April 2022 – RANDOM Challenge

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  • #75709
    Cassel
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    Here is a challenge to do something that might not be repeated in other months. Just an idea that popped like that (and you can also send me suggestions for occasional random challenges too).

    This week, I am providing you with a DIY template. Just like those “some assembly required” kits that you can buy for a shelf, a chair, or a picnic table, I am including a 3600×3600 pixels canvas with 5 shapes. You HAVE to use those 5 shapes in the size and proportions they are. You can move them, rotate them, flip them, rearrange the layering if you want. So it is like all the pieces to build a DIY shelf: you cannot change the size of the pieces but you can use them creatively.

    Obviously, you will want to recolor them, or replace them by papers, photos, etc. We just need to be able to recognize the five initial shapes.

    Here is a preview of the shapes involved.

    Download your DIY set here.

    If this type of challenge is popular, I might add it as a regular challenge instead of a random one.

    #75758
    Marie-Claire
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    for the background I used the photo and converted it with pic to paint. I used a texture on the three surfaces and made two of them  transparent. I made of the black layer a mask. I duplicated the mask group three times.

    it’s a bit busier than what I’m used to, but it’s a creation of the moment, had a busy day, but a nice day, that will reflect in this creation I suppose.

    #75774
    Sue Thomas
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    This was  quite a different challenge, nevertheless it was fun.

    #75775
    Sue Thomas
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    Marie-Clare, a lovely action page.

    #75782
    Cassel
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    Yeah, I thought it was a bit different. I remembered seeing this challenge once, many years ago, but it had a lot more layers (like a dozen or so). I didn’t want to scare anyone to start. If it proves popular, it might become a regular challenge. I would call it the DIY challenge 🙂

    #75789
    Sue Thomas
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    Calling it DIY challenge, would be appropriate. I was itching to resize the papers and the element, but I knew it would defeat the object of the challenge.

    #75793
    Pirkko
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    #75829
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    Wow! Amazing work, Everyone!

    I failed…I resized the doodle…my bad…but here is what I did. I need to read the directions more carefully.

    #75832
    Pirkko
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    Oh, Bonnie – your fox is so cute … Your page is really great

    #75846
    Susan Ewart
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    Here’s my random challenge.  I liked doing this because it was a challenge not to resize or delete stuff and because there wasnt too many elements.  the curly-q was really curly-q-y so I hid most of it.  both photo’s are morning shots, the moon was today.  I dont have a long lens for the moon but it doesn’t stop me from taking the shot.  I think it’s bohemian waxwings that just appeared in the viewfinder so I snapped one off.  The other picture is a sunset from another province (BC) but had birds in the sky to tie it in.  Made masks of the big square and circle, duplicated the mask groups before merging them so I could put a selection frame around it.  gradient on the curly-q.  background paper darkened, and used again for the paint splash but lightened.  Kitty has a bigger shadow, I’m pretending it’s a real cat, but I think I like Bonnie’s “pets” better!  papers from DS and kitty from CF. No title because I used up too much words on this explanation and now I’m all out of words.  I can’t talk/type anymore today….I wonder if that’s why my husband is grinning and doing a happy dance.

    #75847
    Pirkko
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    Susan – your work is all at once exhilarating 🙂

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by Pirkko.
    #75851
    Susan Ewart
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    Thank you so much Pirkko.  Your layouts are like art, your words are exhilarating for me.  My heart is singing!

     

    #75862
    Pirkko
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    Now I get an idea… and like Susan – without title
    May this be thanks to our Creator for our beautiful home – Earth.

    #75863
    Susan Ewart
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    Pirkko that’s stunning!

    #75866
    Sheila Hogg
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    My go at this and my result after a bit of a play. Added borders and used blend modes. Images and background courtesy of Graphicfairy.

    #75868
    Corrie Kinkel
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    I liked this very different Random Challenge and like most of us I wanted to change the dimensions of the papers etc. I used a photo of the Ceanothus that at the moment is flowering magnificiently in our courtyard. I made the plaid as a background, but that overpowered the photo to much and it is now on the doodle and all the colors are taken from my photo; the font is Cralione one of the many freebies by Creative Fabrica.

    For the coming weeks I’m visiting my daughter, son in law and the grandkids in America  and I’m very happy that it is possible to travel again. I however shall miss you all, but I’ll check in once in a while to see all the lovely pages that are being made. It’s a pity that I miss Scrapbook Day (Weekend)…… but that is a small price to pay. See you in 4 weeks time, take care!

    #75871
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    This time I did a better job of following directions. APP Tournament in Camden, SC.

    #75879
    Susan Ewart
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    Happy travels Corrie.

    Wow! to everyone.  Your ideas for the layouts are so creative.  It’s fascinating to see all the different locations and orientation of the layers.  I wouldn’t have thought of them and I’m glad to see them for inspiration.

     

    #75892
    Ann Seeber
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    Oh, this came out a bit different for me. The photo is my grandchildren in California when they were young and had hutches full of soft bunnies. (Mostly Lops) Interesting exercise!

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Cassel.
    #75927
    MoniqueN.
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    Oh Corrie how nice you can travel again! Have fun!

    #75928
    Ann Seeber
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    Corrie: That’s great that you’re “Coming to America!” Enjoy your family and I wish you four weeks of wonderful weather. I will miss you. Have a safe journey!

    Veilige reizen! 😉

    #75943
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Susan, Monique and Ann thanks for the good wishes and I must say I’m very excited to be able to see them all. Ann you don’t have to miss me totally because I will check and possibly comment here on all the fantastic pages that will be posted. I don’t take my (big) laptop with me so I’m not scrapping, but on my tablet I can follow what is going on here and hope to come back with lots of photos and new ideas.

    #75946
    Marie-Claire
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    Corrie, I wish you a safe and pleasant journey. Enjoy being with your daughter and grandchildren! ..and take lots of pictures!

    #75953
    MoniqueN.
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    The most difficult part was not to resize…………

    #75968
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Thank you Marie-Claire and of course I will make lots of photos and not only of the family. I hope to have many that later this year will be used in scrapbookpages, at least if the weather will be okay.

    Monique it is difficult not to resize isn’t it!  But your result of this challenge is great looking!

    #76006
    MoniqueN.
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    I forgot to add a shadow to the swirl…….:D

    #76037
    Julie Magerka
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    I’ve never done a challenge before, but I needed something fun to work on and tried. I hope there are more like this.

    #76042
    Susan Ewart
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    Glad to see you dive in Julie, with a very pretty page.  Isn’t it cool how different everyone’s layouts are.  I really enjoyed this one too.  And I’m learning a lot from what others do.

    #76048
    Ann Seeber
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    Julie: Very nice! I found this challenge fun, also. I’m waiting here with bated breath for my first hummer of the season.

    #76049
    Julie Magerka
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    Thanks Susan Ewart and Ann Seeber for kind words. I’m in the mood for fun, not so much challenge these days. Haven’t seen any hummers here yet, but the birdsong in the morning soothes my soul. Ah, spring!

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