Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cousins

My granddaughters having fun with their cousins.

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Among Friends
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=10008200
Friends Wordart 3
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=10008169

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
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=10008082&cat=383&page=1
Different Strokes 9
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=46572&page=1
Water Color FotoBlendz 1
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=30886&page=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
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=47649
Artsy Layered Template No 138
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=47411&cat=383&page=1
6 X 6 Artsy Kardz Wonderful
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=10008042&cat=383&page=1
Urban Stitchez Korners No 2
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=47648&cat=383&page=1
4 X 6 Artsy Kardz
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=10008043&cat=383&page=1

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

Tulip

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Wonderful
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=47649
Melange FotoBlend
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=47647
Tissue Texture No 4
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=45659&page=1
Sparkle Edge Overlays No !
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=46244&page=1
ArtPlay Blossom
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=30389&page=1
ArtPlay Bask
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=30884&page=1
Different Strokes No 9
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=46572&page=1
Stitched by Anna White 4
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=27840&page=2
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

Glamorous


Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Routine
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/search.php?mode=search&page=1
ArtPlay Enamored
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/search.php?mode=search&page=1
FotoBlendz Overlay 6
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=46595&page=1
ArtPlay Happy Life (silver heart overlay)
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=46756&page=1
Artplay Harvest (splatter)
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=45214&page=1
ArtPlay Viaggio (frame)
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=31151&page=1
ArtPlay Snapshot (copper string – recolored)
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=44824&page=1
ArtPlay Bask (edge overlay)
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=30884&page=1
ArtPlay Crazy Life (overlay)
http://www.oscraps.com/shop/product.php?productid=29597&page=1

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.