This was done in 2013 following a tutorial from ImagineFX magazine. It was my first time matte painting using stock photos and Photoshop brushes. I wasn’t very happy with it so I kind of kept it a secret.
Screen shots of the steps:
Sometimes I have to wait until the right digital kit/journal cards are released to create my layouts. A couple of months back I downloaded a Monster High kit by Lisete Scrap (at Mscraps) and Brave journal cards by Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs (at Sweet Shoppe) and began to put the layouts together. I am very behind on my PL 2012 (and 2013 and 2014…) but I’m okay with it. I’m just going to tackle them whenever I can.
These two months are just slipping by.
Cakes a friend made for my girls’ birthday party last month. She is super talented in the art of cake making and decorating!
Daffodils and snow in late March.
Always love it when the fog rolls in.
Daughter’s confirmation. Very proud that she accomplished this while she is still young. I waited until my wedding ceremony and I was 28. If I had known better I would have done it when I was younger.
For the flowers, since I don’t have a variety of ephemera colors I decided to cut some digital flowers out with the Silhouette Portrait, then color them/color over them. I also don’t have a lot of stencils since I’m new to stenciling I had the Silhouette also cut the words and the triangle shapes on regular paper to use at stencils.
The triangle shapes stencil by Wilna Furstenberg, flowers by Sweet Caroline Studio, Mommyish, and Sugarplum Paperie, die cut tree branch was cut out from a digital element by Sarahh Graphics, wood veneer by Heidi Swapp, paper by Amy Tangerine, and paint is Reeves.
Went hiking last Friday. We got up just before sunrise and while on the road, the sun came up.
I’m in the black coat, my daughter is in the blue, and my brother’s girlfriend is in the white. It was beautiful how the clouds covered the tips of the mountains.
Husband got to carry the cross. It was a very hard hike since it was all uphill. My youngest daughter came along too but only walked a little then got into the car that was aiding us. We made it to Mother Cabrini’s shrine in about 2.5 hours. It was a 6 mile hike but in order to get to the shrine, there is maybe another 1 mile up some stairs.