Monday, August 22, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge "Fairy Theme" - Fairy Unaware

The challenge theme for Crafty Secrets this month was to create a "fairy" themed object. I am so in love with the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, that I used it again for a digital LO.

I chose to focus on a "vintage" photo of me from about 1967, when my mom and dad thought I should take dance lessons. I was *so* uncoordinated. The thing I remember about my recital was that I was doing the dance steps slightly after everyone else. Thank goodness my coordination and abilities improved later in life.

The journaling reminds me that I was not only a fairy unaware, but fairly unaware! So instead of the art of dance, I eventually moved along to the art of music, which was one of the best experiences of my life.

How to make the layered Flowers in Photoshop Elements:
1. Select your paper from the digital CD.
2. Open in Photoshop Elements
3. Create a new file (I did a 1 inch by 1 inch; 300 dpi file with white background)
4. Cut a flower shape with the cookie cutter tool from the patterned paper and copy your layer to the new file. I duplicated this layer 4 times.
5. Add a drop shadow to each layer and adjust each layer so you have a flower that appears to be multiple stacked layers.
6.On the final layer, I used a plastic layer to give the look of a rounded embellishment.

That simple!

I also found yet another photo of my dad. I love how he is taking vacation movies (yep I'm a chip of the old block with photography) and wearing his "signature" flat cap. We lost more of those over the years than I care to remember, but he always had a flat cap on. I miss my dad <3. Fortunately a bit of my dad lives on in my DS, (and me I am sure) he is never far away.

Now, head over to the other design team members blogs and check out their fabulous fairy projects!

Crafty Secrets Design Team

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Amy Teets
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Fauve van Maanen
Julie Campbell
Gini Cagle
Jan Hennings
Tammy Roberts
Victoria Warren Mears (You are here!)
Viola Mahr

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Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Both of your layouts turned out really great Victoria and I laughed out loud when I read the journaling on your fairy layout!

Cool balloon idea!

Michelle H. said...

Your fairy LO is so pretty!!
Love how you shared about the flower.
Beautiful LO with your dad!
Love the balloon!!
Have a wonderful week!

rush said...

sweet layout. thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

You make a super cute little fairy! Love your layouts!

Georgee said...

I love both your layouts! Great.


Love your layouts! Thanks so much for sharing :O)

Robin said...

2 great layouts - I think you have an absolutely brilliant fairy!

Theresa said...

Both of your layouts are very sweet. And they hit that note that makes me think of my parents and miss them all over again....very nice.

LindaMar1 said...

What a fun layout! You look so cute. I should put wings on my photos of people in my life, too.

Cindy Gay said...

Love both the layout. Love little you and your Dad's photo.

Vicki C said...

Both layouts are fantastic! The first one... is FUN! lol

Mickie said...

Love both LO's and the way you showcased the photos.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Lovely projects. I loved the little poem you wrote about your dancing. LOL Very sweet. And........I miss my daddy too.
Huggies ~

Cynthia said...

Fun projects, Victoria.

Mi Mi said...

Great projects. Love the pictures in the layouts.

Cassy said...

The two layouts are both beautiful.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Software

Peggy said...

Sweet layouts which I am sure bring back many sweet memories.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

joy said...

Great layouts! I know they have special memories for you.

Noreen said...

Nice memories of your Dad! Thanks for the tutorial.. I don't know much about digital.