October 6th, 2014
Aloha! Natacha here, just hanging out and surfing around the Internet. Today, I would like to share with you a new way to compose or design your page using a lens flare filter. No, we’re not going to use it as an overlay on a photo, the way filters such as this are typically used. Instead, we’re going to use the filter as the base for designing our own page template. Unusual, right? I really love the light effects from lens filters, and I find them very inspiring, which led me to try to create a page with circles, repeating those original positions. This is digital folks – have fun with it!
Here’s a page I created using the lens filter as the base for my design:
Credits: Vanity Fair Persimmon Collection and Truly-Madly Flourishes — both Jen Allyson Digital Designs (with a touch of blue elements since I made this page for a color challenge)
Let me show you, in just a few easy steps, how I made this page. Read the rest of this entry »
September 26th, 2014
At the beginning of the month, I posted about this Year of Change Challenge that I was asked to participate in this month by my lovely friend Amy. It was super fun to participate and really push myself to do something that I don’t normally do which is DIY art.
And of course I can’t help but do a DIY tutorial, so keep reading for an awesome how-to on this project. Read the rest of this entry »
September 25th, 2014
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I’m working really hard to get my office all designed and be DONE with one room in the new house. I recently posted my inspiration board for this room, and the progress.
After doing the inspiration board I quickly ordered a bunch of pillows and decided to DIY a few of them as well. Well here’s the final bench all pillowed up:
My favorite one is the “Crafters Gonna Craft” pillow. I designed the image, and the vinyl was so easy to use, and it looks AMAZING. Really the glitter looks just perfect and my Cricut Explore cut it beautifully. Okay lets talk about all the pillows really quick and then I’ll get on to the DIY instructions and tips for using iron-on vinyl.
Here’s my before/after shot. Well I should probably go back further to when I had no lid on the seat, but I’ll spare you. It wasn’t pretty nor fictional. But Mr. Project made a top for me, and then I got on with my pillow-loving self. Read the rest of this entry »