View Full Version : January Designer Challenge ~ hosted by Angelwithin

01-01-2009, 02:31 PM
oh yes a new year and another year for me and the other designers to torture you with mind taxing challenges...life couldnt get better huh lol

this months challenge is a shapes challenge :eek:

attached is a smb file (zip file also for those who prefer to download that way) in this file is the alphabet in shape formate and a photo shape to help size everything

the challenge is to create pages that spell out words in photographs as per the example below


1) Make a page or several using the photo shapes alphabet to spell out a word of your choice

2) the word MUST contain at least 3 letters

3) the page may have any theme or colour scheme but please remember to credit items used

4) pages can be as simple or elaborate as you like

How to use photo shapes instructions:

1) open a page in max

2) import photo blank shape in tool bar click on Add photo icon > My Computer > C Drive > Program Files > Scrapbook Max > Gallery > Images > Photos > FST-Photo-letter-Shapes

3) Right Click on photo shapes > properties > Tick Check custom Shape > Change Shapes > Find file FST-Photo-letter-Shapes > choose letter > ok > Ok

4) Double click on the photo shape > Change Picture > Browse > find photo you would like to use > ok > adjust as nesscessary > ok > ok

your letter shape photograth is now ready to size, place etc

simple example or using photo letter shapes on photographs http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1585/My-Scrapbook-000-Page-110.jpg

have fun :D

01-01-2009, 04:35 PM
i took a bit more time to make this page....you may get the gist of the challenge more from this one though ;)


01-01-2009, 04:47 PM
This one sounds very very interesting............. see what I can do!!!!:):)

01-01-2009, 05:58 PM
Here is one I did for a Christmas gift for my neice. I know these aren't the letters we are supposed to use but since I had it already made I will share this one for tonight. When I get back to my house and on my own computer I will make another one.
The star embellishment is one I got from the Holly Jolly blog train and I don't have the name to credit it tonight, but will make sure I get that posted tomorrow.


01-01-2009, 06:06 PM
brilliant job pick :D

01-01-2009, 08:54 PM
Here's mine.


01-01-2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks Fiona for this challenge.Credits in the gallery. Happy New year to all and here is mine.


01-01-2009, 11:58 PM
Great job everyone so far - It's on my list to do but at the moment that list is longer than my arm. LOL :)

01-02-2009, 04:10 AM
Hi Fiona here is my page, your Timeless Elegance kit was just perfect for this LO with Moonbeams embie, thanks:)


01-02-2009, 09:43 AM
wow impressive pages everyone :D

01-02-2009, 07:46 PM
Thank you Fiona for this challenge, I have always wanted to do lettering with photos and this sure showed me how!! Thank you Crops for your Holly Jolly Kit from the December Blog Train.


01-02-2009, 07:56 PM
Got all month right???? LOL Do we have to use the alpha given or can we make out own??? and I am not saying I don't like that alpha, just wanted to know, that's all.....lol
Excellent pages Everyone!!! and Susie....I am lovin' yours AGAIN!!!!! hahahaha.....Thanks!!!!!:)

01-02-2009, 10:35 PM
This was fun! This is my mom's dog Kobi.

I used one of Fiona's shapes from her Foto Fun kit on the background.
Link to kit:
https://www.scrapbookmax.com/digital-scrapbooking-kits/products/Foto-Fun.htm (https://www.scrapbookmax.com/digital-scrapbooking-kits/products/Foto-Fun.html)


01-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Everyone is doing such a great job on the challenge!

01-03-2009, 06:49 AM
wonderful pages.....i love all the variations of colours & themes :D

01-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Here's another layout I tried for this challenge. Liked everything but the first picture, couldn't get the color to match the rest, so just left it the way it was. Credits go to the following:
Carena's Whisper Paper & flowers, digidiva_nov07groupkit_wordart1(Family). MichellePieters_Gottapixel_110107_overlay01 (border)


01-04-2009, 06:20 PM
My second page for the challenge. Credits in the gallery:)


01-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Here's another layout I tried for this challenge. Liked everything but the first picture, couldn't get the color to match the rest, so just left it the way it was. Credits go to the following:
Carena's Whisper Paper & flowers, digidiva_nov07groupkit_wordart1(Family). MichellePieters_Gottapixel_110107_overlay01 (border)


I think you are missing someone.... I don't see Mel anywhere on here!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha

01-05-2009, 04:40 AM
Crops, he doesn't come to very many "family gatherings", lol

01-05-2009, 12:37 PM
here is mine, the blue frame and doodles are from Deanne Gow-Smith

01-05-2009, 12:54 PM
fabulous pages everyone :D

01-05-2009, 02:28 PM
Wow..gang!! LOVE all the fun!! I especially like the trim around the letters look..Have to go have some fun with these!! Glad we have this as a MONTHLY challenge!! LOL

Go gang!!

01-07-2009, 04:50 AM
i've had a pm or two asking if the letter shapes can be used on paperscraps instead of photographs and because im in an execllent mood (i have a week off work lol) im going to say....................................yes

so if you'd like to do a page or several using the letter shapes with paperscraps or just using one photo letter go for it

01-07-2009, 06:07 PM
Ohhh sure, now ya change it! LOL..... Well, I got mine done...YIPPIEEEE... I am on a ROLL this month...lol
You can see mine HERE (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=31015&cat=500&ppuser=1743). Thanks again Fiona!

01-08-2009, 12:26 AM
Hello again Ladies as what you can see I am really trying hard to catch up on all the challenges for January. On my entry I used Fiona's January Designer Challenge and I added some embellishments from Scrapbook Max. I used the beads, flowers and the art word.

01-08-2009, 12:32 AM
Photos of Butchart Garden flowers. June 2007.

01-08-2009, 04:16 AM
Photos of Butchart Garden flowers. June 2007.

Beautiful layout!!

01-08-2009, 06:47 AM
fabulous pages everyone :D

01-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Oops I don't know how to spell Butchart Gardens.
PS. We had a lot of snow this year more than usual. Plus very cold weather. I have been thinking of spring a lot. These photos were taken June 2006. We have a season's pass and
go quite often just to take photos of the flowers.

01-14-2009, 06:47 AM
great page ronna :D

01-20-2009, 06:22 AM
the pages on here are excellent.

01-20-2009, 01:22 PM
Great job everyone. Finally made mine - snow, as far as the eye can see.


01-24-2009, 07:30 AM
fabulous pages everyone :D

01-28-2009, 12:56 PM
only a few days left to this challenge

thankyou to everyone who has participated, as many of you are aware i've had major pc problems so unfortunetly there will not be a gift from me this month but i do hope you enjoyed the challenge

this is my last monthly challenge as i have handed the reins over to Manatee & Knzus ....i'm sure they will have plenty of fun install for you :eek:

this challenge will close on the 31st

01-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Hey Fiona, we sure will miss your monthly challenges, thanks for all you've done on them!!

01-30-2009, 08:23 PM
My husband went to the Turkey Run in Daytona so I decided to make a page using your letters for the Challenge.

It was a challenge to me to understand the steps to go through to put the pictures in the letters.

Can you explain how it works? and why it works that way?

I think I uploaded the finished page.

01-31-2009, 08:41 PM
this challenge is officially closed, and here end'th my run as designer monthly challenge host ....stop cheering :eek:

thankyou all for participating, i hope you enjoyed the challenges, february's challenge is with autisticwonder ....have fun :D