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Anna Aspnes
Aurora, Colorado
A digital artist/designer/educator creating abstract FotoART and seeking the artsy in everyday life.
Interests: I am an Artist with a Capital (and a little) A. I began my journey before I could walk, standing at my parent's coffee stable with a crayon in hand, intent on creating magic. While I deviated from this calling a number of times over the years, the desire to create has never subsided, and I have learned that all paths continue to lead back home. I see the world in a variety of colors and abstract shapes that transpire to my collections of artwork. I'm fascinated by fluctuations in texture and the fusion between differing mediums experimenting with seamless blending as well as the contrast through the use of organic boundaries. My artwork is created through combining tactile and digital techniques with a modern meets traditional approach. I create from the inside out enabling my subconscious self to direct the outcome of each new creative adventure. It is through this artistic expression that I am able to be so honest and real, enabling me to easily wear my heart on my sleeve. I am also a mother, wife, dog lover, healer, teacher, runner, wine connoisseur ,photo enthusiast and story-teller passionate about sharing an artsy approach to modern digital memory keeping. I energize members of the digital scrapbooking community and encourage, both men and women, from all age groups and walks of life, to inject artistic expression into telling their stories and photographic captures of their everyday lives. I provide memory keepers and photo enthusiasts with the tools needed to make them feel like artists and creative geniuses. I create a comprehensive range of digital products, provide the know for using them and develop strategies for getting photos and stories told in an artsy and meaningful fashion. I connect artsy people craving a different approach to documenting memories and share a decade of expertise through guest teaching, podcasts, webinars, blog post and my own educational video modules. I bring the artsy to memory keeping transcending traditional scrapbooking to a more modern photo-artistry approach.
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In this next installment, Ana demonstrates how to create a composite of a multiple photos using the clone tool. See the other tutorials in this series here. ...................................................................................................................................................... Applying the Clone Stamp Tool to Photos to create a Composition. The Clone Stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop enables you to duplicate a designated area of an image and copy it into a different area, or even layer, using a preselected brush. You can take advantage of the features of any brush by using the Clone Ctamp tool as you would any brush. Part 1. Select Photos 1. Create Foundation. Open and move select images of your choice onto a new 12 X 12 300DI file. Ensure your focal image has adequate detail and the supporting images enhance the story of the layout for best results. 2. Apply Water Color Effect. Apply... Continue reading
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Vikki!
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Appreciate the feedback!
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Thanks Monique! Enjoy :)
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In this new series of posts, AnnaTeamer, Linda a.k.a lkdavis, shares her journey from beginner scrapbooker to Artsy AnnaTeamer Extraordinaire. This series of posts is intended to demonstrate that no-one is born an expert. .......................................................................................................................................................... I’ve always loved these snapshots of my grandsons which showcase their antics as I took their picture one morning at a local botanical garden. That said, I’ve never printed this layout. It was one of my first pages and created with a template, as I began my scrapbooking journey in January 2010. This layout has been hidden on my hard drive in a folder labeled *Layouts to Rework* ever since. Now, nearly five years later, I still think templates are a great way to tell stories using photos and journaling. However, as my skills in Photoshop have advanced, I’ve developed my own style preference. I've... Continue reading
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Awesome! Love to get sweet notes like this!
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AnnaRelease *Sugar*. NewART is now available in the aA store. Each of the 5 individual digital products is 20% or available as a collection discounted by 37%. Origins. Who doesn't love a little LOT of sugar! Thanksgiving is upon us next week and Christmas also just around the corner. I don't know about you, but there are always plenty of sweet treats around here at this time of year. Ella and I both love to bake. It's another creative outlet for us. The palette this week is in honor of all things suagr-related, whatever that means to you, and the activities that get you to that sweet-spot. Have a great weekend friends! Related articles Tutorials | ArtPlay Palettes One-On-One Services for Digital Scrapbookers/Designers One-On-One Services for Digital Designers Continue reading
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Getting Started. If you are new to the FotoInspired series, you will want to check out the following resources for creating these artsy Project Life-style digital layouts: Free Video Tutorial. Download and watch the FotoInspired #1 | 5 Step Process which demonstrates my basic FotoInspired layout creation process broken down into 5 easy steps. This FREE ArtsyKardz video demonstrates the use of ArtsyKardz with photos to Create Mini-Artworks Use Screen Shots. I take screen shots all the time to capture information that I want to revisit at a later time. This might include recipes, websites I see posted on instagram, and texts I want to hold I, for example. Why not use these screen shots in your FotoInspired pages? You've seen me include screen shots of Ella's Instagram feed before, but this week I captured a few weather predictations. They... Continue reading
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Hi Francine, listening now and it sounds OK on my end...Anyone else having issues with the sound?
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Oh no! I've emailed customer support and will get back to you a.s.a.p.
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Thanks Monique!
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We aim to please. Watch for a post coming your way soon.
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MidWeek Release. There are 2 NewART digital products now available in the aAStore. These products are 20% off until Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 at 9am EST. ArtsyTransfers Evergreen. A collection of 5 transfers and overlays co-ordinates with ArtPlay Palette Evergreen. The transfers are delivered in muli-layer .psd format to allow for manipulation of each individual layer, including recoloring, use with the clipping mask function or modification through the use of Blending With Brushes. Holiday Template Album. Part 2 of 6 in a series of holiday-themed layered templates designed to co-ordinate with my Holiday Project 2014. These templates create a 31 page photo book or album that correlates with the days in December. In the following video, I walk you through some of the neat design features of these template, providing guidance and suggestions for how to use them. .......................................................................................................................................................... ArtSale.... Continue reading
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Thanks Chris!
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LOL. Yes. I had to psych myself up for it ;)
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We're on it Sonya! Funnily enough I predicted we'd get at least one request :) Thanks for taking the time to post.
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Yes. We are very fortunate.
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I think too much Marnie :)
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AnnaTeamer, Heather Prins, kicks of this new series of of blog posts designed to help you create artsy digital scrapbook pages. In this post she walks you through using an Artsy Layered Template to create a quick and easy layout. ......................................................................................................................................................... If you are new to Anna Aspnes Designs and not sure where to start, the Artsy Layered Template is a great place to begin. Artsy Layered Templates are the easiest way to create a digital scrapbook layout with an artsy look and feel. Today, I will walk you through the steps I take when playing with these versatile, unique templates. (layout is linked) 1. Choose your Photos. Select the photos you want to use before you select an Artsy Layered Template. Pre-determining the number of photos you wish to use in your layout can help narrow down your choices... Continue reading
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Thank you Gela.
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Yes. You have to love CO weather.
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Will do :)
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Thank you Annette.
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YES!
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