Monday, February 14, 2011

Rose Stencil Circle digi-freebie

Happy Valentine's Day!  I had a few ask about the floral design behind the Ornate Cut-Out Butterfly.  Actually, this was a digital experiment I devised in 2006 ( or so it says on my files LOL)  -  "Digital Peg Stamping" in Paint Shop Pro.    I made some small brushes/images, some taken from pieces of public domain rose stencil designs... which I then altered or repainted and also some brushes that I hand drew.  The process is alot like real stamping with those little peg stamps.  I can "stamp" with a colour, rotate the brush, change the opacity before I "stamp" - so some flowers are lighter and transparent... like you would with real stamping where you make a repeat impression without re-inking.  It was alot of fun.  I found the print in my stash and thought it would look neat with the butterfly.

I found my old file and took it into Painter and played with the colours to make this DIGI-FREEBIE :)  This package has 8 coloured versions.

Here is the original Rose coloured design ( It is also included in the download ):

If you are interested in the technique and have Paint Shop Pro or are handy with similar graphics editors, please leave a comment.  If there is enough interest, I might whip up a tutorial and make the brush set available for all you graphics geeks ;)

I hope you all had a wonderful lovey dovey day!  I got a heart box of Laura Secord chocolates... yum!  ..and a scare at the vets :O.. Rosey pup went in to get her yearly vaccinations and had a severe anaphylactic allergic reaction  right there on the vet table... thank goodness there and not at home... she had to get an IV and be put under observation.  It was scary!  I didn't know how she was for about an hour and a half!  But she is her sweet and happy puppy self now whew!  Oh how I wuv the little diddums!  They can sure tug at your heart strings.

:)*  Fred

Saturday, February 05, 2011


I hope you all enjoyed our Valentine's Blog Hop!  Just a quick announcement of the winners :)

The WINNER of a $25 gift certificate to the Fred She Said Store is:

Janet Bailey!! Congrats Janet! 

The WINNER of a $25 gift certificate to CROP STOP is:

Lorie Ballard!! Congrats Lorie!

WINNERS please email me at  EMAIL LINK  to claim your prizes.

Have a great day!
:)*  Fred

Thursday, February 03, 2011


Don't forget to come hop with us!  The Valentine's BLOG HOP ends tomorrow Friday Feb 4 midnight EST ( or when I get out of bed in the morning to do the drawing LOL!)  $25 CG to my STORE and $25 GC to CROPSTOP are up for grabs!  ... and glorious DT eye candy!  Great JOB girls!!!

New in the STORE

Hi!  I have 2 new sets in the STORE:

1. Ornate Cut Out Butterfly DIGI & Cutting File Set

-the Ornate Cut Out Butterfly Set includes BOTH Cutting files ( SVG/MTC/GSD )  and Digi's ( that is more delicate than the cutting file).  I seriously can't stop playing with this one :D

2. Tattered Rose Spray & Scalloped Lace Heart Set - cutting files

    _ this set has cutting files( SVG/MTC/GSD) that is just a whole BUNCH of stuff! - 2 petal shapes ( one has lovely tattered rips on the edges of the petals), a leafy branch, rosebud, stamen, scalloped lace heart, scalloped heart backer & a Scalloped Heart CARD shape you fold.  The cutting files are in singles and sheet groupings so you can complete a whole rose spray from one sheet.  I have also included a printable sheet using the non-ripped "plain petals" and leafy branch that can be cut out by hand. ( if you are an intricate cutter! LOL)

I'll have more info on the project images on this post later this week.

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred