Friday, November 30, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Dare # 35
ETA - this dare is kindly sponsored by the lovely Lisa from Scrapbook Studio
Anyway, this fortnights dare is another colour dare. Megan has left us now due to other commitments (and we are very sad to see her go) but she left us with this great idea for a dare, thank you darling. You are to go here to the Resene website and find a colour palette to inspire you in some way or other. Take from it what you will. It is a great site for inspiration particularly colour (obviously, LOL).
Maggie Armstrong was our guest designer for this dare and here is her layout. Awesome Maggie, thanks for being our guest designer this fortnight.
I got total inspiration from this very bright + colourful room!! http://www.resene.co.nz/homeown/decorating_inspirations/387.htm
Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Its lots of fun checking out these links!! :D
Vicky here...heres mine, sorry for the shocking photo!!! I used this link for my inspo, the room on the top right... http://www.resene.co.nz/homeown/decorating_inspirations/375.htm
We wanted to apologise that we have been a bit behind with the dares in the last few weeks, As you know this is a busy time of year for everyone and us darers all have jobs and families too so, while we try to get the dares and slideshows posted posted on time it is not always possible. Thanks for your understanding...and if youre really keen for a look you can always go blog hopping through the comments section :)
I got my inspiration from here http://www.resene.co.nz/homeown/decorating_inspirations/385.htm. I went for the spots as well as colours! I also got the concept for this layout from a the flybuys ad on TV at the moment - dream a little
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Dare 34 - Winners!!
Magistical Memories chipboard shapes. My seven year old pulled Jule and Gwen Kirman's names from the bowl. Congratulations - I know you will make some terrific pages with those! Can you please email your details to Lianne firstname.lastname@example.org
Now I have to pick my favourite page and boy was that hard. In the end I went for Denise and her Shape of Love page. I love how the editing of the photo echoes the title and what a super cool sillouette!
The next dare won't be posted until Saturday night - but it is worth waiting for. It may even inspire more than a scrapbook page :) See you then!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Dare 34 - Alter a Photo Digitally
The challenge? Make a layout using a photo you have altered digitally. Now you don't need to be a Photoshop whizz to do this. For example, you could use a free program like Picasa (which is free) to turn your photo black and white or sepia or add a nice glow at the touch of a button or two. You could use Microsoft Paint. If you want to try something a little more challenging, download the trial version of Photoshop Elements - you get 30 days to try it out. Microsoft have a free progam you can download that lets you combine several images for the perfect group shot. Have fun and have a play - we dare you!!
Irene is our guest designer this week and her awesome layout is below:
And here are ours:
I used Photoshop Elements to selectively colour the photos. I have posted a tutorial on my blog if you want to see how I did it.
This photo is actually a combination of two (someone always has to make a funny face). I also used this tutorial to get a bit more "punch" in the photo. Donna:
I have Microsoft Digital Image and used a Diffuse Glow filter to alter my black & white image. The original photo made my daughter's skin look really blotchy and I'd avoided scrapping it, but I love the new softer version!
Jo - I am totally in awe of the work of Jessica Dittmer (go here: http://www.wishyouwellsonline.com/main.html to see her stuff) and wanted to have a go and see if I could get a halfway decent approximation of what she does. Anyway, the photo in this layout is the result...
And here is the original so you can see the difference.
Monique - My layout was made using the very basics...I love this photo but the boys faces were in shadow so I lightened and brightened it a bit with my computers photo editing software...then I drew the little telephone embellishment onto the photo using Microsoft paint (and if this techno challenged person is right, I think all computers have this!) Once the photo was printed I I sliced around one edge of the telephone with my craft knife so the journaling box could be slipped under it….hardly fancy stuff!!! but using paint to draw on the photo was a lot of fun, and I can see myself using it again to create my own doodle effects.
Lesley - I have used photoshop elements to add a digital brush (from the Joni set 17). I have added a white frame to each of my photos.
Vicky- Im not much of a digi scrapper but i do edit most of my photos. I use photoshop and for this photo i ran a colour pop action on it (sorry i cant remember where i got it from) then played with the levels and curves until it was 'just right'.
Lianne - I used a photoshop action called Professional Retro from here:
and I've also added the original photo.
I made 2 copies of the photo. On one I added a colour pop action and also adjusted the brightness and contrast, then I added an Accented Edges filter which gives it a painted look but with kind of glowing edges as well. On the second copy I added a Graphic Pen Filter. Then I layered the 2 copies together with the Graphic Pen copy on top and erased the layer over Isla to show the Accented Edges copy through. I've added the original photo to so you can see the difference.
HI! Trina here with my take on this fortnights dare. And it was a great one to challenge me again. With this photo I lightened it, brightened it, adjusted the curves and contrast. I also enlarged it to 8x10 before cutting it to fit the circle. And on top of that for the LO itself I used some gorgeous chipboard from Magistical Memories. What I used is that cool big round frame, with the three little circles. Its called "Outside the bubble".
Here is my LO and the original photo.