Welcome to this month's Technique Challenge, where we'll be creating beautiful artworks in the style of Nicole's apple layout (see below). She very kindly made a video tutorial showing us how she made the apple. You can find it HERE. So in a nutshell, your task is to Create A Sketched Outline and Fill it with Styles, Brushes etc. No photos allowed on the page. You will find Nicole's Apple Tutorial HERE Just holler if you need help with anything. My Steps I chose a suitable image and on a new layer, traced over it to get the outlines using Autumn Whisper PT Paintingbrushes (pencil and ink) https://the-lilypad.com/store/Autumn-Whisper-option.html I then used brushes, styles & ABP from Sandy Beaches https://the-lilypad.com/store/Sandy-Beaches-choose-from-different-Options.html to fill inside the outlines. You can have so much fun with this part of the process. Mask out areas you don't want, duplicate layers, play with blend modes, move things up and and down the layer stack - whatever takes your fancy. And you don't have to stay inside the lines either, if you prefer a more organic look. Here are some examples from the CT. Firstly from Danesa using NBK-Design's Sandy Beaches & Re-invent. From Cindy using Sandy Beaches and the ink brush from Autumn whisper PT Paintingbrushes And from Clin D'oeil using Autumn Whisper and Sandy Beach. RULES This challenge runs from 29 July to 31 August. One lucky scrapper will be randomly chosen to win a $10 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 if it's applicable to the challenge. Post your layout in the NBK Design Gallery and in this forum, and link your layout to the gallery.