So there are 20 of us left for round 3 of the designer challenge and this week we were asked to find three items to either scan or take photos of to make available as commercial use items which other designers could use. This set of items can be downloaded from the STS forum and I have a set of personal use freebies created with the commercial use ones that you can download below as well as an extra CU item I had extracted.
For those of you unfamiliar with the whole scrapbook kit making process (I keep having to explain it to my family!) it often involves using a mixture of elements and papers that someone else scanned and extracted (the kit designer can then add their own tweak to it, like colors, glitter, or textures, etc.) as well as making your own elements and papers. So for instance in my previous challenge kit “A Road Less Traveled” (the yellow one) I used a flower that another designer scanned and made available to use commercially and I re-colored it and added glitter. Then the leaf in my yellow kit I cut from a piece of silky fabric, ironed the creases in, scanned it, removed the background, recolored it, and added shading with the burn tool on photoshop. The funny thing is that I originally wanted to have a burned look to the edges of the leaf, but when I held the match flame to the fabric it just caught fire! Fortunately I’d scanned it first, just in case 🙂
For my challenge I wanted to make items that could easily be recolored to fit any color scheme. I love CU items that you can really tweak to your heart’s content. So I collected a fun key I found in the dollar bin at Marshall’s with a pretty ribbon, a pretty fabric flower, and an awesome looking frame (also from the dollar bin and I picked up a round and square one too) I thought it would be great if people could change the color of the ribbon (which was originally burgandy-ish) to match any kit they are making without also changing the color of the key or having to mess with the color replacement brush. So here is the end result. You can download this set from Stuff to Scrap by clicking on the image which will redirect you to their forum.
If you like these items, I’d love it if you vote for me for this round by clicking HERE 🙂