Monday, October 15, 2007

September Kit - Train Up a Child




I'm really excited about how this turned out, and I hope you are, too.

This kit has 12 sheets of 12x12 paper (300dpi). There are 8 solids and 4 striped; all heavily textured. Some of the solids really ended up with some cool marbling of other colors in them. I love playing with textures -- it's amazing what different filters can do to a given image.

A fun "designer" challenge for you. I think Hummie is the one who first got me excited about textures. Admittedly, I didn't do much with them initially, but they're essential when designing. Some of the strangest things make the best textures: carpet, stone, brick, rusty old cars, paint, water spots. The possibilities are endless! Anyway, take a photo of some cool texture and make it grayscale, then duplicate the image a couple times and rotate them in various directions so they're all different angles on top of each other. Then play with the layer properties -- I change mine from Overlay, Multiply, Color Burn, Screen -- each layer can have a different property. Then add a color to it. Keep playing with the layer properties, just to see the different amazing patterns that come out -- seemingly from nowhere! It's so much easier than I ever thought it would be!

Anyway... back to the kit...

I've also included 5 realistic pencils (I photographed a pencil and colored them various colors -- so they BETTER look real), 5 colored scissors (ditto on the scissors), 6 rulers (this one I created to scale myself -- 12 inches long, 1 inch wide), and 5 file folder labels. There is one sheet of wrinkled notebook paper, 12 "chalk" words related to learning (check that -- it's 10 words, and that's a mistake on the preview -- guess my mind drew a blank), and 1 word art in 6 colors (as seen in the layered template).

ENJOY!

The download is available HERE. (link removed) (43.5 MB)

Unfortunately, October won't be ready until the end of the week at the earliest -- maybe next week (who knows what's in store?!) -- regardless, I've got to travel for work this week, which means Photoshop doesn't get to make the trip with me. I wish.... :)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Sarah! Have a safe trip!

makeyesup said...

Great stuff, thanks so very much. Also thanks for the hints on making textures. Need to find the time to play with that.

grambie said...

I also love textures to use with bg papers that creates just awesome designs for scrapping. I have numerous textures and have to find the time to play some more. I love to explore and see what my software and digital scrapping results will be. Thanks for another awesome kit with those fantastic colors. I Love Them. KUDOS!!!! Remember, you are loved, and that is the best of everything.

verabear said...

Hi Sarah! thank you so much! I am amazed by your creativity, and by your generosity too. It must take a lot of time and effort to create these kits, but you continue to do so and share with everyone. you are awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

Laura in CT said...

Thank you so much--I love your kits, and your generosity is a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job on Sept!!! Guess I will have to play a little too because these look great!!! THank you so much for the info and for all you time for the wonderful kit!!! BettyJoR

Lisa said...

Sarah,
I can't see your preview...LOL...but you'd better believe I'm downloading anway...LOL....I have a few things to go with this kit. I'll give a shout when it's ready for upload!

vw bug said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The reason that you can see your preview but it doesn't really show up is because it's cached on your computer. When this problem occurs again you can try to clear your internet settings and then edit your post with a new uploaded picture. I hope that this helps. Thanks for the kit!

Anonymous said...

The reason that you can see your preview but it doesn't really show up is because it's cached on your computer. When this problem occurs again you can try to clear your internet settings and then edit your post with a new uploaded picture. I hope that this helps. Thanks for the kit!

life through my lens... said...

Thanks for the great kit! It did not matter whether I could see the preview or not. I could see it fine once it was downloaded!

Joy said...

Thank you so much.

Joy

Tink said...

Opened it up and took a peek. Gorgeous work on this one Sarah. Thanks so much.

JulieBee said...

I love the pencils you enhanced. They do look real! I love the entire kit. It's all so colorful and school-ish. Thank you very much! :)

Cosmic Whale said...

Oh wow! This is a REALLY cool kit...and it's definetely going to come in handy! Thank you oh-so much!