Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop May 2016 - Creative License

May Day came and went without a flurry of activity here except for the arrival of my digital kit from Club Scrap.  Who can resist playing with a new set of digital toys the moment they arrive?  So I did the two page layout of the month challenge and posted in the forum via a fairly circuitous route, assisted by none other than our very own Julie.  So here is a shout out to you Julie.  Thank you very much for your help and on a Sunday as well!

So when this arrived yesterday, of course, I downloaded and installed and opened everything up in my Adobe Bridge.

What an absolutely gorgeous array of goodies and what a wonderful color palette.  Since today is only 2nd May, I have no clue yet what I would like to share with you all so I am going to put my thinking cap on and come back on another day to complete a digital project.

Now it is 17th May and I am two dental surgeries later.  Time to actually write my blog post for this month!

First off when I reopened my bridge only the alphas and stamps came up so I cut out one of the stamps and made a brush with it.

To make the brush, select the stamp you want, go to edit>define brush preset and you have your brush.  Now on to open the papers and embellies and other goodies that came with our kits.  At the same time as opening everything in our kit, I went off in search of a photo and found this of my friend David with a close friend of his in Australia.

So now I think I have everything that I need to make up a new page.

Ok - I chose my background and a simple embellishment and photo and this is what I have so far.

This is such a happy photo!

At this point, I have selected the brush preset that I made earlier and am going to use it as an eraser.

I brushed the stamp as an eraser on the aqua background paper and as a result have revealed another background paper beneath.

Also used a layer style to "extrude" the lower background paper through the aqua paper.  Now all I need to do is sort out a style for the photo.

All I did was add a soft drop shadow and an 8 point white stroke to the photo and there you have it.   This is a really simple and quick layout and I think the simplicity really makes this photo pop out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.