Tagged: Just for fun
June 11, 2021 at 8:36 am #58958CristinaParticipant
Hi, Michele, I have noticed your absence and was wondering how you were doing. I hope you are feeling much better now.
Judging by your layout, I think you are! : ) I love this kind of template, and what you did, the colors and, of course, the font… Fits perfectly… Great job!June 11, 2021 at 10:52 am #58963
A birthday ecard for a family member. This year’s fox cub. The dandelion seeds are a brush. I saw this graphic quote on creative fabrica this morning. Instead of downloading it to use the png file, I created my own using not quite so heavy fonts. The butterflies and hearts are also fonts, taking their colours from the photo. Thin white border. I often lay in wait on the ground for mammals, insects and birds, this time after what seemed like hours, I got my shots, and came back with 3 ticks on me. Straight away I got into the shower. lolJune 11, 2021 at 10:56 am #58965
Meet one of my new friends, one of this year’s Jack Rabbit youngsters. He/she love the dandelions in the yard, the dandelion disappears in not time. Although they are called rabbits, they are actually hares, like the snowshoe hare they turn white during winter. I have quite a few of them, all ages, and I have called then all Bobtail. Out of the blue this name popped into my head one day. From a watch with mother children’s programme, called Rag, Tag and Bottail. Rag was a mouse, Tag was a hedgehog, and Bobtail was the rabbit. Strange the things we store in our minds. I used to watch ‘Watch with mother when I was a child, the programme ran from 1953-65. Does anyone else remember these programmes? Giving my age away now! A simple frame.June 11, 2021 at 10:58 am #58967
I love these native perennial herb flowers. I used one of Carole’s gold chain tube for the frame, as it matched the 2 colours of the seeds of the flower perfectly. Extraction of the flower. Negative label.June 11, 2021 at 11:51 am #58969
We’re jumping out of frames 🙂
I’m quite happy with my last layouts. I watched several tutorials from Cassel and the more I watch them the more I learn. It’s not perfect, but I’m working on it 🙂
Elements are from ET-Design “Paradise Cove”June 11, 2021 at 12:52 pm #58970
Sue Thomas, the little fox is so cute! And the the rabbit, too 🙂 You create a wonderful frame – it fits perfectly to the colors.
You’re a very busy girl! But I understand – it’s fun!June 11, 2021 at 1:24 pm #58971
Thank you Susanne, my pages aren’t complex, and filled with elements, which means they don’t take to long to create. It takes much longer to take the perfect shot, than it does to showcase it. I must say you did an absolutely cracking job on your out of bounds page. It also blends nicely with the kit you used. You’ll be hooked on using that technique. We’ll done indeed. You are so right, it is so much fun.June 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm #58972
Thank you so much, Sue!
It’s good to find confirmation in what you love.
Have a wonderful weekend and be creative 🙂June 11, 2021 at 3:17 pm #58974
Michele, So cute and thanks for the 1001 Fonts tip. Glad you are doing better and showing us your artistic work.
June 11, 2021 at 3:22 pm #58976
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Susanne and Sue..love your out of bounds. Sue , you always manage to use the elements to the best advantage. I get so involved with the photography that I forget about the rest.June 11, 2021 at 6:13 pm #58977
Very nice job Michele … love the colors my friend and the hard work paid off … a clean result! ;DJune 11, 2021 at 6:50 pm #58978
Lovely weed flower Sue. Some weeds produce the most beautiful flowers. The extraction must have been a bit of a trial. I must get doing more of that. I am so used to doing extractions the way I was taught when learning how to tube that I forget about PSP helping me! Your out of bounds technique is superb. Well done dear friend. 😀June 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm #58979
Susanne you have done a stellar job on this page. Everything comes together beautifully and your out of bounds is perfect. Well done Hon. 😀June 11, 2021 at 7:12 pm #58980Mary SolaasParticipant
Michele – love your bubble gum layout – everyone is using those 5 frames of Cassel – I’ll have to try them.
Lynda – cool word art and using a black background – shows up the colors so well.
Annie – your surf board layout is neat. I love colors.
Everyone has been working and doing.
Ann – I’m sure the wedding went fine – our best wishes to the bride and groom.
We’ve had a good trip – saw relatives old and new – Joe & Laurie got to wander around in the snow on top of a mountain. We did go to the badlands and the garden of the gods and a small park near the North Platte River. And of course on the way we stopped in Mitchell, SD to see the Corn Palace – always stop there on our way to the relatives in SD. All in all was grand and we are on our way home. My plan is to work up the trip like the Travel Adventure of 2020 only I’ll do more pages. Laurie and I each took a “zillion” pictures.June 11, 2021 at 11:08 pm #58880Bonnie BallentineParticipant
Hi, Susan…thank you for your kind words. I have been on a template kick lately. They give you a good start, then you personalize them with you own papers, elements, photos, etc. Sometimes if you saw the original template and then my finished product, you wouldn’t be sure I had used the template…like I said, it is a starting point…you go from there. There are also free templates from time to time on the web.
Carole has a couple of Master Classes on using templates and includes a template each month in the Lab. A Diamond membership gives you all that and much more. When you are ready, give it a try…you might like it.June 11, 2021 at 11:31 pm #58983
We had the first rain of 2021 yesterday. For months I have watered the flower beds twice a day every day for hours on end, not only for the plants, but to provide mud for the Swallows and Robins to make their nests. I hadn’t seen any insects until this morning. Many of the Chives and Hesperis flowers bloomed, and out came the insects. So did my my macro lens. I was chuffed to bits, to say the least. Here’s one of the many shots I took of many species of insects. This little chap is only about 6mm long. In Europe, these flies are called Hover Flies. I am a huge fan of Carole’s corner punch brushes. In this project I used one of her edge brushes to create the frame. Using the magic wand I was then able use different colours. I created the inner chisel frames. Background paper is a photo of the flowers.June 11, 2021 at 11:43 pm #58984
Lynda, Annie, thank you ever so much for your kind words, they always mean a great deal to me. I see that I have posted two pages twice, I do apologize, I tried to delete them but I couldn’t. So much going on, Summer has arrived!June 12, 2021 at 4:24 am #58985
Annie and Lynda thank you both for your nice comments.
Sue as I already mentioned love the beauty of nature! Please explain, what is a Mesh Warp tool? Where do I find it?
June 12, 2021 at 8:41 am #58988
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Sue, Lovely macro. I would sure like to know your technique. Except for dragon flies, I can’t seem to catch other insects before they start flitting around. Doesn’t make for a very sharp shot. 😉June 12, 2021 at 9:05 am #58989
Good morning Lynda, thank you for the comment. It was incredibly windy yesterday, every branch, leaf and flower swayed violently all day, which didn’t make for the sharpest of shots. I was so excited at their arrival I had to go and shoot and record them. I was pleasantly surprised how good the shots turned out, not the best I’ve taken. I don’t have anything fancy, I don’t have a slider, or fancy expensive lenses. Where you have to get up really close to shoot them. The best time to shoot insects is early in the morning, before they have had the chance to warm up and become to active. I use a convertor macro lens, which allows me to get quite close, and then I move back until I’m in focus. I can be up to almost a foot away to take the shot. Unlike most macro lens. I walk around a subject, to avoid casting a shadow on it. If your camera supports the convertor lens I highly recommend getting one. It’s a Raynox brand. I can shoot aphids, 2mm and smaller, and they turn out great. I like the effect of macro photography, I like the depth of focus effect. As you probably know there is a difference between depth of field and depth of focus. My camera settings would be A mode, F 4.5, ISO 100 with a high shutter speed. I’m not a professional, in fact I’m very much an amateur, but I study all mammals, insects and birds, and learn to think as they do.June 12, 2021 at 9:14 am #58990
Susanne, you will find the Mesh tools directly under the pen tool in the left side tool bar. There you will find the Mesh Warp, and the Mesh brush tools. If you are a diamond member in the campus you’ll find tutorials in the creative scrap and the lab on using these tools. The rolled edge tutorial in the creative scrap, and lab 8-6 tube tutorial is a good one to start practising with. If not I can give you simple instructions to get you started. Look at the Yellow Warbler page I posted, and the word Warbler. The tool distorts text, and paper etc evenly.June 12, 2021 at 6:44 pm #58996
A lovely page Sue. The edge punch frame pulls it all together beautifully. Nature is a wonderous thing and you always do it proud dear friend. 😀June 12, 2021 at 7:02 pm #58997
Annie, as always I really appreciate you viewing my pages and commenting on them. Thank you, a million times. Mother nature certainly is wondrous.
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