Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 2015 Club Scrap Blog Hop - London Calling

Good morning everyone

Back on 1st February I was totally into the idea of downloading this kit but like many of you, my download kit pointed to Constellations!  Needless to say, I did not have to wait too long for this glitch to be fixed and want to give Julie a shout out for being on top of this for all of us.

Anyway, I downloaded the kit and ended up having all kinds of problems installing it so I have only just managed to get it all installed to take a look.  All I can now say is Wow!

So now what do I do with all this loveliness?

I thought it would be a good idea to revisit using masks in a creative way and what did I see - we got an absolutely gorgeous mask in London Calling.


Now for a photo.  


You can see that I have played around a bit with the photo and that the orientation of the photo is somewhat different than that of the mask.  Never fear.  All will work out.

Bring the photo onto the mask and create a clipping mask.  Add a stroke frame - in this case white around the photo.


Now open up your London Calling papers.  Chose one that you feel will work with your photo and place it under the photo but above the clipping mask.  Make the clipping mask and here you will see that I have changed the paper completely.


To do what you see go to the image menu and match color - you can then play around with the sliders until you get something that you like and hit ok.  Once done you will have something like what you see above.  At this point, merge your visible layers in order to preserve the transparent background.

Open a new file 12" x 12" on a transparent background at 300 ppi.


Bring in your merged photo and mask and close out the original.

Add a background beneath the photo/mask layer.  In this case I have darkened the background considerably to make the photo/mask layer pop.


Now you can have all kinds of fun playing with stamps and embellishment to complete the layout.


Here is my completed layout.

I hope you have enjoyed the process today and will come back to my blog again.  Your next stop is:


















34 comments:

  1. Stunning lay-out, Annette!
    Cheerio!

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  2. I absolutely love the colors! I like how you selected out and colored parts of your picture. Well done Annette!

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  3. Beautiful layout using those awesome skills, Annette! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  4. Beautiful job on it Annette. Love the finished layout!

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    1. Thank you very much Jill - Hope you are doing a bit better with your arm.

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  5. Great job with your digital layout Annette. And thanks for the shout out, it definitely was a team effort. :)
    The photo is stunning!

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  6. Bless your heart Julie. Thank you so much.

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  7. I obviously need to spend time with photoshop. Stunning!

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  8. I'll have to play with those masks a bit now that I've seen your beautiful page. Have a great day Annette!

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  9. So kind that you share your skills with us. That layout is so gorgeous, those colors that just pop are so great, and creative, of course!!!

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    1. As always Kay, your comment means so much to me. thank you.

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  10. Thank you so much for the tutorial on the masks. I sometimes forget to use those. Gorgeous background!

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  11. Thanks so much for the reminder of using a background with a mask, I tend to use pictures, love how the picture on top really stands out.

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    1. Thanks my dear - hope the knee gets better quickly.

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  13. Eye catching and thank you for the how to..fascinating.

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