I love the watery effect in the painting, and really wanted to transfer some of that into my layout. Unfortunately I haven't yet mastered exactly how Fireworks uses masking on layers, so I have to cheat it. For some reason Fireworks does it, but then won't display the image on its layer, and won't export it out either.
It was amazing to suddenly realise that I could change these black 'masks' into any colour I wanted and chop off any bits I really didn't like or obscured something. I haven't really done much of that before. I'm really happy with the result. It could have been a little more 'watery' but it does look like Winter, so I'm really glad I gave the challenge a go.
Oh, and if you notice how warmly dressed my parents are, and how I'm not - that's because I'm used to 10 degree days and overnight frosts - my parents aren't - they live on the coast!
|ARTastic Challenge Blog Aug 2013|
|Wintery Day 2013 - for ARTastic Challenge Blog Aug 2013|
Ingredients: CSI Coordinates #57 red birdie (changed to navy), CSI Coordinates #50 lace (edge), Feli Designs Inner Peace Fabric Flower No7, Fayette Time 4 Dreams Leaf1 Beige, Far Far Hill Freebies Kit Lace Kit 002 (cream),Angie Young Follow Your Art Imagine ‘Clipping Mask 5’(on photo), Cilenia Curtis ArtBox13 ‘B1-2b’ (changed to grey blue in behind photo), [Cilenia Curtis Inklings2 Ink2, Ink4 (changed to various colours)], Fonts: Curlz & Arial Narrow, Software: Adobe Fireworks