NBK Designs Challenge - Feb 4-17 *Closed - Winner Announced*

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  1. janedee

    janedee I like to play with really old stuff

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    Hello and welcome to the first NBK Design challenge of 2019. I thought that I would keep this challenge fairly simple after all the buzz and excitment of MOC. What I would like you to do is change the look of your photo or your layout by adding a paper then changing the blending mode. Sometimes you need to unify the elements a little better on your page, or perhaps you would like to add more texture to your layout or change the overall color cast to your photo or page.

    Your challenge is to add a paper to your photo or layout and change the blend mode of the paper to achieve a different look to your page. If you would like to take this a step further, you can add a white layer to the top of your layout, then add one of NBK Designs styles to that layer. Simplify the layer, then change the blend mode. The possibilities are endless with this simple technique. Don't forget, that you can always mask out any areas where you don't want your effect to show.

    PLEASE POST BOTH VERSIONS OF YOUR PHOTO OR LAYOUT.

    Here is my layout before I added the overlays.
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    Here is my layout after I added two additional layers using styles.
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    I used the brand new BYOC Collection - Art Crush #12 to create my page.
    artCrush No12 by NBK-Design
    TLP Shop https://rebrand.ly/nbk-Crush12
    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX6vyfKQ2WLVNDm1RK93wbgYDGf6GVedn
    NBK-DESIGN http://nbk-design.com/nbk-links/

    RULES
    This challenge runs from February 4 to February 17
    One lucky scrapper will be randomly chosen to win a $5 coupon to the NBK Design store.
    You must use 100% of NBK Design Products.
    You may use a template from a designer at The Lily Pad.
    Post your layout in the NBK Design Gallery and in this forum, and link your layout to the gallery.

    Most important, have fun!
     
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  2. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Well-Known Member

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    I love your layout/s Jane! Looks like a fun challenge. I'll be back with a page later in the week.
     
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  3. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thanks for the great challenge. Beautiful examples.
     
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  4. gduncan

    gduncan Well-Known Member

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    @janedee This looks like a fun challenge! I haven't completed any layouts using NBK's designs, yet! I'm not sure if I understand this? Do I choose any layout, and re-do it using NBK's designs?
     
  5. janedee

    janedee I like to play with really old stuff

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    @gduncan - You can redo a page or create a new page using any NBK Designs supplies, then show me a different look for the page, achieved using the methods shown above. The idea is to stretch your supplies when one particular aspect of the paper doesn't quite work for you. I just need to see both versions of the page using the NBK Designs supplies. In my sample, I wanted to emphasize the outdoors more but still keep some of the pink that was already on the paper.
     
  6. gduncan

    gduncan Well-Known Member

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    Oh, great! Thank you for the clarification! I do that a lot with papers, so this should be fun! I'll see what I can come up with.
     
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  7. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Here is my initial layout, without any paper over my photo.
    NBK-Design_2019-02_February4_February17web_1.jpg

    And here is what it looks like with Colors of India artified papers #3 resized to form a frame around my photo & blended with color burn.
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  8. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Here's my Version 1:
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    And here's Version 2 with some lacy paper overlayed and blended (see gallery for list of elements/papers used):
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  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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  10. TrishD

    TrishD Active Member

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    Here's my BEFORE
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    And AFTER using COUNTING Styles on a page overlay
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  11. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Here is my original:
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    And here it is with THREE papers and some paint added to it. And I really like both, so can't say which is more pleasing to my eye.
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  12. wvsandy

    wvsandy I love ALL parts of the baby! No, really!

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    Original
    K_Angel_x.jpg
    With paper blended and border
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  13. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    Here's the original layout
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    Here's the second using a blue paper to change the black in background paper (light blending) and then another paper to further grunge up the background and add more red splotches (dark blending)
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  14. barbaraj

    barbaraj Well-Known Member

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    Here's my original layout:
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    Here it is with paper overlay on linear burn mode:
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  15. cinderella

    cinderella Paper and Ribbons and Bows ... oh my!

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    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Here is my original page
    nbk Remarkable-02a.jpg
    and here is the final page
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  16. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    Thank you for this challenge. I don't play with blending mode much, and this was fun. It's the first time I've blended a paper to a completed layout. I got some really wacky results trying out every blending mode in my software.
    This is my before
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    and this one is my favourite after - using Saturation.
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  17. Widder51

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    Here is my initial layout (WE 40 artJournal 2018); paper nbk-indiansummer-PP-Solid7; OOTB01 nbk-autumn-whisper) ILoveParis_WE40_18.jpg
     
  18. Widder51

    Widder51 Member

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    And here is my remake, using nbk-Imagine-PP-Solid7 (blending mode hue); then duplicated and clipped onto the OOTB (blending mode color burn) ILoveParis_WE14_19.jpg
     
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  19. janedee

    janedee I like to play with really old stuff

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    That's one of my favorite things about using blend modes with paper - the crazy, unexpected changes to the page.
     
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  20. Electra

    Electra Junk collector or treasure seeker? You decide

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    I loved this, thank you!
    The base paper is a paper from Art Crush No 2
    Over that is another paper from Art Crush No 2, on Color blending mode
    Then on top of that a paper from Art Crush No 6, because I loved the pink flowers in the corner, blending mode changed to darken
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