NBK Technique Challenge 29 Jul - 31 Aug: WINNER ANNOUNCED

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  1. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    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
    1. 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
    2. 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.
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    Here are some examples from the CT. Firstly from Danesa using NBK-Design's Sandy Beaches & Re-invent.
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    From Cindy using Sandy Beaches and the ink brush from Autumn whisper PT Paintingbrushes
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    And from Clin D'oeil using Autumn Whisper and Sandy Beach.
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    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.
     
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  2. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

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    I Was Just Messing Around In My Scrapbooking Program & Came Up With This Layout Using NBK Designs Product...Is This Appropriate For This Challenge?...Just Wondering Your Thoughts?...I Can't Say That I Really Have Ever Done Anything Like This Before...Thanks In Advance...

    @Oldenmeade...Since You Gave Me Such Positive Feedback On This Layout...I'm Gonna Go Ahead & Post This In The Gallery!...Thank You! So Much For The Encouragement & Positivity!...:yup

    *I Certainly Am Not An Artist & I Can't Draw Worth #@%...I Found This Very Difficult To Do...That's Why The Hesitation...I Wasn't Sure About It At All...I Am Not One To Choose Something Easy Either...I Do Like To Challenge Myself Either Way...Even If I Mess Up...So I Used A Composite Design Photo That I Found Online & Sketched A Similar Line Around & Went From There...

    To Create My Bloom With Love Layout-I Used:

    *Wildflowers & Live Wild & Free-NBK Design

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  3. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Well-Known Member

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    If you sketched the outline and used brushes and styles or ABP, then it's appropriate :). The purpose of the challenge is to get you experimenting with using the brush tool to draw. It looks amazing btw!!!
     
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  4. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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  7. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I've never tried to draw a shape and fill it in before. I went with a freeform shape.

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  8. NBK-Design

    NBK-Design Designer

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    I love love looooove to see how you all used the Painters Toolbox in your Layouts. Can't wait with what you all come up with the next month!
     
  9. CharlotteM

    CharlotteM Well-Known Member

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    thank you so much for this wonderful and interesting Challenge!
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  10. Clin d'oeil

    Clin d'oeil Well-Known Member

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    What a fun technique !

    My page : see some comments and credits in the gallery !

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  11. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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  12. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

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    RJMJ said:
    I Was Just Messing Around In My Scrapbooking Program & Came Up With This Layout Using NBK Designs Product...Is This Appropriate For This Challenge?...Just Wondering Your Thoughts?...Can't Say That I Really Have Done Anything Like This Before...Thanks In Advance...

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    If you sketched the outline and used brushes and styles or ABP, then it's appropriate :). The purpose of the challenge is to get you experimenting with using the brush tool to draw. It looks amazing btw

    *Thank You! So Much!...This Wasn't Easy For Me To Do...I'm So Glad You Liked It...So Now I Feel Confident To Post It In The Gallery...OMG!...:cheer
     
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  13. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the challenge

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  14. cinderella

    cinderella Give me a word, any word ...

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    Here is my page (again!)
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    I used this image as a starting point.
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  15. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    Well I gave it a try. Drawing with a mouse is somewhat shaky but I'll just call it freeform. Since I love fall I chose a leaf to work with. Fun playing.

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  16. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Well-Known Member

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    You ladies are soooo creative and imaginative!!! I just keep scrolling back up to look at all your wonderful creations. Off to leave you some love in the gallery :byay
     
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  17. DigiGrace

    DigiGrace Make mine a purple passion

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    Anne, thank you for the fun challenge.

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  18. TrishD

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    Here's my first try with the brush tool and styles from Sandy Beach but I don't think flamingos inhabit the beaches
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  19. TrishD

    TrishD Well-Known Member

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    Had to do a second page using Brushes and Styles. Thanks for this great challenge Anne. I used NBK's Autumn Whisper Painter Tool Brushes (Ink #1) and artCrush#1
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