This one is going to be for you digi scrappers out there. If you want to save yourself a lot of time and get beautiful results, be sure to use pre-shadowed embellishments on your pages! I've blogged before about how very important shadowing is when it comes to digital scrapbooking so you might want to review that post if you aren't familiar with shadowing. Today I want to let you in on one of my favorite scrapbooking secrets - using embellishments that are already shadowed. But be aware that only a few designers offer this wonderful feature.
There are several digi designers that I have found who offer a shadowed and un-shadowed version of each of their elements. I really appreciate the work they go to in offering the shadowed versions. This is especially helpful for newbies who don't know much about shadowing, as well as seasoned scrappers like me who just like to save a little time and effort.
and you can find more designers who offer shadowed elements by checking this thread at Digi Shop Talk.
Cinnamon Designs Crafty Madness kit - love those shadowed art elements!
Template by Janet Phillips (collection 18)
fonts are Calibri and Fontologie Messy Bessy
Once of my favorite subjects to work on in homeschool with Alex is art because Riley can join us. We save all of our art lessons to do after school hours, or when she is off-track so she won’t miss any of the fun. The studios are the very best because that means its hands-on time for creating. This assignment was about using a shape as a pattern and experimenting with color schemes. We also worked on mixing colors and making tints and shades. k12 sent us a full set of tempura paints with our supplies and Riley also had a good stock of watercolors to use as well.
Riley has had a lot of practice with painting already since she has been lucky enough to accompany her Grandma Lynda to several painting classes at the Senior Center. Grandma teaches painting classes to the seniors there and they always love it when Riley comes along. Alex hasn’t had as much painting experience but he still seemed to enjoy the chance to experiment with the paints. He has done really well with all of his art assignments in homeschool.
I have been so impressed with the quality of lessons and materials we have access to with the k12 program. I especially appreciate that we get to browse through some amazing galleries of artwork online. It is also really nice that the art lessons follow along with the history lessons. It really helps to understand what was going on in the world at the same time that important masterpieces in art were created.
November 19, 2006