Friday, March 2, 2012

Playing with Photoshop: Digital Collage--too much fun!

I have been playing around in Photo-shop...& having way too much fun!
OMG: I think I have found a new obsession with digital collage/mixed media...
  
   Wait, back up---I am taking an online course right now called Soul Restoration; a lot of assignments/projects for the class have to do with art-journals, collage, etc.  So, when looking at doing some of the projects-instead of going with the mod-podge, scissors, & glitter: I decided to give the digital route a try.  Been dabbling with Photoshop for years & this seemed like the perfect excuse to dive in & really try out something super creative....
Yep: I'm hooked, lol...
These images are my "truth cards"--little positive reminders to help me remember the best parts of myself when I forget or feel insecure...   I will be printing them out to go in a special box in my inspiration room, & might even have them printed as Moo Cards.  And, trying to figure out how to size them right for my phone background...
Most of the elements that make up these collages came from Scrapbook-Elements.com  and 
Creative Victorian   So much fun stuff to play with!! 
  The more I play with things, the more ideas I have---been downloading all kinds of free brushes, fonts, etc to use on the next cards : )
I have dabbled with this sort of thing a bit: in creating my website/blog graphics: omg--the possibilities of turning some of my best real-life metal designs into digital elements...hmmmmm; lots of ideas for future projects....  
For now though, I'm having fun just playing :)
Love the colors, textures, sparkles, etc...
If you haven't noticed: there is a compass (in some form) on each of the cards: this is my personal guide & will probably end up on everything I do for this class.  The visual really helps me envision my "true north."
 And of course; the gears, hardware, clocks, & other steam punk-ish elements : )  So much fun!  

Please feel free to copy/download any of these cards for your own personal use if they inspire you:  print them out; magnet them to your fridge,  put them on your desktop, etc...Have fun :)  Sometimes a little reminder is all we need to find our inspiration...

These images are not to be used for commercial purposes: they are protected by creative copy-right & are not to be used for monetary gain in any way.


 -Amber-