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  • #14354

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

    #14376

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    A number of years ago a friend invited me to celebrate her 60th birthday and I decided to do a collage for her of photos taken at the Australian Ladies Open Golf. This was so well received it has become a tradition now that golfing ladies’ “zero” birthdays are marked with a collage. In 2017 I have done a 70th and have a 90th for later in the year. I have just finished an 80th which I have uploaded here. I have also included one I did for her husband’s 90th in 2013 – Cyril is still playing golf at least twice a week!

    #14377

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hello Marlene. …. you make terrific collage pages… the one for Cyril really touches the heart  just by viewing it and  I think it is wonderful he is still able to play golf..  Great work Marlene!  This would be a good idea for what I would like to do for my mother’s room at the nursing home. so I hope you won’t mind if I ask what size page did you start with and what did you resize it to for uploading here in the forum.  I have always thought our size of A4 and A3 photo paper would make a great collage for hanging on a wall. This size would make for a great album  book as well.  Thank you for showing us  your projects.

    Dawn.

    #14379

    Sheila Hogg
    Participant

    Great work Marlene. These layouts must keep you busy. Do you take the photos or do your fellow players supply them? Never played golf but did a lot of Badminton until my Achilles was nearly snapping and then had to give up 🙁 Think a bit of walking is all I’m fit for these days.

     

    Sheila x

    #14385

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Marlene, what nice memories you created… No wonder it was well received. I particularly love Cyril’s page with his old photos and knowing that he is still playing golf.

    #14393

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    Thank you ladies for your nice comments. To answer the questions: I use the A4 size paper with 300 dpi resolution, usually in landscape but have done portrait. This size is good because I can use simple Document Frames which are just a plain black and don’t detract from the collage. I resized these two to 30% – any smaller and they look horrible. The photos are a bit of a mixture, we have a lady golfer who takes photos for the local paper and of special events, plus I take some and other ladies pass on some they have taken. The ones for Cyril’s page were given to me by Fay and I have done some special pages with photos supplied – one of our ladies was the Drum Major for the Mount Gambier City Band for 25 years and when she retired I did a page for her (attached). Now I have retired from work and Committee commitments I have more time to “play” with PSP.

    #14394

    micfin
    Participant

    Absolutely love your work, Marlene.

    #14399

    Anita Jeffery
    Participant

    So far Summer has made a brief appearance so I decided to create a summer wreath. All the elements are my own creations. Thank you so much for the chance to share. Anita

    #14404

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hi Marlene…. thanks so much for sharing the size of the page and the resize amount for uploading here in the forum for the A4. I am going to try doing some projects in this page size for here and also for my Mum’s room at the nursing home. Sometimes it is nice to do something different than a 12×12. The page for the Mt Gambia band is great, love the way you have displayed the photos. really lovely work Marlene. Thanks for showing us.

    Hello Anita…. a really lovely wreath page  and the colours are beautiful… .your element creations are very nice. Do you do card making  for your designs?  I am sure they would be well received if you do.. thanks for sharing with us your projects.

    best wishes to you both,

    Dawn.

    #14405

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Marlene, what a beautiful page! I like very much the way you arrange the photos on top of a ribbon and across the canvas. Great work.

    Anita. lovely wreath you’ve made. The elements are very nice and great choice of colors.

    #14418

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    This is the page I made inspired on the Lab 07-Module 07. From the ideas given, I used the color wood texture for the background paper and created the negative chevron and lined overlay papers (cass-tutorials).

    I added the clip (Blue Flower Art freebie) and Multiple color title. Instead of each word of a different color as suggested, I made each letter with another color using the technique shown on cass-Masterclass-NO KIT SCRAP 2. The font is Happy Camper, also mentioned in the lesson.

    I included BuburuResources freebies elements; Date element from Sheila Reid-MAR 2016 Unwind Blog Train and KAagard-ByAir-BorderStitches-Black.

    I had fun making this page based on my first lesson of The Lab.

     

    #14444

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hi Cristina!… a nice page and elements that work well to create your layout , really like the colours of your textured background paper. Cristina you gave me inspiration to go and do a couple of lessons that are in the Lab 7 modules 6 and 8 that I had not done yet and incorporate them in a card project.. Module 6 had a lesson for Patterned Fill shape and I used it on the greeting on my card. Module 8 has a lesson for Triangle Pattern and I have made a background paper with the pattern that was created..  I used  Cassel-Leaves1 freebie element and also a  Hibiscus flower that was  created with a purchased script from Joannes Digital Design.  I often send email greetings to family so this one will be an addition to my collection for printing as well. . Sometimes we can forget the Lab modules contain many ideas .   Thank you for reminding me.   There is still more lessons to try so will  enjoy doing them also………   Dawn.

    #14446

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Hi, Dawn! Thank you for your kind comments on my page. I wanted a different color for the background than the green one of the example. So, I used one that worked well with the blend mode. I’ve just joined The Lab and I am liking very much the lessons. Cassel has great tutorials

    Your card is beautiful! The triangle background, the hibiscus flower, the leaves … everything works so well together. I am sure whoever gets this card will be very happy.

     

    #14449

    anne velemirovich
    Participant

    Our two younger grandsons love playing sports.  This summer we have been to football games and baseball games, loads of fun.  We visited OakLawn Farm Zoo in the Annapolis Valley, the two little people were there with us approximately 20 years ago, the place hasn’t changed, the same little mound is right there, happy memories 🙂

    #14462

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hi  Anne,  you have created a nice memory page for the family album.  Time goes by so quickly …… it is great to have  photos to remember those happy occasions.

    Dawn.

    #14463

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Hello Cristina, Thank you for your comment on my card…. I also enjoy doing Cassel’s tutorials.

    best wishes,

    Dawn.

    #14474

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Anne, creating this kind of page is liking going back in time and reliving these happy moments. It begins with choosing the photos, the papers, elements… It is fun all the way. Nice work!

    #14506

    anne velemirovich
    Participant

    Thank you April and Cristina!  It was a fun little project, always nice looking back at photos of the young ones 🙂  Great work from you two and others on this site.

     

    #14594

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    I have been frustrated by those fonts with Alternate Characters as I hadn’t got a program that could use them – then I read Cassel’s Blog on the subject and now I am really happy! This is a page I have done just to try these fonts out. It is of my cousin and her daughter, I used the Maphylla Font with special characters for the M and B, the swatch was a font called Bellwethers which has 6 different fonts – the normal one and 5 swashes etc.

    #14597

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Marlene, what a beautiful page! The background, elements. and lovely photo, I love everything. Very good work with the alternate characters. I have to try it one day.

    #14609

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Marlene.. I agree with Cristina, your page is beautiful..  The fonts you have used are really nice and I love the texture in the frame. I like to use these types of fonts and now that we know how to use them in PSP I will be using them more often I think.

    Dawn.

    #14610

    micfin
    Participant

    Wow, Marlene. Your Mother of the Bride page is really beautiful. That background pic is gorgeous. If you have time, could you tell us how you created it?

     

    #14617

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    micfin the page was made using a kit called “Wedding” which I got as a freebie many years ago and I can’t remember where from. I tried to find it on-line but you can imagine the number of hits I got looking for Wedding! The frame I made from another background in the kit, the two coloured hearts were made by using a white heart, selecting everything then on a new layer flood-filling with the colour, then using the Hard Light layer style to get the texture.

    #14619

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    “Thank You Cassel” for your Crochet Lace Frame Freebie….it was just what I needed to finish my project as I needed a frame for the Wedding Photo…… Also a “Thank You” to Marlene for the inspiration I received from her A4 Collage Projects.

    I decided to try doing some Memory Pages up for our Family. Here is one I have created in memory of my Husband’s Mother “Classie” who passed away when he was a very young boy. I tried to create a Vintage feel to the project (I hope I have succeeded). I also used Cassel’s Edge Font 2 to create a frame for the Portrait photo. The font is Klymissky on all the text except for the swirly divider under her name. The Roses I painted some years ago on a card for my Mum – she kept it- so I scanned it into my computer so I could keep using it.

    Dawn.

    #14620

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    Dawn, what a beautiful memory page! I like everything: the photos, the edge font, the crochet lace frame… Great page. Looking forward to seeing more of your memory pages.

    #14623

    Marlene Lingham
    Participant

    Dawn that page is absolutely beautiful, you certainly have achieved the vintage look, the colours are perfect. I love the contrast with the bright roses. Classie was a lovely young woman, what a shame she died so young. I’m glad you have been inspired by my collages, I do enjoy doing them and they make fantastic gifts.

    #14634

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    Cristina and Marlene….Thank You!  to you both, for your kind comments on my project. I appreciate it very much. I have found some more photos of my Dad so I am going to try and do a page for him over the coming days…….Best wishes to you both

    Dawn.

    #14639

    micfin
    Participant

    This is yesterday’s project for my FB gaming group. I started with a blue wood-grain background. That beautiful little sailor is something I found on Google. The 3D Chisel Effect outlined her pic nicely and gave it some depth. Then I used the NavyBlues font (free on FontSpace). I duplicated and changed the font layer to raster and repeated the chisel effect. I added the life ring and gave it an Inner Bevel. The Rope picture tube came in handy to balance out the total look, but it comes out in a sort of gold color. In keeping with the blue and white theme I had going I used Colorize and changed the saturation to zero. In order to brighten the rope up, I used the Replace Color Tool with white as my foreground color. Lastly I Buttonized the background in order to frame the entire project.

    I would have been unable to do something like this a year ago. I’ve learned so much about PSP from Cassel and the rest of the Campus members that my artistic side is really coming out now. Thanks to all of you. <3

    #14640

    Cristina Hanlon
    Participant

    micfin, wow your project is really beautiful! The whole composition matches so well… Great work! Thanks for sharing the details of how you did it. 🙂

    #14642

    AprilDawn
    Participant

    micfin, it is great to see another one of your projects…. you have created a  lovely page.. thank you for sharing  what you did.  The Forum continues to be a great way to share our different ideas and techniques and it is a joy to come and view everyone’s projects.

    Dawn.

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