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.


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


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

  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.

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

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

  6. nice layouts and thanks for directions

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