Stuck In Traffic

Stuck In Traffic

Loved my quick weekend trip visiting the granddaughter is NYC ... but the traffic!
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On Sale from ... September 21 for 2 weeks
AnnaRelease 31 March 2017
Artplay Palette Hygge (papers, foliage, transfers, overlays)
Artsy Transfers Hygge
MultiMedia Hygge 1
Hygge WordART Mix 1

Artplay Palette Sea Life (pattern paper, desaturated)
Artplay Palette He (button recolored)
Artplay Palette Strom (crown button)
Artplay Palette Whizzo (black flower)
MultiMedia Magic Sprinklez 1 (beads)
Find My Way 1 (compass)
Clouds 1
KrissKross Stitched Overlays 1
Urban Threadz 2
Urban Stitchez 14
Urban Threadz 20
Urban Stitchez Arrow 1
FotoBlendz Overlays 11
12x12 Page Fotoblendz 10

This was a 2 part process ...
Part 1
A solid paper from APP Hygge was used as the foundation of the page. The pattern paper from APP Sea Life (desaturated) was layered above the solid paper with the blending mode changed to color burn. The photo of the bridge (processed in Snapseed with the black and white filter) was clipped to the mask. Using a textured black brush (opacity reduced, areas of the bridge were darken to show up better). Transfers and overlays from the kit were added for texture. The compass brush and clouds were stamped onto the page. The MM Hygge element (wooden & desaturated with the blending mode changed to color burn) was added. This part was completed by adding word art and several artstroke and splatter layers from AT Hygge. A composite image was made.

Part 2
A new 12x12 page was created with the brown solid paper from the kit as the foundation. The composite image (resized smaller) was clipped to a 12x12 page FotoBlendz mask and resized, then duplicated with the blending mode changed to soft light. Because the edges mask showed it was recolored the same color as the pager, thus hiding the edges. A KrissKross Stitched overaly (blending mode changed to soft light) was added to create a border along with urban threadz on both sides. The page was completed by adding more dimensional embellishments and a comment about the traffic in NYC.

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Gorgeous, Miki. I love the photo, the dramatic coloring of your page, and the awesome stitch work - wowsers! ♥
I like your intersection of lines and the subdued mood so perfect for your message here. Just how it would feel to me, and that would be on a good day. :D
This is great, quite a process! Love the muted colors and the lines/stitches! The clusters are perfect. All around well done! That's one of my favorite statements about traffic. I say it nearly every day when we sit on the Fremont Bridge on the way to picking up Oz ;-)
At first glance I loved this, then after reading your process, I really appreciate it. So perfect, the colors, the stitches, the embellishments, everything. And the framing effect by reducing the composite is superb.
This is SO beautiful and so creative! I love all of it. Sorry about the traffic - city life is not my "thing" any more.
Love your message--sometimes that is all you can do--go with the flow. The B&W against the grey gives a true feeling of that. The stitching anchors the photo so well.
Gorgeous design! The stitching is the perfect element for the large masks! Wonderful process!

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