February 13, 2021 at 4:40 am #53103
Annie said: … “after playing around with a thousand different brush tips and then stamping frantically around the image…” You sure described me working with my last mask! lol
Your Day 3 page is spectacular!February 13, 2021 at 5:38 am #53105Ann SeeberParticipant
Really enjoying seeing everyone’s work. It’s all quite inspiring! Here’s my Lesson #5 which features an animal sanctuary that was near where I lived back in 2004-2008. No matter what I tried using various brushes to add to the mask just didn’t look right so I went with a frame, instead. The background is a paper I had in a Fall kit and, this time, pasting in text to a selection rectangle finally worked for me! It’s hard to see on the Forum but there’s a white border all around that I make with an extra layer under the paper and then “pick” the paper layer in on each corner. I’ve learned it’s best to use guides so things come out even.February 13, 2021 at 9:22 am #53108
I was up really early this morning, my resident Great Horned Owls where chatting to each other for most of the night. It’s at this time of year, during this brutally cold month that they breed. Annie, I know what you mean, when I use decorative brushes on the outer edges I tend to lower the hardness and the opacity to give a more subtle effect. There are brushes out there that are already softer when you use them. It all depends on what effect one is looking for.
While listening to the owls, I went back to day one, scrolled through every page and read every comment. I took a trip around the world from the comfort of my home. Everyone has done superb pages. With combined creative minds, there isn’t anything that can’t be achieved in psp.February 13, 2021 at 9:31 am #53110
Here is my day 6. The lino pattern is one of my favourite patterns to create. I use it a lot, and more often than not I will edit it. I must say I’m not really a pattern person. These delightful small sunflowers grow and thrive along the road side, stretching for miles. They flower late in the summer. I extracted one flower from a photo to use as an element. If anyone would like to know the name of a particular font that I have used in this challenge, all you have to do is ask.February 13, 2021 at 9:48 am #53112Gerry LandrethParticipant
My great-niece Maggie turned 12 recently. This picture is from 2016 when I first moved back to Alabama. It is still my favorite picture of her because of the impression she made on that day. She is named after my mother.
Font: Tiberius. Paper: Pixelscrapper – Gina Jones, Embrace Change Stacked Paper. Leaf Element: Pixelscrapper – Gina Jones, Autumn WindsFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:48 am #53113laurie solaasParticipant
Annie Tobin your swan image pulls together in a really nice overall design. I love how the blue elements add balance, and the poem is very sweet. I also love the richness of the green color.February 13, 2021 at 12:20 pm #53121Alicia GarbelmanParticipant
I have watched the tutorials daily, but haven’t had time to work on my pages very much. Here are my layouts from Day One and Day Two. If the photos and pages look redundant, it’s because, like Carole, I have a new grandson. When creating my plaid paper for day 2, I discovered too late that my single-pixel selection box was actually 4 pixels high – for some reason, the custom size didn’t apply the way I expected it to. But when I looked at the filled background paper, I thought that the waviness made it look like a baby blanket, so I kept it instead of re-doing it.February 13, 2021 at 12:40 pm #53123Corrie KinkelParticipant
After all the trouble I had with the brushes yesterday, day 5 went smoothly for a change! I stayed with my mountain theme and used an iconic mountain flower to make my mask. And that only needed some text and some flowercorners.February 13, 2021 at 12:53 pm #53126Barbara HallParticipant
Here are days 4 and 5. I actually start each challenge day following whatever the directions are but, at some point, I forget what I am supposed to be doing and the results end up not fitting the assugnment. But my initial intentions are good, if that counts for anything.February 13, 2021 at 1:20 pm #53127Barbara HallParticipant
Cassell: I use the load/save mask under the layers tab a lot to cut background papers into different shapes. I have lots of masks that I’ve downloaded over the past couple of years and they’re in folders basically by similarity in shape. All I have to do is hit “load/save mask” and scroll through until I find one I like and the program does all of the work.
When I tried printing out cards I also used cardstock. I have photography paper but I’ve never used it, though I’m not sure why. I’m thinking for cards, I might print on the photography paper and then glue that to cardstock.
I think of scrapbook pages as my contribution to family history, but I don’t think I’d ever print them out. My family is much more digitally inclined so I think they’re happier getting a sd card with everything on it than they would be with printed pages.February 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm #53128
Ann, Sue, Gerry, Alicia, Corrie, and Barbara, lovely and creative layouts. Nice job!
Sue, I like the tip you gave to Annie about lowering the hardness and opacity on the outer edges, and I am going to this from now on…Like you, I am not a pattern paper person and always find it hard to use them in my layouts; usually, I hide them at the bottom, but I do like the linoleum pattern… You are the master of Word Art! I love them all.February 13, 2021 at 2:07 pm #53130
Here is my Day 4
Elizabeth Minkus: Pixel Scrapper 2019Feb “Walk on the wild side” paper09
Eyeinspire: Alpha “Camp”
PBS-Escale amoureuse- Talie – elt2
Fonts: Candy Round BTN and TypewriterFebruary 13, 2021 at 2:28 pm #53132Linda J WalkerParticipant
Day 4– I think these take me longer than they should, because I am often not sure how to do what I want to do, so end up doing what I have been able to figure out! And I always have to search for photos.
I used the snowflake brush–I was too lazy to figure out how to load the watercolor brushes, and the snowflake matched the snow on the mountains.
The frame is from Katie Pertiet, wood veneer frames.
Our daughter got married in Denver in June 2019. That is a long way from Pennsylvania. My youngest sister and her husband have a place in Pagosa Springs, so we went there for a few days after the wedding and my sister showed us around. I expect we will be going back to Colorado, as our daughter is moving there this year.February 13, 2021 at 2:47 pm #53135
My dear Cristina, thank you so much for your kind words on my work. It’s always very much appreciated. I’m pleased you are going to use the tip I suggested. If the settings are to low I tend to keep clicking in the exact same spot until it’s the way I like it, or up the settings, I tend to do the latter. You have created another lovely page. It’s lovely to have you back, taking part in this challenge. I’ve always been a fan of your work, and you have been missed. Hope you are well.February 13, 2021 at 3:02 pm #53145February 13, 2021 at 3:05 pm #53148February 13, 2021 at 3:54 pm #53150
I have a fondness for the bright and bold artists … and probably if truth be told more commercial/illustrative art. Probably not news to you! LOL Normally I would NOT have put a lino bg here, but just to show I did the assignment, it’s there. The picture is an awesome one by Jack Ward from Unsplash. They have all the things there I would like – water, color, boats and sunny skies! As those photo’s never show any roads, I’m not sure how they hike up and down to all those clustered homes?? Anyone been there? Do tell. Mask is there, lino is there and I did use a comic line art script on the homes. Thanks to everyone for such wonderful reading and viewing on EVERYONE’S posts. Really they have all been so awesome and diversified. Love it.February 13, 2021 at 4:13 pm #53152Mary SolaasParticipant
OK – Day 4 – I know I am slow. Enjoyed this session. So you can use any object as a mask. Hm. Anyway, I did choose a watercolor brush from the freebies and put the picture in the lower right corner. Played around with white and black brush strokes. Love putting a background around the picture so you get a better ides of the mask results. I have to play with picture tubes – I’ve restrained myself in the other days. I like putting the date in something so I chose to do it in a circle of leaves. Had fun. Masks are becoming easier and I do not have to look at the cheat cheat to remember the previous training for days 1, 2, 3. Think I will remember this process for using brushes or shapes as masks.
I love seeing everyone’s take – I, too, love travel – so have enjoyed the travel pages. And, yes, I do love children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and have used them in previous pages. Love seeing your pages as you focus on yours. The dress group of pages, Barbara, are really good – love the way you have showcased the dress differently in each page. Love using the old and the new relatives also.February 13, 2021 at 4:16 pm #53154Jennifer LeightonParticipant
I love the technique for paper today….Day 6February 13, 2021 at 4:48 pm #53157Donna SilliaParticipant
My Day 6 photo is of not only Thomas, but includes his big brother, Phillip. I may go back and do the Love Challenge for Phillip, too. I really wanted to make a translucent frame, but couldn’t figure out how to manage it, so I just used a glow snow brush and Eye Candy Glass. I did not use monochrome for the background because I liked how the light green showed without monochrome. The small picture was framed in black with the blend mode “hard light”. I used the watercolor mask technique for the larger picture. Both mom and dad can see the pictures on FB.February 13, 2021 at 4:48 pm #53158
No wonder you love travel, MARY! That’s a house on wheels! LOL I did a fair amount of that with parents — maybe that’s why I love travel so much! Will be nice when we can get back to it, huh?February 13, 2021 at 4:51 pm #53160Lynda DiGregorParticipant
Since I didn’t use the tutorial for, Max I did this one for the tut.February 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm #53163February 13, 2021 at 5:53 pm #53165Ann SeeberParticipant
I did a large travel challenge last year featuring Acapulco, Mex. but this is another photo from the original trip in 2008. I just love that beach; we’d hang out there all day with beach boys waiting on us hand and foot. I added the pelican photo-bomb! The frame reminds me of a camera lens. The “linoleum” background can be the foam on the waves or the snow at home here now! The font is Mama plus two beachy embellishments.February 13, 2021 at 5:53 pm #53166Wanda (Sue) McGuireParticipant
Day 6. My day 5 and 6 features my great Grand daughter at different agesFebruary 13, 2021 at 6:13 pm #53170Mary SolaasParticipant
Well, Minka, the RV is Joe and Laurie’s. They take me along sometimes and this time was in Alabama at a remote mountain RV park – beautiful. The stars were awesome that night and so awesome that I forgot to get my camera out to take a picture of the night sky. My travel through the lower 48 was done by car – my Blue Baby and Blue Baby 2 with nights in motels. Still fun, but the ability to “camp out” with an RV is really great.February 13, 2021 at 6:28 pm #53177
I bet, Mary. No matter if you are the owner or a guest, you were still there and got to experience it! I can imagine the night sky was fantastic. Probably way better with the naked eye than a camera anyway! Unless you have one that is geared for night imagery. Plus, it gave you a wonderful subject to make your post about! 🙂February 13, 2021 at 6:46 pm #53180Annie TobinParticipant
LOL! Shirl, everyone has to get old sometime and there are a few of us on the Campus that are just a little ahead of the others! Johann was a beautiful and bonnie baby … I’ll bet she even had rosy cheeks … it was such a thing back then. I can remember mum taking us off to church and just before we went in she would spin me around and pinch my cheeks! Even though I was a little twerp I had to be a rosy cheeked one … gosh those memories are priceless!February 13, 2021 at 6:51 pm #53182Anne Lamp
Love Story challenge day 6
Whew. Once I decided what to use of this one, I spent a bunch of time going back to find my butterfly pictures. It took quite a while, but that is because I kept looking at to many other pictures that I found too. All in all it made for a fun day.February 13, 2021 at 7:04 pm #53186Annie TobinParticipant
Thanks dear Cristina, always appreciated. Sometimes, it just seems impossible to find the right tool and then … voila, it falls into your lap! You gave me a giggle my friend, thank you. 🙂
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