Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"The Summer Purples" at Sprouting Seeds Studio Freebie!

Sprouting Seeds Studio released "The Summer Purples" (yesterday, actually - I'm running a bit behind!)  This shade makes me want to grab a grape popsicle and cool off in the warm April weather we've been having!  Next in our exploration of "what to do with all these papers?" is FRAMES!!!  You can easily use these fantastic coordinating papers to make a gallery full of frames.  A frame can be as easy as drawing a box to put your paper in, and then cutting a box out of the center of that for your picture.  Many photo/scrapbooking programs have even more options.  I used PSE8:

1) Use the cookie cutter option to cut the frame of your choosing out of the background paper.  (Make sure you have a transparent background.)
2) Trim your image to the area right around the frame.
3) Play with the various effects available in PSE8, such as the "Simple Embossing" effect under Edit>Effects on the right hand side of the work area.
4) Save as a PNG element.

You can use the frames on slightly contrasting paper so they show up well, or on the same paper for a nice, embossed effect.  Here, I designed a paper from the background design of the photo itself.

Here is the embossed look:

After you click the image below to go pick up your free "Summer Purples" set of papers from Sprouting Seeds Studio, come back for freebies at the bottom of the post!

Click below to download 5 frames, 2 quickpages, and 2 extra papers (one in the different shade of purple) derived from "The Summer Purples" collection.  PU/S4H/S4O.

Happy Scrapping!  :)


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [14 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Apr. 14, 2011. Thanks again.