Celebrating - US!!!!
Celebrating - US!!!!
Squeezed in between Canada Day & July 4th celebrations, Gord & I celebrated our
50th anniversary! The family took us to the Mandarin chinese buffet to celebrate
Main background: DSC0012 of butterflies hanging from ceiling, duplicated, ghosted and luminosity layer setting
Using the "River2" shape (PSE5) I selected and cut the corners reserved for the patriotic bits.
Canada Day: Background: ldzRedKnitPaper (freebie Canadian Collection)
Cut out 2 Maple leaves in white, bevelled one, the other I selected, modified/contracted the selection to leave a white border,
inverted & deleted centre and slipped a piece of clip art of fireworks over the Ottawa parliament buildings in behind.
The Queen is courtesy Canada Post, a postage stamp issued in 2009. She and the Peace Tower in Ottawa are painted through using a layer mask at different opacities.
Word Art "Proudly" & "Canadian" are from the ldz Canadian Extras collection.
I admit to doing this corner three times but I think I am half satisfied now.
July 4th: This just fell into place when I found the clipart of Flag & eagle, and when I slipped it behind the cutout I saw why
I had chosen the "River" shape - LOL it was a proudly waving flag!!
USA: - Horizontal type mask tool using Goudy Stout font on a red, white & blue layer.
MAD_Flag_Emb_TriColor-star/July 4th font/embeded
Anniversary Theme: 3 more photo's (admit the one of Gord & I was taken by daughter using my camera)
The Balloons were another photo added with a layer mask and to my surprise the luminosity layer style took all the colour out - which was good because this was getting way to cluttered and I did not know how to hold the three elements together.
I re-did the "50" on the top Balloon though; LD_AET_CutItOut font with CBA_SSTools_Glitter_4102_Gold applied.
The parasols were another decorative feature of the Mandarin restaurant selected and cropped from photo DSC009
It still felt like 3 separate scraps and needed something to "hold it together" (Ideas appreciated) after trying several overlays I felt this one help a lot to blend the colouring and physically hold them together around the edges. CBARBER_Whatever_Overlay_Freebie!
Additional Fonts: SNAP ITC, Myriad Pro