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vivaartistry.com http://vivaartistry.com Your thoughts, your lives, your memories, and your art! Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:54:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.18 How to Create an Earth Glow http://vivaartistry.com/how-to-create-an-earth-glow/ http://vivaartistry.com/how-to-create-an-earth-glow/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:51:35 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3595 The post How to Create an Earth Glow appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

Today, I’m creating an earth glow with the Skywatching kit and lights pack. A glow can be cool in some instances of fantasy pages or art journaling pages as it creates a focus to your art. And combined with the lights art in the set, it’s fun and creative!     Please note that I …

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Today, I’m creating an earth glow with the Skywatching kit and lights pack. A glow can be cool in some instances of fantasy pages or art journaling pages as it creates a focus to your art. And combined with the lights art in the set, it’s fun and creative!

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Please note that I use CS3 but you can use any version of Photoshop, just find the location of the correct settings.

I start out with a plain black background and the earth element layered on top.

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For the glow, I double clicked the layer style palette and checked the OUTER GLOW option.

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Here are the settings I used:

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You can select a gradient and then the color in the STRUCTURE section. I selected a blue color to match the earth element.

I then added a piece of the background paper #7 behind the earth element layer.

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I did rotate this image a couple times and then used a section of it.

Then, I clicked on the layers palette again while on this layer and clicked on EXCLUSION under BLEND MODES.

 

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There is your glow. You can finish your layout with additional elements. Mine came mainly from the lights pack of Skywatching. This pack is extremely useful and works with your own stash very well!

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Space is the Final Frontier-Skywatching http://vivaartistry.com/space-is-the-final-frontier-skywatching/ http://vivaartistry.com/space-is-the-final-frontier-skywatching/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:54:51 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3592 The post Space is the Final Frontier-Skywatching appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

Our latest kit Skywatching, is in celebration of the Dragon rocket launching into space last week and docking to the space station! What an amazing feat! Kudos to Space X, Virgin Galactic, and The Space Company for making trying to make commercial space flight viable! If I had that kind of money, I’d be first …

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Our latest kit Skywatching, is in celebration of the Dragon rocket launching into space last week and docking to the space station! What an amazing feat! Kudos to Space X, Virgin Galactic, and The Space Company for making trying to make commercial space flight viable! If I had that kind of money, I’d be first in line for that kind of travel! Ok, so space is really really exciting for me. Since I was a little girl, I got hooked on sci-fi books and tv shows. Yup, watched them all, the old Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and Star Wars! and all the new ones too including Babylon 5 and all the various Star Trek programs! And yes, all the books by Piers Anthony, Isaac Asimov, Andre Norton, and it’s a stretch, Anne and Todd McCaffrey (so looking forward to their Dragons being brought to the silver screen!)

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Our team had a lot of fun with this set. It could be for a sci-fi page, or a fantasy page, or even using parts of it for a mixed media page. Those brushes are perfect for that. And the lights are awesome to use with other kits as well. Be sure to check out our inspiration page HERE!

And we’ll be sending out a freebie as well in our newsletter!

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If you create a layout, be sure to send us as we’d like to see what you have created! We love seeing how our kits get used! Have a great weekend!

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Skywatcher http://vivaartistry.com/skywatcher/ http://vivaartistry.com/skywatcher/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:32:47 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3590 The post Skywatcher appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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Skywatcher Inspiration http://vivaartistry.com/skywatcher-inspiration/ http://vivaartistry.com/skywatcher-inspiration/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:30:47 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3575 The post Skywatcher Inspiration appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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Island Rose http://vivaartistry.com/island-rose/ http://vivaartistry.com/island-rose/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:13:30 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3573 The post Island Rose appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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Winter Beach Holiday Boost! http://vivaartistry.com/winter-beach-holiday-boost/ http://vivaartistry.com/winter-beach-holiday-boost/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:08:53 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3550 The post Winter Beach Holiday Boost! appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

So, you might be from a place with warm winters OR, you might 聽be heading towards warm weather for a vacation FROM the cold winter weather! Here’s a kit just for you this season! It’s a pink themed beach kit!   Here are the papers. Take a look at the inspiration from our ladies! from …

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So, you might be from a place with warm winters OR, you might 聽be heading towards warm weather for a vacation FROM the cold winter weather! Here’s a kit just for you this season! It’s a pink themed beach kit!

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Here are the papers.

Take a look at the inspiration from our ladies!

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from Vanessa, who lives in perennial warm weather.

 

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I love that mermaid so much!!! 聽And I can’t wait to get my sailing images out to scrap! Not only sailing, but pull out those cruise ship memories, or island shots, or just do a page with that mermaid. I just love the quote in Carol’s layout about being a mermaid!!! We should all be like that.

So, Cynthia Taylor made the coolest sand based alpha and she’s giving it to all of you! So here it is, click on the image for the freebie!

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The alpha is lowercase only. And, if you sign up for our newsletter, we’re giving away this alpha!

 

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Get rid of your winter blahs and get creative with this fun pack!

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Gong Xi Inspiration http://vivaartistry.com/gong-xi-inspiration/ http://vivaartistry.com/gong-xi-inspiration/#comments Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:09:18 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3530 The post Gong Xi Inspiration appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

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Happy Chinese New Year! http://vivaartistry.com/happy-chinese-new-year/ http://vivaartistry.com/happy-chinese-new-year/#comments Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:00:12 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3517 The post Happy Chinese New Year! appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

Chinese New Year is the end of January and is a Spring Festival. What I know of Chinese New Year is a party with loads of friends and family and loads of yummy food and football. For some reason, the New Year party ends up being around the time of Super Bowl and the TV …

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Chinese New Year is the end of January and is a Spring Festival. What I know of Chinese New Year is a party with loads of friends and family and loads of yummy food and football. For some reason, the New Year party ends up being around the time of Super Bowl and the TV was always set for it!!!

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This year is the year of the rooster. Unfortunately, I never really learned about the Chinese horoscope so I can only read about all of it. But we did create an Asian style kit filled with roosters and lanterns perfect for the start of the year. Gong Xi means congratulations or greetings. And be sure to check out our team inspiration HERE.

We’ve also created a set of layered frames for you, with spillover masks that make the photo come out of the frame.

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One of the rendering uses the mask behind the frame for an interesting look. It works best when the image is spread all the way across the photo. Here are some of my own samples using the layered frames.

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These images are perfect for all those happy memories!

So as an update, I’m still working on my anxiety. It’s a slow process. I’ve lowered my intake of Xanax. I was given Xanax to help me cope. The first time I took it was when I was to return back to the scene of my rape with the police. I felt like I WAS DRUNK! It was a crazy feeling, like I walked thru a door and turned into Alice in Wonderland. So I split the next pill in half and it still made me so relaxed I almost fell asleep. So the ten little pills I was given ended up being split into 40 pills (I split them into fours). And I finally learned to take it when I was seriously stressed, maybe three times a week. It was amazing how it helped me focus and concentrate, because effectively, I had a lot of problems with sticking to one topic and I was all over the place with worry. My therapist explained to me that the relief Xanax gave me was better than all the stress I was going thru. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like taking pills and it was difficult to do it. And now, 4 months later, I feel like I’m handling stress and worry a bit better, I take Xanax maybe, once a week now and hopefully it will not be my crutch any longer. I am able to focus better now but I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that I’m sleeping better each night. I don’t wake up at 4 am so much anymore. I’ve been doing some exercising so it’s been making me more tired during the day so I can sleep harder at night. My sleeping was also erratic a few months ago and I tried really hard to get on a schedule so I could regulate my body better.

The biggest thing for me was information and learning about anxiety and how it works or doesn’t work. A lot of it is about your own experience and how you felt at the time of the incident. That can escalate over time if not dealt with and it can compound with other issues. Sometimes understanding how each situation works can diffuse the anxiety, not all the time but it can lessen the feeling and it takes time and practice. Funny thing, I KNEW I had anxiety over certain things but I NEVER did anything about it because I never really pinpointed WHY each of those feelings occurred. I just worried and over time, I worried over everything, in a low grade way…and I thought that was normal. So, I guess it’s not normal and definitely not normal NOW. So a lot of introspection and a lot of writing helped me with each problem as it came up. It is a work in progress.

 

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Watercolor World http://vivaartistry.com/watercolor-world/ http://vivaartistry.com/watercolor-world/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:49:03 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3511 The post Watercolor World appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

Looks like watercolor in the digital world is HUGE. You see it everywhere and IT IS BEAUTIFUL. We love the softness of it and the artistic nature of using REAL paints and getting it onto a computer screen. And so many ways of creating it to so many ways to use it! 聽Here is a …

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Looks like watercolor in the digital world is HUGE. You see it everywhere and IT IS BEAUTIFUL. We love the softness of it and the artistic nature of using REAL paints and getting it onto a computer screen. And so many ways of creating it to so many ways to use it! 聽Here is a rundown of some gorgeous kits created by some truly talented artists:

Our own Emeto Designs of SBG does some fantastic seasonal watercolors and last Christmas, well, here it is…

And of course Vicki Robinson, who mixes vintage with paint and does a mashup of mixed media so wonderfully…

Our awesome collaborator, Courtney’s Designs, who is at Oscraps now, does a lot of watercoloring…

 

Love her art dolls and art prints.

And this post is nothing if I don’t add in Nancy Rowe Janitz.

 

Her physical art has always been the base of her digital art.

Now, I don’t know if all her illustrations are watercolor but Rebecca McMeen has some serious talent:

 

So here are some other ways to work with watercolors:

These can be added into your art as backgrounds or elements.

These can be blended into your backgrounds or elements to give a watercolor texture.

Just Jaimee has a million and one different paint brushes for whatever look you are creating…

 

 

Have you seen the Urban Fairy’s papers? So artful and lush:

 

 

Now, this all makes me want to go paint. My youngest daughter Bella is planning on going to art school is trying to get me to do more painting but it’s not a lot of fun to see it in your head and the execution is horrible! And she keeps telling me, you need to practice, mom!!! 聽Exactly like I used to tell her when she was younger. I think I’ll stick to digital painting…actually, have you tried ArtRage? It’s pretty realistic in terms of the texture and feel of it. Yeah, I think I’ll go play now!

 

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Coexistence Collab with Courtney’s Designs http://vivaartistry.com/coexistence-collab-with-courtneys-designs/ http://vivaartistry.com/coexistence-collab-with-courtneys-designs/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:40:02 +0000 http://vivaartistry.com/?p=3486 The post Coexistence Collab with Courtney’s Designs appeared first on vivaartistry.com.

We were very lucky and happy to be able to collaborate with Courtney of Courtney’s Designs on the Coexistence kits. She is like a dream to work with!!! and I have to say, our designs mesh well with hers!   and with the purchase of both, you’ll get this wordart for FREE….   This collab …

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We were very lucky and happy to be able to collaborate with Courtney of Courtney’s Designs on the Coexistence kits. She is like a dream to work with!!! and I have to say, our designs mesh well with hers!

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and with the purchase of both, you’ll get this wordart for FREE….

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This collab is in response to the negativity all around us after the voting of our president. We believe that humans are better than that and that we can help to impact the positivity that there is all around. One man CANNOT effect all of us in this regard. We all have some say in our day to day and we refuse to bow down to negative feelings. It’s all about the way we should be together and our own coexistence. And here is where you can see all the amazing inspiration from our team!

I (Vivienne) was really sick in the last week with the flu, picked up from my girls. It’s been a while since I was this sick that I ended up in bed for 2-3 days. It’s that stupidity of coughing so much that you can’t sleep but you need the sleep to get better…so I’m finally coming out of the trenches, just in time for Christmas. I’m preparing a Danish Christmas meal on the 24th (traditional Danish Christmas evening). We usually open presents this night as well. So the meal is roast duck (bought the last duck at Kroger yesterday!), a small honey ham (because husband and oldest daughter love ham), new potatoes in carmelized sugar sauce, brown gravy with the duck, pickled cabbage, wild rice, and the very traditional dessert Ris a’lamond.

 

This is rice pudding with cherry sauce and there is one almond hidden in the pudding. Whoever finds the almond receives a box of chocolates! In our family, whoever finds the almond tries to hide it until all the pudding is gone, forcing everyone to eat more than they normally would. It’s really funny to see this! And then, we also play the package game which is a variation of the white elephant game. But the gifts are usually gag gifts so its more funny to play than not. The kids usually think this part of the evening is the best and we have a lot of memories as to which present was the best gag! We even had my 90 year old grandma trying to steal the presents!

So, I am in a very grateful mode this holiday season and happy to have my family with me, that my oldest daughter could come home from university and that we can spend the next week together on holiday. We plan to travel down to Florida by car and just have a warm week and hopefully be able to meet up with Vanessa’s family at some point! And even though there are negative episodes that I see on Facebook, I can only think the best of people and that we can have a peaceful Coexistence and be the positive in the world. If we all can take the thought of changing people’s minds, than that would be my wish for the season.

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