Last Week…….

 

 

“Pay attention to your gut feelings. No matter how good something looks, if it does not feel right, listen to your intuition and move on.”
— Unknown Author

 

I learnt how to create a water colour effect in Photoshop.

 

 

 
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Venice using Anna Aspnes designs

 

 

 

 

I used two different sources, THIS ONE. and THIS ONE

 

 

 

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Lynton Harbour, Devon Anna Aspnes designs.

This new technique is obsessing me at the moment. Expect more !  This year I am going to concentrate more on learning more digital art techniques, I have several classes languishing on my computer so this is a good challenge for me.

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Back to Basics

I am not very good at sticking to a plan sometimes I just prevaricate (like the ironing) . Other times I just can’t decide what to do creatively, I just have too many strands and I often am frozen.

So today I just started with a blank canvas and pulled supplies onto it and didn’t think I just

C R E A T E D.

 

 

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Face by MissSouls-stock @ DeviantArt   http://misssouls-stock.deviantart.com/art/Free-1-153353204. Digital supplies

by Jenn Maddocks and Captivated Visions.

 

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Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Captivated Visions

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Supplies by Rebecca Mcmeen (Tari)

Photography may just take a bit of a break and I will play and experiment..

Linking with Barb at Sunday Sundries HERE

Here comes the Rain

Hello Texture Tuesday. i’m so glad I took some blossom photos yesterday because today the weather forecast is not good. As photographers how often do you check the weather forecast before you grab your camera ? I’d love to know….

Over in The Studio Online Kim’s prompt is potting sheds, the greenhouse needs a good clean so many cobwebs ! So I took my potting shed into the garden.

 

Some of the flowers were taken from the grass, the lilac from the fence…

I have created a new soft preset called berrily blue, It’s one of Kim’s that I have tweaked…

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The little jar is a tealight holder but it works well as a vase…

 

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I love hearts and the paper was part of a little packet that contained a wedding invitation, more about that in June….

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Finally a layout. lilaclove

 

Supplies by Anna Aspnes, Breakaway and Spring Showers.

I hope the sun shines where you are today…..

 

Kim Klassen dot com

Some more Layouts

I’ve been creating more layouts to add to my 60th year folder. It’s growing and I will have quite a collection to choose from.

This first one was inspired by the fantastic bobbins Caz sent me from America. I have been using Anna Aspnes supplies a lot, I find her style suits me, I love the water colour effect I can get using her masks and brushes. All her supplies come with shadows and I like the natural effect it creates.

I would advise starting off with one kit and use it until you learn what you like. Check out her website HERE.

 

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Brushes can be altered by clipping and blending and by lowering the opacity. Then it’s just a matter of playing with the elements until you are happy.

 

 

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Here are a few tips if you want to start digital scrapping. I used Anna Aspnes’ palette ‘Story’ see it HERE

 

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I hope this helps,  if you want some advice or help you can always contact me by sending me an email.