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Username Post: April Subject Challenge: April Showers        (Topic#1573119)
SonjaC
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We all know the little phrase, April Showers bring May flowers... (So you can probably guess what May's subject will be...)

Let's sprinkle a little shower on our LOs and watch them grow! That's right, the subject for April will be WATER. You can stamp, embellish or doodle water onto your page. Make them bubbles, rain drops, or even try water distressing. Even make the photo a picture of a rainy day. (Maybe you went on vacation and it rained the whole time!) However you do it, let water be your guide!

OPTIONAL TWIST: I'm obsessed with chipboard right now, so add some chipboard elements for an extra vote!

RULES:
1. No sign-ups required, join anytime!
2. Your layout must have some type of 'water' element.
3. Any size of layout, one or 2-pages are allowed.
4. Only one layout per person can be submitted for judging, but you are welcome to share other pages you've done using the subject item!
5. You MUST allow public embedding to be entered into the challenge.
6. Please link the products you use - it's a great reference!
7. You can only upload new layouts from Sunday, April 1st until Saturday, April 30th, 2012 at midnight PST.
8. Give Love = Get Love (But I am not going to monitor this!)
9. Only when I have closed the challenge, PM me the numbers of your favorite 3 layouts. The layout with the most votes, wins!
10. Don’t vote for yourself, you'll get a vote for voting.
11. Have fun! (duh!)

ALLOWING PUBLIC EMBEDDING:
1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

LINKING LAYOUTS TO THE THREAD:
1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Go to the Share section on the left-hand side and click on ‘Share Anywhere'.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

Example:
Rainy Regata By SonjaC

Now, who's in??
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PARTICIPANTS

1. denielle.c.podraza (Denielle)
Who Needs Water? By Denielle.c.podraza

2. DreaSlee
California Coast By DreaSlee

3. joannie (Joannie)
His Rainy Fashion By Joannie

4. GentlewoodFarms (Pat)
The Train I Almost Missed By GentlewoodFarms

5. tinadn (Tina)
Love a room with a view By Tinadn

6. Finally Mama (Melody)
Titanic By FinallyMama

7. Vincarash (Carolyn)
smile By Vincarash

8. leokc34 (Kimberly)
Rainy Days By Leokc34

9. Tena E. (Tena)
Heart & Soul By Tena E.

10. Under5feet (Corky)
You Go Girl By Under5feet

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Key:
= Twist!


Edited by SonjaC on 04-30-12 10:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
denielle.c.podraza
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In response to SonjaC

OH I'M IN again!


 
DreaSlee
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In response to denielle.c.podraza

I'll play!


 
joannie
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In response to DreaSlee

I've got pics already for this one!! I'm in!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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In response to joannie

Yep. Me too.


 
tinadn
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

I'd like to try this one.


 
FinallyMama
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In response to tinadn

Me 2, please?!


 
newtoscrapping2011
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In response to FinallyMama

OHHHH i am going to do this one this month Miss Sonja...I promise!!


 
DaNel Hicks
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In response to newtoscrapping2011

I may have to try this challenge this month


 
SonjaC
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In response to DaNel Hicks

Updated the first post! So excited to see all of you this month - can't wait to see what you do with water!


 
vincarash
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In response to SonjaC

I love water distressing, I am in, I will think about how to incorporate additional water elements,


 
SonjaC
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Yaay! Glad to have you Carolyn!


 
denielle.c.podraza
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denielle.c.podraza
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ok...so how do you do water distressing?


 
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In response to denielle.c.podraza

Denielle --

It's simple.

You need a mist bottle. Spray your project, crumple it and form it into folds and creases, and then heat set it with either a heat gun or your hair dryer.

That's all there is to it. You CAN use shimmer mist or reinkers in your mist bottle if you want to step it up a notch.



 
SonjaC
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

Pat's totally right, though I didn't even have a mist bottle when I started water distressing... I just went and ran my hand under the faucette and wet the papers with my hands.

There's a great tutorial I found on Swirlydoo's website. (Go to tutorials and then Photo tutorials) and it walks you visually through the process of water distressing. Really easy once you practice a few times!

Little tip though, the thicker paper like Primas, G45, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, DCWV, etc work better for water distressing than the thinner papers.


 
denielle.c.podraza
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denielle.c.podraza
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yay! thanks for the tips ladies! Im super excited to try it. I have a title picked out for this challenge...now I just need to go find the pics to match!!!



 
FinallyMama
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In response to denielle.c.podraza

JCI


 
Ramlupa
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In response to FinallyMama

Love to try this one too please:)


 
carbphrek
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In response to Ramlupa

I'm in, just came across a crazy rainy day picture. Hope no one is squeamish.


 
Tena E.
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In response to carbphrek

Hi Sonja, how are you two doing? Was thinking of adding this challenge to my already long list LOL...for now will just follow along.


 
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