Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CS Blog Hop December 2015 - Navigation

It's that time of the month again.  This month I am doing something extremely special for someone extremely special.

This is by way of a major shout out to Karen who is totally tireless in her administration of the Club Scrap Blog and the monthly Blog Hop.  So Karen, stand up and take a bow!

I came across this photo on facebook a day or two ago and thought what an absolutely adorable photo and what can I do to bring it back to life?

























After a couple of hours of playing around with this, I came up with this version.  Karen I really hope you like what I did.


























Now I opened up everything that came with Navigation in my Bridge.

















I hope you can see from the colors in the thumbnails that this kit lends itself really well to my restored version of the photo.  So I immediately opened up a new file 12" x 12" on a transparent background at 300 ppi. I also pulled in the restored photo.


















I have added some bokeh style scatters and placed the restored photo on top of the scatters.  Now I am going back to the bridge to select the papers I want to use.

















Tinker around time to see what looks best.  Back in a minute with what I ended up with!

















I think you can also see that I have made each layer have a style and created a frame effect with the photo using strokes.  At this point, I went ahead and pulled in a bow and one of the cut-aparts to use on this layout.


















I am going to go ahead and change the color of the cut-apart a bit so that it matches up a bit better with the rest of the layout.  Also I moved the bow so it looks like it attaches the cut-apart to the layout.


















I really don't think this layout needs anything else except to resize the bow.


















Hopefully our very own and wonderful Karen does not mind what I have done here and also does not mind that I have posted this without her permission.  I will of course email Karen with a hi-resolution version of the layout and the restored version of the photo that originally came off Facebook.

I also wanted to take this opportunity of wishing each and every one of you a wonderful, healthy and happy 2016.

Your next stop is:

http://capecodscrapper.blogspot.com/2015/12/club-scrap-navigation-blog-hop.html

38 comments:

  1. Wow,Annette,you are a magician on the computer, you made the photo so vibrant and the final result is beautiful!
    Wishing you and Mr. Wonderful a very Happy, Healthy and creative New Year.

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    1. Thanks Hetty - I did have fun doing this.

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  2. How very thoughtful of you to do this for Karen, I am sure she will be thrilled! Wishing you and yours a wonderful and healthy 2016!It seemed like you were under a bit of personal physical construction this last year.Congratulations on kicking the smoking habit, may you reap many great benefits form that struggle.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Hopefully the physical stuff will sort itself out. I do have dental surgery coming up and another surgery on my left arm to remove the titanium hardware. We will see what happens after that.

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  3. wonderful!! Always amazing what can be done with a computer and clearly you have it mastered.

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  4. The restored photo turned out so well . . . I can't wait to share it with my Dad. Thanks for all the kind words. I love this part of my job--rubbing elbows with creative types is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing this Annette . . . Happy New Year!

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  5. Great work with the photo, and the layout is wonderful. Such a great way to preserve these memories.

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  6. Amazing and awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow, Annette! You are so very talented and generous! Wonderful restoration of the photo and the layout is frame worthy.

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  8. That is awesome, Annette! You really did bring that photo back to life. What a precious memory!

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  9. Excellent results in so many ways! And such a worthy task, it will be appreciated greatly I'm sure!

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  10. Beautiful job on the photo and the LO!! Have a wonderful and adventurous 2016!!

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  11. Wow - that restored photo is amazing! Fabulous job Annette! Have a Happy New Year!

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  12. What a great layout and the outcome of the touched up photo looks fantastic. Happy new year

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Happy new year to you too.

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  13. Your improvement of he photo is wonderful. I also I like the contrast of the tree shade in the picture and the circles on the page.

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  14. What a lovely way to say thank you, Annette. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Pam. Happy new year to you andyours.

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  15. Wow! Love how you enhanced the photo!

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    1. Thank you very much. Happy new year to you.

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  16. Your directions are very thorough and easy to follow!

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