February 15, 2021 at 9:15 pm #53449Euka
Finally finished all 7 Days – the pages were a bit rushed but I wanted to complete each challenge and learn the various techniques each had to offer, now I can go back and tweak and improve the pages. The sharing and advice amongst the group is wonderful and there is so much talent here.
Carole, with the glyphs not appearing I discovered there was a clash in my fonts with another mama font, I ended up deleting that one and reinstalling the new one and all good thank you.
Day 5 – Shark Bay – is one of only a handful of beaches in the world to be made up of solely of shells. You won’t find a grain of sand in sight! The beach is made up of trillions of tiny white shells all from one type of animal, the tiny shells have accumulated up to 10 metres deep forming a beach stretching 120 kilometres. (courtesy of google!) It is amazing to see. The pelican was from another beach further along the coast.
Love the accidental discovery of the background on Day 6 and the possibilities are endless and that can be seen with how everyone has used it on their pages, such variety.February 15, 2021 at 9:43 pm #53452Euka
Being a ‘Love’ challenge I thought I should include a heart! The heart I made from a Pinterest tutorial post last year and I spent 2 days recently searching my computer and Pinterest trying to find it again but no luck. It was red, I recoloured it to blend in with the photo. Broome is a wonderful place to visit with a rich history in pearling, amazing sunsets and camel rides along the beach.
The way this mask was created was basically how I made my scalloped paper template, although I never considered it as a mask until now.
Thanks Carole for this challenge with so many aspects to it and new techniques learnt, now to put into practice what I have learnt. Thanks also to all in the group for sharing your photo’s, stories and amazing talents.February 15, 2021 at 10:31 pm #53455Susan CaronParticipant
Here is my day 7
I have learned so much! Thank you, Carole for being a great teacher! I have been inspired by all the fabulous and creative people who have shared their creations!February 15, 2021 at 11:54 pm #53459
Mireille, j’aimerais bien avoir de beaux animaux comme ça à mon lieu de travail. J’adore les animaux.
Alicia, you really caught up fast!!!
Gabriella, great photo to conclude this challenge with the grandkids!
Annie T., nice tribute to Jasper to finish.
Shirley, what a smile your baby daughter has!!! The plaid is colorful and really gives a happy feel.
Gerry, did you share the layouts with them yet? It will surely put a smile on their face!
Susan, what a clever way to focus on the important persons on the photo without having to crop it!
Monique, if you ever want to use a plaid that seems too busy, you can reduce the opacity, or even the scale to make it smaller. It is one way to use them without overpowering the rest of the project.
Corrie, discovering by making mistakes is what I do. That is how I found that linoleum technique (have you EVER seen that anywhere else??)
Mary, I am glad that you could use the musical note tubes.
Euka, you managed to work quite fast. If you feel they are rushed, you can always come back to them later and tweak your pages.
I am particularly happy with how many people actively participated in this challenge. Almost 60% of the registrants posted in the forum, which is great! Now, remember to fill out the survey!February 16, 2021 at 11:13 am #53463Jnet AllardParticipant
I just saw everything that was added. It is really superb! Bravo tout le monde!
Carole, I made a normal frame and erased it with a soft eraserFebruary 16, 2021 at 2:53 pm #53465
Here is my Day 6.
I love the linoleum technique; it creates unique patterns depending on the starting color, as we can see here.
The “linoleum” butterfly was created with a brush.
Credits: Background paper “Dady_DCS_Les DiCtonS_Pap” — Border stitch “KAagard” — Alpha “Cassel” Alpha Maker Sample
Fonts: Britannic Bold, Love Valentine, Abraham, and Typewriter.February 16, 2021 at 3:02 pm #53467Anne Lamp
I finally finished the last project. I am not much for polka dots so I didn’t use them. I love this Osprey love nest sight on Explore. They are nice enough to leave it up even when the Osprey have migrated for the winter. This is the current female from that nest which is why I gave it the pink background. https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/osprey-nest.
February 16, 2021 at 5:14 pm #53483
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Because I see a few of you showing interest in those fancy fonts, I will share a special offer I received today, for another such font with extra glyphs. It is free for only a few days so go ahead and grab it while you can.February 16, 2021 at 7:51 pm #53484
I love this page Cristina and your background paper is amazing. I really like the way you have used the little love birds … way cute my friend. I have enjoyed all of your creations. Hugs……Annie TFebruary 16, 2021 at 8:58 pm #53485MinkaParticipant
Thank you, Carole. 🙂February 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm #53488Linda J Walker
Since I couldn’t keep up, I will try to catch up.
Day 5 here, my 3 kitties.
I have enjoyed seeing what everyone has done!February 17, 2021 at 5:37 am #53493
Annie, thank, thank you! You always cheer us up with your comments. Hugs, dear friend. <3February 17, 2021 at 7:35 am #53497
A great tit leaving the nest in our garden, such a wonderful moment to capture! Was het first year we had a nest box 🙂
Does PSP take a lot of memory when you used the kaleidoscope? Tried several settings/layouts before I was satisfied with the look, so maybe it took too much memory? Even a day later, I takes ages to open and save..
I took 3 or 4 minutes to save/save as again today………February 18, 2021 at 3:31 pm #53503
I finally managed to finish layout Day 7.
Credits: Carole’s Alpha Maker sample (2020Jun) and PBS-Escale amoureuse- Talie – elt2
Thanks, Carole, for the challenge; I not only had the opportunity to practice creating masks, but I also learned new things.February 18, 2021 at 8:46 pm #53509
Hi I am still plodding on. Here is day 6. Thanks for the help Carole. I actually took the colour down on the background pattern and added a plain blue paper behind to blend.February 18, 2021 at 11:34 pm #53511Mireille BeaudetParticipant
Mon chat qui est parti en décembre 2019. Il nous manque beaucoup.February 19, 2021 at 12:19 am #53513February 19, 2021 at 9:03 am #53517
First try 🙂
This is a bridge in a fortified town in the north of the Netherlands. It dates back to the 1700’s !February 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm #53525
We went to a Neil Diamond concert in 2015 🙂February 19, 2021 at 7:59 pm #53527
A really lovely page Shirl, a cool finishing up page. I was looking at Jo’s ‘peace’ sign and amazed at the length of her fingers. She would have made a fantastic pianist … does she play the piano? 😉February 19, 2021 at 8:07 pm #53530
MoniqueN, both pages exhibit the technique perfectly, well done my friend. 😉February 19, 2021 at 10:24 pm #53531
Annie. No she doesn’t play piano, but her head is full of arty farty ideas. She does some really nice work Her toes are the same lol.February 19, 2021 at 10:45 pm #53533
Cristina, did you colorize your butterfly in a certain way to get the wings to show this way with the linoleum pattern? I am curious to know what are the things that such a veteran PSP user like you has learned?
Anne L., have you used polkadots for any smaller elements than a full background paper? Sometimes, you can use that for a decorative element so it does not overpower anything.
Linda, it is ok to keep posting. There was no deadline. how can you distinguish between those three kitties??
MoniqueN, I don’t think the kaleidoscope should take more time to render. It is strange. Do you notice other tools being particularly slow? You seem to be getting quite comfortable with those “homemade” masks!
Shirley, that background paper is great. It is colorful yet not overpowering. And a nice face too 🙂 I like how you added that double frame on the last project. Very interesting.
Mireille, the eyes of that cat!!! Beautiful!February 20, 2021 at 4:40 am #53534
I ‘ve tried again. When I use the psp files the program freezes. File–> or File–> close etc. it takes ages to pop up, even when I try the 600 pixels version of the project. It’s like the program is frozen or something.
The jpg file does not have that problem, odd………February 20, 2021 at 7:38 pm #53592
Well Shirl, she was meant to be an artist of some form or another, ;DFebruary 21, 2021 at 5:32 am #53594
No, Carole, I didn’t colorize the butterfly. I created two linoleum patterns: blue and orange. The orange one was added to the blue layer as a smoke texture… I also played with the angle. I will add the tile so you can see what I mean.
I’ve learned how to move a group mask layer… I don’t remember you ever showing this before. Cool tip.
No matter how long I have worked with the program, I know there are zillions of techniques more, which I don’t know. That’s why I am here, to learn from you and others that share their knowledge. : )February 21, 2021 at 9:38 am #53600
This is Elmo, one of our red cats we had over the years. He isn’t among us anymore, but he was such a sweet cat 🙂
The font I used is cat paw 😉
I’ve had so much fun with this challenge, learned a lot again 🙂
And so nice to see everyone makes different, wonderful, projects. No one is the same 🙂February 21, 2021 at 10:22 am #53601Lynda DiGregorParticipant
I love Elmo…he certainly looks like he didn’t take any guff. So sorry he is no longer with you. It’s hard to lose a beloved pet.
LyndaFebruary 21, 2021 at 10:23 am #53602Sue ThomasParticipant
Cristina, very clever how you coloured the butterfly. We’ve had this conversation before, on how much we like and use the Linoleum pattern technique in our projects. Like you, I didn’t know how to move the unmerged mask group either. There is still so such to learn from Carole and others. Take care.February 21, 2021 at 1:05 pm #53603
Thank you, Sue. : ) We did talk about the linoleum pattern, and I love the effect of it. As we talked about before, I am not a pattern paper person, but I love to see what others do with it. Some people mix different patterned papers and get great results… I agree with you that there is still so much more to learn here. Take care, my friend. <3
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