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NEW – Featured Designer: Wilro&co

Here at Faith Sisters, we are very blessed to have so many wonderful digital scrapbooking designers who help us in our shop. Every other Sunday, we will feature some our outstanding designers!

Rowena, (AKA Wilro&co Designs) has been with our shop from the very beginning. She helped shape our shop into what it is today! Recently Ro has been working on her photography business and has created some wonderful photography story board templates and many more resources for photographers. Check out Ro’s store for these resources currently on sale and many of her one of a kind hand drawn items for digital scrapbooking. You will love what she has!

FlowerRo, please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Ro and I’ve been married for 16 years and have 3 beautiful (and at times challenging!) daughters. I am a Christian, and we are blessed to now live at the beach on NSW South Coast Australia. I am a physiotherapist, and ran my own private practice for about 15 years in the NSW outback before hubby getting a transfer to the coast. I now work as a rehabilitation consultant….and a digiscrap designer and photographer when I can fit it in! I was introduced to paper scrapbooking by some good friends whilst we lived way out west!


Flower
What are some of the life lessons that scrapbooking has taught you?

I realized early on in scrapping that children are vain little things….and will spend hours looking at anything that contains a picture of themselves. I would repeatedly try and ‘tell’ my girls something that I wanted them to learn – often to no avail. BUT if I wrote it down in an amusing way and slapped a big photo of them on it, it was guaranteed reading. They would spend hours on the lounge pouring over their scrapbook. They could quote it back to me word for word. I figured I needed to harness this phenomenon to my advantage.
One of the most important things to me as a mother is to see my children grow to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and a personal relationship with him. Again this is something you can ‘tell’ a child about, but it is something that they have to internalise for themselves. I use my scrapping (along with that big photo of them slapped on the page) to help them develop an understanding of what is really important in their lives, and decisions they have to make about where they will spend eternity. My motto for digiscrapping is “scrap the bigger picture”.

Flower
When did you start digital scrapbooking, designing and what made you get into it?

I’ve been digital scrapbooking for 3-4 years now, and selling designs for about 2. When I started I didn’t really realise how much digiscrap product was out there so kept trying to make the things that I wanted to use on my own personal layouts. After going to all that trouble, I figured I might as well sell it!


Flower
What inspires you to create your designs?


I get inspiration from lots of places – but a lot of the colours I use together come from kids clothing!


Flower
Can you share your favorite scrapbooking or design tip with our Faith Sisters?

Hmmmm….like the really super secret stuff? LOL!

I like realistic shadows. Sometimes the drop shadow functions just doesn’t give you the depth that you want to make the element look real. I tend to add a blank layer under the element (particularly non-symmetrical / unusual shaped items like bows). If you ctrl+click on the bow to make it’s shape active, you can fill the layer below with a dark grey bow shape. Then use the warp tool to pull the shadow out from the corners a bit – while thinking about which direction you have your light source coming from and thinking about what parts of the element are further away from the page and would cast more shadow. Then add some guassian blur, set the layer mode to ‘multiply’, and wind down the opacity a bit if it is too strong 🙂


Flower
How do you find the time to do so many wonderful designs?

Yes – that’s the trick isn’t it? I’m not sure I am so good at that bit. I’ll do some designing – and then work gets busy so I don’t do much for a while. I find designing relaxing though…I’ve been known to play in Photoshop instead of doing a functional capacity evaluation for work 😉

Flower
What is your favorite scripture verse?


1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

The following are some of Ro’s favorite photography resources in her shop!

10x20 Adjustable Storyboard Template 2

12x12 Adjustable Photopaper 1

20x20 Adjustable Storyboard Template 3

12x12 Adjustable Photopaper 4

Here are her favorite digitals scrapbooking goodies in her shop:

Draft Alpha Solid

Natural Grunge

Paper Dolls

Sweet Things

And now, here are some freebies from Rowena, just for you!


5x7 Adjustable Card Template sample

5×7 Adjustable Card Template sample

This is not a standard scrapbooking .png template. It contains a layered .psd file for the 5×7 card which can be altered to all the templates shown…
$18.00
It's Free!

… more info


Clipping Mask freebie

Clipping Mask freebie

6 clipping masks and a tutorial to get you started
It's Free!

… more info


Quickpage Freebies1

Quickpage Freebies1

4 quick pages to let you sample Willro&co Designs!
It's Free!

… more info


Quickpage Freebies2

Quickpage Freebies2

4 quick pages to let you sample Willro&co Designs!
It's Free!

… more info


Word freebie

Word freebie

A quick kit with a background paper, a notepaper, a vellum pocket, 3 different headings and a staple to attach them.
It's Free!

… more info

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