December 29, 2021 at 7:49 am #69376
MoniqueN. – Handsome calendar; similar to my Downton Abbey. Glad I’m not the only one illustrating a media favorite. Carole send a new Quick Page, which I was glad to see had a mask for the photo insert. Looks much tidier to me. It was my daughter, Debbie’s, birthday yesterday so I did the Celebrate for her. I experimented with reproducing the font used on the QP header. It certainly is a colorful layout!December 29, 2021 at 7:58 am #69377MoniqueN.Participant
Ann, with such a joyeus (sp?) occasion bright colors are suitable 🙂 Love it!December 29, 2021 at 12:43 pm #69382Mary SolaasParticipant
Last days of December and I finally finished (I think so) with Lab 6 Mod 9. Problems with this module were the wire clip and the overlapped string. Created 2 star wire clips and one Christmas tree wire clip (that one doesn’t work too well). Was not happy with the overlapped string I was making for the layout, but I made one in blue which was twisted (that I didn’t like), and made 3 in gravel texture which I did kind of like and which I finally decided to use in the layout. Didn’t have as much trouble with the flowers, although I think I still need to work on that. All the elements and papers are mine. I think I got the hang of how to put part of a wire clip behind the paper or picture one is using – I had to go to the Master Class “Hang On” to make it work. Will go back to that class since it has several different clips to make and use.
Anyway, here is the Lab 6 Mod 9. Not one of my favorites, however “it is what it is”.
I’m also posting my playing with “gravel”. Lynda DiGregor last year used gravel as the frame in one of her layouts and that inspired me to “play” with that. Did manage to use the inner bevel with the frame and picture. I do like to take pictures of gravel, pavement, rugs, etc. – anything that might be useful to use as a background. (works in Video Studio as well).
December 29, 2021 at 6:20 pm #69388Corrie KinkelParticipant
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Monique lovely calendar and I hope the recipients will appreciate all the work that has gone into making them. In the end I printed 7 calendars; 6 were presents and the 7th goes on my own wall and they were all received very well.
Here is my first attempt at the triple frames technique from Sue Thomas that Michele demonstrated so nicely. Sue gave on Facebook an explanation of it. I used a photo shot on a very windy beach some time ago which on its own is rather dull. But with the frames and a couple of seagulls it is something else. It’s not perfect yet but at least the horizon is straight. The photo is pasted into the frame on the foreground, the background frame is empty.December 30, 2021 at 4:46 pm #69408
My turn: Well, I tried Sue’s triple frame technique. Not sure if I did it right but I’ve been itching to do something with this photo I’ve had forever. I took it through my windshield. My former town of Warwick has quite a few dairy farms and I think this shot is iconic. I had trouble with the Emboss brush. Didn’t get much texture from it.
Edit: Thinking about the heading, it’s not really correct. The herd is going out in the meadow for the day after milking.
December 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm #69409Mary SolaasParticipant
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Ann – I have to say that is a great shot “Going Home”. Besides the triple frame, I like that barn shot down in the lower right corner. Is it a picture you took, or? Thanks for the information on dairy cows!December 31, 2021 at 5:34 am #69413
Mary: Thank you for your compliments. The barn lower right is a piece of clip-art from a kit called Rustic Farm.December 31, 2021 at 12:58 pm #69419
Hello, everyone. Just sat and played with PSP 2022 this morning, created my last page for 2021. Was thinking about my mom and dad.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.December 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm #69420
Looking at it now that I have uploaded my font could have been done better. I will take any suggestions offered.December 31, 2021 at 1:41 pm #69421
Helen: I often look at my designs the next day and make changes, even after posting here. Looking at yours, I think I might try adding another layer at the bottom, filling it with white and then reducing the opacity on the busy background paper so the text would show through better. Other than that, a handsome tribute to your parents!January 2, 2022 at 7:16 am #69506
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