November 1-2-3 Challenge

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    Cassel
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    Let’s make things a little fun for you. Are you looking for ways to spark your creativity and still create something meaningful? This will be a new monthly challenge for you. Every month, you will be given instructions to use 1, 2 and 3 of something. Would that be more than you usually use? or less? Let’s see.

    Create a layout using :

    • 1 Photo
    • 2 Clusters
    • 3 Word Title

    As for the other elements, you can have any number of them. You can have buttons, papers, flowers, mats, etc.

    Are you up to it?

    To help you out, you can get inspiration from the Word Art classes from October and November for your title.

    Looking forward to seeing your projects.

    #15811

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    This is my contribution to this challenge. I didn’t use the techniques from the Word Art classes… I tried but thought it would be better in another layout. These classes and techniques are great and I am going to practice them.

    Paper and elements are from Kristin Aagard’s kit “Great Outdoors”.

    This is how I made the frame: Selection >Flood Fill (white) > Effect > Texture Effect > Sculpture > Wood Texture. Then I applied Inner Bevel.

    #15814

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    Nice page Cristina, the background paper is really nice and suits the topic.

    I couldn’t resist the challenge even though I am supposed to be packing the caravan for a trip away! We visited Glenrowan in February and took the photo of Ned Kelly, his famous last words were perfect for the challenge. The two clusters I made myself using items from online. The bullet holes were a tube I got from Beverley’s Boutique, part of a 2001 tutorial.

    The font is Pomfrit Dandy NF for the title and Latha for the journalling (both freebies). I have been having problems getting the new Past to Fit and justification features for text in 2018 to work properly, then finally realised that you need to have a vector object with a fill, I kept trying with just an outline. Another little lesson learnt. Then of course I forgot that resizing won’t resize the journalling and had to go back and copy the text layers and convert them to raster (I wanted to keep the text for future changes).

    Back to the packing!!!

    #15817

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hello Cristina!  your page is  very nice … I also like  the paper and elements you have used. the frame you created looks good on your photo and everything blends  well together.

    G’day Marlene!, great title for this challenge. also your journaling about Ned Kelly one of our early bushrangers here in Australia and all your elements make a nice page.

    best wishes,

    Dawn.

    #15820

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    Nice work Christina and Marlene. I too love your backer Cristina. Marlene, I never knew much about Ned Kelly and love that you always give such great information with your journaling.

     

    Sheila x

    #15825

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    I decided to make  an album cover based on the requirements for this 1-2-3- challenge. Finishing this album will take a bit of time and when finished will be put on a DVD for viewing instead of printing. The photo on this page was a free one from the old design shop as I did not want to put a photo of other family members online without their permission.. However this will still give you the idea.

    This is also my first attempt at making clusters .. the 2 clusters are the cluster frame at the top and the lace circle cluster at the bottom….These are the scripts I used to help create my elements for the clusters….a purchased Rose Script from JoannesDigitalDesign  and Cassel’s Bow 3 script for the thin bow – Cassel’s CrochetLace 1 script for the ribbons – Cassel’s Lace Tube for the lace circles – Cassel’s Chain Bead tube for the string of pearls, also the Paper Butterfly Script and I modified the finished butterfly to have the wings stand upright.  the daisies are a PSP tube in the program. I also made a spiky Halo effect element for the bottom cluster.  the heart shape is one of the presets which I have bevelled a little. I used an embossed overlay that I have in a collection I purchased to add to the background paper.  The font is GarineldoNo-07.

    Dawn.

    #15829

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Marlene, Sheila, and Dawn thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I do appreciate. <3

    Marlene, I am a big fan of your journaling… as this is not my forte I really admire those who can add these important stories to the page. And you are great with this.

    Dawn, your album cover is beautiful and classy. I love the photo you picked to replace the family photo, the textured paper, and last but not least the clusters. Great layout.

    I love to come here and see all these great pages and different techniques. Great work, ladies!

    #15831

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hello Cristina and  Thank You , for your kind comment on my page for this challenge. I very much appreciate it….

    best wishes,

    Dawn.

    #15833

    Sue Thomas
    Participant

    Cristina, Marlene and April, what can I say!  Your  pages are simply awesome. I love the bullet holes.  Each and every one unique.  So many different techniques used to tell a story.  I have the Garineldo font, which I use a lot, as for the clusters, they all look very professional.  Cristina, your background page is gorgeous, as are the clusters, again very professional looking.   Those Cassel scripts are an absolute god send, not only do they save  time, they always give the desired effect.

    #15851

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    I’m glad people like the journalling, I don’t have a lot of photos of people so I tend to use places and I think it is nice to tell a little of background, especially as the pages will be seen by people who probably haven’t been to these places.

     

    #15852

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    Dawn I just love what you have done and you have made a lovely cluster. I never print anything out either, always save them to disc.

     

    Sheila xx

    #15859

    Sue Thomas
    Participant

    Yesterday was a miserable snowy day. A prefect day to watch the  Word Art part 2  tutorial video.  With Christmas looming around the corner I decided to  make a Christmas tag.  To create the background paper I used textures,  blinds.  The frame is a simple bevel. Using the magic wand I selected the  frame (before doing the bevel), on a new layer  3D effects, cutout +3, on a new raster layer repeat with -3.    As for the holy and berries, I scanned a  bought card I was given last year, and extracted the holy  and berries. To soften the edges I selected all and feathered.  For the text I used the  burn blend mode.

    #15861

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Sue, thank you very much for your kind comment. I too love this background paper. It is one of my favorites and one of the reasons that I bought the kit last year… Lucky me it was marked down.

    You made a really lovely tag using the technique taught by Cassel (Word Art 2). Every detail and technique is great. Nice work!

    I also want to practice this Word Art 2 technique but as I am traveling end this week I think I will not have the time. Maybe once I am back but then there will be another class. 🙂

    #15862

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Sheila, Thank you for your kind comment on  my page… I really enjoyed making the clusters and I can see myself making more as they make great elements to have on hand for our projects.

    Sue, Thank you also for your kind comment on my page.   Your Christmas Tag project is lovely and the Word Art looks great !

    best wishes to you both,

    Dawn.

    #15911

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    I struggled a bit with this one as the photo is an old scanned one so not the best of quality. I had downloaded the free bandaged numbers and thought it went really well with this photo of me many years ago. I used images from Pixabay and extracted some of them which I used as my clusters. One side with the practical skills of training and the other with images to represent the academic stuff to study in order to demonstrate a knowledge base to pass all my exams. I used Cassels stitching font, my own backers which I textured and used Cassels scripts Edge magic and inked edges. I used some brush swirly things and a water colour splash. can’t remember who’s or the name of the font. Anyway, TFL.

     

    Sheila x

    #15912

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hi Sheila!…. a terrific page and  so very creative  for this challenge. I love it and well done to you!

    Dawn.

    #15915

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    Thank you Dawn, I wasn’t sure with any of it at times but I can be really good at procrastination.

     

    Sheila x

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