I love Jofia Devoe's artwork and wanted to use this set for a while, but the original colors are pink and red so it never worked out for me. So I recolored some of it for this layout. I also used one of my new photo masks from the Distressed Elegance set also.
This is the first of several posts on ideas for using brushes in your scrapbooking and designing.
Photo masks have recently become popular in digital scrapbooking layouts. Numerous designers are selling them (including me) and they can make some really stunning pages. Here is an example from my favorites at DST (click to see credits).
Basically the mask (or combination of brushes) is used to crop the picture. I use this technique frequently in blended layouts, but I also use brushes and photo masks to crop part of a background paper and use it to highlight an image. Here is a quick example of what you can do:
I'm excited to share that I've been featured in the December issue of the Artisan Notebook! This is a monthly e-magazine published by the Digital Scrapbook Artisan Guild. The magazine and a monthly kit are available to subscribers. They have pages of inspirational layouts, tutorials and challenges. I think the subscription is well worth it and signed up myself. The Portrait Plus section includes a layout with my brushes, a short interview with me and a free set of star brushes I created.
Finally! Yes I know...I just had to take a break however. I had family visits, birthday parties and some travel for my real job back in late October and early November, so I couldn't get a set released for November. But never fear...the new ones are out and ready for you to buy at PDP as usual! Enjoy!
PS - for some reason I can't reply to comments on the blog right now..still trying to figure that one out. I'm severely blog handicapped!