Sunday, April 13, 2014


My granddaughters having fun with their cousins.

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Among Friends
Friends Wordart 3

Process:  Original photo was a sepia tone, I wanted to change it to BW, so I went into my adjustment layer and used the Black and White adj., it still needed a little tweaking so I adjusted the brightness and contrast.  I placed it on the background paper I wanted and used brush #14 as a clipping mask, added the frame and several brushes and transfers to complete my layout.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Burano Italy

By Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Getaway
Different Strokes 9
Water Color FotoBlendz 1
4X6 AersyKardz Getaway –
***Coming Soon***

By Brandy Murry
Action Pak – Ultra Artist

Process: Used Brandy Murry’s action Pak to prepare my photo, giving it a slight watercolor style.  Combined a couple of FotoBlendz to get a softer shape to clip my photo too.  Added various transfers and strokes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Butterfly Kisses

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Wonderful
Artsy Layered Template No 138
6 X 6 Artsy Kardz Wonderful
Urban Stitchez Korners No 2
4 X 6 Artsy Kardz

Process:  I started with Artsy Template 138 and turned off the picture frame on the upper right corner.  I put the picture I wanted in the other two, erasing part of the upper frame to give the butterfly an OOB look.  I started adding paper and using the ArtsyKardz  for clipping to the various textures, paints, stains that Anna has already built into the template.  Found a butterfly quote and finished it off.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Wonderful
Melange FotoBlend
Tissue Texture No 4
Sparkle Edge Overlays No !
ArtPlay Blossom
ArtPlay Bask
Different Strokes No 9
Stitched by Anna White 4
Font for Tulip (Scriptina)

Process:  I first chose my photo, placed it in the center of my page.  Added the FotoBlend and clipped my photo to it.  I then added artsy paper #2.  Moved my photo around to fit it on the page to best showcase it.  I decided I wanted more of the tulip edge to show so I went to the FotoBlend layer, used a black brush at 50% opacity and painted some black in, since the photo is clipped to it, it added some more of the flower to the mask.  Below the mask layer I started to add some transfers to build more of the watercolor effect I wanted to achieve.  Right above the background layer I added the tissue texture to add more interest to the paper.  Above all the layers I added my embellishmennts (splats, stitches, buttoms and wreath.)  Finishing with the wordart from Artplay blossom and the Title.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Routine
ArtPlay Enamored
FotoBlendz Overlay 6
ArtPlay Happy Life (silver heart overlay)
Artplay Harvest (splatter)
ArtPlay Viaggio (frame)
ArtPlay Snapshot (copper string – recolored)
ArtPlay Bask (edge overlay)
ArtPlay Crazy Life (overlay)

Process:  I need to lighten my photo a bit, so I duplicated it and used screen mode,  using one of the artplay routine papers I added the FotoBlendz mask and clipped my photo to it.  I added the title and used a rough brush to grunge it up a bit.