Okay, so first … first, first, first. I’ve become acutely aware of this beast that is called “out of gamut”. If you’re not a designer and have no idea what that is, basically it means if you print some of these kits out there will be papers and/or elements where the colors may print out differently than what you see on your monitor. Since I’m not a technical scrapper, I was bewildered why anyone would want to print out digital designs that – I assumed – were meant for online viewing. But, since I’m constantly learning about this hobby, I understand why someone would want to make prints.
So, since neither of the programs I use (Photoshop Elements 12, PSP8) do gamut checking, it was suggested to me I go ahead and get Photoshop CC. But, I was able to get a hold of an old version of PS that I could at least see if I liked the Motherlode that is Photoshop. I was able to check for gamut and oh my. I checked a couple of the first kits I did and some things were so out of gamut!! Gah!!!! Even the kit for this blog train had a couple of elements that needed correcting. So, I plan on going back and checking all my previous work and re-uploading them. It may take a little time, but I will update you when I’ve gotten them all checked and ready to be downloaded again. **UPDATE – 5/2/15** – Everything should be good now. There wasn’t as much as I was afraid there was. “Tickled Pink” was the worst due to the bold colors. If you re-download anything and have any problems, please let me know.
Second, I’ve opened an Etsy Shoppe! There’s not much there right now, but I will be adding more.
Now, for the kit! I loved the color palette on this month’s train! The theme “Renewal” meant many things to the designers. I kept looking at those gorgeous colors and “spring” was what just kept popping out at me. So, who am I to ignore my inner voice? I also spread my little designer wings and about half of the elements I created myself using inspiration from Pinterest. I wasn’t sure about that one element that has the lace entwined around the bracket (what would one call that thing anyway?). I worked on that thing for a week or more! Then when I finally had the shading the way I liked it, I didn’t like the ends of the ribbon. So, I added the eyelets. We’d had a challenge a couple of weeks ago doing brads, and I decided to use that for some of the flowers. The preview shows the flowers with centers, but they are separate brads. But, I like the preview with them as centers.
Please visit the other designers for their parts at the Pixel Scrapper May Blog Train. I hope you enjoy my part. I have the full preview first, then the downloads for the papers and elements separately below the images.
Thanks for visiting!