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11-09-2011, 12:39 PM
Welcome to the Peek-a-Boo Technique Challenge!


This challenge is inspired by paper punches. Since we’ll be working with digital paper, it only seems fit that we’ll be using digital paper punches. This is such a fun technique to use with your digital projects because it enhances the layers of your layout.

For this challenge, you will need to “punch” holes in your layout. I want to see at least 2 holes.

One must be in one of your background papers.
Another should be in an element or photo


There are many ways to achieve this look depending on what software you use. Here are the steps I took in Photoshop to “punch” the leaves in my paper on the layout below:

First create a new layer and added the shape using the brush tool (you can also use your shape tool, text, or any object on your page).
Next, select the area outside the shape using the magic wand tool, then invert the selection so that the area of the shape is selected.
Make sure to select the layer you want to delete and then hit the delete key.
Hide or delete the original layer containing your shape.
Make sure to add a drop shadow to help your layers stand out!


Here’s a sample layout I created. I punched a series of leaves in the background paper and also the date “2004” in the main photo.


Family Meals Kit by Dawn by Design

Here’s the fine print:

You must use at least 75% Digichick Goodies on your layout to qualify for points.
When you’ve finished your layout, come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your layout. (Feel free to use our open gallery here (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/) at the Digichick if you need a place to upload your layout. We even have a spot just for challenge entries (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=509)!)
You will earn 1 Point for participating in this challenge.
For more information about our Chickie Points System, please see this thread here (http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/showthread.php?34471-Chickie-Points-System%21).
The deadline for this challenge is November 30th.

11-09-2011, 03:36 PM
Great technique challenge! I'll do a layout for you to use Jaime...


11-09-2011, 10:42 PM
Great challenge! I used the kit My Only Sunshine by Amanda Heimann

11-10-2011, 07:51 AM
Thanks chickies!

11-11-2011, 02:49 PM
I'm picking a kit to do a LO for this challenge right now!

Lena Gardner
11-11-2011, 05:57 PM

I'm trying to bribe Jaime to clear her schedule for me December 10th.

11-12-2011, 08:04 AM
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/1331/Country-Road-Small.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=138857&title=country-road&cat=1331)

11-14-2011, 08:22 AM
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/10_12_23_magic_in_your_smile.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139033&title=a-smile-full-of-magic&cat=509)

11-14-2011, 08:28 AM
FUN!!! Will most certainly be doing this one, tonight after the kiddies have gone to bed... :D

11-14-2011, 11:41 AM
Great challenge. Thanks for the tutorial and for hosting. The example Lo's are great. I'll be back with a LO using the technique.

11-14-2011, 12:16 PM
[IMG]I'm trying to bribe Jaime to clear her schedule for me December 10th.

OMG!!!! Worst friend EVER!!! Totally spaced on that one. I *will* be there (with bells on -lol!).

11-18-2011, 08:30 PM
Here is my layout:
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/1254/you_Leaf_Me_Breathless_Fall_2011_smaller.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139564&title=you-leaf-me-breathless&cat=1254)

now, to figure out where else to post it for challenge points.

11-19-2011, 02:03 AM
Really fun technique.
Here is mine. Linked for credits and translation, as usual

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/mammaspojkar.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139591&title=mama-27s-boys&cat=509)

11-19-2011, 07:03 AM
These are all so fabulous ladies! I'm so inspired by your creativity!

11-19-2011, 07:03 AM
now, to figure out where else to post it for challenge points.

You should be all set! You just need to post in this thread. :)

11-19-2011, 09:47 AM
This was a new technique for me. I had fun trying it out on my project life page.

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/1721/week-44_web.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139628&title=week-44&cat=1721)

11-19-2011, 08:48 PM
Great challenge...here is mine using the technique
I used Fall Harvest Bundle by Wishing Well Creations from the Digichicks store
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/Falling_leaves2.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139690&title=falling-leaves2&cat=509)

11-23-2011, 12:10 AM
I can't follow directions apparently. I did the background papers but not anything above it. I just saw 2 holes and went with it lol

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/carefree8.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=139962&title=carefree&cat=509)

11-25-2011, 12:36 PM
What a fun challenge - and the layouts are awesome!