Sunday, February 14, 2010

NEW! Flower Templates

New in the stores are these fun flower templates, another Illustrator creation! There are nine flower mats, nine accent lines, and one bonus button center. All the mats and lines are in separate files so they are easy to use.
For some inspiration I created this layered flower sample:
I used four different flower mats. Each has a solid fill except for the third mat, which is a cardboard box layer style. The little wire coils were made with one of the accent lines and a chrome style. I put a crinkled paper overlay over the whole flower then used the burn tool to accent the crinkles, add strategic shadowing, and darken the edges of the petals. Then I added the button center and merged the whole flower.
These templates are so fun to use! Just let your creativity run wild and see what you come up with! I would love to see what you do!

Be My Valentine

I am absolutely in love with Adobe Illustrator! I can't stop making stuff! This morning we had snacks with the youth group and one of the moms brought the CUTEST plates! The graphic above is based on the plates, and is free for you to download! Just click on the picture above to download. The colors are from the monthly participation prize kit from Digi_ridoo Scraps. If you want the rest of the kit all you have to do is play along in the February Challenges. You'll find all the challenges and more in the Digi_ridoo Scraps Forum. Have fun, and Happy Valentine's Day!