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  • #16512

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Show off what you are working on in January, be it a scrapbook page, a tutorial, or anything else you want!
    We are curious and want to see, and get inspired.

    #16515

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Here is another card I have made to send in an email. The rose is a digital stamp from a collection I purchased but is no longer available. I printed it out coloured it up with prisma coloured pencils and then scanned it back into the computer. used a leaf brush for some soft effects and also the rose to add some extra  roses and softly blended them into the background.  The texture paper I used in the paper is a free one from the  coffee shop blog called artesenal textures 2.  the filigrane heart created using Cassel’s Filigrane script. the sentiment I made up and the font is Prida02Calt.

    best wishes to everyone,

    Dawn

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by  AprilDawn.
    #16519

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Dawn, your card is so cute! I am sure whoever is going to receive it, will be very happy. You did an amazing work coloring the rose, and these corner punches are beautiful. Lovely card!

    #16523

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    Lovely,lovely card Dawn. When I did Parchment craft I used polychromas pencils which blended well and are my favs. These days I use the same principals for colouring but do it with PSP instead.

     

     

    Sheila x

    #16524

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Cristina, Thank you for your  comments on my card….. about the corner punch, this particular corner punch is in another software that I have called craft artist 2.  I wanted to use it on this card so I made a plain coloured paper in that program to use the corner punch and then saved it as a jpg and  then opened it in psp where I did everything else. I do a lot of colouring on cards as well in my hobbies these days as I enjoy it and the finished cards I give to family and friends.

    Sheila, Thank you also for  leaving me a comment. … parchment craftwork is beautiful I have never done that.. but I also have polychromas in my collection of pencils, they are great to use.

    Dawn.

    #16557

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    The flower on this card was created using Cassel’s Petal Tube. on the open flower I chose a petal tube with no shadow and  did one petal, duplicated , positioned and rotated around to get one layer. then duplicated that layer twice,  resized, positioned so the petals looked ok to form a flower…. the 2 smaller flowers I still used the one petal and played with the perspective tools to get the effect you see… once the flower was done I changed the colour…. the green sepals on the bud were done with the petal shape also and with the perspective tool to shape …. the stamens were create a while back from and old line art drawing I have…. the green leaves are a free brush that I coloured and textured up…. there is room for improvement in my flower but I thought I would show it anyway because it might give someone else an idea of what can be achieved using Cassel’s petal tube. ……. I also used Cassel’s Waving script  and Circle Doodle script (to create the spirograph) to make the light coloured paper….. the thin ribbon created using Cassel’s bow 3 script.

    Dawn.

    #16563

    Sue Thomas
    Participant

    Exquisite cards April. The effect you achieved with the flower on the second card is  very realistic.  Love the  silver lace effect too. All round cracking  job!

     

    #16566

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Dawn, your card is amazing! The flowers that you started with just a petal, the bud, the stamens… I also love the silver lace and the beautiful paper you created. Great work!

    #16576

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hello Sue and Cristina !  …….. Thank You both for taking the time to comment on my cards …. I appreciate it very much….

    best wishes to you both,

    Dawn.

    #16578

    micfin
    Participant

    Beautiful cards, Dawn. Do you only do personal projects or do you do commercial, too?

    #16581

    micfin
    Participant

    Now I know this is not “scrapbooky” at all, but it fit my gaming group’s theme today. I’m sharing it because I never would have been able to create it without the techniques I’ve learned here. I used one technique from Cassel’s Christmas 3 Tutorial to make triangular selections of equal size using different glitter patterns. I added an inner bevel on each triangle using opposing angles. Flood filled the transparent background with a metallic gold pattern and buttonized the pic. I used the glitter patterns to add borders around the pic of the woman and copied/pasted her on as a new layer. After adding a large black border I wrote the text with the Beauty Script font using the the same metallic gold pattern for my fill and applied an inner bevel to the text. Finally, on a new layer I used one of Cassel’s corner punches as a brush to create the corner flourish with a metallic silver pattern. Applied an inner bevel to that, then duplicated and mirrored it into each of the other corners. Then I ran out of time so I declared it finished. LOL

    #16582

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    Lovely result Micfin (what is your name by the way?) this page is for anything you do.

     

    Sheila x

    #16583

    micfin
    Participant

    Thanks, Sheila. My name is Michele Fineron so I combined it to get Micfin. Not Irish at all. 😀

     

    #16584

    Sue Thomas
    Participant

    That is one beautiful composition Michele!

    #16585

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    hello micfin, your gold and silver  glamour page looks great ! ….. well done!

    Michele, thank you for your comment on my  cards… I appreciate it very much….. in answer to your question all the projects I do are for personal use. I enjoy doing cards whether they are printed or sent as a greeting via email or done the traditional way by hand.  it is a hobby I enjoy doing and especially giving  them away as gifts.  …… best wishes to you,

    Dawn.

     

    #16595

    micfin
    Participant

    Thanks, ladies <3

    #16598

    micfin
    Participant

    Who watched Cassel’s live presentation Framing 101? I’ve already watched it again and I can assure you that I will watch the edited version when it’s posted. I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned. Here’s what I made with the second project in the class. I usually copy Cass’s steps as closely as I can (lots of pausing and rewinding involved), but I didn’t have any sequin picture tubes. Since the frame was green, I used shamrocks instead. I couldn’t quite get a very uniform look, but I guess it’s a matter of playing with it and figuring out which settings work for which tubes. This was the first time I made my own shape for a frame. Ever the OCD gal, I tried to get it perfectly symmetrical…maybe next time. LOL

    #16599

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Michele, both layouts are beautiful. I watched the live presentation and it was really good. I have to watch it again before trying anything.

    #16604

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    hello Michele, your frame is lovely!  well done!  and I guess you will be making more….. I look forward to viewing the Framing 101 master class when Cassel makes it available…. frames are always handy to have in our collection especially when we have made them ourselves.

    Dawn.

    #16607

    Sue Thomas
    Participant

    You did a lovely job, making the frame.  The first of many no doubt!

     

    #16608

    micfin
    Participant

    Thanks, everyone. I am definitely making more of my own frames as opposed to transparencies I have gotten from various sources. (I just love freebies.) I can’t wait to see what you ladies come up with after viewing the master class. I get so many ideas from you.

    #16614

    Sue Thomas
    Participant

    Here are some of  the frames I’ve been working on this winter, using photos  taken throughout the summer.  The first one is a blank birthday frame, using Cassel’s techniques  she used in her  framing class.  I add them to  cards, letters, post  them on FB to add a touch of elegance to some of my pics.  To make them  more interesting to those  looking at them.   As I’m not a proper scrapbooker.

    #16615

    micfin
    Participant

    Love ’em, Sue!!!!!

    #16617

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Sue, all of them are beautiful

    #16618

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    hello Sue, your frames are  beautiful!   I especially love the effect of the frame on the Oct-rose ….. well done !

    Dawn.

    #16621

    DeLoris Musick
    Participant

    I am working on my 2017 Photo Book.  Here’s one of my pages.

    #16627

    eileen deliot
    Participant

    I’ve been working with the lab 8.1. Making plaid paper, paper cutouts and woodburning. Used a color on the wood instead of burning. Great fun to make these papers. I also used the plaid tile to make the word Garden and the #

    #16630

    micfin
    Participant

    DeLoris, it looks like the cat wants the box back – giggles. Eileen, I like all the different techniques you used.

    I found this wonderful picture for my group’s theme today. The image in the lower left corner is my avatar from the game.

    In order to create the corners, I used the pen tool to make diagonal lines so I could have triangles in the three corners. I used the magic wand to select them and promoted them to a new layer. After hiding the background, I added my desired colors to the promoted layer using the flood fill in each of the three selections. With the vector layer containing the pen lines hidden, I reactivated the background and changed the transparency on the promoted layer. After watching a tutorial on ParticleShop recently, I realized that I don’t use it often enough so I used it to add the bokeh and laser effects. It’s such a useful plugin.

    If anyone could tell me an easier way to have created the triangles, I’m all ears. My first instinct was to use the selection tool with the triangle type, but I couldn’t figure out how to rotate the triangle.

    #16635

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    Michele, to create a triangle, you can use the Selection tool set to the Point-to-point, like you probably did, or you can also create your own preset shape which can be sized as you wish, without distortion. One trick, if you want to create an even triangular selection though would be this:

    • create a SQUARE selection
    • change to the point to point selection mode
    • hold the CTRL key (to remove) and select from one corner to the opposite and then all around the part you want gone

    Now, your selection should be exactly what you wanted. And then, using the Edit selection command, you can flip and mirror your selection to either apply an effect or fill with a color to be replaced later (as a placeholder).

    This might become a tip in the Tips and Tricks section!

    #16643

    Cassel
    Keymaster

    And the Framing 101 video is now uploaded. You can watch it here:

    Framing 101

    (just make sure you are logged in)

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