Hi Crafty Friends,
There's a new "anything goes" challenge just started at Polkadoodles, do all my blog friends join in their challenges already? I hope I inspire you with my cards using their gorgeous products.
I created a lounge room Christmas scene with a few different items using PNG files before I printed them. I used a gorgeous pre-coloured Christmas girl by the fire from Winnie Winterland, I added a Christmas tree behind her from Winnie White Christmas and brick "wallpaper" from Little Dudes and sentiment from Winnie White Christmas .
Using PNG files to build a scene: I don't know how well a teacher I am lol but this is so easy to do on the computer. Just add all the elements you want to use into a Word document and roughly size them to suit. The main things to remember when using PNG's is to right click on the item, then choose "wrap text", then "square" which then lets you move your images all around the page and over each other. The best thing to do is put your main image in the centre then bring the other items into the scene - to bring items to the back and front of the scene (For example when I put this scene together I added the Christmas tree after the girl but I wanted it behind her so I clicked on the tree then clicked on the "send backward" choice.) To do this click on the "format" tool at the top of the page and you'll then see it gives you the option to move the images in front and behind other images. If it doesn't seem like it's moving backwards just keep clicking until it does. The reason for this is that each item you add to a scene is a different "layer" so it only takes it back or forwards one layer at a time. I hope someone has found this helpful and maybe gives it a try if they have PNG files but haven't known how to use them. They don't all need to be from the same brand so it's really fun to play around with but occasionally you will find a PNG that has a white instead of transparent background.
Have a great weekend,