The first image is the layout I based this Free Sampler on. I created the background by placing an overlay on top of the Art-z paper and changing the blend mode. I didn't like the way the black looked, so, using the Layer > New Fill Layer, I experimented with different colors. Then I still wasn't exactly satisfied, so I duplicated that same overlay, experimented with blend mode on that layer also, and continued to experiment with colors on that layer. I finally came to the bluish tint around the edges that you see here.
If you create a page using my dziner Art-z Page Starter Free Sampler, I would LOVE to see it!
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