As the title of the blog states I am stealing a few moments from whatever important housework thing I should be doing, to blog and post about things crafty. Shameful, I know but it is either blogging / crafting or sorting washing, matching socks or hoovering. I guess you can see what has come put on top.
I am posting today about the current obsession with making my own backing papers with the help of my Photoshop photo-editing software.
That great source of information and teaching tool that is Youtube has been a great help with improving my Photoshop skills. A little bit of digging and searching comes up trumps when you find the right (and simple) tutorial to help with the 'How To's .
I have to confess that finding our how to create seamless patterns and designs in Photoshop has turned into a bit of a craze for me. I keep coming up with new ideas and combinations to try out and it keeps me entertained for hours. Or until my conscience kicks in and I empty the dishwasher or fold the ironing. :-)
Here are couple of test 12 x 12 backing papers I had a go at today. I've started with Gingham and Check patterns and trying out some colour combinations I've selected from photos we've taken. The eye-dropper tool allows you to select pin-points of colour and create large blocks of the chosen for use as you please.
Blue Red Yellow Check
Based on how pleased I am with this test I will be continuing with the creative Photoshop process a bit more.
For now I suppose I should get on with some housework. Thank you for stopping by to read my blog and visit. Your time and comments are always appreciated.
Wishing you a great day today.