Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fun at the Waterpark

Risa playing at the water park

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Tutorial on using Camera Raw settings for editing
Artplay Oasis
Oasis No 1
Vacation Wordart No 1
Urban Threadz No 9
Summery Edge Overlay
Sparkle Edge Overlays 1

Process: Placed Artsy Paper 4B as my background.  Chose my photo, used my Camera Raw settings to adjust exposure and color.  See Tutorial on Anna's Blog.  Added reverse mask to photo and brushed out what I wanted to see, I did this because there were a lot of distractions behind Risa.  Clipped photo to one of the Oasis transfers, also added mask to transfer and erased some areas.  Next I added some brush work and erased some of the areas, added wordart and recolored as well as adding a white stroke.  Copied wordart and added it below the original wordart, colored it black and moved it one point down and to the left.  Worked on cluster to the left, added frame and decided to add a photo under it.  Clipped photo to one of the brush 10.  Duplicated photo and used blend mode linear dodge.  Added edges and recolored.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Water Slide Fun

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Artsy Layered Template 196
ArtPlay Pallet Summery
ArtPlay Beach
Urban Stitchez8
12X12 Overlay5

Process Notes: I modified Artsy Template by disabling some of the layers.  I added 2 papiers, Solid Papier #1 and on top of that one I used Papier #3.  Next I copied the slide picture I used 4 additional times, placing each one below the frame and clipping themto the photo mask.  The 5th picture I placed on the bottom photo mask above the frame.  For that photo I used the reverse masking technique and brushed in the areas of the photo I wanted to show.  (Kaitlyn sliding, and the water below the slide).  I then added wordart, elements and an edge finish.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sea Shells

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Pallet Summery
ArtPlay Beach
Summery Edge Overlays 1
Urban Stitchez8
Watercolor Photo of shells by Martha Marlette

Process Notes: Started with Artplay Summery solid paper4, added shell watercolor photo after removing it's original background, I did that by using the Paint Bucket plus set the mode to clear. This type of background removel works great if the background is a solid color.  I then created the title and added various elements
and edges.

Ice Cream

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Pallet Summery
Summer Wordart4
MultiMedia Suns1
FotoBlendz WaterColor1

Process:  Started with Summery Artsy Paper4 for my background.  Added FotoBlendz Watercolor1 as a base, duplicated it and turned it a bit to cover the straight edge and merged the two.  Clipped my photo to it. I wanted to create a bit of a border around the blended photo, so I duplicated the FotoBlendz with the photo and placed it below the original.  On the bottom FB I used the blend mode Color Dodge, which made it white, I enlarged it a bit and it created a great border.   I added the Summery Edge Overlay and used a gradient Overlay, I wanted a stronger effect so I duplicated the layer. I then added various elements, overlays ,strokes to finish this up.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


I needed some sense of peace today, working on this layout has helped.

Just added a few more elements and can call it done.
Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artsy Blendz Origins_Paper2
Artplay Serenity
Artplay Socialize (painted edge overlay)
Artplay Viaggo (Scroll 1)
Artplay Sparkle (Paint overlay 1)
Sea Sprinklez 1
Watercolor FotoBlendz1 (modified)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Risa and Gampi 2015

My absolute favorite picture from Memorial Day photo shoot.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artsy Template 172 (modified)
ArtPlay Capture
Artsy Transfers Capture
Multimedia Hearts1
Wood wordarts3
Artplay Across the Miles (button flower)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Risa at Casa De Fruta 2015

Risa at Casa De Fruta playing on the train.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Frames from Artsy Template 193 (enlarged a little bit)
ArtPlay Breakaway – I just love the blues and whites in this kit.
UrbanStitchez 9
Urban Stitchez 8
Urban Stitchez 2
MultiMedia Flowers3