Sunday, August 30, 2015

Morning Cawkey

My granddaughter Risa, having her morning Cawkey.

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Artsy Template Multi Pack 5 (modified)
Artplay Palette Airy
Foto Glow Mix 1

Process:With this one I started with my pictures that were adjusted in the camera raw function.  I chose the template that would work for placement value, turned off all layers except for the photo frames.  Placed my photos knowing that I would use one of them to blend into the background.  Placed solid paper 1 and Papier 4 above that.  I moved papier 4 towards the left a
quarter of the way and used the gradient brush to soften the edge, this allowed the solid paper to show through.  I masked one of the photos and blended it into the background with soft light.  I chose that photo because it was a bit blurry, but still wanted to use it for the facial expression.  for the rest of the layout I turned on some of the template layers, recolored some of them and then finished off with my title, journaling and element placement.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


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ArtPlay mini Palette 4 You - for a limit time (Aug.28 thru Sept. 4th) this is free with a $14.00 purchase in the Anna store.
Subtle Quotes Life 1

Process: Simple used background paper1, clipped photo to the brush mask incluced in this mini.  Added flower brush in white, added flowers and used gradient map to brighten the color a bit.  I did that by using blending mode overlay and reducing the opacity.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Heart Beach

For years I've collected Lisi Martin cards, when I saw this kit I knew I had the perfect background for one of my favorite cards.

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ArtPlay Heart Beach
Subtle Quotes Beach 1
Melange FotoBlendz4
Sparkle Edge Overlays1

Process:  Used Papier #4 as my base, used Melange FotoBlendz 4 as a clipping mask for my card.  Placed Gold Paint 1 and frame under the photo, reducing size to fit the area.  Placed my element cluster above the photo and added wordart.

Eli's 1st day of Kindergarten_2014

Eli last year, his first day in kindergarten.  He'll start first grade next how time flies.

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ArtPlay Studious Studious.html
Learn Wordart No 2
MultiMedia School No 1
NoteBook No 2

Process:  Used solid papier3 for my base, placed photo where I wanted it and did a reverse mask on it.  Used a brush to bring in areas of the picture I wanted to keep.  Played with transfers to see which one would work the best.  Added Multimedia behind the photo and finished off with
some of the notebook spirals and graphic paper overlays.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Deer Friend

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Artsy Layered Template 203

ArtPlay Mountain High

Process: Thanks to Anna putting this template together I didn't have to do much. I began with turning off all the layers but the frames. I clipped my picture to the frame mask. I added a papier to the first layer and began turning on one layer at a time above that. I either decided not to use that layer or colored or clipped a transfer or papier to it. To finish it off I add a couple of elements title and a short explanation of were the picture was taken.

Collins Lake 2015

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ArtPlay Mountain High
Mountain High WordART No 1

Process: Started with Papier #2, enlarged my photo to fit across the page. Placed brush #2, duplicating it 2X and merging each one (this darkened it enough to use as a mask), clipped photo to it. Brush #5 duplicate and merge, place on page, duplicate photo and clip to brush 5. Added some transfers, wordart and elements to finish it off.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Beach Love

Check out Anna's Blog later today for the "Writing in Sand" tutorial.

Artsy Template MultiPack 7
ArtPlay Beach
Beach Template Album No 1A (used elements and sand)
Beach Template Album No 1D (used elements)

Process: I placed my photos and then chose which background paper to use I copied the background 3 times moved them around and masked off two of the layers, bring in only the areas I needed to cover some areas of the original layer. I brought in some of the transfers, recolored some of the stains that were in this template. Added some elements from the beach template series and finished off with Aaron's name changed to look like he had written it in the sand.