April 5, 2021 at 6:48 pm #55905
Beautiful revamp Sue. The water does look like it is flowing out of the picture but I hear what you are saying. Mallards are beautiful ducks … among the prettiest in the world. Well done my friend. 🙂April 5, 2021 at 7:04 pm #55906
Beautiful work Sue. I love how you have woven the vine under the rope … very clever. I feel sad everytime I hear stories of how we have destroyed a critters habitat. I wonder if we can truly make a difference or if we have gone too far. Here in Bundaberg (and across Australia for that matter) we destroyed the habitat of the Australian White Ibis. Preferred habitats include swamps, lagoons, floodplains and grasslands. The ibis has also become a successful inhabitant of urban parks and gardens which has earned them the name of ‘Bin Chickens’. The Bundaberg City Council swooped into action and created several beautiful habitats for these birds and they have made a remarkable comeback along with other wildlife similarly affected. These areas have become lovely places to have a picnic or just to wander around and see the wildlife population thriving again. 🙂April 5, 2021 at 7:53 pm #55907
Annie, thank you ever so much for your continued kind comments on my work. I’m always trying to find new ways to showcase my photos, if it wasn’t for Carole, and everyone who participates in sharing their pages, I do believe that I would struggle for inspiration to create pages. I have many emotions, one being sad, every time I see litter which is discarded from vehicles, and when I read that the government is now allowing farmers to cut their grass for hay earlier, and the ditches. As birds will not have the time to raise their young in time. And the list goes on and on. I look out across the Prairies, and all I see is cultivated land, or prime land locations being gobbled up and turned into concrete jungles. Once the native grasslands have been broken, it is nigh on impossible to restore them. The birds of the open Prairies have to contend with herbicides, pesticides, heavy machinery, they already have a challenging life, without mankind putting its 4 penneth worth in. I read how mankind has saved birds and mammals from extinction, and they make such a big thing of it. What irks me the most is , we should not have allowed it to get to that point in the first place. Mother Nature is constantly sending out SOSs, and we are not not taking a blind bit of notice. I fear the damage to our planet is almost irreversible now, unless we instantly dramatically change our ways. We have conservation areas, where dedicated people are working hard to keep the habitat as it’s meant to be, but it’s a very tiny percentage of what all mother nature’s creatures need to thrive. I find the insect world tells me a lot, as their numbers, and species are dwindling dramatically every year.April 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm #55909
Hello Campus Friends. I played with the tutorials for Lab 11 Module 4 and then decided to display it in this way. Again, the background paper was achieved with an overlay and opacity change ups. The two ribbons are from Cassel’s freebies and I manually colour corrected them to suit the page. The rivet was also made following a tut by Cass. The arrow was also a freebie from Cass. The cluster is from Emeto Designs. Thanks for takin a peek!April 5, 2021 at 9:43 pm #55910
I hear what you are saying Sue. I guess the emotion we are experiencing could be described as a deep and abiding hurt that cannot be healed. 🙁April 5, 2021 at 10:08 pm #55911
You have captured the essence of the birds. I love that you chose a rope colour that is in the feathers. A fabulous job on the rope text, and the frame wrapping. As for the horse shoe, well it would pass for a real shoe. I have several of Carole’s rope tubes, they are ever so versatile. I like to create my own background papers, no two are ever the same. Yours is great, you could even colorize or use the hue saturation, lightness on it, to be used in a different project. Well done. I agree, I often weep when I see or read about the wounds that are inflicted on Mother Nature, which she has to endure. It’s going to take more than a plaster to prevent her demise.April 6, 2021 at 4:28 am #55912MicheleParticipant
Lynda, I found Esther on Dafont, free for personal use. It has all the glyphs, too!April 6, 2021 at 11:34 am #55913
Annie, You have done a wonderful job with the Lab and of course your beautiful overlay. Love the Kookaburra and I agree with you and Sue on the environment. Our backyard is a preserve so we are lucky in the birds and bees department but like Sue says , it’s such a tiny bite out of a huge problem.
Thanks so much Michele, I will run right over there to check it out. Sue and I have been running around in circles . It’s become a moral imperative to figure it out. 🙂April 6, 2021 at 11:47 am #55914
I went over to DaFont but it’s not the one either. There are a number of Esther fonts but they are all different. https://www.dafont.com/esther-morgan.font
I think they are just trying to drive me crazy and believe me, it’s a very short drive. 🙂
I might have to give up! 🙁April 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm #55926
Besides searching for a font, I have been going over the Master Class in overlays. This is what I’ve come up with so far.
I’ve included the original of Navy Pier in Chicago and the original daffodils with the overlay bar as well as fog and a black overlay. The fireworks and the fireflies were fun to figure out. Need to work on the fog.April 7, 2021 at 12:13 am #55941
Thanks very much Sue and Lynda. Maybe it is just us creative types that want to preserve this beautiful environment. For what it is worth I truly think that it is greed and power that is destroying it. Lovely to know that your backyard is a preserve Lynda, I can only imagine the joy you must get from what nature has to offer. By the by I love what you have done with the overlays. Truly amazing how they can transform photos in so many ways. ;DApril 7, 2021 at 12:25 am #55943
Hello Scrapbook Campers. I have been playing around with Lab 11 Module 3 and decided to use it to showcase the Rainbow Bee-Eater. All my own work including the scatter and heart border. Photos courtesy Australian Geographic. The Rainbow Bee-eater is found throughout mainland Australia, as well as eastern Indonesia, New Guinea and, rarely, the Solomon Islands. In Australia it is widespread, except in desert areas, and breeds throughout most of its range, although southern birds move north to winter over. Delightful little birds and so pretty. Thanks for takin a peek. ;DApril 7, 2021 at 6:36 am #55945MicheleParticipant
Finally found a project for the free colorful cubes collage from Corel last month. I found a collaboration between Marvel and ESPN for my Awesome Athletes pic. Just wish I’d had more time. I would have liked to have increased the size of the masks to show more of the four singular athletes. The font is voyage_fantastique; free from dafont and it has multiple styles.April 7, 2021 at 8:48 am #55946CristinaParticipant
More beautiful, amazing work posted lately.
Lynda, I think you did wonderful work with the pen tool; the rabbit is so cute… I am starting to use more overlays, inspired by Annie, Sue, Karon, and now you. There is so much we can do with it.
Sue, both of your photos and work are outstanding.
Annie, the same comment above applies to you. Beautiful layouts… I think I have a soft spot for the kookaburra since Marlene posted a layout about them years ago. They are not as pretty as the rainbow-bee-eaters, but I find them very sympathetic.
Michele, beautiful, beautiful layout. Great work.April 7, 2021 at 2:21 pm #55956Ann SeeberParticipant
Downloaded Corel’s freebie for the week: a spring frame. Applied it to a photo of my granddaughter, Jackie, and her fiance, Corey, when they got engaged last year. The wedding is June 11. The full size layout was made to print out at 8″x10.” Actually, I tried it with 2 different photos. Here’s the 2nd one, too.April 7, 2021 at 5:51 pm #55965
Great work everyoneApril 7, 2021 at 9:04 pm #56006
Love it Michele, terrific layout and delightful colours. Well done Hon. ;DApril 7, 2021 at 9:12 pm #56056
Thanks very much dear Cristina. I too have a soft spot for the kookaburra. There are several around here and their laughing call never fails to put a smile on my face. ;DApril 7, 2021 at 9:15 pm #56079
A lovely frame Ann and you have put it to good use, well done. Lovely photos of your granddaughter and her fiance. Jackie has a really beautiful head of hair, glorious colour. ;DApril 7, 2021 at 9:16 pm #56087
Thanks Lynda! 😉April 8, 2021 at 10:02 am #56121April 8, 2021 at 1:04 pm #56125Ann SeeberParticipant
Posted this on the April Zoo page. I decided not to make it about my granddaughter’s workplace, Claws & Paws Wild Animal Park, in Mt. Ariel, PA where she’s a zookeeper. This is a generic zoo though the info came from her place and two of the photos. I used Carole’s Animal Print freebie alpha but I created the O’s from Q’s so they matched. The golden background paper is using the PSP pattern that came with the program. I guess Carole used it, also, as it matches the alpha. I took a block of color from the bird photo and created the ribbon and flood filled the background to create a border. The pattern I blurred and twirled to get that effect. I used the script to curve the photo top left which came from Claws & Paws. I extracted the top right bird from a Lorrie photo from the internet. The big cat prints are from Carole. The snake and the monkey are from my Safari kit. The Snow Leopard’s name is Gabe and he resides at Claws & Paws.April 8, 2021 at 5:12 pm #56129
I was absolutely chuffed to bits early yesterday morning, when I saw the first of the ground squirrels emerge, by the end of the day I had sighted 7, dotted around the yard. We still have snow banks, even though I have started to filled the bird baths, they still freeze at night. Saying that the temp went up to 20c yesterday and again today. I did the framing etc last night, added the word art while having tea and biscuits for eleven’s this morning. Another beautiful twist to add to my repertoire of framing my photos.April 8, 2021 at 5:34 pm #56130
Thank you ever so much for all the kinds words on my pages. I really do appreciate them, and they mean so much to me. I don’t log in daily, I really should though, as I always have a lot of catching up to do, so many wonderful, varied pages to absorb.
Lynda, your page is powerful, and beautifully executed.
Ann, your pages are always full of bright colours, not something I would do myself, but I always love what others do.
Anne, A beautiful vibrant page, yet it’s not overwhelming, in fact its vibrantly subtle, if you know what I mean. The colours of the birds colourful feathers stand out over your layout. Great job. I love the punched heart edge, is it a brush?April 8, 2021 at 7:02 pm #56132
Thank you Sue..Holocaust is not something we should forget.
I love your little ground squirrel. We are also seeing some wildlife. Not always sure what we are looking at if it isn’t a bird, raccoon, rabbit or a squirrel…the kind with long grey tails. 🙂
Ann, great job on your Zoo page…I’m still working one mine! Also, Corey and Jackie will love the pages you made for them. I can’t decide which one I like the best…I guess both!
Michele, as always , striking diva page.April 9, 2021 at 5:01 am #56140
Thanks Sue, much appreciated as always. The punched heart edge is from a Cassel tut – Lab 7 Module 11 Cutout Edge. The sample layout at the top intrigued me and I was determined to emulate it. It is a terrific lesson and I ended up making 4 cutout edge templates … heart, crab, fish, and flower. Delightful ground squirrel page my friend … happy to know that Spring is well on its way for you now. ;DApril 9, 2021 at 8:19 am #56141CristinaParticipant
Lynda, you created a touching and powerful layout to remind us of the horror of the Holocaust.
Ann, lovely layout and the little girl is a cutie.
Sue, the layout is beautiful, and I love the frame with the wrapped technique… It is so good when the temperature starts finally to go up, and we see nature in full bloom… Last week, we had days with 25°C in the afternoon, and it felt so good… This week is not so warm, around 8°/10° during the day.
Annie, those cutouts look great… I have a few from Cassel, and I love them, although I keep forgetting to use them more often.April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am #56142
Cristina, thank you so much, the wrapped frame technique gives an interesting twist to a plain frame. It’s wonderful, as the temps rise more and more birds are arriving, hibernating creatures are stirring.
Annie, of course, I remember that tutorial. With hundreds of tutorials it’s hard to keep track of them all. Your cut outs are awesome. Time for me to revisit some of the older tutorials I think. Thanks for the reminder.April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am #56143MinkaParticipant
Hello Campus Crowd ~ I’ve been away with other projects, but do get a chance to check in now and then to see what everyone is posting. It seems like the crowd has somewhat thinned – has everyone got spring fever, maybe? I know I have been spending a fair amount of time outside myself and seems like the tether to the computer has loosened somewhat with good weather! The “Usual Suspects” have been churning out some lovely artistry to look at. Annie – going way back to your kookaburra birds – I had no idea they were so pretty! I am always amazed with the colorful birds you share with us from your country. I, like any other schoolkid, used to have to sing about a “kookaburra bird in an old gum tree”. Totally unknown to me, I envisioned some super huge threatening bird laughing hysterically. No idea they were beautiful. Anne L … your Good Friday post was deeply touching and meaningful. Lynda, I, too, want to say your post on your son was beautiful and a wonderful tribute to his memory – not that you have ANY trouble remembering … unfortunately the bad along with the good. I hope over the years the good is prevailing in your spirits. All the posts are lovely and just wanted to say great job everyone! I hope to have some time soon to start playing again and make a post or two myself. Oh – did love the Easter posting of baby listening to Grampy play the guitar. Looked like a C chord, perhaps. Did make me wonder what he was playing that the baby so enjoyed. Isn’t it amazing when babies start to move, sway, clap and enjoy music. When they start to get upright and want to move and dance to the music. Always some special moments! Have a lovely and engaging weekend, everyone!April 9, 2021 at 12:26 pm #56146
Cristina, not so much to remind of the horror but a reminder that we don’t want to repeat that history. Hearing so much of the attacks on Chinese , blacks and everyone else that someone , somewhere, decided people fall into “the other” category. I don’t get it, don’t like it!
Minka, glad to see you back. Waiting for more of your work.
Annie, I love your creative cutouts. I’m going to Lab 7 ASAP. You are an inspiration and always a great help. BTW maybe you could tell me again how to get that Eliminate White and Black plug-in to work.
Carole, If there is a way to convert Photoshop plugins to PaintShop Pro use, I would love to know. Drove myself crazy yesterday looking for a way to no avail.
To all, Have a good day
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