Thursday, May 14, 2009

Digital Challenge #4 - Use a photo for your background "paper"

Just a quick post today. It's Thursday, so that means it is time for another Digital Challenge for From C to Shining C. If you want to participate in this challenge you will need to join the forum site (click the link above) in order to be able to post your project in the gallery.

I work with the Creative Memories StoryBook Plus program for my projects, but the challenges can be done in any digital scrapping program.

The challenge this week is to create a digital page using a photo for your background "paper." I made this quick 8 x 8 page with photos from our older son's college graduation. I was lucky enough to snap the photo I used for the background just before he went up to receive his diploma - I thought it captured a great expression showing his feelings on this important day.

I added the photo to the page, enlarged it to fill the space and then adjusted the opacity to 66 percent. Then I added the photos of him with his diploma and our family together after the ceremony - keeping them at 100 percent, but softening the edges to blend with the background better.

I used a "formal" looking font for the title (Felix Titling) and sampled the red color from the banner, darkened it a bit and added a shadow.

It is hard to believe that this is almost two years ago - the time goes so fast (and it seems faster the older we get!). He now lives in San Francisco, but is coming home for a visit next week and we are all looking forward to that.

(The retirement party was great, Kathy loved the book and a friend took a lot of photos at the party so next week we will add them into the album on some of the photo mats that are already placed in the book. I am in New Jersey - again! - and will be bringing our younger son home after he sings at his college's graduation this weekend. My internet access and time will be limited so I will try to catch up with emails and comments as soon as possible but may not be very available for a few days).


  1. Oh Diane, that is so cool.. how creative is it

  2. I absolutely love how you did this layout!! Great job!!!


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