I’m happy to welcome back Designs by Kat to The Digi Files this month! My team always goes crazy for the textures on her papers! I love her doodles and cute animals; shabby pattern combinations of dots and plaids on her papers and elements. Let’s take a closer look at “Close to Heart” that is included in The Digi Files this month:
Here are some layouts created using Designs by Kat’s contribution:
Layout by Jenn.
Layout by Tara.
Layout by Anne.
Layout by Kimberly.
Layout by Karen.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Kjersti AKA Kat. I live in Norway and I’m married to my dear husband Paul. We have two boys, Sander 16, and Elias 8. We also have a cat called Scotty.
Fun in the Sun. Elias is having a nice time in Rhodos, Greece. I have used Tropical for this layout and I also made it in to a quickpage. The quickpage is included when you buy the Tropical kit.
I have always been creative and have tried almost everything when it comes to arts and crafts. I still have not tried to paint with watercolors so that is the number one on the list of things I’ll try next. I started out as a cardmaker. I sold my cards at a local hairdresser. One day when I was searching the web for new stash I found a Norwegian Digital Scrapbooking site. My life has never been the same since. After a couple of months with scrapping (I started out scrapping in Powerpoint) I started to design and I just loved it! I love spending time with all my colleagues, my great team and all the scrappers at Scrap Orchard. I’m so amazed by all the talent in this digital scrapbooking world.
There are so many things that inspire me. It usually starts out when I see a color combination, a word, an amazing layout, a preview or a commercial with fancy fonts and colors. I have a quite big folder called Inspiration where I store pictures that tickle the designer in me.
I have Acer Aspire 5738ZG laptop, 4 GB RAM. I use Photoshop CS5 and I love Illustrator. My old tablet just passed away so I had to get a new one. So now I’m learning to use my new Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch. I have a Nikon D40 and a macro lens.
Since I started out as a card maker I always have that in mind when I start a digital layout. I build a page like I would do it in real paper. I choose a photo and find the paper I want to use. Then I search the kit for everything that goes just over the background paper like brushes, paint splats, rub-ons and so on. This items are “attached” to the background paper and have no shadow. Then I build a base of straight ribbons, scallops and stitching and give them a small shadow. Now it’s time for the photos and frames and I give them more shadow than the scallops behind the photos. The elements on top like flowers, bows, buttons and so on gets more shadows. I often do this when I’m designing also, build a kit from papers, to rub-ons, paint splats, frames and elements 🙂
My favorite product at this moment is Tropical:
My best selling product is Animal Adventures:
Here are some of my favorite products by Designs by Kat:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Designs by Kat’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Designs by Kat’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!
Receive 40% off Designs by Kat with coupon code kat40tdd through December 31, 2011!