Monday, October 27, 2008

Bee Meadow Free Quickpage

I have a free quickpage for you.
If you like it, check out my full BeeMeadow kit!

(Ivana) BeeMeadow Quickpage
larger image

You can download it for free at Digital Scrappn Store
or on Rapidshare.


Bee Meadow Scrapkit

Hi, everyone!
I am just a little kit who will enchant you with lovely colors and subtle details. Interesting patterns and cute symbols combined with stitched alphas make my personality quite unique. I'm just sooo cute and have so many lovely elements. With me, anything is possible and everything can be done!

If you're looking for a joyful kit for your dear memories, I'll be glad to keep them.
To help make your pictures and journal entries memorable, I can offer:

  • 16 papers
  • 46 different elements and
  • a complete stitched alphabet.
Everything was made with a bit of talent, some technique and a lot of love.

Kit can be purchased at Digital Scrappn Store ,Coolscrapsdigital and Country Hollow Scraps.


Thursday, October 2, 2008


Beware! Some cute elephants are on the way!


Monday, September 15, 2008


I've made these laces for my new kit, but somehow they don't get along with the rest of the elements, so I kicked them out. You can have them for free! :) Laces are PNG files, 300dpi.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Two rose alphas

This time, I've got two sets of cute circled alphas for you.
Set 1 Set 2


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tips and tricks for beginner scrap designers

  • The first thing you want to do is make a palette of colors you will be using. You can decide on one or two color and choose some similar or compatible shades. Or you can find some palettes online. This is a great site: COLOURLOVERS
  • If you want to create a full scrapkit, you should have at least 10 papers, 20-30 elements, including frames, tags and embelishments. You can create a matching alphabet, too.
    All papers and elements must be made with 300dpi resolution, so they can be used for printed material. Papers' size should be 3600x3600px. The elements' sizes vary. You should paste them onto your paper and see if they fit nicely, should they be bigger or smaller. Generally, you want to make your frames pretty big, and the rest can be smaller. There are taggers kits. They have 72dpi resolution. I wouldn't waste time making these. If you make your elements 300dpi, they can easily be downsized, but never the other way around.
  • Always use material you have permission to use. Do not steal someone else's work. You should purchase paid or download free to use graphics, and make sure you read TOU. If you want to sell your kit later, you have to use graphics for commercial use. Otherwise, you could get sued. Obviously, you can make your kit from scratch, draw your own elements or take photos and work with them.
  • Don't be afraid to use more than one software. Most of the designers use Photoshop, Paintshop pro or Photoshop elements. I found that I can't make everything I want using only PS or PSP. So I started using Adobe Illustrator. I wanted to draw some elements and it's much easier to do that with AI than with PS. However, it does require some training and learning... Then, I wanted to make some 3D-looking elements, so I found a free 3D modelling software, Art of Illusion. That required some more learning, but I got great results. I realised I needed some nice textures for making fabric-looking papers and elements, so I found some software to make textures... etc etc
  • Try to make something different. Almost every kit has bows, ribbons, flowers, butterflies... Think of something you wished you had when you made some layouts. For example, I think there aren't enough scrapkits that can be used for pictures of little boys, or grown men. Or maybe some religious occasions, like baptism. You should take advantage and make something YOU missed.
  • Find someone to make layouts for you. You can benefit from seeing your elements from a different perspective. Your layout designer gets your kit for free, and you can use those layouts to promote your work.
  • Be patient. There is no way you can make a good kit over night. You will most probably change your mind a dozen times about all sorts of details. Take your time and enjoy creating.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gold Baloon

PNG tube at 300dpi


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Zipper package

Here's a zipper package containing
4 zippers and 8 papers of different colours.

Free download here (5.3Mb)


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Moondance Scrapkit

This kit has 10 papers, 42 different elements and complete English and Serbian alphabet.
Perfect for those lovely pictures of sleeping baby angels or kisses in the moonlight!

Moondance kit by Ivana can be purchased at Digital Scrappn store.

Check out my free sampler.
  • 3 papers
  • 6 elements
  • photo corners
  • wordart

To download for free, go to Digital Scrappn Store.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Purple fantasy ribbons

This package contains a bow and two types of ribbons,
straight and twisted. (frame not included)

You can download it here (1.3MB)


Monday, May 26, 2008

Scrapbooking tags with beads

Here are some tags for you to download:

Click here to download (1.1MB).

Tags do not have words or drop shadow.

Tut for making them here.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

String of beads

This tut was done in Photoshop, but can easily be done in PSP as well.
You will need (obviously) Photoshop and Eyecandy Impact.

Go to File- New. I used size 800x600, but you can use any size you're confortable with.
If you're making a tag for printing or digital scrapbooking, Resolution should be set to 300dpi.
I'm not, so I set to 72dpi.

I suppose you already know how to make a tag. If you don't, check out this page.

Now we're going to make a string of beads. Grab your pen tool and draw a noose through the hole in your tag.

Try to draw quickly, or it won't be smooth.

Go to Layers- New layer.

Next, select your brush tool, and go to brushes palette to set options:
All options should be unchecked and spacing set to almost 100%.
Check the preview below if it suites you. Beads should be touching.

Next, go to Paths pallette, select your workpath and go to "stroke path" command below:

Make sure your brush tool is selected, otherwise, you'll get something else stroking your path.
You'll get something like this:

You should see your path through the beads. To hide it, go to path selection tool, and check this button on the toolbar.

Next, we should erase our excess beads.
Select your bead layer in your layer pallete, and then CTRL+click on the tag layer.
That way, we're selecting only the visible part of tag layer.

Grab your erase tool, set to BLOCK and erase all beads covering tag on the left.

Now, it's all up to our imagination. The beads can be metal, wood, glass, you name it!
To make metal beads:
Go to Filters- Eyecandy- Impact- Chrome and use these settings:

Your tag should look like this:

I thought some glass beads would look better with this tag, so I used "Glass buttons" style:
Go to Styles palette, click the small arrow top right, choose glass buttons, answer yes.
Make sure your beads layer is selected and choose a color you like from the styles palette:

It looks strange, melted because the beads are very small. We should change some settings. Go to your layer pallette, click FX button in the bottom, and a window with blending options pops-up.

You should go to "Bevel and Emboss" options and lower the Size slider to 6.

Here's what we've got:

Tutorial by Ivana

If you want to download my tags, go to this post.


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