Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fish Watching Digi Layout

Here's another layout I just completed and I couldn't be happier with it. I was really struggling with getting the alpha colors I wanted and decided to email NitWitCollections to see if they had any tips to help me. I've got to say Little General (aka LG, aka Mary Fran's husband) was gracious enough to work with me (on a Sunday no less) and he passed along a tip I was thrilled to learn. This won't make sense if you aren't into digital scrapping, but you can clip a paper to the alpha image and if you go into the layers palette, click on Color, and it will change the color of the alpha image, without changing the attributes. I knew about some of the other options and how it could change an element, but not that one. I was trying to clip a paper to the letter, but it was losing all it's dimension and becoming just a flat image. LG's tip allowed me to change the color of the letters to ones I wanted and maintain the shiny, metallic attributes of the letter. AWESOME is all I can say about that little nugget of info.

I used Mary Fran's Summer Breeze kit again, this time with the alpha that coordinates with it (from NitwitCollections) And I also played with a fish image from her kit, Summer Splash. I changed the fish by clipping a paper to it, which helped it coordinate with the layout. I chose to keep it flat because those fish in that lake were there, and you could sort of see them, but they sure weren't biting. LOL All of the other elements are from Summer Breeze. The template I used is from Cindy Schneider, over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. (I sure wish I had a way to contact her so I could let her know how much I am enjoying her templates!)

The girls and I headed to the pool again today. LOL What can I say, they love going. Well, the third time's the charm as we were able to stay as long as we wanted despite a few ominous looking clouds the sauntered in. No lightning was detected. Yay! At first we were the only ones there and the life guards who weren't on duty decided to play pool football. Meaning, one would jump off the diving board and the other one would throw the football to him, from either the side of or across the pool, and he'd try to catch the ball in mid-air. They included Amy and she got mighty close a few times. I think she did catch the ball one time. Then they played a sort of a game in the shallow end where they had Amy be the quarterback and throw the ball to one of them while the other one tried to tackle the one who caught the ball. I sure wish I'd had my camera because it was pretty fun to watch. I was tickled that they included Amy and she had a blast. They tried to get Jessica to join, but she didn't want to play. Once more families showed up, they quit, but it was a fun time until then. You know we are regulars when they include us as much as they do in their antics. They are really great kids (well, young adults).

All in all, it's been a great weekend! Hope yours has been too.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Have a great start to your week.


Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous, you are so good with the digi stuff!

Sharli said...

This layout is wonderful - I love the colors and the idea of scrapping "watching fish"!! Very cute!

It's a joy to hear about their love of swimming and how the young adults are kind to the girls. Awesome! After all, it takes a village to raise children.


Kathi C. said...

Another fintastic layout, Jeanne! As for your tip, I didn't know what the heck you were talking about but enjoyed reading it anyway. Someday, maybe. LOL.

Happy to hear you had fun at the pool. Like Sharli, it's nice to hear about young adults who are kind to the younger ones. It's a good indication of what kind of adults they will be - good ones!!

Hope your week is wonderful, sweet friend!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely layout! Good tip to know and glad they got to swim!

Maria said...

What an intricate layout! You are very talented!

Kim Burmeister said...

Another great layout! Wow! You are rockin'! Love to see your scrapbook. I love photos from behind. Great pics!

Jackie said...

Oh that would have been great in pictures if you had your come we always forget it when there is something like that to catch???