Monday, September 3, 2012

Scrappy Monday: More Freeform

Here is another example of using the Freeform tool in MDS2.  Check out the cute pennant banner embellishment.

Found under the Design Center, the Freeform tool allows you to insert a shape or a line.  Here, I inserted a line (Wave 1), added some pennants, and then changed my line to "stitch 1" style.  Originally I had created this page with a straight line of pennants, and it was really annoying me.  So glad I watched the Freeform tutorial videos!

MDS Elements: Stamps: Pinwheels on Parade; Papers: Big Top Birthday, Bashful Blue Textured; Color Palette: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Accessories: Check This Out photo boxes, Petite Pennant punch, Black brad; Font: Playbill.

You might recognize this page.  I copied one of my own scrapbook pages from a past blog hop.  I really hate to print out photos.  My Type A personality hates that they come out too dark, colors not right, printer screws up, etc.  Don't even ask about running to the drug store to have them do it.  Therefore I **LOVE** MDS soooo much!  I make the pages and Stampin' Up is in charge of printing.  Love it!

I needed some more inspiration, so I again turned to the digital scrapbooking challenges on Splitcoaststampers, choosing DGC035 Grandma's Birthday Challenge.  Grandma picked a color combo of pine green, true blue, and light pink. Ok, I'm game.

I grabbed a sketch challenge from Two Peas in a Bucket and rotated it.

MDS Elements: Stamps: Days to Remember Overlay, French Foliage, Ink Splatter; Papers: Pear Pizzazz Striped DSP, Blushing Bride DSP, Whisper White Textured; Color Palette: Blushing Bride, Pacific Point, Always Artichoke, Whisper White; Accessories: Twitterpated button, Button Bouquet, Pearl jewel, Sending Love epoxy brad, Everyday Enchantment brad, Whisper White baker's twine, Whisper White stitching; Font: Birth of a Hero.

Here is a two-page layout using the Sunny Days template pages, which I altered.  Another example of the Freeform tool, I used the Freeform paint brush to color in the turtle shell (lower left).

Cool hint: When I looked at my two-page spread using the "photobook page spread" mode, I noticed my cloud on the left of the center crease didn't continue to the right page (top center).  I selected the cloud, right clicked, and chose "span pages".  I didn't find that in the training videos, so I was happy to stumble across it.  I think it works only in the two-page view mode.

MDS Elements: Stamps: Summer Splash; Template: Sunny Days; Color Palette: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo; Embellishments: New Heights birds, Party Animal pennants.

My Project 52 totals: Week 36, pages 52.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Yapha said...

Oh wow! What a great use of the Free Form tool!! Yet another awesome MDS feature for add to the list!