Friday, August 29, 2014

Smores Anyone?

I just couldn't resist doing the August copy cat challenge, love that angled template....

For Oscraps August Copy Cat Challenge

Template by Timounette

By Anna Aspnes
Artplay Vivacity
Artplay Sweet Pea

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Anna Lift 8-23-14

This is for the Anna Challenge 8/23/14 – 8-29-14.  Thank you alemap for the inspiration.

Artplay Revel
Foto Inspired Edge Templates 4
Jazzed UP LoopDaLoops No 4
Framed FotoBlendz 1
FotoBlendz Overlays 6
Wordart Love No 4
Urban Stitchez Frames 1
Urban Stitchez 8

A Childs Trust

My granddaughter Sydney in 2008.

Everything by Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Breath
Tissue Textures 5
Urban Stitchez 8
Distressed Frames 2
ArtPlay Across The Miles (button)
ArtPlay Why Not (heart Transfer)
Punched Words 1
ArtPlay Flourish (String)
ArtPlay Loved (arrow recolored)
Watercolor Foto Blendz 3
Watercolor Foto Blendz 1
Framed FotoBlendez No 1
Scissored Hearts 2

Process:  Clipped photos to clipping masks, adjusted masks to better fit photos.  Added transfers, elements and journaling.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our Daily Bread

Some days are exceptionally trying, but we just need to slow down and take a moment to thank God for all the blessings He has given us, and to trust that He will always meet our needs…..Just believe and trust that He will provide our daily bread and more…..

Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Breath
****Coming Soon****
Breath Wordart
****Coming Soon****
Stained Edge Overlays 2
ArtPlay Knowledge (ribbon)
Urban Stitchez 6

Misc. items
Block Alpha by Jen Ulasiewicz (retired)

Process:  Chose background to best fit the pallet of the photo.  Used the transfer as a mask to clip the photo on.  Duplicated the photo 2X original layer I used the blend mode Soft light, 2nd layer Vivid blending mode at 35% opacity, top layer Soft light at 45% opacity.  Added various elements to finish off the layout.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Risa 10 months

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Watercolor Template Album No 1C
ArtPlay Revel – background paper
Urban Threadz No 5
Baby Template Album No 1F
***Coming Soon***
Acrylic AlphaNumber Set No 1

Process:  Replaced the mask in the watercolor template with one from the baby template as well as used the wordart for a softer effect.  Placed photos and elements and finished off with journaling.

Santa Cruz for my birthday

Jim surprised me with an outing to Santa Cruz for my birthday….we had a great time.

Everything by Anna Aspnes

FotoInspired Double Template No 75
ArtPlay Revel – background paper
ArtPlay Sea Life
ArtsyKardz Beach MultiPack
Urban Stitchez Misc.
Watercolor Shells 1
ArtPlay Ocean Cove

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Turning 60

Everything by Anna Aspnes

Artplay Revel
ArtsyKardz Revel Multipak
***Coming soon
Artsy Layered Template No 157
Celebrate Wordart
Multimedia Banners No 1

Process:  I used the template, but disabled some of the layers to simplify the background a bit.  Used the Color overlay function on some layers and transfers were attached to others.  The photo is untouched and used as it came out of my camera.  I didn’t really have two photos that were good enough to use so on the second photo frame I used one of the ArtsyKardz to add some texture and color.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Artplay Knowledge – coming soon
Book Textures No 1 – coming soon
Knowledge Wordart No 1 – coming soon
Urban Stitchez No 6
FotoBlendz Overlays 4

Photo by FaeStock

Process:  Clipped photo to mask, added brush (knowledge definition) masked it and used grungy brush to grunge it up a bit.  Copied and placed in several areas to add a bit of dimension.  Added elements and text to finish it.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


By Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Flourish
WaterColor Foto Blendz 5
Artsy Layered Template No 155
Artplay Vintage Summer
MuliMedia Branches No 2

Pictures are from “Seeds” I get emails from them that show some awesome pallet color combinations.  I just had to use these this time ….welllllll because as you know I LOOOOOOVE PURPLE.

Process:  I placed my photos and cropped them to fit the frames.  The salmon color rose I tweaked a bit by adding a gradient map and also Hue and Saturation to make the tones fit better with my beloved purples.  Anna always has paint, transfers in her template that you can color by adding additional transfers to them.  Some I added a color overlay filter (love this filter) and others I added various Anna overlays to add color.  I finished it by adding a focal point with my branch, lavender and button elements.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Cherish This

By Anna Aspnes

ArtPlay Flourish
ArtPlay Bask (Edge Overlay)
Hipster Plumes 31
Skinny Lined Overlays
WaterColor Foto Blendz 5
Urban Stitchez 6

By Natalie Designs
Wordart Weather

Process:  Used Florabella actions to make photo pop and clipped it to watercolor mask.  Added various elements to finish it up.