turn (Stefanie) to have a look through Scrapyrus Design's Gallery at Scrapbook Graphics and choose a layout that caught my eye.

I chose Journey of a lifetime from sassygirlandi.

I love the photo treatment, the soft black and white conversion. The fabulous clusters and shadow work, I struggle to cluster like this and so admire it very much. 
I am intrigued by the layout, who are the children and where are they heading...

She used a World at my Fingers, which can be purchased at ScrapBook Graphics.

Friday, July 4, 2014

New Release "Stars and Stripes" with a FREEBIE!

Happy Fourth of July to all of our USA readers!!  Red, White and Blue are such striking colors together and always creates layouts that just pop!  Whether you are celebrating with a BBQ at home, are on vacation, or are off to see the professional fireworks this kit will set those photos off nicely!  Just check out these bright colors and fun, unique elements!

See this in the Scrapyrus Designs Store!
To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

Stars And Stripes is sold as a kit that includes the Extra Papers and Alphas you see featured above.

I know I am always inspired by what the CT comes up with!  I hope these will inspire you!

by Connie

If you "like" Scrapyrus Designs on Facebook, you can get this fun pack of Flairs by Iowan.

We have a special alpha freebie for our Newsletter subscribers and if you would like to sign up so you won't miss future freebies you can click right HERE.

Last, but not least . . . it is time for a blog freebie!  Click the image below or HERE to download these darling journal cards made by Sucali. =)

Flashback Sale on "Hit the Road"

Scrapyrus Designs is having a Flashback Sale on her previously released collection, "Hit the Road".  This is an ideal kit if you have vacation pictures or some from your daily adventures.  The color tones are just beautiful for outdoor shots.  Catch this fantastic sale price of 50% of the individual pieces or get 60% off when you buy the whole bundle.

You can find all this and more in the Scrapyrus Designs Store.

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

Hit the Road is available as a full kit, borders, word bits, clusters, brads & buttons, worn papers, and a bundle.

Here are some amazing layouts made by the Scrapyrus CT:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Blog Challenge

I cannot believe it's already July 1st! Well it can only mean one thing. It's time for a new challenge! Thanks for everyone who participated in June's challenge. You girls made some very neat layouts! We will announce the winner at the end of this post, but first let's talk about this month's challenge. It's a template challenge! One of my favorites.

The rules:
  • Create a beautiful page using the template below.
  • Layouts should be made with 100% Scrapyrus Designs products.
  • Freebies are allowed.
  • You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout. Each page will give you a chance to win.
  • For a chance to win the prize, upload your page(s) and put the link in the comments on this blog post before July 25th

The winner of this challenge will be picked by Mr. Random and will get the Scrapyrus kit of her/his choice !

Here's a template provided by CT Emily. Simply click on the image to download or copy and paste the link below the image.
Template files include psd, tif and png.

Here are some inspirations from Scrapyrus Designs creative team:

I used Miracle Boy/Girl and Sweet Bump

Carol used I Made This

Petra used I Made This and Sweet Bump

Tia used Beach Treasures

I can't wait to see those amazing layouts, ladies!

The winner of the June challenge is pixleyyy.
Please send an email to scrapyrusdesigns at gmail dot com to claim your guest spot.