Archive for December, 2008

Another great freebie from Vivayne: Christmas Around the World – Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit

Welcome, my dear visitors!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday atmosphere!

Again, we have a free treat for you, another great freebie from Vivayne.

And we’re talking about

Christmas Around the World – Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit

which includes 29 items like papers, bows, frames, ribbons… etc.! All that you need for your seasons scrapbooking needs.

Another great freebie from Vivayne

As you can see, she used many different Photoshop brushes, just to name a few of them:

1. Christmas 2009 Brushes
2. Peace Brushes
3. Swirled Frames

So, stay well, hug your beloved ones and count down to the New 2009.

It’s only 2 days until we all start forfilling our New Years resolutions :D

PS: Update from Vivayne: “Just wanted to let you know that they removed this freebie from the store freebies (expired) so I went ahead and put it in the dollar store…”

Seasons Greetings: Photoshop brushes applied (real stories)

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We are still in the Holiday Atmosphere! Oh, yes!

Still, I’d like to show you what Tammy did with my brushes for the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.

As I always say, I am always happy to feature the works done with my brushes in the real life. Such as these Holiday Cards:

Seasons Greetings: Photoshop brushes applied (real life stories)

Seasons Greetings: Photoshop brushes applied (real life stories)

And here’s the hotel itself …  (it is placed right on the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, FL)

Seasons Greetings: Photoshop brushes applied (real life stories)

Uh, oh, … strawberries and wine :)

Seasons Greetings: Photoshop brushes applied (real life stories)

I truly believe Tammy when she says that it is a great place to stay and maybe, one day, you never know, I just might visit :)

Anyway, that’s it for today, thank you Tammy for using my Grunge Snowflake PS Brushes, which are, by the way – FREE to download after join GBG here. (read my free download policy and Terms Of Use for more info)

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Cheers, S*

Happy Holidays!

Dear visitors, my dear Green Bulb Gang present and future members!

What can I say?

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

December 2008 GBG eZine is just dispatched and it will make many of you happy!

This is because this issue is the compilation of the best of exclusive 2008 Green Bulb Gang FREE downloads!

We wanted to end this year with a bang!

Happy Holidays!

So, loads of love, passion, success and happiness! That’s what I wish you in the New Year – 2009!

Have fun and don’t you ever forget to have fun creating!

Love,
Silvia

Some Images from The Christmas Fair

Some Images from The Christmas Fair

Guys and gals,

Just a small post about this years Christmas Fair, Susanne and myself. As my old visitors already know, this year the Artists Society selected me along with some 20 artists who are allowed to set up their own “cabin” at this years Christmas Fair.

So, we did it!

I am selling my own stuff like, photos on wood, diaries, wooden candle holders and Susanne sells her socks and pantyhose.

And here are some images (taken late at night):

Some Images from The Christmas Fair

Some Images from The Christmas Fair

Some Images from The Christmas Fair

Some Images from The Christmas Fair

Holiday Gift Tags – Free Download

Yep, I’m all in Christmas atmosphere, giving giving giving … :)

While my little Poofitza sleeps behind the computer screen only her tail, lurking from behind, gives away her presence and I’m thinking about this years Christmas presents for my family.

It was always like this, our (wider) family gets together each year for Christmas. A Christmas tree, 15-20 family members, specially arranged dinner table, many good looking and even better tasting sweets and of course: many many presents under the Christmas tree.

Well, for last few years I thought a little about all these presents… and I realized that I should probably abandon old traditional approach and do something completely different this year. So, I decided: this year I will donate all of our Christmas presents budget to the SOS Children’s Village! And children will make 20 drawings for my family members with Christmas greetings! So, in Christmas spirit we will donate to the ones in need, our family members will get Christmas drawings and everyone will be happy. I’ll post some of the drawings, as soon as I get them in Thursday.

HoHoHo!

And, here is a little something for YOU! Yes you, the one who reads this :))!

8 Christmas Gift Tags

In Christmas spirit, what better DIY idea can you have? These tags are specially made for Christmas gifts, what can I say, “Original by bsilvia” :) just add names and  -voila! Of course, the more you play with them – the better, you can add more brushes, for instance. Or, you don’t have to, you can print them out as they are and just add names on the printout.

OK Enough talking, here they are

Click here to download 8 Christmas Gift Tags, they’re all in one zipped file (3MB)

Sorry, 5 days subscription free download offer expired. However, you can still get those! Join GBG and enjoy this free download + more than 1500 other free downloads. Please read about our free download policy and join our GBG for more free downloads. Thanks!

All tags are 2.7in wide and 4.7in high; PNG files; PRINT READY 300 ppi

Holiday Gift Tags   Free Download

And, in case you’d like to know what I used to create these tags, here is the list (recipe :)):

Print them, cut them out, use them on your presents and most of all  – have fun!

Love you all,
Silvia

The End of The “Becky” Story

December 14, 2008 |  by  |  Photoshop Brushes  |  14 Comments

Guys,
Fist, I want to let you know how much I appreciate the support you’ve given me after someone called “Becky” attacked me heavily, calling me names and using vulgar words just because she had issues navigating through my blog. As she promised (if it is “she”  – I can’t really know), she downloaded most of the free files (mostly Photoshop brushes) from my blog and uploaded them on 4shared.com.

Thank you Joanne for letting me know. I already reported that.

So, of course, I felt hurt and pissed after I heard about it. I believe you would feel the same. If someone takes your work and offers it to the world as their own, it would piss anyone, right?

But then I gave it a second thought. I realized that I can not really hate that person. On the contrary, I felt kinda pity for her. She did not really hurt me by doing that.

How come?

Well, for one, I did feel distressed for a while, but I could not withstand negative emotions for too long. They start to hurt the one who retains them. “Becky”, obviously, retained negative emotions for a long time since she took the effort to do all this downloading and then uploading to that 4shared.com site. Her negative emotions made damage to her, not to me. It’s pure physics.

Secondly, people who use stolen intellectual property are people who don’t know how to make nice and beautiful things, it just doesn’t go together. Why? Well, if you steal it means that you have rotten mind, if you have rotten mind you can not create nice and useful things. And that’s it, plain and simple. That’s how things work.

And, in the end, I believe that this whole thing made me a better person. I learned something about myself and I am happy about what I found out. I found out that I can not withhold negative emotions for long. I found out that I can remain positive and not hate even when something is stolen from me.

In addition, through all this support I was receiving since this happened, I learned that there are much much more good people than bad ones. I learned that there are many people who appreciate my work and that is THE BIGGEST REWARD OF THEM ALL! So, all this filled me up with positive emotions, enthusiasm and optimism about the “Life, universe and everything” (You gotta read that book if you haven’t done so already).

I truly hope that “Becky” person will realize that she(or he – again) only hurt herself in the end. Not anyone else. With the feeling of hate and all other negative emotions she’s overwhelmed with, she just did damage to herself.

So, the moral of the story is: When the going gets tough, find the power to remain positive and loving person no matter what. We all knew that from before, but sometimes it’s good to be reminded.

And this is the end of the “Becky story”.

I promise to come up with nicer stories for as we look forward to Christmas and the New Year of 2009.

Love you all,

Silvia

Hand Painted Woman’s Pantyhose

Hello!

By now, everyone knows that we have a cat. Well, it’s not just a cat, it’s really our family member. So, when I have something to do – she must help me or she will be very very sad or even offended!

Hand Painted Womans Pantyhose

In one of my previous posts I was already telling you about a friend of mine who pursues her dream of succeeding with her small company that makes pantyhose’s.  (you can see our previous photo sessions here: first and second) Another girl, our friend too, is really great illustrator, so she draw a few illustrations directly on four pairs of pantyhose’s, using some special textile colors so that the illustrations don’t get washed away. She even made special unique packaging!

Hand Painted Womans Pantyhose

Huh, did I mention that we have our own booth at this years Christmas fair? Yeah, that’s where we’re selling our stuff. She sells her products (socks and pantyhose) and I’m selling my photography applied to wooden surface, small hand made diaries that I also make myself, some gift-bags, wooden candle holders, and so on … This is how “Dragon” illustration looks like on the leg :) (plastic leg, of course)

Hand Painted Womans Pantyhose

So today, in my small, improvised photo studio I made a few shots of these panty’s for a poster that we plan to hang out on our booth.

Of course, Poofitza (our cat) didn’t let me to do it alone. So, I created this special poster only for fun!

Hand Painted Womans Pantyhoses - Poster

Love,
Silvia

Scrapbook goodies by Vivayne

I have received so many support through your emails and comments that I just can’t thank you enough! So I dedicated this post to Vivayne.

Vivayne sent me an email accompanied with some of scrapbook goodies she created with my Photoshop brushes. Anyway, here are the links, right down below you can see some of her work which I think is awesome!

Scrapbook goodies by Vivayne

- Download Vivayne Word Art here -

Thank you Vivayne for sharing your scrapbook goodies (word art and journal cards) and keep it coming! :)

Scrapbook goodies by Vivayne
- Download Vivayne Journal Card here -

Photoshop Brushes used:
Hearts set (32), free LITE edition available after joining GBG
Retro Swirls set (18), free LITE edition was available in Summer GBG Newsletter only (will be re-issued in last 2008. Newsletter with other Newsletter only Photoshop brushes)

Love,
Silvia

A message to the “one” who called herself “Becky”

December 11, 2008 |  by  |  Photoshop Brushes  |  22 Comments

Dear one who had no courage to leave your real name or email address,

Calling me names only because you couldn’t find FREE downloads, it’s cheap. And even if you could not find it you could have nicely asked me about it. Not to mention that you reported my provider as a spammer. It is such a sad sad waste of a life and time.

Your threats that you will sell my work without following my TOU are silly. You can’t hurt me this way. Just yourself. Why can’t you see that?

Also, dear “Becky”, it’s interesting that you didn’t have the courage to leave your real email address. Because of you, for a moment, I felt like deleting all of my FREE downloads. But I will not do that. Simply because of all the good people who visit my blog. It’s a pity that you did not leave your email address. We have a lot to talk about.

Please leave your email here. Show some courage, stand behind so many vulgar words you wrote to me.

Best,
Silvia

Free Download: Christmas Card Template

Free Download: Christmas Card Template

Gang! It’s time! Send your Christmas Cards now!

And, as always, I am here to help you out, tickle your imagination and offer some free downloads.

So, for today, I prepared a printable Christmas Card Template!

Go figure, I used Christmas Photoshop Brushes Set (and this Set only) to create this card template. Now it is handed over to you to use it as you see fit. You can (should :)) add wording, or you could – just experiment: add new brushes, new graphical elements, change font, change colors, etc … etc …

Let your imagination do the rest.

That is why this card is made available in Photoshop (.psd) format.

Finish it as you see fit, print it out, fold it in the middle and – voila! Here is your brand new Christmas Card!

Christmas Card Template

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This card is also made to show you what are the possibilities of  Christmas Photoshop Brushes Set. So, if you would like to play some more, feel free to get it.

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