Tagged: March 2021
March 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm #55541
Val, thank you so much for your kind words on my pages. I appreciate them very much. : )March 28, 2021 at 4:37 pm #55549
This morning when I went over to the horses to muck out. I was pleasantly greeted by the song of the Meadowlark. The first this year. I would have preferred to have had a shot of him on a fence post, but this shot is better than none. I’m still in a frame making frame of mind. Carole’s corner punch brush. Canvas textures.
Val, thank you ever so much for your detailed kind comments on my pages, you must have really looked hard, and read my comments on what and how I achieved each page. I’m also pleased you found some of the files I posted to be used in projects. Have fun using them! Again thank you!March 28, 2021 at 6:12 pm #55552
Dear Sue, another delightful page. I know you would have preferred him to be on a fence but you know how I love grunge and his background is perfect for me. Love the frame, you are really doing well with those. I must pay attention and visit the facebook page more often … I am a haphazard facebook user at best hence I miss a lot! Enjoyed perusing my friend, thank you. ;DMarch 28, 2021 at 9:05 pm #55557
Thank you ever so much Annie, you are always so kind. Your comments are always appreciated, and mean a great deal to me. I probably will, when the need arises, clone out the meadowlark, play with the page in effects, to create a background page for a project. Even in digital scrapbooking everything can be recycled. Enjoy the rest of your day, my dear friend.March 29, 2021 at 12:30 am #55591
You are always welcome Sue … your work deserves high praise indeed.
This is something I have been playing around with for a couple of days and finally got the bones of it completed this morning. It is simply an alpha outline that can be filled with whatever to suit your project. I made a festive one for this display. It took a deal of work with the pen tool but I finally got there. I had seen a similar one whilst google searching for something else but the original was a Christmas doodle font and was no longer available online … so, made it myself. Probably a bit more rustic than the original but I kinda like it that way … yep, I’m the grunge lover of the team. Thanks for takin a peek my friends. ;DMarch 29, 2021 at 5:16 am #55595MicheleParticipant
That’s an awesome font, Annie. Do you remember the name? I just love what you did with it.March 29, 2021 at 7:23 am #55596
Sue, lovely layout… I love the canvas-like texture of the background and the beautiful frame.
Annie, outstanding Alpha. I love, love, love it!March 29, 2021 at 10:33 am #55599
Annie, Your alpha is amazing. You are quite talented.March 29, 2021 at 11:07 am #55603
Annie, I am amazed with what you do! The font is beautiful- and you created it!!! You are certainly one talented lady.
I want to comment on what the rest of you have done and are doing in these last days of March. (My, TIME FLIES!)
However, I learned the hard way that if you leave the page you are on, your note in progress goes away. Maybe I’ll learn how to get around it some day.March 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm #55604
Thank you Cristina yet again for your kind words. The canvas texture I had, I brightened it, so it would give a more defined look to the paper. I find doing that is better than than editing the texture before applying it. Which means I have several different intensity of the same texture.March 29, 2021 at 1:57 pm #55605
- Annie, I absolutely love what you did with the font, I can see why it took you a few days to complete, it’s ever so colourful and beautifully intricate. Are you able to change the font outline colour easy enough, if you wanted to?
March 29, 2021 at 5:29 pm #55621
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by Sue Thomas.
We had a full moon on the 28th so I got our my trusty camera and got some photos of it. Of course then I had to find something to do with it. I used Carole’s CustomSlats script and a mask that I made from a paint splatter to create a Facebook cover.March 29, 2021 at 6:19 pm #55623
Lynda, as usual – way to go! Love your moon shot as well as your display of it!
Sue T., Great what you do with birds and frames. I especially like your posting of the Mallard Duck. Well done!
March 29, 2021 at 7:40 pm #55633
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by Mary Solaas.
Thanks Michele! The original alpha was “christmas doodle alphabet” clip art from ORIGINS digital curio and I searched everywhere to purchase it but came up with nothing. That’s when I decided to play with the pen tool and create my own outline which could then be filled with whatever paper I wanted to match the project I was working on. By clicking inside the area to be filled I expanded by 10 and then promoted to a layer. In doing that I was able to move the papers around to capture all the nice designs. I used 4 different papers to create a full alpha but you could use as many or as few as you want. Ann Seber advised me to post on Facebook which I have done. Really happy you liked my friend. ;DMarch 29, 2021 at 7:57 pm #55635
Cristina, Lynda, Mary and Sue … you have blown me away with your comments. Thank you very much my friends. As you can see from the image above it really was a lovely christmas doodle alpha and I would have loved to purchase it. But … that old pen tool came to the rescue. Because I created it as an outline I am able to fill with whatever … kinda like a colouring in page, lol! I am including with this post a copy of the full alpha outline. In the top left corner is the curl which I created separately so was able to position it here and there with the pick tool. The rest was easy peasy really … just time consuming! ;DMarch 29, 2021 at 8:42 pm #55636
Wow! Beautiful photo of the moon Lynda and love the slats, they sure draw attention to the subject. Love it my friend. ;DMarch 29, 2021 at 8:47 pm #55637
Sue, I forgot to mention that it would be easy to colourize the outline as it is simply black so locking the transparency and using the paint brush would be most effective and then you can fill the interior however you like. 😉March 30, 2021 at 3:53 am #55645Ann SeeberParticipant
Wow, Annie! That’s a GORGEOUS alpha you have created. Is there any chance I could beg a copy of the .png? Maybe you could put it up on Facebook as a file to download…March 30, 2021 at 5:47 am #55648
Last year, I created this layout for the Lab10-M9 but having a look at it again, I didn’t like the dark blue background paper anymore… I used another paper (DiHiller_PSJul2020 North Shore_paper4), added a photo overlay on top of it, and changed the blend mode… I also decided to practice the lifted shadow effect on the “N” Banner Alpha, but I am not sure about the result… After blurring the shadow a bit more, I lowered the opacity to about 80% … Any thoughts?March 30, 2021 at 4:42 pm #55653
Cristina, I love your “Fun in the Sun”. Manuela is a beauty. I think you made the right call as far as the background is concerned. Seems to me the sandy color background is more appropriate than blue. Nice work!March 30, 2021 at 7:52 pm #55659
I have been drawing and colouring in Paintshop, trying to improve on shadowing etc. I also have a Wacom Intros which I would love to use properly as it might make a difference but it may not. So, all were done with a mouse. TFL.March 30, 2021 at 10:12 pm #55664
All done Ann … and thanks my friend for your very complimentary compliment! I put both alphas up on face book, the Festive and the outline. Have fun colouring!March 30, 2021 at 10:57 pm #55665
Well I think you have done a terrific job Cristina. The change ups really suit the overall theme of the photo especially the background paper … I think blue would be out of sync. The lifted shadow effect works very well. All up … great job my friend. ;DMarch 31, 2021 at 3:29 am #55667MicheleParticipant
Those are awesome, Sheila! I’m very impressed.March 31, 2021 at 3:30 am #55668
Sheila, you did a great job coloring with the mouse… I have an old Wacom tablet, and at first, I needed some time to feel comfortable with it. But, since I started working more with the laptop, I haven’t used the tablet/pen anymore… I have to find a way to get used to it again because, in the end, it is easier with certain techniques.March 31, 2021 at 3:45 am #55669
Lynda and Annie, thank you so much for the feedback; they are of great value to me. <3
I forgot to mention that I’ve used a sunset photo (Unsplash_anton-darius) as an overlay and changed the blend mode to Screen. Also, I added Cassel’s Summer Punches-Starfish brush.
For the lifted shadow, I had changed the Blur and Opacity settings so many times that, in the end, I was not sure if it was giving the correct impression of being lifted… I really need to practice this more.
Thanks, ladies!March 31, 2021 at 3:52 am #55670
Thank you Michelle and Christina. I am no artist like the rest of my family seem to be able to do naturally but I like to have a go every now and again.
Christina, maybe Carole could give us some hints and tips as I know she uses one. I have got use to freehand doodling with the pen but when it comes to right clicking and stuff I get all confuddled. I love vector work and anyting I draw is done this way because I can tweek the nodes to give a smoother shape or it would be like a spider had drawn it. Lol.March 31, 2021 at 9:18 am #55672
Sheila – that is fantastic! I have learned to do some things with the mouse that I didn’t think could be done, but nothing like what you have achieved. And, yes, I have a tablet, but not a wacom. And I, too, would like some help from Carol on using one.March 31, 2021 at 3:03 pm #55676
Thank you Mary. Let’s speak to Carole and see if she can help us out a bit.March 31, 2021 at 3:11 pm #55678CasselKeymaster
What kind of help would you want about using a graphic tablet?
Are you talking about choosing one? Installing one? Using one?
Using it for PSP or for everything?
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