Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CS Blog Hop March 2016 - Paris Flea Market

Wow Wow Wow!  What an absolutely delightful kit this month.  I had intended to make just one blog entry this month because of my broken arm surgery.  But no.  Here is my second entry.

This month I thought I would show you how to make an overlay.  As always, open a new new blank file 12" x 12" on a transparent background.

Then go ahead and open up all the components of the kit.

Now I have opened up a couple of background papers which I am going to use to select colors which I am going to use with some of my own brushes.

At this point go into your brushes palette and take a look for something fuzzy and interesting in shape.

You will see that I have two blank layers open. The reason for this is that I like to put everything on its own layer.  That way you can move, delete, change each element with ease. Having selected a brush, I have made two layers each with a color selected from the kit using the eyedropper.  You can play around with the opacity of these layers.  In this case I made the opacities around 70%.

Open up the frame cluster embellies and you will find 3 totally gorgeous premade frame clusters.  Personally I find these so useful.

Select the one that you would like to use and add it to the next blank layer you have above the paint spatters.

I have added a script stamp beneath the frame cluster on another layer.  Also a spatter brush and ribbon on their own layers.  The ribbon has a drop shadow on it too.  Now I think the overlay is complete.

Save the file as a merged png and you can use it many more times.

You can of course erase the grey and pink paint splatters from within the frame prior to merging the visible layers.

Somewhere on my computer I have a photo that I would like to use beneath this overlay.  OK I found the photo and added a title and some journalling and now all I need is a background paper.

Background selected but you can see that the journalling and title have pretty much disappeared so all I have to do now is change the color of the text and voila!

I hope you have enjoyed my creative journey this month.


  1. Hi Annette! I love this page you did and will definitely "borrow" your saved PNG idea for future use! Have a great day!

  2. Such a pretty, detailed digi page. It really does look dimensional!

  3. What a great and deliciouspage, Annette.

  4. I love paint splatters! Great idea on saving for future uses. You're a genius!

    1. Flattery may get you everywhere! Thank you so much for saying so Lisa.

  5. Beautiful - and thanks for the png idea!

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