WELCOME back to ViVa Artistry!! I am always finding fun surprised and unique elements in the ViVa kits! Their eclectic, vintage, mixed media style shines through in all of their collections. I was so inspired listening to these two girls describe their sisterhood that has been formed through digital scrapbooking and design! They truly love each other and what they do! It was a truly heartwarming conversation! You can listen below (on the site), download here, or subscribe in iTunes:
Let’s take a closer look at “Sea Voyage” that is included in
The Digi Files this month:
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 ViVa Artistry’s contribution:
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Sea Voyage by ViVa Artistry; Ink Spat brushes by Sabor Designs; Fonts: Chelsea, Emily’s Candy, Calibri.
Layout by Sula. Supplies: Sea Voyage by ViVa Artistry; Font: Jane Austen.
Layout by Katie. Supplies: Sea Voyage by ViVa Artistry; Super Sets (template) by Scrapbook Lady; Font: Century Gothic font.
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Sea Voyage by ViVa Artistry; Circle Templates by Scrapping with Liz.
Vanessa: Florida; husband, 4 girls (with one set twins); originally from Brazil
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Our latest is a Record Your World project that we created to help others create a keepsake not only for future generations but also as a review for yourself. It will encompass multiple prompts, ideas, and samples in creating a complete book to print in whatever format the creator wishes. We love the little details of life that make it much richer and fuller. Not just the special moments but the details that make us who we are on a daily basis.
Eight years ago, we met on another designer’s creative team and started working together when given an opportunity to create kits. We loved it so much that even though neither of us had all the skills necessary, we persevered until we finally developed a style and figured out all the necessary parts of working as a team. Vivienne was a paper scrapper until she moved overseas and couldn’t find a paper store. She found digital in 2006. Vanessa was always a digital scrapper. She started when her first daughter was born and wanted a way to keep the memories intact. It was Vanessa’s writing on her layouts that caught Vivienne’s eye and caused her to contact Vanessa. We now have a team of women (most of us together since 2007) that we rely on for not only original creations but for friendship.
Vanessa: I love looking at art and books and creating unique kits based on them.
Vivienne: Fabrics and textures are what I love to play with. We love creating objects in real life that we turn into digital elements!
- Vanessa: Apple
- Vivienne: HP, Windows 8 Professional, 6 gigs RAM
- Vanessa: Photoshop and Illustrator CS6
- Vivienne: Phostoshop CS3, Artrage, Inkscape
- Vanessa: Point and shoot
- Vivienne: Nikon D3000 and Samsung Galaxy S4 phone camera
Anything Else: Wacom Bamboo Creative Tablet
Sometimes, changing the color of the elements can create a whole new look to a layout. Don’t be afraid to try to change the color to suit a layout. There are various ways to do this. Select a color already in use in your layout and try not to use an exact color but use a shade of that color. The great thing about digital is that you can always undo. Changing the element color gives you better control of a layout and also gives you more freedom in element choices.
Vanessa: Thrones, because I am in love with the Game of Thrones at the moment and when Vivienne went on a trip to a castle and found an “ironman” (the armour), we just had to do this kit!!!
Vivienne: Tropicalia, I love the bright happy colors. We wanted a super hot summer type of kit to represent Brazil and the Caribbean and this popped out!
Our Messo Gesso products are very popular. It takes very little work with these products to create a special background. It adds texture and depth to a plain paper and makes it look unique. We have many different styles and types of Messo Gesso. In real life art, a stencil and white gesso and be the basis of beautiful backgrounds. We wanted to create this digitally for our kits.
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