September 25, 2021 at 11:02 am #65030CasselKeymaster
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 challenge you to use 5 similar elements, 3 times in your project. You can use 5 buttons, 5 flowers and 5 paperclips, or you can choose 5 photos, 5 strings and 5 tags. You get the picture! The 5 elements don’t need to be identical, but they have to be easy enough to spot. Since some of us are less observant, you also need to clarify, in the post, what they are. It will make it easier for us to find them.
So, what will you create?September 26, 2021 at 2:44 pm #65105Anne Lamp
I have been playing with this off and on all day. It was a lot of fun and I had to look up how to do some of the things (like free rotate) that I know have been demonstrated here. A lot of times I can remember something is doable but have to go back to remember just how to do them. The Background photo is mine from a cousin’s club house. Most of the elements are from or adapted from Creative Fabrica. My 5 elements are the pumpkins, witches hat, bats, and ghost. (all Halloween related )September 27, 2021 at 6:24 am #65152
What fun, Anne!September 28, 2021 at 12:48 am #65185
This challenge is a little different, there was a challenge back in 2018. I can’t quite remember the exact wording, but I know it was something like having to use 20 elements in a page. I created 20 flair buttons, to showcase insects.
5 frames: each one has a font element.
5 labels: to name the flowers.
5 ribbon bows/knots to hold the labels.
For the background paper I used the Allium flower, created a mask, flood filled, added a background colour.September 28, 2021 at 5:05 am #65187
Love it, Sue.September 28, 2021 at 5:57 am #65189
Sue, I like it very much – clear outletSeptember 28, 2021 at 10:49 am #65196
Thank you Pirkko and Michele. All comments are very much appreciated. It’s still a work in progress.September 28, 2021 at 12:53 pm #65197MoniqueN.Participant
Wow, Sue! Lovely to print it and showcase it on a wall 🙂September 28, 2021 at 1:54 pm #65205
Thank you for the kind words Monique. Resizing down from an 8×10 inch layout to 600 pixels destroys a lot of the details. I have posted on facebook, it makes for better viewing there, even though FB still compresses files.September 28, 2021 at 2:53 pm #65211September 28, 2021 at 3:17 pm #65212
Sue a great 5+5+5 with those lovely flower photos! I have seen it already on Facebook and there the details are a little bit better to see and admire. Seeing your adventcards I think that maybe I should start thinking and making some Christmas cards and your use of fonts will certainly inspire me to think about those lines too.September 28, 2021 at 3:38 pm #65213
Corrie, thank you for the kind words on the native flower page. Coming from one who takes stunning flower photos. I love to photograph wild flower, so many of them are quite small, and I do like the contrast of natural backgrounds of their habitat. The advent pages, were to give ideas, I’m pleased I’ve given you food for thought. We are quite literally spoilt for choice when it comes to fonts, and their uses are endless. One tip, always keep a copy of the font before duplicating,once happy, the last step is to convert to a raster, to edit.September 29, 2021 at 6:28 am #65233CristinaParticipant
Anne, that is really a fun layout!
Sue, lovely layouts…The 5x5x5 one is beautiful!September 29, 2021 at 6:30 am #65234
Do you do an entire Advent calendar, Sue? I would love to see that!September 29, 2021 at 5:19 pm #65260
My 5 elements are:
– 5 photos of berries inside the filmstrip
– 5 stickers with the common names of the berries
– 5 flairbuttons with those berries replacing the letters O in the text
I made the background out of one of the photos with a heavy blur and an overlay with a bokeh effect. A second overlay of the leafs ( a freebie from Corel last year). Stickers made from a label and a lot of lose hay on the bottom.September 29, 2021 at 5:44 pm #65262MinkaParticipant
I’ve not got a computer set up as yet that has much of anything on it … so my entry here was just elements easily obtained from PSP itself. 5 shapes, 5 colors and five letters from frame fonts to make the internal shapes. While not especially hard, it was still fun. I did find on this old computer an entertaining comic line art script to give it some extra vibrancy, which I suspect will not look good and a bit blurry at 600 … but was truly vibrant and clear when larger. I love a synthesizer and all the aspects it can bring to music . 🙂September 29, 2021 at 7:47 pm #65265September 30, 2021 at 6:29 am #65274
Clever use of the flairs, Corrie.September 30, 2021 at 9:11 am #65286
5+5+5 This was so fun; hope this is ok 🙂
5 cats (although 3 are statues), 5 trees (although there may be more trees), 5 edges (the edges of the glass and window frames and the edges of the magnifying glass would be 3). The edges of the black cat image and the background paper itself would be one frame. A total of five edges. Are these acceptable? 😉
The pictures are my own and a magnifying glass I made.
September 30, 2021 at 11:48 am #65299
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by Pirkko.
Pirkko, it certainly looks like you had fun creating the page. There are lots of cat lovers in the campus. May I make a suggestion, pop into the blog, in there you will find lots and lots of easy tutorials on how to create elements. Choose 3 elements, repeat them 5 times to add to a cat page collage. You will learn how to create your own elements to add to your projects while learning new techniques. I’m sure you will have fun.September 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm #65307
Sue, I agree 🙂September 30, 2021 at 1:01 pm #65308
Now I can understand: those five elements mean loose parts like flowers, ribbons, etc. that come next to or on top of the pictures, not inside the pictures … I’ve never really done scratching on paper with glues and embellishments and pictures etc. to add .. 🙂 🙂 .. ok I’ll do it again …September 30, 2021 at 1:48 pm #65309
Don’t worry. I have never done paper, scissors and glue scrapbooking either. You don’t have to create your own elements, you can find them on many sites on the web to download for free. Try pixel scrapper. We are here to help you, we were all beginners.September 30, 2021 at 3:03 pm #65310
Pirkko I agree with Sue. But Pixelscrapper is now: digitalscrapbook.com and it is a great source of free stuff! From digital papers, templates to an enormous variety of embellisments. When I started here in the campus I didn’t have anything, only my photos and what is already inside PSP. It has helped me make lovely layouts while I learned so much more!September 30, 2021 at 3:23 pm #65312
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