Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CS Blog Hop September 2016 Garden Shed

Well who could resist playing with such a delightful kit immediately.  Well not quite immediately for me as I got very busy and spent most of Thursday 1st September in the dentist chair.

Anyway, I downloaded and installed this fabulous kit and started off by making my own overlay.

To do this, I made a transparent blank background 12" x 12" at 300ppi.  Then cut and copied part of one of the 4 way prints and played with the opacity and flow.  Added a couple of the cute semi transparent images and then on the 4 way print layer erased a very large circle using a very fuzzy and very large brush and ended up with what you see above.

Then I opened up a new transparent background, 12" x 12" at 300ppi and dragged in this overlay.  Added a white fill layer beneath the overlay and now I am ready to start.

Create a new layer above the overlay and set the blend mode to overlay.  Select your brush and color and start painting.  I make my opacity around 11 or 12%.

I hope you can see this, but the shading around the plant and the butterflies has become much brighter.

Now we can start to build the page.

I have brought in a stamp, frame and mask from my stash and I will be playing around with all these momentarily.  First I have to find a good photo to use here.

Found the photo and have come up with this.

I hope you like what I have made here.


  1. Great layout Annette. Love all the little touches.

  2. Lovely page, thanks for playing along!

    1. Pleasure Karen and thank you very much.

  3. Hi Annette! Great page. Love how you filled in the dark lettering with white - much more effective! Have a great day.

  4. Fun tutorial Annette, love the look.

  5. You always give such a nice tutorial, thank you, and your page is really lovely, beautiful of course!!!

  6. Bless your heart Kay - it means so much to me when you comment. thank you very much.

  7. I like how. You "cut and pasted" the parts you wanted. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beautiful layout, Annette! Thanks for the easy to understand tutorials!