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Creativity Sparks Creativity

By Thursday, April 23, 2020 (MDT) One Comment

Today, Creative Team Viv Halliwell, is sharing ways to ensure Creativity Sparks Creativity.

Creativity Sparks Creativity



On days when…

  • The thoughts are blank
  • You feel a bit down.
  • And creating seems SO far away.

This is the time when you need to create the most. 

1. Keep It Simple

Make it as simple as you want it to be right now and focus on one thought or new idea to spark inspiration.

2. Translate Inspiration

Find an simple starting point for your layout design where some of the work has been done for you.

  • Begin with a pre-designed layered Template and modify as much (or as little) as you prefer.
  • Select a favorite ArtPlay Palette with inspiring shapes and or colors.
  • Choose a favorite photo to work with and focus editing before telling the story.
  • Create a layout design around favorite Quotes, Lyrics or Poems.

3. Create Layout Design

Gather your DigitalART Supplies and keep the process simple.

  • Go to File> New to create a New Layout.
  • Move an Artsy Paper onto your layout foundation.
  • Use the design area of the Artsy Paper to establish a focal point.
  • You can also create your own artsy layout foundation using a Solid Paper plus Transfers and Overlays.
  • Place a FotoBlendz Clipping Mask over the focal area of your layout design.
  • Clip a photo to the mask layer to instantly blend your photo.

Tip. Apply Blending Modes to enhance the artistry.

4. Embellish your Artistry

Support your blended photo with words and dimensional embellishments.

  • Make your embellishment selections based on Element Properties.
  • Place a couple of embellishments together to create a Cluster.
  • Add a WordART title and a few Elements to complete your design.
  • A complete list of Digital Art supplies for this layout can be found here.


Sometimes you have to fake until make it.

  • You won’t feel creative if you don’t give yourself the opportunity.
  • Find an easy way, such as those suggested above, to walk you through the process.
  • A creative practice will ALWAYS lead to some sort of creativity.

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  • Marnie Morgan says:

    A timely blog post as many may feel less energetic, less motivated during quarantine. Also, helpful steps for any beginner…moves the novice beyond the fear of the empty page. Anna has SO many resources to challenge and inspire as pointed out here. Thanks for the encouraging post, Viv!

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