**WINNERS ANNOUNCED** Let it Snow | Summer School 2022: Week 4 Holiday Break | Challenge + Tutorial

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  1. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Week 4 winners
    Winner 1: $10 coupon - Meibritt
    Winner 2: $5 coupon - Marijke
    Winner 3: $3 coupon - Janisn

    Congrats ladies! :winner
    Please check your PMs for your coupon code.​

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    It's Holiday break this week for our Summer School, and since it's so hot where I live right now (like over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) HOT, :drool I've been looking through the Winter, Christmas and Document Your December sections of the Lilypad store while dreaming of a White Christmas and singing "Let snow, let it snow, let it snow"! I could go for some of that fluffy white stuff right now to cool things down a bit here. :giggle

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    Week 4 Challenge:
    Today's challenge is to create a layout about a favorite winter activity - it can be any activity you like (inside or outside).

    Bonus Challenge: Let it snow on your layout by using the Let it snow tutorial found in post #2. You MUST combine brush/stamped snowflakes with dimensional snowflakes for the bonus to count.

    My Layout with Bonus technique:
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    Play along with the challenge, following the general challenge rules (posted below) for a chance to win.

    Lilypad store prizes:
    Winner 1: $10 coupon
    Winner 2: $5 coupon
    Winner 3: $3 coupon
    • BONUS: Get an extra entry by incorporating the Let it snow tutorial found in post #2.
      • Please help me by noting how you incorporated the tutorial when you post your layout in this thread.
    If you have any questions, please tag me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I can't wait to see what you create.

    Until then, take care and keep scrappin!

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    General Challenge Rules:
    - please refer above for the specific rules for this challenge
    - upload layout to The Lilypad Gallery
    - post your linked layout in this challenge thread
    - layouts must contain at least 50% TLP products (templates count as 15%)
    - uploads must be less than 250k
    - list all credits; no off-site linking allowed
    Deadline is: Sunday July 31st 11:59pm EDT
     
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    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Winter/Christmas around here means snow, so for today's tutorial we are going to learn how to combine a snowflake brush with paint/transfers and dimensional snowflakes to let it snow on our layouts.

    Let it Snow Tutorial

    Now here's the fun part. I'm using Photoshop Elements 2022, but the steps are similar in other versions of PSE and in Photoshop CC. If you use a different scrapbooking program that can't use brushes, you can use the brush pngs in place of the brush/stamps and manipulate them to get the snowy look.

    I'm using snowflake brushes from Allison Pennington's Snowed: Wordage to let it snow on my layout.

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    Load a snowflake brush of your choice:
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    1. Click on the brush picker drop down
    2. Click on the 3 lines in the corner
    3. Select Load Brushes and navigate to the folder for your brush and click ok.​

    Select a snowflake brush:
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    1. Click on the brush picker dropdown
    2. Select a snowflake brush
    3. Click on brush settings​

    Adjust the brush size and settings:
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    Note: Adjusting the scatter and spacing will spread out the brush when you click and drag it on your layout to get separated snowflakes in one stroke. See the circled brush area to see a preview of how it will look.

    Add snowflake brushes to your layout:
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    Note: I hid the other layers so you could see the different snowflake brush layers on my layout.
    1. Make sure to make a new layer for each type of snowflake so you can move and adjust them to your liking. Feel free to play with different colors of snowflakes too.
    2. You'll want to add snowflakes in different sizes depending on the look you want. Bigger snowflakes for ones that are closer and smaller snowflakes for ones that appear farther away.​

    And that's it... easy and snow much fun, right! :agree

    My layout - linked with credits:
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  3. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    So fun! It's supposed to be record breaking hot this week- so it was fun to look back at these photos! I used a super old snowflake brush from Mommyish- I don't think it's even active anymore on her site- hope that's okay! ;)
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  4. garrynkim

    garrynkim I'm not messy, I'm just really creative!

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    I turned Kim J's snowflake in Bloomin Flakey to a brush and used that. I did three brushed flakes behind the Winter title. Then I put a PP on top of the blue BG paper and put a layer mask on it, then I brushed the flake brush I'd made on top to reveal some of the paper in the brush shape. Fun challenge...thanks!
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  5. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the challenge Kayla

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  6. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

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    hope this enough snowflakes. it so discourging, can't see in pscc, or names on my drive. Did find out, one can drag a shortcut to a photo into pscc

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  7. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    We don't get snow and I haven't been to the snow for years so I created a scene from kits
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  8. Smileark

    Smileark Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the fun challenge!
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  9. chai

    chai Love to make a racket!

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    I used a brush from my "legacy" brushes in Photoshop so I have no idea what it is from. I also used a snowflake stamp, scatter, and elements.

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  10. umyesh

    umyesh President of the Hangry Ladies Supper Club

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    Thanks for hosting this fun challenge Kayla!
    I completed the bonus challenge by adding white brushed flakes (copied from the bottom left gray flake) to the blue background paper and by adding pink brushed flakes (copied from the top right gray flake) to the yellow paper behind the photo.
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  11. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    Thanks for this "cool" challenge! I use Allison's brush with a color jitter and 3D snowflakes from Gina.
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    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Such wonderful frosty pages... perfect for cooling down and dreaming of a white Christmas. Remember you don't have to do a snowy page to participate in this challenge, just scrap your favorite winter activity. :agree Keep those pages coming... only a couple days left to be entered for the prizes.
     
  14. Meibritt

    Meibritt CT - Kate Hadfield

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    I love snowflakes.....and knitting in winter
    Thanks for the challenge.
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  15. tanteva

    tanteva Even the professionals are bewildered

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    First of all - thank you for the tutorial. I really didn't know I could change settings on brushes like that! I'm not a brush girl, probably cuz I've never properly learned to use them, so I didn't have any good brushes. Used a really old one I found on my EHD + a snow flake brush that are in PSE. Then I added a style to them.

    Here's my layout, showing my favorite activity on a snowy day:

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  16. norton94

    norton94 Thank goodness I'm still a Well-Known Member

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    Such pretty pages!
     
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    Kendra Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the fun challenge! I used the brushes and elements from Holiday Hangover and also stamps and dimensional snowflakes from Frostbite.
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    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    This challenge is now closed. Thanks everyone for playing along and sharing some of your favorite winter activities with me. I'll be back shortly to announce the winners. :agree
     
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    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Week 4 winners
    Winner 1: $10 coupon - @Meibritt
    Winner 2: $5 coupon - @marijke
    Winner 3: $3 coupon - @Janisn

    Congrats ladies! :winner
    Please check your PMs in a bit for your coupon code.​
     
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    umyesh President of the Hangry Ladies Supper Club

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    Congratulations Birgit, Marijke and Jan!
     

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