This is the first part of a spread celebrating Emma's birthday at our house. The detail photos will eventually make their way into a FotoInspired template layout to complete the spread.
This layout was Project Earthtone: I wanted to use the fun Party Collection digital supplies, but since nobody was wearing primary colors, I knew I would need to do color correction for coordination. But first, I dealt with my photo, using an iPhone extraction (who knew the camera could extract? I discovered this when accidentally long-holding on a photo). These extractions are time savers, and are typically better than I can do with my brush—it's easy to touch up the weird bits later with a layer mask. I then filled in behind the photo with several Artsy Papers on various blend modes, tweaking the hue/saturation as needed on two of them. I then did the same move on the Multi-media balloon. My next step was dragging in a Jazzed up LoopDaLoop, then adding celebratory word art and an element from the Artplay Palette—all of these being part of the Party collection. Lastly, I turned us into Sticker People to give the layout a little pop.