Go Team New Zealand

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Good morning from a very wet Hastings this morning.  The only plus side is that it is rather warm.

It has been a frustrating past few days watching the America’s Cup racing.  Three days our boys have been in front and the race was called off.  I know that I didn’t go all patriotic yesterday but today I thought I will.  As the weather was miserable yesterday as well I spent my day on the computer doing it’s housework.  In other words my iPhoto crashed due to overload so I had to do some cleaning. In between doing my scrapbooking of course.  Later in the day I found that I had sold one of these outfits on TradeMe which gave me an idea.  I changed the original page to support our boys in San Francisco.

Fern = new leafFerns - large

I changed the background paper to these ferns and added these embellishments,

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while the font is My Lucky Penny.

The outfits are available through my shop on Facebook or at my website decocrafts.org.  They come in two sizes, new born to 3 months and 3 months to 6 months.  Made from 100% New Zealand merino the set consists of the baby sweater, the beanie and some black and white booties with or without studs – for the rugby fan as seen below.

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Anyway go Team New Zealand we are praying for you to bring the cup home today.

Cheers and have a nice day.

 

 

Scrapbooking Reflections Papers

Reflections - Gold

Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings.

I love going to Cornwall Park sometimes just to take photos of the reflections I see in the different ponds and streams.  Some days with a strong sun there are some amazing images to get.  Some are black and white while others such as the paper above are multicoloured.  I then edit them with Photoshop to make great digital scrapbooking papers.  This is my first collection, called reflections.  It is a set of 10 papers and is available as a winzip file at my website above 0 deco crafts.org.

Reflections - Purple

This was edited with the neon brush and is called purple.  It is a great all round paper.

Reflections - Pied

This is called pied for the many colours in it.  It is so versatile with the colours in it.

Reflections - Green

This green paper is great as a background for all those nature shots.

Reflections - Marble

This is a great background paper for backing cards for photos.  I use it a lot.  This one is called marble.

Reflections - Brown

This is another great background paper for nature, called brown.

Reflections - Yellow - Grey

This is another versatile paper, called yellow grey.  It makes a great statement as a background.

Reflections - Yellow-Green

Another stunning background paper.  Called yellow-green it gives an impressionistic look to your page.

Reflections = Blue

This blue paper is a great background for those water images you want to show off.

Reflections- tree

This tree image is also another great nature paper.

As I love taking photos of nature it is hard to find just the right background paper to match my images.  Plus New Zealand has a distinctive light and colours of the bush compared to other lands.  These match up to my photos perfectly.  I am constantly working on new papers so keep an eye out for new collections.

Cheers and  have a nice day.

Coming Up Roses

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.

I have a lot of photos of roses so decided to do something with them.

Rose back ground paper

I will start with the background paper.  This was the original image.

I then edited them using the filters from Photoshop Elements 11 to give these two papers.

Rose backRose background

 

Using a smart template I was able to place these papers on top of one another to give a semi three dimensional look.

As the background itself  I used this paper.

White rose

This paper I also used for the ribbons.  I found that by using papers as ribbons I was able to get a more interesting affect.  But the colours also matches up as opposed to the ribbons I have in my kits.  It was also used as the card background to the rose photo.

Rose in black and white

 

This image was originally edited on the Aviary Website with Flickr.  Once I had edited it to the black and white, with the soft pink rose I softened it with the soft focus editor which I preferred as it made the rose more delicate.

Twotone RoseCoral roseyellow RoseRose - coral

 

These four rose embellishments were then added at the bottom of the page.

I will be getting together some papers which will be available as a download on my website, deco crafts.org.   The link it at the top of my blog page.

Cheers and have a nice day