Before we start, how about I unveil the new kit title. I had an really tough time figuring out which direction to go with for the November kit. There is Thanksgiving for those living in the US but for those of us in Canada it has already passed. Then there is the change in weather and also Remembrance day thrown into the mix. While it was difficult deciding on a theme that I can carry through from year to year, I think I have found one that will work. So, your kit for November is...
As Time Goes By
I can throw in some gratitude stuff down the road, do a little with the idea of remembering and just cover the idea of time in general. I've gone with some rich darker tones for the colour palette and hope that someone will be able to make use of at least a portion of what I'll be offering up this month and in future Novembers to come. Remember the monthly kits are a multi year event--for at least another two years anyways.
It also took me forever to find the right mix of colours I was looking for but I think I have finally settled on these for the most part. Although I'm still not completely happy with it. However, after tweaking with it for over 2 hours, I needed to move on or I would never have finished this post while it was still Wednesday.
As always, how about we start off with the name of the month...
These images are quite large. If you are a card maker you can always resize them smaller without distorting the quality.
I have this really cool font that uses fall harvest veggies and I REALLY wanted to have it ready for you. However, it took me almost an hour just to colour in one of the letters in the word November and there was no way I would have had it done in time for today along with the other goodies I wanted to offer soooooooooooooo maybe I'll manage to get it ready for next year's kit. So, you'll just have to settle for the ones above.
I have found a great new place to get Photoshop resources that I can use to make commercial use products. The blog is called Star Sunflower Studio. Oh my goodness, I could get lost over there for hours. Well, actually I did. I spent almost three hours there yesterday and another two organizing and installing all my downloads. The terms according to this site are that you must link to the source post where the item came from. So instead of just creating a file and installing all the layer styles into one folder, I needed to install them in separate folders so I would know which set they came from. Then I had to create a note for each set indicating the exact webpage it came from. It was a lot of work and I only installed 13 folders BUT in the long run it will definitely be worth it to be able to offer you guys even more options. Besides, if Star Sunflower Studio is willing to offer these for free and allow us designers to make money from what we create, then this is the absolute least we can do to ensure they receive proper credit. I've included all the proper links below in the credit info paragraph.
Okay, it is time to move on to some Paper Play...
I've created four papers using the same colours as the words. I'm also giving you two extra bonus papers, just because you guys are so wonderful. Here are a couple watch papers I created in two of the colour mixes.
I must admit I think that these rank up there with my favourites. I also plan on creating them in the other two colours for when I get the whole kit together for sale.
Each of these papers is 3600 x 3600 pixels (i.e. 12 inches) and is published at 300 dpi. Credit information for the templates used to create these papers can be found in the credit note below.
Stay tuned for another Wonderful Wednesday offering real soon as there is still more to come for this month's kit.
Until next time,
The font used in the creation of the words is:
This font is free for commercial use. Clicking on the name will bring you to a download location.
The words above were created using layer styles from Star Sunflower Studio. You can find the distressed vintage retro layer styles I used by clicking HERE.
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