Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope all of you have a fabulous day.  My family is postponing Thanksgiving.  Since we live in Denmark, we don't have an actual holiday so I wait til the weekend to do the dinner.  It just seems hard to do it when its a normal school/work day.  BUT, I am looking forward to Black Friday internet sales so I can order stuff for Christmas (I just have it shipped to my mom!!!).

So, here is a little kit that we are releasing today.  20% off today and Friday.  AND, SHHHH....but you need to go sign up to The DigiChick NEWSLETTER....you never know what you'll find in there!!!





It's a sweet kit full of Edwardian ephemera about traveling or cruising.  Loved the romance of the Edwardian look with the bright colors.  We hope you like it too!!!

Just a side note, be on the lookout HERE on our blog over the weekend!!!

Here are some layouts made by our wonderful CT:

















Thursday, November 17, 2011

About Giraffes, Tutorials and Freebies...

Today we have a brand new digital stamp set at The Digichick, Giraffes. Aren't they cute? All 3 of those guys were hand-drawn by the super talented Yvonne Banham and then made their way onto digital land by us. The stamps come in .abr, .png, and layered .psd and .tiff formats.



 For yet another idea of what to do with your digital stamps, I have put together a second video tutorial. This tutorial will show you an easy way to turn your digital stamps into a worn, distressed digital stickers. These stickers are a great way to add some grunge to your kit elements. They also work great for making artsy cards and well, just about anything else you set your mind to. Here is what my final stamp will look like:

To help you along the tutorial, I have created a set of distressed brushes that you can use for giving your digital stamps/stickers a worn look. (click image to download)



For this tutorial I have also used a texture from the very talented Caleb found at Lost and Taken.  His stuff is amazing, so make sure to go check him out!

And finally, here is the tutorial. Enjoy!



If you have any questions about this tutorial or freebie, please leave us a comment and we will get back to you ASAP. Hugs and happy creating!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

DIY Game Boards

Remember when Vanessa and I did the DigiDare on games? When we did these two layouts?
Yeah, well we loved doing them so we kept going and LOOK!!!
YUP, we got carried away...
Its for those game nights or family game traditions layouts. Its for your art journaling and your GAME OF LIFE page. Or, do you have kids who just LOVE games? Maybe YOU love games. Here are some layouts made by our ladies:
from Dita
from Mish
from Anne
from Gerli (can you do me a favor and send positive vibes and prayers for her? she's been sick and we want her well!!!) DON'T FORGET it's 20% off today and Friday! Hey, don't forget to check out the new stuff going on at MYPICTALES AND their Facebook page. Lots of fun things and contests and when it's time to create gifts for the holidays, head there for some great personalized gifts.

Monday, November 7, 2011

DSD and News and Freebie

I take it that you all had a fantastic DSD weekend? spent too much money? got all your kits you wanted? busy downloading and unpacking? I did get a few kits that I had my eye on, although who knows when I'll get to scrapping with them. I never seem to have much time these days!!! But, I'll stroke those kits and love them anyway!!! ROFL.


So, on a quick note, MYPICTALES has a new book template for Christmas created by US!!! It's the perfect solution for quick and easy giftgiving! AND, MYPICTALES has a $100 giftcard up for grabs in a contest!!! So head over to their FACEBOOK and CLICK on their sweepstakes tab see what it's all about!!! I KNOW I COULD USE THAT MONEY!!! NOW, I noticed that a lot of people got our new

OZ kit and I know we removed the freebie from our FACEBOOK PAGE for the DigiChick HOP...so here it is again, on our blog:


Thursday, November 3, 2011

DSD and Facebook Hop

iDSD has started in lots of digiland...our guest stint at Scrap Matters has ended and so we have moved our kits over to our regular store.  Here they are again:






And you are in luck, for DSD weekend only, it's 30% off.  All of the DigiChick stores are 30% off so get it while you can at this price.

To start off the iDSD weekend right, the DigiChick designers have a fantastic Facebook Hop!!!  Click on the Facebook logo to the left of here and it will take you to our PAGE to get started...




Hope you have a fantastic iDSD weekend and get lots of great deals!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Video Tutorial: Coloring Digital Stamps

Today I'll be venturing out of my comfort zone and actually let you all know what I sound like (eeek). Let me starting by saying that this will be my very first video tutorial ever and well... I hope it is useful, otherwise you can watch it as comic relief :).

Our tutorial today is on how to color digital stamps. The reality of this is that there are as many ways to color them as you can imagine in your mind. You can even print the outlines out and color them by hand if you like the feel of pastels or coloring pencils and ink. I will be showing you the method I have used on the sample piece of our "It's for the birds" set.

Here is what the final result will look like:


For this tutorial you will need to choose: 1. a color swatch from which you would like to work (or you can use the default one on Photoshop) and 2. a set of watercolor/paintstroke brushes. Below you will find a few different links for both.

COLORS: You can find great color inspiration and swatches on a few of different places, here are some:
Design Seeds: http://www.design-seeds.com/
Kuler: http://kuler.adobe.com
Color Lovers: http://www.colourlovers.com/

WATERCOLOR / PAINTED BRUSHES

The set I have used on my sample is by Cindy Doerkson at Digiscrapwarehouse:
by Cindy Doerksen at Digiscrapwarehouse

And here are some free high-resolution watercolor brushes that would work as well:

http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-hi-res-watercolor-photoshop-brushes
http://env1ro.deviantart.com/art/WaterColor-Reloaded-98294189
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/22/splatter-and-watercolour-brushes-for-photoshop/

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. I you have any questions or concerns just let us know and we will do our best to respond. Thank you for looking!