Sunday, July 27, 2014

Make Lemonade

My granddaughter Kaitlyn and her cousin.  She loves anything sour, looking at this picture makes my mouth pucker and water…..

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Vintage Summer
WaterColor Foto Blendz 3
Sparkle Edge Overlay 1
Stained Skribble Summer 2
UrbanThreadz No 5
Vintage Summer No 1

Process:  I used an action by Florabella Luxe called Mademoiselle on my photo to make it pop.  I clipped the photo to the watercolor FotoBlendz. The photo of the lemons I got from the web extracted it and added a shadow.  Created a Lemonade label using the stroke function and added additions text and elements to finish my layout.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Risa's Pieces

Baby Template Album No 1B
ArtPlay Sweet Pea (lace)
ArtPlay Why Not

Process:  The photos needed some work on them since they were taken on an iphone and not good quality.  In order to have a more uniform look I lighten some of them to match the lighting of the others.  I duplicated and used the Screen mode, some I lowered the opacity because they were too bright.  One of the photo’s was really grainy and I used some steps to soften it a bit (instructions coming soon).  I then changed them to BW and used the gradient map on the photos to get a more unified tone.  Once that was done I added my elements and journaling.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


One of my favorite pictures of my granddaughter Kaitlyn and her dad.

ArtPlay Moments
Jazzed Up LoopDaLoops 4
FotoBlendz Overlay 6
SparkleEdge Overlay 1
Process:  Started with the paperie for a background, added the FotoBlendz mask to the area I wanted to place my photo.  I clipped my photo to it, adjusted the mask by pulling the horizontal areas to show more of the photo.  Added the loopdaloop below the mask because I only wanted the outer areas to frame my photo.  I added the wordart, elements and a few splatters.  One thing I did do with one of the brushes is add a stroke (size 1) because I wanted it to be a bit bolder.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Risa 7-4-14

I know the photos are blurry, I tried to fix them as best I can.  Although they are still a bit blurry I just had to scrap these pictures anyway.  Such personality.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Love WordArt No 4
ArtPlay Joyful
ArtPlay Cultivate
WaterColor  Template Album1C pg 11

Risa 8 months

This latest kit of Anna’s was perfect to scrap the latest pictures of my granddaughter Risa.

Anna Aspnes
Artplay Et Violia
ArtPlay Bask (Overlay edge)
Multimedia Bursts No 1
WaterColor Template Album No 1D
UrbanThreadz No 4

Captivated Visions Mishmash Blendme Stash 6

Process:  I wanted to combine a couple of papers and get a muted effect so I used one of CV mishmash masks, love how this shows bits and pieces of each paper.  I added the photos, the chalk board one is my daughters board she keeps the stats of Risa on, when I pulled it up to show the pounds and inches the “Eight” disappeared, so I used the font “Return to Sender”, it fit the board perfectly!  I finished off with transfers and elements to add a bit of color to the background….

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Fun 2

My granddaughter Sydney back in 2009, her nickname at the time was Birdie, hence the little bird attached to the banner.

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Water Color Template Album No. 1C
ArtPlay Summer Days
MultiMedia Summer No 1

Process:  Clipped photo’s to layout, chose background paper, then added some transfers and textures.  Finished off with elements and journaling.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Fun

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Water Color Template Album No. 1C
ArtPlay Splash
Swimming WordART2
Stained Skribble Summer No 2
ArtsyKardz Splash Multipack
Acrylic Alpha Number set No 1
ArtPlay Summer Days
Coming Soon
Punched Words No 1
Coming Soon

Process:  Clipped photo’s to template – used papier for background-filled remaining Floto frames with Artsy Kardz Multipack.  Used Stained scribble on background and used blend mode overlay. Added splats and dribbles.  Finished with journaling and Punched Words.