Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Male Room Architecture

Hi Everyone my card for

is a card for Hubby's birthday which is next week, he won't see it, he isn't into blogs LOL. Go to the Challenge and see what beauties the DT have done, just fabulous and so clever.

This was I thought a big challenge, then thought of a few photos taken back in 2015 of St David's Cathedral in West Wales, nothing like OLD Architecture is it? It's a really beautiful place and, in which we had a wonderful day out. I thought one of the pictures would bring back memories of a lovely day.

It wouldn't be me to just place the photo onto a card, so I played about with the image in PS and made it to look like a sketch, (something like an Architect would do?) Such a simple thing to do. See at the end of the post.

I added a layout plan of the Cathedral and embossed the layer
Dry stone wall EF Crafters Companion
  digi paper and a PS mask by Memory Scraps
 to enhance the sentiment.
Twine stash
Tattered Lace circle die
Tonic rectangle scallopped die
Sue Wilson Noble square dies.

I had this tutorial from SnickerDoodles on Digital Scrapbooking Studio tutorials.
  1.  Duplicate your photo. (Image > Duplicate OR Keyboard Shortcut: Control + J) (PSE Users: File > Duplicate OR Control + J )
  2. Desaturate the duplicate. (Image > Adjustments > Desaturate).(PSE Users: Enhance > Adjust Colour > Remove Colour)
  3. Duplicate the Desaturated layer. Now you have 2 desaturated photo layers and the original colour photo layer.)
  4. . Invert the top desaturated layer: Image> Adjustments > Invert (PSE Users: Filter > Adjustments > Invert)
  5. Change the Blend Mode of the Inverted layer to Colour Dodge. (This will turn your document white, and that's okay!). (Using Blend Modes in Photoshop, if you need help with this step.)
  6.  Next we will apply the Minimum Filter: Filter > Other > Minimum. Set the Radius to your liking; 1-3 pixels usually works best. Experiment with the Squareness or Roundness (not available in PSE). I usually leave it at Squareness. Be sure the Preview box is ticked so you can see adjustments as you make them.
  7. If you would like darker lines, you can add a Levels adjustment, dragging the left slider to the right. (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels).
  8. And that's it!
  9. Another way of colouring this  - Click on the colour photo that is in your layers panel, and drag it up to the top layer position. Change the blend mode of the colour photo to "Colour." Adjust the opacity to your liking.


Monika Reeck said...

Hallo Faith
long time we did meet on Blogland
today I have time to visit you yaay
I really love your layout
so manly and the color is perfect red white and blue
a great manly card
I will try to join cause I have some Architecture stamp
hugs and see you maybe around my blog Faith

Monika Reeck said...

Me again Faith
if you dont mind dont show this comment..
I invite you to play with MY SKETCH on this Sunday Stamps challenge I send you the link okay
see you there Miss Faith


jimlynn said...

Fabulous card! I know your husband will love it and it's going to bring back so many good memories. It's amazing the way you made that look like a sketch. It's a beautiful place. Love your card - and your wonderful blog!

Shirley Young said...

What a great card Faith, the photo effects make it look really special and the layout plan is a lovely touch xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Faith, I'm sure your husband will love it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Regine Karpel said...


Brenda said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!! This is amazing Faith!!! You are so talented with this kind of thing, I'm simply amazed. I will have to read through the tutorial and day...have a play at it! Your hubby is going to love this card, how could he not?!!! Hugs, Brenda

wannabcre8tive said...

A wonderful masculine card. Your husband is sure to love it.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! I'm sure your husband will absolutely love this card. I like the blueprint background with the sketch and coloured tag too! You rocked it! xxx

Jane said...

Super touch to add a photo tag to such a thoughtful memory inspired card.

Mac Mable said...

Great how you manipulated the photo to look like a sketch. Love the kissing couple in the bottom right hand corner. Great masculine card for you husband x

MaryH said...

So clever to make this wonderful building sketch into a blueprint layout as you've done with your PS magic. And how sweet to have the focal image be a place that has lovely memories for you both. I also love the addition of the tiny circle with the colored building rendition too. Appreciate the detailed tutorial, and I'm sure Mr. will love it as much as the rest of us do! Happy Easter, TFS & Hugs.

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Faith! I'm pretty sure your DH will love the card and recalling a lovely day together! Happy birthday to him!

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Faith, I love what you did with the photo/ sketch idea! Such a terrific masculine card.

Andreja L. said...

Great take on the architecture theme and such a beautiful card you made :-)) Hugs, Andreja

Hetty said...

What an awesome card! But your sweetheart deserves it. Happy Birthday to him.

Rocky said...

Love this and the sketch idea, thanks for the tutorial, must try this sometime.

Linby said...

What a special card, so much thought put into it and I am sure it will be appreciated. I went to St David's once - lovely place.