Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Anatomy of a Simple Layout

Mixed Media Mashups No. 4 by Krystal Hartley +  A Happy Thought by Krystal Hartley =

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The Mixed Media MashUp is an art-journal style background template. You simply clip papers from a kit to the template in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to create your own unique background paper.  I could use the same papers but clip them in a different order and have a completely different look.  This background took less than five minutes to create!

Once the background was complete I added my photo and some elements from the kit to complete this layout:
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This layout was made with Krystal Hartley's "A Happy Thought" and "Mixed Media MashUps4"

8 comments:

Sian said...

I love the idea of being able to create a personalised background so easily and I can see how you do too. It suits you and your lovely style!

scrappyjacky said...

Such a lovely page,Cheri....and that is a wonderful colour palette.

Karen said...

What an absolutely gorgeous page x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love that background template!
Rinda

Tammy said...

This is awesome!! Thanks for the links. :)

Karen said...

This is really cool, Cheri! Love the final product.

Melissa said...

What a great page. Those backgrounds for clipping papers to are really interesting.

Missus Wookie said...

Cool look - I saw one of these templates but haven't made time to play. Thanks for the inspiration.