Seeing-Eye-to-EyeThis is a scrapbooking layout scraplift of Sheepscape from Stef’s gallery. I saw some comments from her on the Two Peas’ forum at the weekend, went to investigate her layouts, and loved what I saw.

To get the text in the grass:
I used the marquee tool to slice a layer of grass from the main photo for the text. Placing this layer above my text, making sure they were the same size. I then hit ctrl+G which causes the top layer to take on the shape of the one below.

Read on to see a large photo and how to do some other things in the layout.

Take a closer look


If you look closely you can see the scene again very faintly below the main image, which removes the monotony of the plain background. This is achieved by placing the photo just above the black background layer and below the photo and text layers, then reducing the opacity to about 8%. (Now, I can’t actually see this layer as I’m working here, so once it’s posted I may need to come back and change the opacity. It was just visible on Stef’s image, and when I look at it on my computer it’s ok, so it should work here, too.)

In making the text above the image I was not happy with a white text as it was a bit too glaring. I used the color picker on the sheep, but it was still too much. I then reduced the opacity again, only very slightly this time and liked the result.

This style of scrapbook layout does not require additional product, just a basic knowledge of how to use PSE.

If you are a paper scrapper then cut your title letters from scrap paper that tones with your photograph. If you use a mat then you could cut your title from that. Or another idea would be to cut it from a duplicate photo. You won’t be able to¬† duplicate the photo as a faint background, but there’s loads of ‘white’ black space for journaling with a white gel pen.

There are lots of layout ideas at the Two Peas gallery if you like to scraplift, plus loads of challenges.

I think this is the first scraplift we’ve posted. Thanks for the inspiration, Stef.