Hello, my friends! It is time to start presenting items for the August kit and since I missed last week, I need to pull double duty today. However, it is now 6:30 am and as much as I wanted to finish getting the papers ready before heading off to bed so that I could just put the one post out, that is not going to happen. I should have been in bed hours ago but I just get so lost in my designs when I am creating (of course I'll be paying for it later today). Thus I will publish the Lovely Lettering portion of today now, and create another post this afternoon for the Paper Play portion of Wonderful Wednesdays. So, let's get started with the August kit shall we? The theme for this month's kit is:
FUN IN THE SUN
While the temperature this last week and a half has been quite comfortable thankfully, today was so chilly that I'm sitting wrapped in a housecoat as I type this. However, I'm sure it is warm somewhere in the world and we are expecting another heat wave next week so there is still time to get some fun in the sun.
For this month's word (August), I'm doing something a little bit different. I'm using a number of various photographs that are in the public domain and creating text masks. Now, I spent a significant amount of time trying to figure this out in Photoshop Essentials only to find out that the version I have doesn't support creating mask layers. However, Inkscape does. So I took the same principles and applied them there. Now the funny thing is that even if PE5 had a masking feature, there are still several steps to go through. In Inkscape there are two. Guess I know where I'll be doing all my masking from now on. Here is what I came up with...
Neat eh?! These images are all pngs and are quite large to accommodate scrapbooking pages; so, if you need to make them smaller, you can do so easily without distorting them. The pictures I used to create the word art are all available over at Public Domain Images.
I'll be back in roughly 10 to 12 hours with the papers for this month's kit. Still have a few finishing touches to put on them but I should be able to get them out by tomorrow evening--fingers crossed.
As always, I'd love to see what you come up with if you use anything I create on any of your projects.
Until this afternoon,
p.s. I apologize for any spelling or grammar errors, I only did one read through because I'm going to face plant into the keyboard soon.
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