Oscraps

First Snow
musicmom3

First Snow

This is a blended layout, with the photo and two duplicates blended directly into the background paper (Artsy Paper #1), so I made good use of the blending brushes in this set. I added the frames and some artistry layers from the template, and then added Artsy Transfers to spread more color and texture around. Multimedia Elements filled in some blank spots. I found myself obsessing about the colors in this layout and had quite the philosophical self-debate about color references owing to the relationships of the hunter green in the baby hat and the blue of the sled, not to mention the orange in the parka. In the end, I poured a glass of wine and decided to just let it be. Ordinarily in this sort of pickle I would employ a tried and true device such as a visual triangle for unity's sake, but I couldn't seem to make that work. Which tells me I either don't really need it, or that I needed that glass of wine more. UPDATE: Halfway into that glass of wine, I added a gradient to the layout on the right edge of the page that was the blue color of the plastic sled (color burn, 46% opacity) and used an artsy brush to layer-mask the blue off the blended photo. Voila. Enough unity created to put the layout to bed.
  • Haha
Reactions: lacy
I think your colors look great! If I hadn't read your process I would not have known about any struggle. I think sometimes we should just go with the photos, red coats, blue sleds and all! But, brrr!
 
I think your colors look great! If I hadn't read your process I would not have known about any struggle. I think sometimes we should just go with the photos, red coats, blue sleds and all! But, brrr!
I actually fiddled around with hue/saturation to turn that baby hat from green to orange.... Overthinking much? LOL
 
Drinking a glass of wine is not always a solution, but in this case it is. Cheers.
The photos are simply delicious, the dogs seem overjoyed to be playing in the snow.
The petrol in light and darker versions with blue and black transfers or artsy paper go perfectly with Elioth's hunter green hat and the orange parka.
 
Well I love it. And also loved reading your process, so funny. I love the idea of blending the focal photo using copies of the paper. I will definitely try that!
 
Fun in the snow! Love the blending. I love all the winter colors and contrast of color of the winter clothing! Perfect!
 

Layout information

Category
Anna Aspnes
Added by
musicmom3
Date added
View count
234
Comment count
7
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Image metadata

Filename
anna-aspnes-digital-scrapbook-artplay-collection-glacial-Holmes.jpg
File size
231.9 KB
Date taken
Mon, 15 January 2024 6:30 PM
Dimensions
648px x 648px

Share this layout

Top