September 16, 2020 at 7:50 am #47267MicheleParticipant
Great job, Ann. It’s a very useful tool. Funny how everyone except for dad was wearing something red that day.September 16, 2020 at 11:44 am #47280
My company all went back to Vermont and finally I had a little time to play on the computer. I tried the September Sketch Challenge this morning. I don’t think my effort came out all that well … so I decided to do another and make my own. Am uploading both because it’s always fun to at least try, right? Have you EVER had it happen that you go off to look for something that you want to use and you just happen upon stuff you just HAVE TO HAVE? Well, that’s what happened to my first one. LOL I happened upon a site with all kinds of free scripts. Naturally, you must download them, right? So I used a few in the first attempt to see if they worked and I think that’s where you go wrong. Don’t deviate from your initial plan. Anyway, I had fun. I do think the second one came out better as I stuck to my plan. Have a good day, everyone!September 16, 2020 at 1:29 pm #47286Lynda DiGregorParticipant
Beautiful work everyone…Sue love your photography and your display of them.September 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm #47288Lynda DiGregorParticipant
I’ve been going through the scripting classes but am now in the RV so I’m messing around on my laptop and decided to do some pic to paint and template.September 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm #47302sandra jonesParticipant
Karon: Thank you for complimenting my work.
Ann: Great work on the color change.September 17, 2020 at 5:02 am #47320MicheleParticipant
Minka, I think they’re both wonderful.
Great fun, Lynda! And I love the font you used for the title.September 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm #47321CristinaParticipant
Ann, you achieved a nice result with the Change to Target Brush. I never tried it.
Minka, I also think that both layouts are great. I want to try the Sketch Challenge, but I am stuck, uncertain which photos to use. This happens very often. 🙂
Lynda, very nice layout; I like the way you mixed the photos with the Pic-to-Painting effect… And it allowed me to learn a little bit about tomatillos. 🙂September 17, 2020 at 8:03 pm #47328
Ann… Don’t you just love that change to target brush. I use it all the time when pictures include my old carpet. You did a great job on changing the colors of the shirt and purse.
Minka… Both layouts are stunning. In all honesty I’m more partial to the Love to Sail as we have had a problem with seagulls since the hurricane.
Lynda… Love what you did with the tomatillos in the pic to paint. I keep think I’m going to try it out; but somehow never get around to it.September 17, 2020 at 8:58 pm #47331Royanne HewkoParticipant
WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning work by all. Such inspiration. I did a word overlay Ken and Royanne Autumn 2020 per Cass instructions. I added a bit of blur to it. I made the paper by paint brushes using colours from the picture and applied a blur and texture. I applied a bevel to the photo. I went to the free site https://www.nextpng.com/ and found the turkey. Used some other elements from purchased kits. Applied the drop shadows from Cass.September 18, 2020 at 1:23 am #47337Dorothy DonnParticipant
This cooler weather sure feels good to me. We have now celebrated our 49th anniversary in a lock down mode so not exactly the fun and games with folks we had planned. Looking forward to next year being a lot better for all of us.
I am still on lockdown having the 5 strikes against me but at least I can get my hair cut on the day the salon is closed. I am enjoying the care Sue gives me and John can go with me and get his locks trimmed as well.
What I uploaded has a bit of a tall tale.. The food boat was a virtual reality model I built for Cybertown back in 1999. It was part of an oriental world museum I built with lots of China’s and Japan’s artifacts which I also built just for fun.
It amazes me the stuff you can find on an old hard drive.
EnjoySeptember 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm #47351
The goose page was a very easy one to create, I will use it in another page, which is in progress, using other images, and literature about the life and habitat of the goose. I duplicated the photo. Instant effects, Retro soft. I then erased the goose revealing the original goose image. I love the subtle tones of the black and white feathers. White morph juvenile goose.September 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm #47353
To many to comment on individually, so I’ll congratulate you all for submitting outstandingly beautiful, creative pages.
September 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm #47356Bonnie BallentineParticipant
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Lots going on…but I managed some pages…even with all the distractions…however, they did not receive my full time and attention. This is an AnnieCDigitals template. The background is from Myrtle Beach. All the other photos were taken in the Charleston area. Top 2 on left is from the only tea garden in America, Charleston Tea Plantation. Bottom left is the Angel Oak. Top right is a park under the Ravenel Bridge. Bottom right, Shem Creek. I was in Myrtle Beach for a pickleball tournament and continued on to visit a friend on Daniel Island.September 18, 2020 at 6:15 pm #47357Bonnie BallentineParticipant
September 18, 2020 at 6:44 pm #47367
Several techniques and tools used in this project. I like to keep the focus on the subjects I shoot. Same bird two photos, one page, blended both photos, using a mask, and a gradient, frames, extractions, for the background I used the blinds texture, and lightened it, using brightness/contrast.September 19, 2020 at 1:47 pm #47393
I went for hike the other day to one of the Provincial Parks, they have designated trails, all mapped out, suitable for every level of walker. I walked 5 miles surrounded by beautiful autumn colours. In these photos I used local tone mapping, brightness and contrast, and selective focus tools. If you’d like to use these photos, please do so, or if anyone would others, including landscapes, let me know and I’ll post a selection.September 19, 2020 at 4:32 pm #47404
Royanne… Beautiful work on your page. Thanks for letting us know how you did it.
Dorothy… Happy Anniversary and sorry it will not be the gala affair you would want. You just take care of yourself and keep out of trouble (LOL). Love your layout, the colors are so vibrant and very reminiscent of the colors used in China. I was able to have dinner aboard and floating restaurant in Hong Kong so this brought back some fond memories.
Sue… You just don’t stop pumping out great photos, pages and cards 🙂 . Nice job on the goose. Your sparrows quote is lovely. I really like how you framed the birds making them the main focus of the picture. I have never gotten into using the selective focus but seeing how fantastic yours came out, I’m tempted to try.
Bonnie… Awesome layout for your South Carolina page. I think my son lives just south of the bottom of the heron’s throat. What a great idea to use a cut log as the background on your Story to Tell page. I am so in love with the photo of the tree in the middle.September 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm #47409
Thank you Lynda, and Karon for your very kind comments, not only on the pages, and cards, but also on my photography.September 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm #47413
Wow … some stunning works to look at and loads of techniques discussed for us to learn and try! I have loved them all – truly each and every one! I can’t wait now to get back home to my real computer and play with some fresh ideas. Working on this little laptop with very little on it is a challenge. LOL. While I have really enjoyed the summer here, it’s already getting pretty chilly! Trees are splotchy with color. I just hope the hurricanes could be D O N E! Again, thanks all for sharing your projects.September 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm #47418Royanne HewkoParticipant
Sue love the fall pictures absolutely breath taking. When I was younger I was raised on a dairy farm so we did not have much entertainment always had to be home to mike the cows. But my dad like horses so we had horses and that was our entertainment. In my youth my horse was my best friend, I spent so many hours riding. We entered lots of speed events and did well. Many times we were commented as being such a great team. As the years went by she taught my nephew and my two daughters to ride. Such Cherished Memories. I had a picture painted of her, it is framed and is in my living room. I took a picture of the painting. I used a template to start my page but ended up making the masks myself per Cass and again just applied some brushes 2 colours for the background.
September 20, 2020 at 8:44 am #47426
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Royanne ~ Absolutely lovely. Awesome memories and a great celebration of her life with you and your family. There are some animals that we love but they remain animals — and some animals that we love and they rise to family status. Sure sounds like that was the case there.September 20, 2020 at 10:11 am #47437Sheila HoggParticipant
During this strange part of the year I have been doing lots of things. Some with PSP and some not. Sorting the house, clearing junk, sitting in the garden, helping my DH, sewing, crocheting and papercrafting. I have made 4 mini scrap albums in the past couple of months (to give to friends) as well as other paper and card crafting things. I did use PSP to edit the photo’s though. All the flowers used for embellishments were die cut, coloured, formed and stuck together. I did make the lace frame, leaf branch, birdies on vine, extracted rose, laced border and basket weave pattern in PSP. The Dogrose image was one found on the public domain which originally was a black and white picture. I used the plugin Cybia in Alphaworks to remove the white background to make it just a transparent black lineart drawing. Using layers to add colour and then the cutout tool to change it to what I liked. I used the lighten and darken tool to give some tone. Sorry this is a bit long winded but i think I have done quite a lot over lockdown. TFL.September 20, 2020 at 3:28 pm #47443
Royanne… Such a beautiful horse and your layout really captures her essence. How wonderful that you had a picture painted of her. I wish I had done that with my Tennessee Walker; or at least borrowed a camera to take a picture.
Sheila… You have certainly used your lockdown time to pursue your crafts and you have done an excellent job with each and every one of them.September 20, 2020 at 3:29 pm #47445
Lab 5 Module 11
Lesson 3: punched out border
Experiment 5: fun font find – Lovelo
Kit: Blessed ©Designs by Helly
CrisdamD templateSeptember 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm #47447
Lab 5 Module 11
Experiment 1: title work – up and down
Experiment 2: element – Banner
Experiment 3: color/pattern – circles
Kit: Wintertide ©Kimeric Kreations
Trixie Scraps templateSeptember 20, 2020 at 3:31 pm #47449
Lab 5 Module 11
Lesson 1: chevron 2
Lesson 2: cut out word
Experiment 4: sketch template
Kit: Snips & Snails ©Kimeric KreationsSeptember 20, 2020 at 4:25 pm #47453
Beautiful work Shelia, you scrapbooks are absolutely fabulous.
Karon, your pages are beautiful, lots of techniques used, well done!
Again, 2 photos used, one page created. Mask, a simple chisel frame and text.September 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm #47456
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