CHALLENGE: Use the Studio Calico printables on a layout, card or project life spread.
The Studio Calico printables are such a great addition to the kits and work well on all projects including layouts, cards and Project Life spreads. They probably give you the most “bang for your buck” of any product out there! You can use them as is, or you can alter them before printing or after printing to make them fit your needs. We'll be working with the Block Party printables today, but since they are no longer available we wanted to let you know that you can try these same ideas with the Front Row printables!
If you want to alter them to be more or less saturated, just go into Photoshop Elements to Enhance, Adjust Color, and Adjust Hue/Saturation. Slide the Hue bar to change the color, slide the saturation bar to increase or decrease the saturation, and/or slide the lighten bar to lighten or darken the entire page of printables at one time. To change the color of just one printable at a time, in Elements, set the foreground color to what you want it to be and then use the Paint Bucket tool to click on the area your want to change to that color. Here is an example of the printables after all the colors have been changed.
Anna-Maria shows us how she adds them to her scrapbook pages with all kinds of artistic touches. She refers to the printables as stylish, with good design, easily available, and economical with excellent high graphic quality. And with her eye for art and style, I trust her opinion!
(supplies: Block Party Printable #1 GS; Block Party Printable #2 GS; Block Party Scrapbook Kit)
Here are some ways to incorporate the printables into a Project Life spread. If you look closely, this spread is made with almost entirely printables. I altered the colors and added some doodling to make them fit my needs and match my page.
(supplies – Block Party Printable #1 GS; Block Party Printable #2 GS; Block Party Scrapbook Kit; Block Party Card Kit; Block Party Project Life Kit; Pollard Avenue Add On Kit; Wildberry Court Add On Kit; Pioneer Drive Add On Kit; Woodbrooke Road Add On Kit; Uniball White Pen; other: markers)
From these close up shots, you can see how they were used in more detail.
We challenge you to use any of the Studio Calico printables on a layout, card, or Project Life spread. Try them as is or alter them to make them work for you. It’s one of the most easy and economical products to use on your layouts. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we did!
Create a project for this challenge, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave us a link to your project by February 4th the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.
Suzy and Anna-Maria