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Charming Moments

Credits: "Molly" by Keri Schueller as well as the really cool kit, "Charming". The cutout of the children and the pin came from another site. The lift is from a real scrapped page as seen in "Memory Makers" March 2007 issue, page 67. That LO was done by Michele Skinner.


Software: Microsoft Digital Image


Technique: I love getting inspiration from "real" scrapbooked pages. But warning, this technique is very time consuming.


Paper Piecing

1. Take any photo and cutout the subject.

2. Apply a "photocopy" filter with the paper color set as pink.

3. Change the hue so that the pink becomes a little more flesh colored.

4. Lasso one part of the clothing.

5. Make a duplicate of that part.

6. Fill the duplicate layer with a paper.

7. Use the dodge & burn brush to ink the edges. Set the brush size to about 15 and the light/dark to -100.

8. Repeat steps 4 through 8 for every little piece of clothing.

9. Put your layers in order, and apply shadows where appropriate.

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very cute! and i see how it can be time consuming. :) thanks for posting your technique. i'll have to give it a try sometime. i wonder if there's a photoshop action for something like this?

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I saw this technique in Memory Makers and want to give it a try, also! I've got to say, though, your LO is outstanding! You did a marvelous job...absolutely charming!

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