Friday, February 14, 2014

Project Life® 2014 weeks 3 and 4

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm sure you thought I'd thrown in the towel on my Project Life® album but I promise I haven't.  I just decided to ease off the 'I must always be caught up' mantra I have been chanting for the past year and give myself a little break.  That being said being behind has also started to make me itch a little bit so I decided I better get back to it before it got too out of hand.

Here is week three, I actually worked on this spread a week ago but just hadn't had time to post it.

This week was kind of all over the place photo wise and because I had been taking my break it was really hard for me to get back in the groove when I sat down to work on it.  Looking at this totally makes me want a coffee right about now too.  I used a few of the stamps (digitally) from the exclusive stamp set from the Studio Calico Sugar Rush kits.  The physical stamps have sold out but the stamps are still available digitally here.

Seriously the weather has been crazy!

Here is week four

I didn't start this spread with the idea that it would be mostly black and white but the photos of us out after soccer weren't the best so I opted to make them black and white.  After that it became a 'hey I wonder if I can make them all black and white' and it totally snowballed from there.  I really like how it turned out, like a lot.  I left the photo of the roses in color because it helped make the overlay from the Studio Calico Copper Mountain Project Life® kit pop a lot more.  Because I left that in color I made all the typed text red to help balance it out and added in as many pops of red as I had room for.

How lucky for me that the 23rd fell on a Wednesday, it sure helped make my title card balanced.  I pulled two more cards from the main kit and the Union Meadows addon to fill a couple of slots.  Oh and in case you were wondering caramel sauce in black and white is not very appealing, hence the tiny bit of color on this one. To do this in Photoshop Elements you need two copies of the same photo with the black and white on top and the color below it in the layers palette.  Then using the eraser tool, erase the parts of the top photo to expose the bottom color photo below.  Its super easy to do I promise.  p.s. if you want the caramel sauce recipe you can find it here.  I burned the first batch so be careful, but its totally worth the effort.

My new kits from Studio Calico have arrived so I'm excited to get to work.  I'm also hoping to bang out some of the other weeks that I'm behind so it should be lots of fun catching up.

See you soon!

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