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    Default Kaye's Challenge for December 2012

    Thanks Kaye for hosting a new challenge! We're all excited to see what you've come up with for us this time - YAY!



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    Default All about Backgrounds

    Hi Karin, thanks for opening the thread for me!

    So this month is all about Backgrounds

    Below are 2 background papers I made, by just taking a photo of something in my garden.

    This first one is the blurred image behind a clear photo of a flower. (It's called depth of field, to explain further, when you focus on a flower for instance and you use a zoom lens the background will be out of focus, so it is the out of focus part of the photo cropped)

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    This second one is simply a photo of a paver



    Now I just found a kit I thought would go with the colours well and made a LO with them as you will see below

    The first BG paper scrapped



    And the second



    To be continued..........
    Last edited by Saviscrap; 12-03-2012 at 02:53 PM.

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    Hahaha everyone has been busy overnight..well overnight for me anyway!

    I love the way everyone is taking this on with such a ....passion lol

    Great job keep them coming!!

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    So what I would like you to do is get your cameras out and take a photo of anything you think might make a good BG paper, you will be surprised at what there is.

    And believe me it becomes addictive you will find yourself taking photos of the most crazy things lol. You will be out with friends and you will want to take a photo of something that you can picture in your mind would look great as a BG paper and they will think you are weird!

    Anyway have fun with this and if you really want to add a certain depth and you have photoshop or even you should be able to do it on SBM you can do something like this



    And see how your LO will have that certain something extra



    So I want you to tell us all what your photo was, give us a before and after and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    I realize this one can be a little time consuming so I will wait patiently :-)

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    Kaye - could you show everyone what the entire photo looked like to start with. I think it will help people understand better. Great challenge.
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    Ok I did think about that will go and find it.....now where is it lol

    So this is the first photo, I took a portion that was blurred to make the BG paper, I upped the contrast and brightness to how I wanted it to look.



    The second BG is as i took it

    Hope this helps better
    Last edited by Saviscrap; 12-03-2012 at 03:11 PM.

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    Joy!!! Joy!!!! Joy!!!! (I Cheated...... I always take Weird Pictures, because I know I will be able to use them some way )

    Great Challenge Kaye!!!





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    The BG for this was some cracked ground that I saw and thought it would look pretty cool as a background paper.



    Fonzzy , what can I say lol, it is very colouful!!

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    Yep.... The cracked ground does make a cool BG.... Great Layout Kaye!!





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    Great pages Kimmyann.

    Wench, you last LO is cracking....lol...Simply beautiful.

    I have a question for you... well more of a suggestion really.

    Your pages stand out, if you know what I mean...they seem to float, would be a better word for them. Something you do with the shaddowing I think. How's about in the New Year you set up a challenge/tutorial on shadows.

    And thank you for hosting.

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