Saturday, March 19, 2016

Club Scrap March 2016 - Paris Flea Market - Technique Challenge

You all probably know by now that I had a surgery on my left arm on 1st March to repair the surgery from April 2015.  Right now, I am able to type with my right hand only as a result of being tightly bandaged and unable to move my fingers.

So this month I thought I would try to keep my blog post pretty simple and do a selection of the quick drop layouts that we get each month in our kits.  At this point you can all roll your eyes and laugh!  I cannot keep ANYTHING simple let alone my blog post and with such a gorgeous kit this is no surprise.

As always - open up a new file, 12" x 12" at 300ppi transparent background.

At this point, I opened one of the background papers and selected the pink using the eyedropper tool.  Fill the background using the paint bucket tool and you have created a plain pink background.

This is where the fun starts.  I noticed in the forum that Lisa Dolezal is hosting a Master Board Swap based on this month's technique challenge so I thought I would play along.  Make a new layer and create a stamp by using the define brush preset under the edit menu and stamp within the new layer.

Continue to make brushes and stamp until you have a result that pleases you.  In this case, I have stamped in colors selected from the background papers by using the eyedropper tool.

Here is what I have so far.

I have continued to add more stamps and now have a finished piece.

Now to finalise, merge visitible layers together and you now have your new background.  It does not stop there for me.  I added  blank transparent layer beneath the background, cut out a hole and added one of the beautiful clusters on top of the background.

I have now filtered and recolored a photo and added it to the layout.

I think I am now done with the layout.  I do hope you all like what I did.