Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Leaves Papers!

Hi Everyone. After a little break, I am back with a great new freebie and a couple scrappages. I love Autumn and Fall inspired digital papers. My new freebie is designed to compliment all your Fall photos. Leaves Mini Paper Pack consists of 7 papers {1 collage, 2 leaf patterns, 2 check patterns and 2 textured solids}. I love the rich colors and mild distress. Mix & match papers to create layouts for class fieldtrips, raking leaves, and family outings to the cider mill, pumpkin patch, etc.

Here is my first Fall layout:
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This page shows my little ones on the morning of their 3rd day of school. I had to capture the sweet looks of innocence they showered me with when I came outside to drive them to school. The papers used are from my Leaves Mini PP and the notebook pages, frames, twine wrap and tag are elements I've purchased {by Katie Pertiet @}. The wordart is by Ali Edwards and the staples are by Pattie Knox {also @}. I blended the background papers easily by using the eraser tool. I chose a soft brush sized around 1050px. The soft edge produced a nice fade, allowing the grid paper to peek through.

Here is my second Fall layout:

This is a page focusing on Popstar's first homework assignment for 1st grade. She is a strong student and I wanted to acknowledge her efforts. My kids love to see pages devoted to them individually. For this page, I selected the collage paper from my Leaves Mini PP (freebie!). As you know, I have an obsession with clipping masks. They can be used in so many ways. Here I used a Hipster Plumes FotoBlendz Clipping Mask {Anna Aspnes @ DD}. It is the perfect underlay for the frames, tag and journaling strips {Katie Pertiet @ DD}. I double-clicked on the foreground chip and changed my color to match the beige of the frame card. Then I created a blank layer above the clipping mask and filled it with the new foreground color. I clipped this layer to the mask and changed the layering setting to darken and lowered the opacity to approx. 92%. To get the get the realism of the journaling strip overlapping the card, I selected the journaling strip in the layers pallet and then used the burn tool to follow the card edge.

Are you ready for the freebie?!
It consists of 7 full size {12x12 @ 300ppi} digital papers in jpeg format. Let's get scrappin'!

Leaves Mini Paper pack:

Download link for freebie:

I hope you enjoy the papers; Please leave me feedback (Here or on 4shared). And, if you haven't snatched up the Spot Dots Mini paper pack {freebie posted on September 6th} grab it quick! The link will expire at the end of this week. Thanks... Shelley


Brenda said...

Thanks for the beautiful papers full of leaves. Now I have to take a trip up north while the leaves are changing, just so I can use these papers! LOL

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

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EBPitcher said...

Just love, love, love your stuff! Keep it up!