fredag 15. desember 2017

Feeling Sketchy sketch #183

It's time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my take on it.

And here is the sketch:

I colored the digistamp BBrat boy balloon sitter from our sponsor Bugaboo stamps with Prisma Color Pencils, to make this bright birthday card for a boy who will soon be two years old.

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

mandag 4. desember 2017

How to?

Are you making double page layouts?
Are you having trouble presenting them on a blog or instagram?

It isn't just easy to get great photos of double page layouts.

I will share with you how I do it.

I usually take a photo of my double page layouts with my camera (of course you can use a mobilephone or ipad or so).
To get a good photo of the layout there are a few things to remember:
1. Use a white background.
2. You need good light, daylight is to prefer, but not right in the sun.
3. You got to take the photo as straight as possible, eighter by having the layout on the floor or by hanging it on the wall.

I put the layout on a white cardboard on the floor, somewhere were the light is good. It can look like this. In winter the daylight are very limited here, so I often take my photos with the door open to get the most out of the light (outside is often too cold and some snow):

This time I also took photos of one page at a time:

I take the photo as straight as I can, standing over the layout. This is how my photo of my layout looked:

I use the free program PhotoScape, which can be loaded down from here:
You can use any program you want to edit the photo in.
In Photoscape you can put two or more photos together, so it is easy to take one photo of each side of your double page and put it together after editing them both.

After I have edited it looked like this:

And this was the result of the two photos put together:

Here is how I use it to edit my photo in Photoscape:
1.      I open my photo in the Edit modus.
2.      I crop the photo, so it’s just the layout plus some paper around.
3.      If necessary I rotate it and straighten it up.
4.      Then I crop it again, so just the layout shows.
5.      It’s time to adjust color and lightening. I’m no expert, so I just try different thing until I’m satisfied.
6.      Resize the photo. I usually rezise to 1280 x 640 (1280 x 1280 if it’s a single page).
7.      Save

How to put two layout pages side by side in Photoscape:
1.      Open the Combine modus
2.      Select Horizontal
3.      Select photo one and then photo two (you can change the order up where ou can see the two small photo icons.
4.      Save

On Instagram you can now put in a photo that is not a square with all four sides the same.
Open your photo in Instgram an resize it til you can see it all, then you will have a rectangular photo showing off your double page layout.

If you have any questions about this, please ask.

Golden Gate Bridge

It's time for more inspiration on the double page sketch at Stick it Down.
Here is my take on it:

Here is the sketch:

 As you can see, I choose to stick pretty close to it. I used only white cardstock and made my own background using gesso, stensils, stamps and mists (Starburst and Moon Shadow sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang).
I printed one photo in a heart form, and sewed it to the background.

I used two chipboards which I colored with embossingpowder.

I cut up a wood veneer and used the four pieces around the two pages.

For my title I used thickers and tiny alpha stickers.

 Here is the other chipboard, and more of the wood veneer.

Another closeup on the background.

This month I have also done a "How to" on taking photos of double page layouts for publishing on blogs and other places. You will find it in my next blogpost.

fredag 1. desember 2017

Feeling Sketchy, sketch # 182

It's Desember and time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

I've made a Birthday card for our oldest grandchild, who will be 2 this month. I love this girl with balloons, chibi balloons, from Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsor this month. I have colored the image with Prisma color pencils.

Here is our sketch:

Jen Leeflang sitt bilde.

Come and join us, you have until December 14th to load up your take on the sketch in the Feeling Sketchy Challenge blog and be able to win a $ 12.00 coupon code at Bugaboo Stamps.
Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

onsdag 15. november 2017

Feeling Sketchy - sketch #181

It's time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my take on it:

And here is the sketch:
Jen Leeflang sitt bilde.

Our sponsor is Sheep Ski Design

I've used the digistamp Baby Feet and colored with Prisma Color Pencils.

Here is a closeup of the flowercluster:

mandag 6. november 2017

LA Chinatown

It's time for more inspiration from the double page team at Stick it Down.

Here is my take on the sketch:

And here is the sketch:

I liked working with this sketch and had a fun time finding all the cut off strips from patterned papers, the ones with the brand and name on one side and a pattern on the other. I always cut these off and save them. They seldom get used, so I have a lot of them.
So fun to get to use them.
I cut them off in different lenght and glued them down on the cardstock.

My photos where a bit larger than on the sketch so I put four on the left side and two on the right side.
For embellish I used micro beads in two different colors on some places on the layout.

I put a clock and a tab with date down in the left corner.
Down on the strip at the edge I glued three large glass beads, and did the same on the top of the strip on the right side.

Some embellishments in the right down corner.

I used glue to seal the alphatiles and put some micro beads there too.

onsdag 1. november 2017

Feeling Sketchy - sketch #180

It's November and we have a new sketch for you over at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my take on the sketch;

Here is the sketch:

Jen Leeflang sitt bilde.

Our sponsor is SheepSki Designs

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

I've used the digistamp Baby Feet, and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils.

The textstamp says "Welcome to the world" and are from Kort & Godt.

I used fllowers and leaves over and under the image. The frame are made with Spellbinder dies.

Come and play with us at Feeling Sketchy. You have until November 14th to take part with this sketch.