There is still time to participate in Anna’s ArtPlay Every Summer Has a Story challenge. A link for downloading the free supplies and instructions for the challenge are included in the challenge post at Oscraps. Yes, there are some nice prizes, one being a seat in Anna’s next class.

I completed my page for the challenge with only the papers and elements that Anna provided for the challenge although you can use other Anna designs. I challenged myself to use all 18 pieces and nothing else by following Anna’s recommendation to play and experiment!

The photo is a combination of a copy of the photo clipped to the mask on multiply blend mode at 50%, a sketch which I explain how to do in a video, another copy of the photo on color blend mode and one more copy on which I brought back in only the part with the sail boat using a layer mask.

First, I layered the two papers, flipping paper 2 and changing the blend mode to multiply, then blending parts of paper 1 below that layer. Then I changed the blend mode of the light leak to color at 90% to create sunlight behind the sailboat. I placed the brushes, transfer and overlay above and below the photo to add texture to my page. I created a cluster with the elements and anchored my frame. I added a title. Once I had used 17 pieces, I didn’t want to quit. Finally, I figured out that I could resize and place the lined frame lines behind the psd frame.

This really was a fun challenge. Hope you will play along!!!

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