Let’s Blend Challenge

Hi Everyone, this is Joanne (jcaruth910), and welcome to February’s Let’s Blend Challenge. I love architecture and I have always wanted to create a book with photos of the different homes in our community and give them a sketched or aged look. So, that is where this month’s challenge was born. The idea is to use a photo of anything architectural; your home, buildings in a city, etc. Then enhance your photo by using a filter in the filter gallery or another photo enhancement treatment from somewhere like Topaz Studio. Have a look at the freebie Katie has given us, and use what works on your pages. The Creative Team has helped me out with some great inspiration to get you started.

First up is a lovely page by Melanie (OriginalBritGirl). She chose a photo of the church where she and her sister were christened in 1973. She added some really nice texture to her photo, which is perfect for this challenge.

Products Used: Vintage artistry natural stack layers, Curved Text path No. 3, Spill Frame Layers No. 28, Layered Bookshelf Overlays 1, Color Swatch Teal – coming this weekend.

Yam, one of our guest Creative Team members chose this interesting building, The Casa Rosada or ‘Pink House’ in Argentina. Her choice of a painted look works perfectly with this photo.

Products used: ARToptions mini Mix No. 17, Filmed Photo masks No. 9, Map Blends 01, Layer Works 2034 (Masks, brushes), Layer Works 2041 (WA strip),
Flourish brush from an old Katie’s freebie.

And Sharon (shannamay) used this photo with a brilliant perspective and then downloaded the plans to add as brushwork to her page.

Products used:  Spill Frame Layers 04Textured Cardstock SeaSand Paper Pack, ARToptions Mini Mix 21, Ancestry Defined 01.

As always, please don’t forget to post your layouts in the Let’s Blend Challenge Gallery, as well as the February Challenge Participation Thread, to earn store rewards.

I hope you can join in on this month’s challenge. A big thank you to my fellow team members for their help this month.