After selecting a cupcake for her daddy’s birthday yesterday afternoon, Kate sat in a chair on the porch waiting for the party to start. She had put her boots on backwards and plucked a flower off my violas. I snapped some photos of her with her mischievous smile, sitting on that chair in front of bricks, part of a window and a doorway. When I saw Anna’s new MultiMedia Moons No. 1 this morning, I thought of my happy granddaughter. Some pages are just fun to create. That’s the case for this page.


The first thing I did was extract my granddaughter from the chair and background. I used the quick selection tool to outline her body before clicking on the add layer mask icon. Then I used the refine mask edge. I gave the layer two custom shadows. After adding one drop shadow, I created a new layer with just the shadow. I warped it by pressing control + t and chose skew from the pop up menu. I blurred the shadow layer. Then I gave the photo another shadow, created a new layer, warped it and moved that shadow layer to the left.

Next, I created the background by blending two copies of solid paper 2 from ArtPlay Palette To The Moon with solid paper 1 from ArtPlay Palette Wild Autumn. I changed the first copy to color blend mode at 100%. The copy above I changed to vivid light at 45%. Above those two copies, I placed solid paper 1 from ArtPlay Palette Outer Space on screen blend mode at 100%. The last paper created the starry look for the sky.


Then I placed the second psd file from MultiMedia Moon No. 1 below my photo layers. I enlarged the layers 10%. I adjusted the position of the photo, placing the photo and shadow layers above the frame and clipping another copy to the moon mask. Below the photo copy, I clipped transfer 2 and solid paper 1 from ArtPlay Palette To The Moon to the the moon’s crescent mask. I added a color overlay style to change the charm to pink and moved it to the left. I added urban thread 7 from UrbanThreadz No. 10 to tack down the charm.


To give my page more light and color, I added several glow layers from MultiMedia Stars No. 2. I changed the blend mode to linear light. The silver circles are also from MultiMedia Stars No. 2.


I added some additional white with two brushes from DifferentStrokes No. 8 and a splatter from 8×8 Artsy Layered Template Album No. 1.


To finish my page, I added two different sprinkles files, one from MagicSprinklez No. 3 and the second from MagicSprinklez No. 6 below the moon mask and shadow. I placed two copies of the word art, To The Moon WordART Mix No. 1. I recolored one white and the second pink. Then I erased the word moon on the white copy so that the pink showed. That created a visual triangle of pink on my page.

Finally, I want to thank Adryane for her inspirational page, Star Bright. Some pages really are fun to create. I can’t wait to share this one with Kate.