October Happenings – Autumn

Here we are in the beginnings of October and autumn has arrived. Hard to believe the summer went by so fast! Here’s what’s going on this week!

AUTUMN COMMERCIAL USE

We have two new CU packs released:

 

 

Last week, we released a few kits:

 

 

The illuminated journal is good for travel writing/memories or any type of journaling, really. And the wordart of course will work with it. Our journal kits work very well to mix and match with your stash. They make a good base for a journal look. And, of course, we have sets of the Flower Children in various colors! They make gorgeous additions to your page.

Here are our other Journal sets:

 

 

 

 

These are fun to use!

This past weekend, I (vivie) was selected to be a part of the local Arts Alliance digital composite gallery show. The theme was Imaginary Worlds and it was a juried show. Saturday was the reception and I was thrilled to be going to see what my other photographer colleagues did! 15 artists and 35 pieces of art in a gallery for a month! How thrilling! There were 3 monied prizes and it was an honor that the judge created a technical merit award for me for the digital work of turning my photo into a watercolor! And yes, part of it was from a tutorial right here at OSCRAPS! 

I took the image from a bridge and then cleaned the image up quite a bit, did the sketch part using two different styles/actions and then used a couple more styles for the coloration and A LOT of brushes under and over the image to get the watercolor look. There were also some scribble brushes to give it a hand drawn look! My biggest learning curve was the actual printing and framing. I didn’t realize the costs involved as I normally never print this large. At most, it goes into a photo book. My local framer worked with me in getting the costs down. I was asked by a local photo club to join and they would help me out with learning to hand frame. So, my three images I entered really didn’t fit into the imaginary world theme as they were all landscapes, albeit, modified landscapes…some of the artists created really stunning images and a few were even uncomfortable. I personally think those are the ones that are good as it makes you think and feel. So here’s what I challenge you: be on the lookout for these types of local events and enter your own art! If you play with scrap kits, you do art. Try something new and enter! I normally do not do things like this. It was purely on a whim and was I ever honored! It’s very exciting to see your stuff on a wall in a gallery!!!

Be on the lookout for DSD coming next weekend!!!

 

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