Freebie and a "Name This" Contest

Friday, September 21, 2012
Did you get your coupon code for the Freebie I had in the Sept 19th Newsletter?  

This is the way I personally scrap a lot of the time, but never thought to create for my shop until a few of my Mates hit me on the head (a few times). LOL  I create these in my "Play Time" for layouts of my own or clients and now I want to offer the to you also!  Simplified of course as they take me many many layers to create. 

Tell me what you think of them? I love feedback!

I really don't even know what to call these yet! LOL  It's a frame, it's a transfer or Rub-On look AND it's a photo mask fused all into one great embellishment as a 2 layered PSD and also with the two layers broke out in PNG form for our non-Photoshop users.  Use them together or separately as artsy masks and overlays.  

SO, I'm going to ask you for help!  
What do you think I should call these?  If I use your idea, I will give you the first set of them FREE!
I will admit, I'm looking for something unique as a name, but also descriptive. :)

So leave me a comment here with your ideas to WIN!  No limit on the number of ideas or comments.  

In my layout here, I used a solid colored cardstock paper and a couple elements from my Follow Your Art 09 Growth.  I changed the layer blending mode of the frame to Overlay to it softly blended into the background paper so it looked like it was Transferred or Rubbed On like I would do in real life art.  Then I clipped my photo of my beautiful Kara to the photo mask layer.

I took the original photo again,flipped horizontally, extracted her out easily using my magic wand Quick Selection Tool and masked out the background.  Doing this allowed me to zoom in and clean up any edges.  I prefer using masks instead of erasing in case I make a mistake.  
Then I changed the large extracted photo to a blending mode Luminosity and lowered it's Opacity to blend a soft image of her also into the background paper.  By Repeating the photo I've really shown off what I love most about this layout… my Kara.  

I will do my journaling with some more photos for the opposite page of this in my book. :)  The title work was perfect for this moment.  She was getting ready and practicing for her Dance recital watching herself in reflection of the TV screen and she thought no one was watching. :)  I created the title with 2 fonts and played with the type character settings and plucked the color from the flower element to make the whole page come together. I think this entire layout took me 15 minutes using my new frame/mask transfer embelly. :)  

Credits:  Follow Your Art 09 Growth Fonts: Justice and Delicious Cake by Jellyka


  1. CBH said...:

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 21, 2012. Thanks again.

  1. These are wonderful, Cilenia! How about Instant Art? Because it just takes an instant to turn your photo or your layout into a piece of art. Or you could have Instant Artsy: Transfers; Instant Artsy: Masks, etc.

  1. Donna Yu said...:

    Looks beautiful.

    My suggestions:
    Create a Dream Masks & Overlays
    Nature Within Masks & Overlays

  1. Anonymous said...:

    can`t think of a name for it but just wanted to say it's very pretty :) - Melanie

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