December 1, 2022 at 9:49 am #87676CasselKeymaster
It is a new month and new projects.
Show off what you are working on in December, be it a scrapbook page, a collage, a tutorial, or anything else you want.
We are curious and want to see, learn, and get inspired.
These threads are quickly becoming a fantastic source of inspiration, support, and friendship. Keep them coming!
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December 1, 2022 at 11:15 am #87682
- when you post a project, give as much information on your sources or techniques used. It will help others who are curious and would like to do the same.
- if someone uses something that you like on their page, ask where they got it. Sometimes, you can go get it too and it will be better quality than trying to extract it (as it would have been resized to post in the forum anyways).
- if it is something that they did from scratch, ask how they did it. It would be so helpful to everyone!
- if you like a photo and would like to “play with it”, ALWAYS ask permission. Sometimes, there are some limitations and the person is not allowed to let others use it. Don’t get them in trouble. Usually, people are happy to say yes (if they can) when you ask politely. And if you get permission, you might get a better-quality image than the resized image anyways.
Here is one of my December calendars, that I put together from Cassel’s templates for the Up-to-Date class last Fall. This became a holiday gift for my granddaughter, Anna, who is also a huge fan of the show, Downton Abbey.December 1, 2022 at 11:19 am #87686
The second of my Dec 2022 calendars is for my Big Cat collection, this one from the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota. Introducing Shadow, one of my favorite cats, the black leopard. Shadow, is getting along in years but, as typical of black leopards, is still very feisty. The templates were offered last year and I add a background and texturize the frame and calendar.December 1, 2022 at 11:23 am #87688Anne LampParticipant
December 1, 2022 at 2:02 pm #87695cindy harris
Wow fire and snow cool picture I am still trying to get a list done
needed to find refind my scripts Got that done card 3 still need 4 and so on
and to unzip my Script I bought on making Masks Schools hard lol but love it I am a Diamond I think I hope, if not will be soon as I find out lolDecember 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm #87698
I wanted to try out the new snowflake picture tube, so I took Cassel’s snowy window and added a snowy photo behind it. The photo was filled with bright sunshine, so I re-colored the sky with the Paint to Target Brush, taking the color from another photo I found of darkened sky. I lowered the opacity a bit on the photo and on the layer with the snowflakes. Ta-da!December 1, 2022 at 6:38 pm #87704
Thank you for the Snowflakes Carole.
Created what I call a cornered frame. Played around with some effects on the frame. Antique mosaic, ( snowy effect) straw wall, (icy effect) to depict snow and ice. To achieve a soft cold dreamy effect. Added a blur and lowered the opacity slightly on the snowflakes. A simple flat card. 5×7.December 2, 2022 at 7:25 am #87730
Here are a couple of things I did last month, but forgot to post.
Gotta Be the Hair: I grabbed a color palette from color-hex.com and used the Change to Target brush on copies of the original b&w photo. The background paper was made using a reflection texture on a couple of different layers. (Wish I had made note of the settings; I always think I’ll remember, silly me.) The font is Vogue.
Silver and Gold: I used a tip that I recently learned from Carol ~ If you hold shift when you rotate the pivot handle, it automatically rotates 15°. I don’t remember how many layers I had, but I think I missed a couple. The font is Streetwear. I used drop shadows to highlight and shadow everything.December 2, 2022 at 1:02 pm #87733Julie MagerkaParticipant
I spent way too much time trying to create what you see here. I had to ask for help too. I got it done, but I realize how flat it all looks, because I forgot to add shadows or bevels. But I stuck with it and did it. It’s all grist for the mill (or a learning experience), right? The friend I made it for didn’t seem to notice (or was too polite to say!).
December 2, 2022 at 2:15 pm #87735
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It’s lovely as it is Julie. I see what you mean by the baubles looking flat. Had I have know I would have directed to Effects, artistic effects, balls and other bubbles. Single bubble. It’s easy to create your own realistic baubles, using this tool.December 2, 2022 at 3:24 pm #87743
Background : coming from a blogtrain (2017) at digital scrapbooking, Designs by Magnolia, I changed the color with Adjust, Hue/saturation/lightness
Children playing : extracted from an old postcard.
Mask : I downloaded it once in 2016, I don’t remember where and from whom.
Frame: Frosty Frame, freebie from Carole.
Snowflake picture tubes from the Christmas countdown, thanks Carole.
Font : Nostalgia from Creative Fabrica
Christmas tree : Lab 12-12
Photo of my dog from 2021, so far we haven’t seen snow this year.December 2, 2022 at 4:27 pm #87751Julie MagerkaParticipant
Oh Sue, I know about those bubble effects but in my labours to get it done, I forgot about that too! I should post a list on the wall in front of me about effects I can use!December 2, 2022 at 5:58 pm #87754
Oh well Julie, you won’t forget next time, will you!!! 🙂 Here is one I did a long time ago, using the balls and bubbles tool.December 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm #87765
Gorgeous page Marie-Claire. Your blending is superbly done. Also check out Christmas 4 ( think it’s 4) masterclass. Carole demonstrated those trees there too. Using the brush tool.December 2, 2022 at 9:19 pm #87771Mary SolaasParticipant
N is for Neverland. Font is Baghira; Peter Pan characters are mostly from NicePng but some are from ClipArt, the rest of the stuff (including the backgrounds for the Peter Pan characters) are mine.December 3, 2022 at 10:31 am #87787
I had 4 photos that my daughter in California took at Thanksgiving, so I “borrowed” Corel’s freebie (with a lot of edits!)
Here are the details copied from the Image Information:
December 3, 2022 at 6:31 pm #87806
- MY FAVORITE GIFTS COLLAGE – COREL FREEBIE
- FONT: VALENTINA – EARTH 4 GRADIENT – INNER BEVEL
- BACKGROUND: ENLARGED PHOTO – GAUSSIAN BLUR
- PHOTOS BY DEBBIE LENNOX
- GIVE THANKS STICKER FROM MY CLIPART LIBRARY
Thank you Sue ! I had a hunch I saw it somewhere else, but there are so many tutorials and classes and videos and blogs I can’t remember where I saw what 😄December 3, 2022 at 6:45 pm #87809
Today I tried the Folded Paper Christmas tree from Lab 12 Module 12.
Background : Digital Scrapbook – Lady22, free kit 2021
Frame : from Sue Thomas
Star : is a Tube
Christmas tree : Lab 12 – Module 12, Folded Paper Tree
Paper of the tree : Chantahlia design (Green Star Confetti)
Photo : of course…my dog Poncho 🥰December 3, 2022 at 7:12 pm #87812
Beautiful Page, love the folded paper tree. Hah yes, I remember that frame. I submitted it for last year’s Xmas countdown. You know the tassels on your dog’s scarf, are a perfect match for the red in the HO HO HO.December 4, 2022 at 5:41 am #87848
Marie-Claire: I’m admiring that folded paper tree; quite clever! I’ll have to hunt down that Lab 12-Mod 12 and try it! Of course, your paper is perfect for it; I’ll have to see what I have to suit.December 4, 2022 at 5:50 am #87852
Marie-Claire, there is so much to learn on the campus. I adore your folded tree! The entire layout is wonderful.December 4, 2022 at 6:47 am #87858
The pic with the tree was free from Vectorstock. I used some papers I had gotten a few years ago from Kelsey Inspired Studios to create the frame, ribbons, and text. The font is Orange Fizz. The ladies near the tree are my avatar and the one on the left is one of the characters from the game. I had some other ideas, but as usual, I ran out of time. 🙂December 4, 2022 at 9:33 am #87864
My subscription to the New York Times allows me to share 10 free articles a month. Here’s the one announcing Pantone’s Color of the Year.
Actually, I like this shade as as someone comments in the article, this is the M in CMYK. If you’re at all involved in print, it is a vital designation.December 4, 2022 at 2:19 pm #87880
Thank you Sue, Ann, Michele, for the kind comments 🙏December 5, 2022 at 2:51 pm #87908
I tried the Paper Tree from the Lab. My notes are:
LAB 12-MOD 12
GINGERSCRAPS-VINTAGE CHRISTMAS KIT
EVERYTHING PAPER EXCEPT ANGEL, STAR & BRADSDecember 6, 2022 at 9:56 am #87939Colin HoosonParticipant
I know it’s early but merry christmas to all.December 6, 2022 at 10:18 am #87940
Ann, you have found a suitable paper for your Christmas tree. He is also very beautiful
Michele, nice with the avatars 🙂
Colin, Merry Christmas 🌲December 6, 2022 at 10:37 am #87943
Thank you, Colin! Merry Christmas to you, also!December 6, 2022 at 3:07 pm #87975
I had another go at the paper tree in Lab 12-Mod 12. Here is Two Trees. Details are:
December 6, 2022 at 9:07 pm #87999trish williamsParticipant
- Word Art by Sue Thomas
- Trees – tutorial in Lab 12-Mod 12
- City-cass picture tube
- Stars – Gingerscraps Vintage Christmas
- All other decor: Scandinavian Christmas Clip Art
Cant believe I forgot how to make these baubles today , Thanks for the recap Carole, I found a neat way to make snow in the process, sometimes going wrong has surprises i have added one to the FB group as a freebee if anyone would like one x
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