Paris Apartment

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Is this the month for new-to-The Daily Digi designers or what? It has been so fun welcoming some new faces this month. We have such an incredibly talented group of designers each month and I LOVE getting to show off some new-to-me faces. When I saw the work of Blue Flower Art, I was so inspired. The beauty and creativity that goes into her kits is truly remarkable. Her kit in this month’s Digi Files, Paris Apartment, has far too many beautiful and unique qualities to mention. Let’s just take a closer look now and you’ll see what I mean!



This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of
The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Blue Flower Art’s contribution:

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: Paris Apartment by Blue Flower Art.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Paris Apartment by Blue Flower Art; Template by Scrapping with Liz; Fonts: The Sharon, Too Much Paper!

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Paris Apartment by Blue Flower Art; Template by Anna Aspnes; Font: Jellyka Delicious Cake.

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Layout by Kawouette. Supplies: Paris Apartment by Blue Flower Art.

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Paris Apartment by Blue Flower Art.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.

Name

My name is Rita Drysdall, I live in Australia in sunny Queensland. It’s just me and my husband with a goat, a sheep, 3 cats and a dog. A happy family. We married in our later years and we don’t have children so we have lots of pets. There are heaps of photos of where I live on facebook. Sometimes I put them on my blog as well. Being in Australia allows me to show off some of our unique country.

Send me a note on
my personal facebook. I’m happy to share.

This year, I have gone back to design school. I decided that I need to extend my skill to other areas of digital graphic design and I go to university 2-3 times a week.

I have two stores, my own little store at Blue Flower Art and a consignment store at Oscraps.

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layout

Here are 2 layouts of Jasper, my kitten. I scrap to test the kits I make.

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Credits: Country Living; Honey Honey by Blue Flower Art.

My husband recently gave me a kitten. He is very mischievous and very playful and we have lots of cuddles and take photos for scrapping.

The colours of a “Country Living” and “Honey Honey” seem ideal to express the brightness of my little boy. His name is Jasper. He often features on the fan page and on facebook.

started

I started scrapping when my dog, a border collie called Ted died. I wanted to remember him. I was first a scrapper and then I became a designer. I’ve never paper scrapped although I’ve started to create some hybrid projects lately. Nothing fantastic that I would want to show though. I’m just not good at anything that requires scissors and glue.


inspired

Usually, a colour palette will trigger ideas and I go from there. It’s always about the colours.

tools

Computer: I have a custom computer that I had built to specifications for Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom mainly, I am also a photographer. I found that commercially available computers weren’t powerful enough to run Adobe programs and became too expensive if they were customized. So, I did some research, enlisted some help from gamers and came up with a non-gaming power computer. To get really geeky, it was also built to allow me to overclock it. Overclocking is the process of increasing the speed beyond the specified parameters. It requires particular equipment to do it, costs a little more but should stretch out the life of the computer by a couple of years. My computer has a Windows OS. I have remained with Windows 7. The PC has 16 gigs of ram, 2 monitors, 12 external drives (I keep filling them up), one for each type of work I do or need. For example, one drive is for my commercial use supplies, 2 for photographs, 1 for designing, 1 for scrapping, etc. I keep everything on external drives. The internal drives are SSDs. I have 2 one for running programs and one as a scratchdisk.

Program: I use Adobe programs. I have a cloud subscription and I use Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign and After Effects.

Camera: My camera is a Canon 6D. I opted to go full frame about over a year ago when I started to photograph more children.

Anything Else: I don’t think I could work with just a mouse. Currently, I use a Wacom Intuos 4. I don’t have much use for a printer but I have some nifty ones and a good scanner.

tipstricks

In photoshop, there is a little known trick that allows you to automatically create a snapshot of your work when you save.

1. Open the history panel
2. Click on the little top right hand side drop down menu
3. Select history options
4. Check the “Automatically create new snapshot when saving”

You can then click on an earlier snapshot to return to an earlier state of your layout.

It saves on memory when you have to undo and it encourages you to save more often.


favorite

My favourite product is Myia. One of my CT members has a cute little girl and her name is Miya. I see a lot of her photos in the layouts made by her mum and I wanted to capture her brightness and vivaciousness.


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popular

My most popular product is a little kit called Imari. Imari is a town in Japan reknown for making high quality pottery with beautiful patterns and mainly coloured in blue and red. The palette was inspired by the particular red and blue for which the pottery is known.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Blue Flower Art:


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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Blue Flower Art’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.


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Coupon

Currently, there are over 100 products in the Blue Flower Art store that will be retired after this month. They are each $1. It is a good way to get some of the older products or try some Blue Flower Art products.

Also, for the next month, the following coupon will discount purchases by 40%.
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Can be redeemed at
Blue Flower Art.



Go have a look in Blue Flower Art’s store! We will randomly select TWO winners to win $10 in product! All winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget below. There are several ways to enter and you can do ALL of them to gain more entries for yourself!

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