Welcome to 2016, my friends! I’m super excited to be announcing the January Etc by Danyale blog challenge! Woot woot! I know that January is a big time for everyone to make resolutions that they may or may not keep. I’m not huge on making resolutions. I’m choosing this year to keep focus on what is important in my life. So that is our challenge for this month – focus. We are going to be focusing on our background as the building block to our layout. We are going to make the background super special with a blend of at least 2 of Danyale’s gorgeous papers. Danyale is so amazing at making fabulous papers that are a perfect building block to your layouts, and now we are going to make them our own with some blending.
I scrapped my kitty snuggling himself up with our towels in the laundry room. I used Danyale’s beautiful Baby It’s Cold Outside Kit. She has so many fabulous papers in this kit, and I chose two of them to blend together for my background. There are many ways that you can choose to blend your papers. You can play around with the blend mode and opacity in Photoshop. What I did is turn down the opacity a little bit, then I took the eraser with a blended brush at an opacity of 20% and erased around the edges to let my bottom paper show through a bit more on the edges. Take a look at the pretty kit I used.
And here is what I came up with.
So on to the rules…
Scrap a page with a blended background. Use any combination of Etc by Danyale kits found in her stores.
Remember, if you scrap with a new release the first week within its release, you will get an extra entry point. For example, Danyale has a new kit that releases on the 1st, you purchase that kit and scrap a layout with it posting it by the 8th and now you get two entries instead of one.
One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a $10 coupon to Danyale’s store.
If you are unsure how to do a blended background, we have some instructions HERE.
So get to work, I can’t wait to see what you create!
Congrats to last month’s winner barbaraj!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact me form here on the website for your coupon code!