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One magic day



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One magic day

This was a wonderful day last year spent in the Clare Valley, the grand children used logs and seats, sticks and feathers in their imaginary flights of fancy which took them to other times, other places, from pirates to astronauts and back again. It was wonderful to watch and to join in when called upon.
The journaling reads:
This was a magical summer’s day spent in the Clare Valley, renowned for its fine wines, in South Australia. The children slew dragons, swam in crocodile infested waters, played magic flutes and paddled their canoe through the rapids - all in the local park
One of the techniques I used was to combine 3 different papers, after copying various parts of them and using differing levels of bevels to give them some depth. Once they were combined I used the zigzag filter to give the magic carpet some movement.
The papers I used were Dinny’s Cozy flowers and 2 of Durin Eberhart’s Character Papers as well as her golden style. Other embellishments and effects used Cheryl Barber’s clear glass & Amanda Sok’s iridescent glass, Jan Hick’s chipboard swirl and I also used Melissa Renfro’s wonderful Extinct Dino Border.



    This is so magical!! I love what you have done with the extraction and the story..thanks for sharing it!
    Wow great extraction work. Great Layout, you really get the feel of flying over the difference times.
    This is wonderful. Love the extraction and the way you made it look like they are traveling through time. Really great!

    This is so magical!! I love what you have done with the extraction and the story..thanks for sharing it!

    Thanks for your lovely comments Brandy, this was one that gave me a lot of pleasure as it was lovely thinking back about the day!

    Christine

    Wow great extraction work. Great Layout, you really get the feel of flying over the difference times.

    Thanks, it is always a delight remembering the grandchildren's wonderful imaginations.

    Christine

    This is wonderful. Love the extraction and the way you made it look like they are traveling through time. Really great!


    Thank you Kathy, the grandchildren do a lot of time travel and we have had everything from farms to swimming pools in the house when they are here. They are often Bambi and Faline or Wall-e and Eve, even Nemo and Dory at times.
    How wonderful! Aren't grandchildren so much fun! I love spending time with mine too including adopted grandsons :) I absolutely LOVE what you have done here! The children will love seeing this as well.

    How wonderful! Aren't grandchildren so much fun! I love spending time with mine too including adopted grandsons :) I absolutely LOVE what you have done here! The children will love seeing this as well.

    I think they will enjoy it and I hope they continue to use their imaginations as they do now. Thanks for your comments they are most appreciated!
    Christine
    I love to do magical layouts with grandchildren too and yours is really fun! I still don't quite get how you did such a realistic magic carpet. You did a beautiful job of it. And I love the dinosaurs at the bottom! I think that when we capture their imaginations, it actually seems to make their imaginations soar even higher. We are making their dreams seem realized. You get to re-live the experience and they get to feel their potential. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    I love to do magical layouts with grandchildren too and yours is really fun! I still don't quite get how you did such a realistic magic carpet. You did a beautiful job of it. And I love the dinosaurs at the bottom! I think that when we capture their imaginations, it actually seems to make their imaginations soar even higher. We are making their dreams seem realized. You get to re-live the experience and they get to feel their potential. Thank you for sharing this with us.


    Hi Peggy,
    I went back to the drawing board to run through the design step by step so that I could outline it for you and could not find the unflattened image! I knew I wanted to reduce the page to better fit A4 paper so I thought I had to go back and do it all again from scratch. I also searched for the file to no avail. I redid the carpet and then thought I would check again. This time I left the date out of my search and found I dated it a year earlier than it should have been so it was not missing. Whew! That saved me a bit of work and also reinforced the processes I used for the carpet, so no harm done...
    Top to bottom of the rug I used DMI_Cozy_flowers, DEB_Character_Paper_AntiqueRug & DEB_Character_Paper_GreenStripe.
    With DMI_Cozy_flowers I selected the plum coloured part of the paper, inversed the selection and deleted the rest. This allowed the colours of DEB_Character_Paper_AntiqueRug.jpg to show through. I then adjusted the hue etc. on the layers to coordinate the colours. I also used bevels (3px) on the layers to get a bit of depth for the carpet pile. I then made sure that the 3 layers were centred and merged them. At this point I transformed the image using skew and distort etc. until I got it to about the size and shape I wanted. Then I used the zigzag filter by the amount of about 40 to 3 ridges (not sure about the original carpet) but this was the setting after the rerun which looks as effective but slightly different.

    Hope this helps,

    Christine