Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CS Blog Hop Dec 2016 - Shades of Winter

I am in stressed out mode about my blog entry for this month.  It started as wanting to do an animated gif but that did not go so well - obviously I need a whole lot more practice playing with this concept - not something I have time for right now.  So this month I am doing a basic layout using the components from this totally delightful kit.

First off I opened all the components from Shades of Winter and created a blank 12" x 12" canvas at 300ppi as I always do.

Also opened up a wonderful photo of my friend Jayne with her fur baby - Archie!

























I have brought into the layout part of one of the quad backgrounds and enlarged it to fit.  Now I want to make a gradient overlay using some of the colors from within the photo and once done, I will edit it to allow for opacity of not more than 40% so the original pattern of the background shows through.

























Now I am adding a few of the really lovely elements from this kit.  Be right back.

Here is the finished product.

Enjoy.

























I would also like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a wonderful, happy and healthy 2017.

10 comments:

  1. I always love your digital work, and this is really nice.

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  2. Happy New Year to you too, Annette! I always love your digital work!

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    1. And to you and yours too Karen and thank you.

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  4. CAS! The gradient overlay is such a nice effect. The background looks like feathers with your beach photo! Happy New Year Annette!

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  5. Thank you so much Wendy and the same to you and yours.

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  6. nice layouts and thanks for directions

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  7. Beautiful page! Never thought of using that paper with a beach photo, but it turned out great! Will have to try that!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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