Friday, March 15, 2013

March Challenges - Spring Cluster FREEBIE

The March technique challenge at Oscraps is more of a technique or keyboard shortcut, but one I did not know. Ctrl-Alt-Shift-E apparently causes all visible layers to merge.  Now, for me, it is just as easy to highlight all the layers, right click and select merge.

I created the tulip cluster in the corner of the page.  I extracted the tulips from a picture taken on Arezzo Drive, added the palette and poppy from my collagable file, threw in a dictionary scan and some brushes.
Apparently since I was dealing with brushes, something interesting happened when I merged and the brushes became more prominent.  I wish I understood this better, but the end result is that I like the result.

Perhaps it's no great masterpiece, but I like it.  It's available for free download at box.

The page is a picture taken from the uppermost tee on the 17th hole, with the plum blossoms in full bloom.  I love this background, created from the Oscraps 7 collab
Spring Cluster photo Spring-Cluster_zpsf040f163.jpg 
Additional credits: Anna Aspnes_ArtPlay Palette Blooming Marvarvelous, Anna Aspnes_ArtPlay Palette Blossom, Anna Aspnes_ArtPlay Socialize Bonus_Frame, Dido Designs_earthSong

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