August 5, 2022 at 2:36 am #80383
August: The month the Hibiscus 🌺 is in bloom
A very heavy bee was zooming and couldn’t nearby fly from his collected nectar.
I’ve used the boot camp advice, this time without looking in the cheat sheet.
As I live nearby the beaches were very windy when I take the picture.
So a matter of patience to wait on the right moment for not that windy and a landing bee in the hibiscus.
I put the camera on close-up. (just my cellphone)
I had just one difficulty; When I want to write text the vector swatch was not complete!!!
It was just in halve horizontal so I could change the vector layer. I have them floating.
Does anyone know about it?
That green decoration is homemade by me with the pen tool. My first one.August 5, 2022 at 2:59 am #80385MicheleParticipant
Marie-Claire, great job on the Doggie Walk layout; I love the color palette.August 5, 2022 at 11:24 am #80388Bonnie BallentineParticipant
Jannette, great job on the hibiscus layout!August 5, 2022 at 11:44 am #80391
It was a pleasure to do.August 5, 2022 at 2:55 pm #80410Mary SolaasParticipant
Lab 9 Mod 10 – Games, Games: Quatrefoil paper (made several – 2 are shown as background papers for Board Games and Video Games); staple back (I overlayed them with Filter Forge Brushed Metal – ’cause they’re steel staples) – frankley, I would have preferred front of staples, but I followed directions!; Bingo card – winner in this game. Overlay of the background paper is from Corel Video Studeo; Marios, minecraft figures are from Nice Png; the little boy playing video games and the scrabble board are from a png site, but I’m not sure which one; the board game “Game of Love”, spinner, and tokens are my creation and from a previous Lab Module; the title “Board Games” is from PS – Elif Sahin; and the other titles are created from it; the stitching on the cream paper is from brushes from Carole; the Title are scrabble tiles I made in aprevious Lab module. Background frame I created. The card game is Bridge – my brother, my dad, and my husband – 1983. They have all since passed away as has my mom; I’m lucky to have most of my children near by.August 5, 2022 at 3:47 pm #80413Marie-ClaireParticipant
Thank you MicheleAugust 5, 2022 at 5:34 pm #80414Corrie KinkelParticipant
Mary your games page was a lot of work but it certainly paid of!August 6, 2022 at 12:01 pm #80430PirkkoParticipant
Here is the exercise Lab 5-9
I used diamonds instead of spots
cluster from Digitalscrapbook.com
all other my own productions 🙂August 6, 2022 at 8:07 pm #80457
Thank you Ann for adding the focus stacking for everyone to see. I’ve known about it for sometime as photographers use it because Tilt/Shift (aka Perspective Control) lenses are ridiculously priced ($2500 CAD the cheapest for my camera). I’ve even done it, but had no skills to process it. Corel’s video sums it up well. I would say a tripod and stationary subject is a must.
Here is my layout for module 7 Basic Scrap course. I loved learning about the textures and used it on the title and the leaves as they looked like they were paper so I used an inner bevel and texture to make them seem like wood leaves. I didnt use the warp brush because they look solid and wouldnt have the same kind of lift a real leaf would have. I’m not great at adding clusters. I can add a flower or button with a leaf for ribbon okay, but when it comes to clusters I think I make a “rat’s nest” of it. hahaha. This was a really enjoyable module, I learned some new techniques I know I will continue to use. All the papers and elements are Digital Scrapbook, the font for both the title and tags is Hoguin from Creative Fabrica. The photo is mine from my flat-lay photo project. The flowers came from the City of St. Albert, which I “borrow” when out for a walk with the hubby…shhh, don’t tell; they looked like weeds I was only doing them a favor by helping with the weeding. The beautiful Cyan colored dish my husband remembers from his youth and came with his parents from Denmark.August 7, 2022 at 4:40 am #80468Ann SeeberParticipant
Susan Ewart: Very nice layout. The “wood” leaves are interesting and effective. Pray tell, what is a “flat lay project?” Is it when you are looking down at a subject from above so there would be less dimension and/or shadows? I’ve never encountered that before. Ha! Something new every day around here. The one thing I lack is a decent camera. I use my iPhone XS which is more sophisticated than any camera I ever had before!August 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm #80496Corrie KinkelParticipant
Ann I use my phone to take photos too and I’m very pleased with the results I get. For me it’s good enough and I don’t have to take a camera with me all the time! But I must add I buy my phones with the camera specifications in mind; I don’t care about music or games on my phone.August 7, 2022 at 7:22 pm #80508Karen BorgmannParticipant
I just received the new PSP 2023 Ultimate version and was playing around with it to see how it works. Glad to see its very similar to my last version 2018. It’s so addicting to start playing around and not wanting to stop, (What, I have to stop and cook dinner? Seriously? ) Looking forward to participating in the “Campus” more often. It’s stimulating to see what everyone is up to and especially learning new tricks! See ya real soon, KarenAugust 8, 2022 at 10:24 am #80539Ann SeeberParticipant
I was working on this after a “photo-shoot” of my “Lonely S’hroom” in the mulch under my bird feeders yesterday. Then I watched Carole’s Titles 3 webinar and got a little more creative with the title here. The font is Baby Olivia that was massaged and fondled until she cried “Enuf!” 😉 All the photos are mine with my iPhone mostly using Portrait settings except where I got down on my elbows for the side shot. (Ouch!) I assume this is a wild mushroom though I cannot actually ID it for sure. It was gone today after a big rainstorm last night, but two tiny babies popped up to stand guard over the area. I used a template labeled Sketch Template 05 in my collection. I created two patterns: one from the photo background of mulch and birdseed hulls that I used to fill the title font and another from the mushroom alone that I attacked with the kaleidoscope effect and filled the circular areas top right and left. The camera tag lower right is from a collection of Travel Tags we got from Cassel but I transformed it to a negative instead of color. I may use it again when I have my own photos to display.August 8, 2022 at 5:16 pm #80552
I was trying to do anything with yesterday’s webinar.
Here is my attempt. Do not ask me how many tries I had ahum🤔
There is just a written Vacation but in Dutch.
I could not make an outline around The V so I toke Carole’s advice to make a copy
and turned it black enlarged it a bit.August 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm #80553
Here no mushrooms yet Ann, to dry by lack of rain.August 8, 2022 at 7:41 pm #80567Lynda DiGregorParticipant
OMG I loved the “Title Work 3” master class. I couldn’t stop myself. Thanks Carole.. the most fun I’ve had in weeks.
August 8, 2022 at 8:17 pm #80573Mary SolaasParticipant
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Wow! Didn’t make the class, but it looks like it was a lot of fun. Liked your “Hello Chicago” Lynda and I’m headed your way the end of this month to see my cousin in Algonquin. We visited Chicago several times on my trips there.
This is Lab 9 Mod 11. Whew! Don’t care for the kidnapped alpha even though it could be fun. But this is what I came up with – not a photo but a composite of a picture of a house from the school kit, the fence I made for this mod, and a stand of sunflowers to put in front of it with a quote I like. Also made a number of circle stitches after creating the line. The sunflower on top of the circle stitches are from a freebie from PS. I did not do shadows – this is a poster!August 9, 2022 at 1:28 am #80580
Ann, you pretty much nailed it (flat lay photography). It’s a birds eye view. Often flat light and no shadows, although I have seen some with shadow that is really cool. You see it in advertising a lot. I have gone back to my first love, photography and in the midst of selling my silversmithing tools so I can buy a newer camera. I’ve had an SLR/dSLR since I was 18, I get how they work. But a smart phone is an alien object to me. My phone had this little symbol on it that looked like a snow flake so I thought sweet, it has air conditioning. And the phone part didnt work…turned out it was some weird setting I accidently turned on and only priority calls would be allow through. That’s how bad I am.
I love your ‘shrooms layout. Wasn’t that a great master class. And thank you for your comments on my layout. I love the Basic course, these extra modules were so good.
August 9, 2022 at 1:30 am #80581
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Holy Lynda, fabulous samples! I know what you mean, that was a really amazing master class.
August 9, 2022 at 2:27 am #80589MicheleParticipant
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Lynda, do we need to refer you to a support group? Looks like you had a blast!August 9, 2022 at 6:40 am #80593
I did the tutorial of the boot camp on day 5 again.
Here I showcase my late late grandmother, as it was in those days not politely to watch a man in his face.
So she turned off her face, it must have been a real adventure for her that a man came over to take a photo of her.
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