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AneczkaW 04-01-2008 07:08 AM

Picasso Challenge for April
Come on girls ,let's paint something. We can be like a Picasso.
Do not afraid to use tools such us:an oil brush, a chalk,a pastel,a colored pencil, a marker etc.

Every month I will ask you to add some painted elements to your pages. In my gallery you will find some example of what I want you to do in April.

1. you can use any digital item from any designer... no restrictions!
2. You have to paint by yourself at least one flower . You can of course create and add more painted elements.
3.Post it in the Picasso Challenge Gallery and post your link back here, so we can all leave you some love!
Everyone who participates will receive a gift created by AneczkaW.

I have a special freebie for you ( you can , but you do not have to use it in your layouts)
Download here

My Posting Bonus :

I have an extra added bonus to everyone who complete my Picasso challenge to the 17th April : "6 boxes" .The bonus is coordinated to my new kit"Ann's Box".
I decided to wait a little longer ,I wait for your pages to the 20th April :-)

p.s. your pages are so creative that I have decided to give the extra bonus to the end of the month !


Livia 04-01-2008 11:04 AM

Ooooo This is FUN!!! I'm in! :)

amandavz 04-04-2008 02:24 PM

I am not sure if this is what you wanted? If not I will try again. I used the paint brush toot that had the basic flower shape. Then I colored the parts of it and used a splatter paint effect on it. I then did an outer glow.
Here is my layout

amandavz 04-04-2008 04:50 PM

I loved this challenge
I did a second layout because I liked this challenge so much! I made the tulip flowers from scratch. I have never done that before and am pretty happy with how they turned out. I also made the background paper and butterflies too! This was a cutesy layout and I had so much fun doing something different.
Here it is

WyvernWench 04-04-2008 06:25 PM

I have a clarification question ???

When you say we can use Do not afraid to use tools such us:an oil brush, a chalk,a pastel,a colored pencil, a marker etc are you saying it must be a digital graphics program tool??? Are you including actual physical pencils, paints or markers then scan the doodles to make them digital ????

Thanks, WyvernWench

AneczkaW 04-04-2008 06:39 PM

Amanda both your pages are beautiful ! And you are right the second page is more what I wanted :-)
Tomorrow I will send you your posting bonus.

AneczkaW 04-04-2008 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by WyvernWench (Post 14248)
I have a clarification question ???
When you say we can use Do not afraid to use tools such us:an oil brush, a chalk,a pastel,a colored pencil, a marker etc are you saying it must be a digital graphics program tool??? Thanks, WyvernWench

Yes :-) in Paint Shop Pro there are digital tools such as :an oil brush, a chalk,a pastel,a colored pencil, a marker .I want you to use them to create a flower.
I do not know if in other graphics programs those tools are the same or different names, but I hope every graphic program have such tools. You can use the Paintbrush but with a round shape and draw freehand to create your own flower.
We do not use the scanned doodles.

tiza126 04-04-2008 10:00 PM

Thanks for the fun challenge! It was something new for me to try :)

I used the chalk tool in PSP and drew on the background paper to make it look like chalk drawings on concrete.

Chalk Fun

AneczkaW 04-05-2008 03:20 AM

Beautiful page Tiza. Thank you !

WyvernWench 04-05-2008 08:55 AM

Here's mine: Bonnet Basset

I truely appreciate this challenge as it reminds me that I can't do everything ... :) Being a left handed pencil artist it is a touch crazy making to try and draw with a right handed track ball mouse and PhotoShop brush.


AneczkaW 04-05-2008 12:10 PM

WyvernWench I love it !!!! And you are wrong you can do everything ! You did a wonderful job with that challenge !
p.s. and please post your page in my Picasso Challenge Gallery :-)

Sunnigal 04-12-2008 09:47 PM

Waiting for Spring
I had no idea how easy it would be to create flowers...I put it off until I realized my time was almost up. Yea! I made it before April 17!!

I used the crayon brush to create my flowers. Texas gals will recognize the bluebonnets, I hope :) I'm sure my grandmother had bluebonnets in her east Texas garden. The other flowers were figments of my imagination.

Here is the link to my layout.

AneczkaW 04-13-2008 02:48 AM

thank you Sunnigal for your very creative page !

Livia 04-14-2008 04:22 AM

Oh, wow... it took me a while to make my lo for the challenge and when I come back here what do I see... More AWESOME pb's!!! I'm soooo glad I made it before the 17th... :p lol

Here's my lo... Little Artists.

Livia 04-14-2008 09:51 AM

There I go... goofing again!!!
Just re-read the challenge rules and realized I didn't draw flowers...

I'll make another lo for this challenge... Sorry for that!! :o

AneczkaW 04-14-2008 10:17 AM

it is O.K Livia . Your drawing in the box is really beautiful :-) I think you just have to add some flowers to this page and it will be great !

mhulshoff 04-14-2008 04:06 PM

Here is mine

Jiskefet 04-15-2008 11:19 AM

Wow, this was difficult, I have never drawn anything in Photoshop elements and I had to figure it out all by myself. And then I had to draw the flower with a right-handed mouse, while I am lefthanded.
So I think I did quite well, considering.......

Pacifika 04-15-2008 07:42 PM

Ta-da! I got mine done. I went with the airbrush option. It's my favorite.
I figure that it is pretty impressionistic though not quite cubism. :)
Here it is. Thanks for looking.

Livia 04-16-2008 01:43 PM

Ok... this challenge is too much fun, so I did another lo for it!
And THIS time I actually got it right and drew a FLOWER!!! LOL :p

Here it is... Once Upon a Time

oh, and I'm also a lefty... ;)

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