View Full Version : 04.15 Speed Scrap'n'Chat with Cari

04-15-2011, 04:27 PM
Good morning! I want to be sure everyone knows I'm holding a Speed Scrap in the chatroom today! I'll be there at 10am PST / 1pm EST!


As we chat, I will pop in here to this thread to update with instructions. Don't miss the fun and the great participation prize! :D


Step 1. Select ONE photo only - it will be used twice

Step 2. Select TWO or more papers to layer

Step 3. Place photo on page TWICE; enlarge ONE so it is about 1/3 of the page or more, and choose a blending mode to blend it into the underlying paper; use a large soft eraser brush to soften around the edges of the blended photo. Let the smaller photo overlap the edge on top of the larger blended one. (Need help? Look for my extra info on this later in this thread.)

Step 4. Add a swirl or other decorative border at the top and bottom of each of the photos.

Step 5. Add a swirl or decorative element under the layered papers so it peeks out at the edges.

Step 6. Add a journal block, title, and any journaling - the journaling is optional.

*** Now, when you finish, post your layouts in the gallery within 1 hour from now (by 12pmPST/3pmEST) , then post your finished, linked layout in the SS thread. If you are a few minutes late, don't fret it - I'm not a total stickler. :) Be sure you also check out the other SS pages & leave some sugar, too! :D

Here is my page:
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/LO_NatureMK_FT-AP_CariCruse.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=30901&title=lifelive-it-21&cat=680)

And here is the participation prize for those who post a layout in time:
http://store.gingerscraps.net/images/P/CariCruse_FT-wa_Preview.jpg (http://store.gingerscraps.net/Funkytown-Weekdays-the-wordart.html)

04-15-2011, 04:34 PM
Do I have to use products from ginger scraps in this speed scrap? And also where is the chat room, I can't find it?

04-15-2011, 04:35 PM
I actually just found the chat room!

04-15-2011, 04:47 PM
Sweet! :)

04-15-2011, 04:54 PM
i'm here. hoping to follow here in the forum.

04-15-2011, 05:15 PM
I am following in the forum

04-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Ok, here are some tips on using blending modes in Photoshop/Elements:
At the right side of your window you should see the "Layers" palette. See it?
Near the top of that, you should see a dropdown that says "Normal". That is where you get to change blending modes. Click the drop down and scroll down to "Soft Light" for starters.
You can experiment with *any* of those blending modes to see the different effects you get.
What this does is causes the layer you are working with (in this case the photo), to "blend" into the layer beneath it (a paper) in various ways.
I just *love* playing with blending modes. The results can be so unique. Also, you can change the opacity of the blended layer to adjust how it looks.

04-15-2011, 06:16 PM
Thanks sooo much. i have never done blending and it is so cool!!!

04-15-2011, 06:29 PM
Glad you got to try it out, Sharon! :D

04-15-2011, 06:36 PM
is it okay to add a couple extras? you know, to complete the layout.

04-15-2011, 06:37 PM
Hi just wanted to drop a lil note and say "Hi" I'm at work and missed the SS =( I love your LO Cari! I will go leave you some love!

04-15-2011, 06:47 PM
Hi Jackie! Sooo missed you at the chat today! Thanks for popping in tho! :)

04-15-2011, 06:56 PM
uploading now.

04-15-2011, 06:59 PM
here you go. i added a few thing, 'cause the layout seemed empty without them. i hope it's okay.
hope i made it in time.

04-15-2011, 07:04 PM
Here is mine. Thanks for the great instructions!! It was fun!!

04-15-2011, 07:07 PM
Ooh, these are looking so awesome!! You gals are rawking this one! :D

04-15-2011, 07:08 PM
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/thumbs/ehkLO_gsSScc_ellielash.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=30934)

Yay I done it lol

04-15-2011, 07:20 PM
I uploaded mine, it is in the gallery!!http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=30939&title=beach-bummed&cat=680


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04-15-2011, 07:24 PM
Ok - I'm way late... but I made myself finish!!! :) I think I might go back and add a title somewhere... but gotta go play in the sunshine with the kiddos for a bit! :)
http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/680/medium/April15ss.jpg (http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=30940&title=the-lobster&cat=all)

04-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Ooh, I love these pages gals! And I am definitely extending the "grace period" long enough to include you in receiving the participation prize! :D

04-15-2011, 07:53 PM
yay thanks Cari :D

04-15-2011, 08:01 PM
I think I'm going to go back and follow the steps tonight! (Even w/o getting a prize lol) I love all the LO's everyone has made...I want one too!! :)

04-15-2011, 08:50 PM
Oh cool! I look forward to seeing it! :D

04-16-2011, 12:57 AM
Shucks. Missed it. :(

Cute layouts and participation prize!

04-16-2011, 01:03 AM
Shucks. Missed it. :(

04-16-2011, 03:49 PM
I did it and I posted it in the gllaery, but forgot to post it here. Oh well, i was glad i tried the technique. Next time I will play with brushes- one technique at a time!! Thanks for the help

04-18-2011, 06:04 PM
Sharon, I did see your layout in the gallery when you posted it, and left a comment, but I'm afraid I only looked through the forum thread here when I was making my list of participants to send the prize out to. I will go ahead and get you a coupon for the participation prize sent out - thanks so much for playing along! :)