Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CS Blog Hop July 2017 - Vintage Botany

Today is my estranged daughter's 36th birthday actually 13 July, so I am feeling a little sad and blue.

I decided to open up all the components of Vintage Botany and see what I could come up with in the way of a tutorial/project.  So far, I have been recoloring all the components except for doing the idea deck challenge this month.

So here goes.

In my vast stash of photos, I found this one.

So this blog entry is going to be a layout.

As always open a new 12" x 12" blank canvas at 300ppi with a transparent background.

Now drag the photo onto the blank canvas.

I have removed some of the left side and sky of the original photo.

Here you can see that I am beginning to build my layout.  Instead of using one of the backgrounds, I made a new one using the purple color from the backgrounds provided.  I then made 3 layers and "stamped" on each one using the dandelion stamp and a selected color from within the photo.

At this point, I felt that the photo was too angular so I applied a mask from my stash.

Now to add some embellishments.  Also, I played around with opacities for each of the layers as well.

Finally, I used the same stamp to add some further interest on the print layer.  I do hope you like my layout and will continue to visit my blog each month.


  1. Perfect photo for this kit!

  2. Beauatiful photo and a wonderful page to showcase it! Thanks Annette.

  3. What a great picture in your digital page, Annette. I love the dandelion images.

    1. Thank You Hetty. I also like dandelion images.

  4. Beautiful photo featured on a great page, or is it a beautiful page featuring a great photo??!?! Lovely as always!

    1. Bless your heart Kay. Thank you very much.

  5. Fantastic photo, Annette! Your digital page does it justice.