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June 2, 2016 at 6:50 am

I was inspired by @ruby3881 when we did her writing challenge to find the colors in our name. During conversation in one of the threads, she mentioned that her children’s names were flowers or had something to do with flowers. So I thought it might be fun to make that a writing challenge to choose what flowers we would use to spell our names. I had so much fun doing the color challenge that I know this one will be fun.

There are so many different flowers out there that I think it may be hard to just choose one for each letter. I hope that everyone will get in on this and create some more fun posts on here. After you get a post published, put your link in here to share it with everyone else in the group. Let’s get creative and have fun.

June 2, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Very cool! I’ve pulled up my old posts for inspiration, and will try to work on a post tomorrow 🙂

June 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm

I just thought that I would share my link to my post about this writing challenge


The 5 Flowers Of My Name



June 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm

I finally made a graphic to promote the challenge!

[caption id="attachment_8902" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Find the Flowers in Your Name - #WritingChallenge #flowers Find the Flowers in Your Name – #WritingChallenge #flowers[/caption]

June 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm

That is beautiful @ruby3881  I love the color of the flowers. I cannot wait to get my post written so that I can play around with GIMP some more. Lol

June 6, 2016 at 1:35 am

@morgoodie I made that one in Canva, but I opened the graphic in GIMP to use the eyedropper tool. I find I do this quite frequently now, rather than creating the whole design in GIMP. It’s just quicker to do some things in Canva 😀

June 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

@ruby3881  I haven’t had a chance to check out Canva yet, but hopefully soon.  I may need to find an easier way to do the text. I tried to do grayscale for a picture and then put text but I could not figure out how to get the text to show a different color. Maybe I should have done something else instead of grayscale. I will figure it out though.

June 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

@morgoodie When you set the image to show in grayscale, did you do it to just one layer or the whole file? If you want to do that kind of contrast between B&W and colour, you need to be sure to work in layers and to only apply the grayscale to one layer.

Canva has filters you can apply to your background image. I think one is for grayscale. Then you just add the text on top and it gets treated as a new layer with full colour.

June 6, 2016 at 7:58 am

@ruby3881  I am not sure. I took the text off and did grayscale. I tried to put on a new layer but I have not figured them out really. I clicked on new layer and then text but I still got grayscale so I just went back to color.  I will keep playing with it to figure out the layers.

June 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

@morgoodie This isn’t exactly how I’d do it, but if you ever want to play with the colours within an image (e.g. grayscale with one yellow accent, or something like that) this tut will help:



June 6, 2016 at 10:28 am

Here is my blog

I used ‘paint’ for what you see in there.


@ruby3881 – That is a great work of art.



June 7, 2016 at 4:33 am

Thanks so much, @bestwriter!

I’m looking forward to reading your post, Grace. I knew the flowers would appeal to you 🙂

June 7, 2016 at 4:39 am

@bestwriter My comment is apparently sitting in moderation. Hopefully it will come up soon….

June 7, 2016 at 4:45 am

I have yet to write a post ‘flowers in your name’

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June 7, 2016 at 6:33 am

Oh, I’m getting into these challenges!!  Seems like I do better if I have a topic/subject given to me.