Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Creative Twist and a design team call

Hey everyone!
Wow that bloghop was fun wasn't it? So glad to see so many of you swing by my little home here. Thought I would post the card I did for the latest challenge at Creative Twist. Have you been over there yet? Christina has been so clever with the challenges! I'm having so much fun and it's only the second one with the DT!

This week the challenge was to make something upside down/inside out. I decided to create a stamp on photoshop utilizing the word Hi/Hello in other languages. Some of the words are upside down. I just love how it turned out so I saved it and will probably use it again in the future:

The rest of the materials are Dotted Swiss CS by Bazzill. I can't remember the name of the color but it's in the green family. :) Ribbons are from stash and the flower with the brad are Little Yellow Bicycle from the Zinnia line. So fun! And the bling is from Kaiser.

Have you played around with photoshop before? I'm having so much fun teaching myself the different tricks you can do. I've recently gotten into making my own patterned paper and stamps like the on used on my card. If there is enough interest and if I can figure out how, I might make a video tutorial of how to do these things. Or maybe I'll hunt down someone else in crafty cyber land who has done it already. :)

Now onto other news...
Steph over at scrapsketch is looking for one more Creative Team member to join our team. I strongly encourage people to try out! Steph is awesome and her sketches rock the house! I have a blast working with her sketches. And the rest of the team is so much fun and so sweet. She is accepting applicants through August 31. You can get more info about it here.

And more news...
I rarely talk about my business on here but then though... HELLO.. where is my head? I can talk about my business on here! It's my blog! I run a wedding invitation making business called Creatividad Designs. I know it's weird to advertise a business around a bunch of other paper crafty people. But I'm doing it anyway. So please, feel free to check out my website. View my samples. Get inspired if nothing else and tell your friends. I've only been "open" since February and have a pretty good clientelle but it's time to go nationwide. :) I offer other services too that you can view on the website.

Aaaaaand more news....
Isn't this exciting? You thought this post was just going to be about Creative Twist and a DT call! It's so much more!!! As most of you know I've started a new challenge blog called All About Me. I want to encourage you to there and begin following!! I am currently in the midst of a Design Team Call that ends on August 31 and let me tell you..... you WILL want to be a follower. You WILL be inspired. The talent that is flooding my inbox is beyond amazing. I'm blown away. I can barely speak. And that's strange for me.

Okay. PHEW. That was a lot of info. Come back soon because I'll be posting my latest project for scrapsketch. ;)

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Heheh, Melissa...you can barely talk huh? That was quite a post :D

Sounds like lots of exciting stuff going on!!!

Laura said...

You are busy Melissa!

Any chance you'd like to share that hello photoshop image you created? I just love love love your card!

Melissa Elsner (Creatividad) said...

Laura you betcha!!! I think I have your email somewhere around here...

Laura said...

It's desilva04@gmail.com if you don't find it.

Thanks!!! I'm filling a card order for my Mom and I'm so burnt out on ideas. This will help me a ton!