Thursday, September 15, 2011

A New ScrapFIT Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaways

The Workout:
Today is the latest reveal with ScrapFit, but there is a slight twist. ScrapFIT has joined with Sketchy Thursdays for Workout #52. Here are the details for this joint venture if you'd like to participate:

Workout #52 Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the ScrapFIT & Sketchy Thursday Blog Hop!  We have joined up with Sketch Thursday this week to offer you a really tough workout!  You will need to use this sketch from Sketchy Thursday and combined it with our Workout #52 - "F is for Friendship - Friends are the family members we pick out by hand". Lets dedicated this week's layout to a special friend. Since this is a special joint workout there are a few prizes up for grabs!  

You can win this Halloween kit from our ScrapFIT sponsor Paper Issues by linking your layout to Mr. Linky on the ScrapFIT blog.
Prize from Paper Issues for your layout
Be sure to visit all of the FITgirls' blogs and comment on their Workout because one lucky random winner that leaves a comment on every FITgirl's blog will be get this prize kit! You can get to each girls blog by clicking on their photo at ScrapFIT. 
Prize for commenting during the blog hop
Once you do that be sure to head on over to Sketchy Thursday  for a chance at winning a prize from their sponsor and another chance at a prize from commenting on the Design Team's blogs! 

This workout will end on Wednesday 9/21 and the winners will be announced on Thursday 9/22.  We hope you will play along and remember you still have until the end of the month to play along with Workout #51, the Salt and Pepper one.  

My Layout:
Basically there are three opportunities for you to win a prize. You can make a layout based on the sketch and relate your theme to friendship. You can do a blog hop of all the ScrapFIT girls and leave a comment on each of our blog posts. You can also do a blog hop of all the Sketchy Thursday girls and leave a comment on each of their blogs. Without futher ado, here is my reveal:

Workout #52 based on Sketchy Thursday's sketch

When I saw the sunburst pattern in the sketch, I wanted to do something slightly different than recreating a sunset. I wanted to create the sunburst within one photo. I used a landscape photo my husband took this summer from the top of the mountain that we rode up on ATVs in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The scene is actually of a cabbage farm.

Original Photo
I imported it into Photoshop twice, once in black and white and once in color. I layered them on top of one another, and erased sections from the top photo so the bottom photo would show up in the erased portions. That is how I got the rays of color alternating with rays of black and white.

Photoshopped image
The Story:
The title is as such because I was totally terrified of riding an ATV for the first time along the highway. Sometimes we had to pass slow moving trucks around blind turns. We were on a level one ride so there was just a short mountainous section through the rough and bumpy terrain. The couple that went on the level two ride fell off their ATV three times and injured an ankle, so it is a dangerous sport. My family came out relatively unscathed, so I can say it was an interesting experience. Although my reaction after several hours of a jarring ride through the hot sun was to tell my sister, "I'm planning the next vacation." But it did give me this scrapping opportunity though, and for that I am grateful.


Mountain top views

Thanks for stopping by,


Lydia said...

love how what you have done with the main image - fab xx

Charity said...

wow, the sunburst pattern IN the picture is WAY over the top!

Kathy said...

Love the way your color change really made this sunburst BURST! Perfect technique for that photo!

Christy said...

Oh my fabulous!

Kelly Massman said...

How cool! I never would have thought to do that with the photo-it has such a striking result!!!! TFS!

Missy Whidden said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the photoshopped photo...the color contrast is awesome. Your layouts are always so pretty!

KarenB said...

Ooooh wow!! I love the dramatic effect - this is awesome.

Jean said...

WOW! Awesome creativity and colors used throughout your layout. Fabulous!

Lesli said...

You did an amazing job with the sketch - I love the photoshop image!!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is so very cool! Amazing look to it! Love it!

Jenifer Evans aka jennaroo said...

YOu did such a phenomenal job with this! LOVE your photoshop work! said...

Michelle, your photoshop work makes this an absolutely breathtaking LO! Thanks for sharing the details and for your kind and encouraging words on my blog! ~ Blessings

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