Monday, September 20, 2010

A new week

I bought a few kits over the weekend and regretted as soon as I tried to use them.
They look terrific in the previews but I realised that they are not really my style.
Oh well... another lesson learnt... look at each element instead of the preview.

Here's a new template for you.
Have fun!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Warp shadows

There may be many other ways to do this, but here's how I do it.
Of course I don't repeat the same steps whenever I create a template - I simply take a photo+mat set from an existing template and then resize, rotate etc for the new template.

Here's a simple illustration of my method.

1a. create a layer for photo and a layer for the mat (at least 105% of the photo depending on how thick you like the border to be)

1b. add a drop shadow to the mat. Play with the distance and the size of the shadow.
- I use 10-18 for distance, 0 for spread and 4-6 for size (depends on size of the mat)
- For the "colour", I use "black" at 39% with "multiply" effect.
- Try to get a sharper shadow (you will blur it later).

2. Create a layer for the shadow (right click on the "drop shadow" and select "create layer")

3. The new layer will have the characteristic of the settings you have chosen.

4. Select the shadow layer and use the warp function under Edit -> Transform -> Warp

5. After warping, use "Gaussian blur" to unsharpen the shadow for a more realistic feel.

6. Merge Mat layer to Shadow layer and it's done!

It's not so difficult, isn't it?
Hope you'd find this useful and have fun trying it out!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


It's time to go to bed to end this long weekend and get ready for a new week.

The 3-day weekend was good. There should be more long weekends!
I did some tidying, clearing and sorting and was trying to dream something big.
I hope that the dream will realise soon and along with other dreams.

Here's template 36 for you. I hope I'm not posting them too fast!
Show me some layouts, babes! LOL!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010


This is one of my favourite songs.

2 years ago, a day before my birthday, I started my day with a church service.
After the service ended, the choir decided to present a song, not something that they do every week.
As soon as I heard it, I know it was a message for me, a present for my birthday.
I held it closely and deeply to my heart, eversince.

And now, I share it with you.

Click on the layout to hear the song on Youtube.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Long weekend! Yay!

It's a national holiday here tomorrow so I will have a long weekend ahead.
I have some things planned, but it's the usual stuff like swimming, cleaning the house, trashing stuff (while reminding myself to stop shopping) and spending time with my parents and sister.

I started making templates for my September's 365-project and here's one to share with you.
Have fun and digi-scrapping!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Melbourne - Part 4

And the last layout of Melbourne... beautiful graffiti!!


Melbourne - Part 3


Saturday, September 4, 2010


I hope that I'm on time for Craftcrave to pick this up for its post tonight.
That way, you can use this template to make a layout for Sunday.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Template 4 (revised)

The "ungrouped" version of Template 4 can be found here (or click the little cat!).

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