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Day to Day: Summer Life – Stephanie Bryan

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Hi Glitz fans!  Stephanie here with you today to share a glimpse at what our summer has been like!  It’s been a busy one, for sure, but it’s been so incredibly nice and relaxing!  I have definitely slacked on my photos the past few months and have relied mostly on my iPhone and Instagram to capture our daily life.  These pictures, although not perfect, tell our summer story and I knew having them on a layout would be the perfect way to record these memories!

My favorite part of Instagram is definitely the square photos.  I incorporate lots of Instagram photos into my Project Life album and thought it would be fun to take some inspiration from a divided page protector and create a layout.

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One of my favorite page protectors for Project Life has sixteen 3×3 inch pockets, so with that design in mind, I printed out my Instagram photos at 3×3 and then trimmed down a few papers from the Brightside Paper Pad to 3 inches.

I randomly laid them out on my page trying to equally balance out the colors and patterns of the papers.

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My next step was to sew each paper into place on my background.  I simply sewed right down the middle of each page to adhere it to my paper.  By sewing down the middle, this allowed me to curl up my edges and add a little texture to my page.

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Next, I added in six 3×3 inch photos from our Summer using pop dots.  Pop dots can add a lot of dimension to a page by creating slight shadows.  I love how they make a simple page look two dimensional!

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The last step was to add in a few embellishments, a title and some journaling.  The Brightside Accent & Title stickers have the best sayings and are so versatile with any type of theme!  Since this page is all about our daily life, the “enjoy the little things” sticker popped right out at me from the beginning and went perfectly with our everyday photos!

I used vellum for my journaling, as well as a backing for my title “SUMMER” and sewed each one into place on it’s own little card.

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These suggestions and ideas could easily be adapted to a Project Life album and larger photos and I hope I have inspired you to document some of your everyday memories!!  I know I’m so glad some of favorite summer photos are preserved!

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alpha & Title Stickers
Glitz Design “77″ Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Other: white card stock, vellum, sewing machine

Thanks for checking out today’s Day to Day post all about Stephanie’s summer so far!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day…one comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Sparkle & Shine: Sticker and Whatnots – Lilith Eeckels

Today I have a layout to share with you all about embellishing with Glitz products! For this layout I wanted to keep it simple but still have lots of little details to look at without distracting from the photo.
Three of my four children are following music lessons and the two eldest are learning to play the trumpet. Noé has a really good ear and can play lots of tunes on the piano. I didn’t have to tell him he just plays away. I love seeing their passion for music grow.
The first series of embellishments I used where the stickers from the Felicity set which I layered with some Black & White Whatnots and puffy stickers.

 

I also love using patterned paper to create my own simple embellishments. I cut out a small butterfly from the Brightside Butterfly paper. The designs on patterned paper are a great source of embellishment inspiration.

Another way to embellishment is by using punches. Punching out shapes and using the negative space creates detail and adds depth.

 

The new glitter tapes are also a fun product that add texture to a project. I love these tapes and they tear so well just like washi tape.

 

Little staples and tags from my stash add the finishing touch and also a spot for some hidden journalling.

I hope you have some new embellishing ideas and wish you a fantastic Friday.

“Love Music”-Supplies:
Glitz Design Brightside Paper-Butterflies
Glitz Design Brightside Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design Felicity Paper-Bits & Pieces, Honeycomb, Chevron
Glitz Design Felicity Stickers-12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker sheet
Glitz Design Black&White Whatnots
Glitz Design Black&White Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design Carpe Diem Puffy Stickers
Glitz Design 77 Washi Tape Friday

Thanks for checking out today’s Sparkle & Shine post with Lilith!!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day….one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Sentimental: Hybrid Shaker Card – Jocelyn Olson

Hi! It’s Jocelyn here today. I’m sharing a hybrid card using the Brightside collection. The papers are so cheerful and perfect for birthday cards. I’m also sharing a tutorial for making a shaker element that can be used for cards, layouts, and other projects. They’re fun, and they don’t require many supplies.

Here’s the final card:

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I started the card digitally by enlarging the “Celebrate” from the Brightside Element Pack. Resizing and printing an element is an easy way to use digital, and you can make the elements the size you need for your project. Custom is good, right?

To make the shaker element, I have a photo tutorial:

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First, I gathered my supplies: 1) The Brightside 6×6 paper pack, 2) nested dies (or you can use your electronic die-cutting machine), 3) coasters, thin chipboard, or heavyweight cardstock, 4) acetate, 5) the digital “celebrate,” and 6) white cardstock.

Second, I die-cut my paper layers and the card base. I used my Cameo for this part, but nested dies would work, too.

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Third, I layered my nested dies on my Big Shot. For my machine, the manual die-cutting works better for cutting acetate and coaster/chipboard. I have a magnetic platform so my dies stayed in place, but you may want to use washi tape to keep the dies from slipping.
Fourth, I ended up with a 1/4″ ring. I repeated this step for three layers of coaster board and one layer of white cardstock. If you don’t have coaster or chipboard, you can layer extra layers of cardstock. I also die-cut acetate with the larger circle die.
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Next, I dotted glue around the back of the coaster board.
I repeated this step, layering each of the coaster board circles to make one thick circle. By doing this trick, you won’t have to use a gazillion foam dots. Plus, by layering instead of using foam dots, you can make a very thin frame.
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The seventh step is to adhere the acetate. When I add this layer, I usually swipe my finger over the glue to avoid extra glue around the edges. You’ll want to let these layers dry for a few minutes.Next, I covered the acetate with the white cardstock ring. I ran the digital sentiment through my die-cutter to fit the edges.

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I got out my sequins and picked a mix of colors and sizes. Aren’t they pretty?

Next, flip over the circle element and add the sequins. Before I glue the back, I try to make sure there aren’t too many sequins on top of each other. Plus, I move the sequins to the center so they don’t get stuck to the edge.Here’s a close-up of the final:

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And one last close-up:
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Do you ever make shakers? If so, please link up in the comments. I’d love to see it! Thanks for stopping by!Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design Digital “Brightside” element pack
Other: sequins, acetate, coaster board

Thanks for checking out today’s Sentimental post!!  Be sure to let us know what you think before you head on with your day….one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!

Have a happy Thursday!!

 

Focus on Digital: Uncharted Waters

Happy Wednesday, Glitz friends…and welcome to another installment of Focus on Digital!  Today our designer’s are showcasing a summer favorite, “Uncharted Waters”!  Two of the Uncharted Waters digital kits are also on sale for One Buck Wednesday @ Snap Click Supply!

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Be sure to head on over to SCS to pick up these fantastic kits at a stellar price!  But before you go, get inspired by what our amazing digital team has created for you!!

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“The patterned papers in the Uncharted Waters collection were so beautiful, I had a really hard time deciding which to use. I picked the chalkboard paper as my background and had fun adding some brushes in white. I selected a few patterned papers, that matched my photo, to layer on top of each other and anchored those paper pieces with a Journal Card on the bottom and my horizontal photo on top. The “choose happiness” brushed word art on the bottom right of the chalkboard paper was a perfect spot to cluster a few pieces and add my date. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” full collection
Other: Just Jaimee “Barely There Watercolor Brushes”, Valorie Wibbens “Summer Stories : doodled wave”, One Little Bird “Guppy : dimensional items”

 

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“Pretty simple layout and my favorite is the bottom part where I scattered little bits and pieces of elements. I also added some paint splats and rubber-like stars. I love the colors in this kit.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Unchartered Waters full collection
Others: Mye De Leon “Frolic” elements

 

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“One of the reasons I was drawn to digital scrapbooking was having the ability to blend photos onto paper.  On this layout, I took a black and white photo and blended it with a white cardstock and printed it on my home printer as an 8″x8″.  I then used the beautiful white space to print my title on vellum.  I printed out some alphas and elements from Uncharted Waters and stitched them into place.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” Element Pack 1
Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” Element Pack 2
Others:  vellum, sequins

 

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“This was the perfect kit for beach photos I took in Texas.  The colors and paper strips are just beautiful.  For the photo I created a cluster of brushes to clip my photo too.  There are actually 3 layers of photos.  Layer one was a Hard light layer over the brushes that I duplicated and lowered the opacity.  Layer 3 was a soft light layer.

Supply List:
Glitz Design: Uncharted Waters
other: brushes by Vinnie Pearce

 

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“Today’s layout is all about circles!  I cut my photo mat into a circle and chose circular embellishments including wood veneer discs, sequins and the ampersand die cut and scribbled circle stamp from Uncharted Waters.  I also modified a couple things in Photoshop for this layout.  The scallop patterned paper was re-sized before I cut it down for a photo mat.  Lastly, I modified the awesome wreath embellishment to use as a label for my photo!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” full kit
Others: doily, Studio Calico sequins + wood veneer

 

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“For this page I made the photo into a sticker by extracting my photo first from the background (using the pen tool and my image was magnified to 300%). Next I created an outline of the image (command button and clicking on the icon in the layers menu on a Mac). This creates dancing lines around the image. Then I created another new layer under the photo image and expanded the outline by 15 pixels (select menu, modify, expand) and filled it in with white using the paint bucket and added a shadow to the white image.

For the anchor I used a card from Glitz Design Uncharted Waters Element Pack 1. Because my background paper is “chalkboard” I wanted the anchor to look like it was drawn with chalk. To do this I upped the contrast and using the magic wand highlighted the white and deleted it, leaving just the black words. Then I inverted the image so that the words were white (the Invert tool is found in the Adjustment menu). When finished, it looks like the words were written on a chalkboard! I needed some color in the page and added elements and word art from the Uncharted Waters Full Collection.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Uncharted Waters Full Collection

 

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“For this weeks feature, I used Uncharted Waters. The kit has so many backgrounds to choose from but I went with the light blue one. It makes all the other colors I used pop.

I really liked the word art elements and instead of having one huge title I have a few tidbits to help tell my story.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Uncharted Waters Full Collection

Thanks for checking out today’s Focus on Digital post!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on over to SCS to pick up this week’s One Buck Wednesday goodies!  One random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Day to Day: Happy Rainy Day – Eunyoung Lee

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Hello Glitz fans! Eunyoung here & I’m sharing my first layout today!!

I usually like sunny day more than rainy day. But it’s been so dry here, this rain was heartily welcomed. So I happily enjoyed a rainy day outside like a child.

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This layout is for that moment.

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The cute layered squares are clouds… : )

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I used the 6×6 Glitz Design Brightside paper pad. After sewing the squares, I lightly folded the edges of them.

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I think that rain streaks are important in this layout…& I wanted them to have a three-dimensional look.

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After cutting strips of paper, I sewed and folded them.

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“Rainy Day” supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker sheet
Other : white cardstock , ink spray

Thanks for checking out today’s Day to Day post!!  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day…one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

On Trend: Sunbursts – Noel Culbertson

Hi there, happy Monday to you all! I love looking through internet galleries filled with inspiring ideas and trends. I’ve noticed a lot of beautiful pages using sunbursts or rays. I’m sure there is a proper name for the design, but that was the best I could come up with on the spot. Today I used some of the beautiful patterned papers from the newest Glitz Design collections to create a soft sunburst effect.

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I’m sure there are a variety of ways to create “rays”, the technique I use involves my trusty magnetic mat, ruler and a craft knife. After cutting each ray, I placed it on the background card stock  rearranging pieces until I was satisfied with the layout.

After all of the sunburst rays found their final resting places, I added the remaining layers covering the overlapping corners. To create more precise rays, mark a center point in pencil on the back of your paper, then draw lines with each running through the center point.

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“Then & Now” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Felicity” paper: Chevron
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers: Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” puffy words sticker sheet
Glitz Design washi tape – silver glitter
other: cardstock  vellum, wood veneer people, sequins, chipboard ampersand

Thanks for joining us for today’s On Trend post about sunbursts!  Be sure to let us know what you think before you head on with your day, as one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a happy Monday!

Wanderlust: Gelato Background – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso

This is my first project with Glitz Design and I couldn’t be more excited to finally shared it with you! Let’s have a look on the page:

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I started by choosing my photo. I really wanted to document this photo with my new yellow skirt as right know I am kind of obsessed with this color. Isn’t it the brightest skirt ever?

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So, to transmit the same feeling to the page I started by creating a mix media background with yellow and orange gelatos. You just have to paint some stripes with them and then add water to make them flow.

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Once my background was completely dry, I placed my photo on top of it with pop dots for more texture. Then I continued decorating the page with a few Glitz Design goodies. I tried to keep the embellishments as simple as I could to make sure that the background was still the main focus of the page. I used a 4×3 card to which I punched out the sentiment to make kind of a window.

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To finish the page I added my title with gold alphabets and a bit of hand journaling. Some gold ink splashes here and there and the page is done!

Products used:
Glitz Design “77″ Alphabets & Words Sticker  Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Bits & Pieces Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Alphabets & Words Sticker  Sheet
Glitz Design “All Dolled Up” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet

Thanks for checking out today’s art inspired post…be sure to let us know what you think before getting on with your weekend!  One comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Sparkle & Shine: Glitz Stickers – Nina Ostermann

Hello and welcome on this “sparkle and shine” Friday on the Glitz blog. Today I want to show you a new layout using my absolutely favorite Glitz Design collection, the Finnley Collection. I know it´s an older one but I don´t want to hoard this collection all the time because it´s so much fun to create with this stuff.  The focus on my page are laying on the “accent and alpha sticker sheets” It´s such a simple thing to create a kind of embellishment banner with it.

To get a fluffy bright background use some pieces of silk paper folded in squares, layered with some patterned papers on the back. Add those on a white cardstock with some ink splashes and now here comes the fun part.

Peel off a lot of stickers from both sheets and place them around the photo. The tiny word stickers are also fixed with a tiny attacher.

To have a 3D effect also on those stickers use 3D pads to fix them on your layering.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend, everyone

Used Products:
Glitz Design Finnley Title and Accent Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Finnley Alphabets and Word Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Finnley Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Finnley Paper Multi Triangle
Other: white cardstock, ink

Sentimental: Modern Take on Shabby Chic – Noel Culbertson

Hello there Glitz fans! With summer in full swing we have starting preparations for my daughter’s 14th birthday party. I can hardly believe that she’ll be a high school freshman in just a few months! Time continues to march on!
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My daughter asked for a up-to-date version of shabby chic decor. As the hostess of the party, I wanted to keep things simple and fun. The invitations were made by sewing a sequins filled vellum pouch, then layering a variety of “Brightside” papers from the 6×6 paper pad. Cutting strips allows for making several invitations with the same design but different patterned papers.
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I added a few party supplies by adding washi tape flags to straws, wrapping a little patterned paper around a favor box and taping a sentiment to a framed mirror. The garland included pom-poms constructed from white cupcake wrappers, and die cut butterflies. In just under an hour I was able to make all of the decorations we needed for her party.
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“Modern Shabby-Chic Birthday Decor” supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” paper: Plaid, Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design wash tapes – mint chain & cherries
other: kraft card stock, vellum, sequins, baker’s twine, mini clothes pins
Thanks for checking out today’s installment of “Sentimental!”  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day.  Don’t forget that one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!  We will be back tomorrow a project that Sparkle & Shines!!

Focus on Digital: Black & White

Happy Wednesday, Glitz friends!!  Today we have some great deals on two of our digital kits for One Buck Wednesday @ Snap Click Supply!

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Our digital designers have created some fantastic projects for you using these kits!!  Check them out!

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“I changed the blending mode of one of the elements (wordart/quotation) to Multiply. This is best for elements with white background and black text or words. It really blends well to your background making it look like a stamp image. I added some colors with some paint splatters. I used several masks for a a realistic strips of paper as you can see peeking underneath the photo and other embellishments.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black and white” complete collection
Others: Just Jaimee “January 2014 storyteller” elements, flairs and paint splatters

 

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“I love the bold graphic feel of the patterned paper I used for my background, but I wanted to keep the focus on my photo, so I anchored everything with a large piece of vellum and kept my embellishments to a minimum.  Such an easy composition to put together when time for scrapping is at a premium!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” element pack #2
Glitz Design “Black & White” paper pack #2
Others: Studio Calico embellishments (Project Life kits)

 

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“I really loved the little word snips in this kit.  The simple colors and lovely patterns made creating this page very easy.”

Supply List:
Black and White Complete Collection

 

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“I love the Black & White collection with the pop of bright red. I fell in love with the background paper with the huge graphic triangles and used that as the foundation for my zoo photo. With all the high contrast of the red, white & black, I felt my layout needed a bit of “white space” for the eye to rest, and choose a neutral kraft paper to piece under the photo & element area. I wanted the lined grid paper underneath to just peek through, so I made some offset cut-outs, so you just get a hint of that paper. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2
Other: Valorie Wibbens “Free to Be : kraft paper”, Just Jaimee “Sunkissed Elements : flair”, Audacious Designs “Bright Idea : stitches”

 

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“This week, I really wanted to pair this week’s featured kit, Black & White, with a city scape photo that I took on a recent trip to New York.  This journaling card just matched my sentiments about this city perfectly.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 1
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 1
Glitz Design “Black& White” Element Pack 2
Others:  Wood veneer, tag sticker, vellum, and washi tape

 

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“I really like hi-lighting the love part of the Black & White collection. It’s perfect for scrapping photos of those you love the most. I choose a photo my dh & I for this layout.

I created the heart shape in photoshop and journaled inside of it, you make my heart go boom which I took from on the of journal cards included in element pack 2. I then layered different size papers and used the heart banner to emphasize my feelings for him. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2

 

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“The contrast of black and white with red gives a very dramatic effect on a layout! When color is stripped away details of objects become more prominent to the eye. The red has a big impact on the black and white page. Glitz Design’s Black and White Full Collection works well for this dramatic effect. The color photo was converted to a black and white image using the black and white filter in Photoshop CS4. Another way to make a black and white image from color is to desaturate the image (under adjustments). To give the photo more definition I duplicated the image and changed the blending mode to soft light and then duplicated the image again with the blending mode changed to screen. Then I adjusted the opacity of the layers.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design: Black and White Complete Collection
Glitz Design: Wild and Free Element Pack 2
Other: Anna Aspnes and Design by Dani

Aren’t those projects amazing?!  Do you want to add these two kits to your digital stash at a great price?  Well…be sure to head on over and pick them up today!  The sale is for one day only!

Before you head on over to pick them up, be sure to let us know what you think of today’s projects!  One random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!