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ArtPlay Milieu Inspiration

By Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (MST) No Comments

Inspiration for using the ArtPlay Milieu Inspiration for digital scrapbooking and photo artistry in Adobe Photoshop and Elements.

This post is intended to give you guidance on using ArtPlay Palette MilieuArtsyTransfers and co-ordinating digital assets.

ArtPlay Milieu Inspiration

Only A Moment | Joan Robillard

1. Lead with Color

Choose a photo with colors that coordinate with those in the ArtPlay Palette.

  • Let your photo(s) Guide your photo artistry or digital scrapbooking design decisions.
  • Look beyond Theme and Motif by focusing on Color.
  • Notice how Joan has selected a water photo to co-ordinate with the in ArtPlay Palette Milieu to create Cohesion in her artsy digital scrapbooking layout.


Boddinick Ferry | Viv Halliwell

2. Hide Template Layers

Turn off the visibility of layers to modify any artsy layered template.

  • Click on the Eye icon to the left of any layer in the Layers Panel to turn Visibility on/off.
  • This enables you to Change the Template to customize your digital scrapbooking or photo artistry pages.
  • Notice how Viv turned off the frame layers in Artsy Layered Template No. 286 and paired the effect with a Smartphone App edit to elevate Visual Interest in her layout design.


This Is Love | Ulla-May Berndtsson

3. Contrasting White Space

Place your artistry along the top of your digital scrapbooking page in a linear design.

  • Establish Contrast by juxtaposing White Space with your photo artistry layout design.
  • Opposition is a great way to add visual interest via Tension into an artsy digital scrapbooking layout or digital artistry page.
  • Notice how Ulla-May has used the white space at the bottom of her layout to Contrast with the artistry at the top the page.

See also:

More Inspiration

Click on the images below to access complete digital design supply lists and process notes.

This is Love | Nancy Adams

A Quiet Place | Joan Robillard

Stop The War | Dorina Petrovics

A Quiet Place | Michelle James

Blue Jays | Charlene Mitchell

Farm | Michelle James

Only A Moment | Jerri Lantz

Landscape of Our Life | Adryane

The Red Boat | Miki Krueger

Feng Shui | Miki Krueger

A Quiet Place | Kathy Sacry

Free Range | Joan Robillard

Flowers | Marleen Kuiper

Partizan | Eszter Baranyi

Simple Joy | Kathy Sacry

Horned Owl | Charlene Mitchell

ArtPlay Milieu Collection


See also the following tutorial:

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Lindy Krickbaum

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