Pretty in Green
This month our designers had the pleasure of working with
kits created by Rachel Gilmore--the talent behind the name
Pretty In Green. Rachael uses an eclectic mix of colors,
textures, and elements when she creates. She credits her
wide range of kit styles to her own varied interests.
Whenever she sees something that inspires her, she jots it down
on a list of kit ideas. Sometimes it is something she sees
and other times it is a need for pictures she is accumulating.
Recently she realized that she is in need of a fishing kit as it
is a family hobby that needs documenting. You can find her
exclusively in the
Our designers created with four kits that will demonstrate
just how fabulous (and different) Rachel's creations are.
First up is Paper Ana, a pretty in pink and charcoal kit.
This darling paper doll manages to be both nostalgic and modern
depending on her wardrobe. It includes papers and elements
with classic designs perfect for many page themes.
Paper Ana by Pretty in Green
by Casey Thompson
Kit: Paper Ana by Pretty in Green (GingerScraps), Software: Pixelmator (1.6.2),
Fonts: Underwood Champion, Rage.
Design Notes: The program that I use
does not support photo actions. So I knew that I wanted to make
m own 'photo treatment' for the large photo in this layout. It
is comprised of five layers, each one set to a different
opacity. I adjusted the color on some of the layers, made some
of the layers black and white, and adjusted them until I had the
look I wanted.
Journaling: You were so tiny when you
were born. Daddy could almost hold you in one hand. He loved to
hold you and we were blessed that he could take time off from
work when you were born. Our first two weeks together as a
family are so precious. We cuddled and smuggled all the time.
Now you are getting bigger and the snuggle time is less and
less...but we will never forget those sweet times.
Best Friends and Family
By Sara McCarthy
Kit: Paper Ana by Pretty in Green (GingerScraps), Fonts: V.T.
Portable Remington, Civilian, Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Design Notes: Place a patterned paper
under your solid background paper and add a layer mask to the
solid paper. Using a soft round brush or a grungy brush, with
the opacity at about 50%, paint over the layer mask and bring
forth small bits of the patterned paper from below. This can be
used to add a nice extra touch to the corners of your layout as
I did here.
one of life's greatest blessings is to be both family and best friends.
Imagination by Jodi Dolbel
Kit: Paper Ana by Pretty in Green (GingerScraps), Software: Publisher 2007,
Fonts: Arial Black, Batang.
Design Notes: Try using Word Art to
make your journaling a little more dramatic.
Journaling: I used to love playing
dress ups with my little brother Mat. He never complained, he
was just happy to be whoever he needed to by today to play our