Sunday 20 June 2010

March of the Giants!

It was the Midsummer Watch Festival in Chester this weekend, and we went today (OH went yesterday as well). It was a beautiful day, lovely and sunny, which doesn't always make for the best photographs (at least not with me taking them!), but here are a selection of the 186 that I took

Saturday 19 June 2010

A dreaded Man's Card!!!!!

Every now and then we are forced into making cards for men!! Now, I know my husband is not, strictly speaking, my father, but I usually make him a Father's Day card, just in case our children forget. This is it for this year.
I have used my (at the moment) favourite technique on Photoshop, which is layering and blending different pictures and textures. This one has a canvas base layer, then a picture which I took of the boating lake at West Kirby a few weeks ago, then a gradient layer, then a picture that I took of the Tall Ships leaving Liverpool in 2008, topped off with a layer of a "nautical" pattern.
I have made the easel from one of the A5 landscape card blanks I have in the shop at the moment, which I have inked with a mixture of Sea Breeze and Oasis Green Versamagic. The buttons I have had for years, and am now just finding a use for them (the lighthouse is a button too).
This is the picture, but when I printed it onto linen textured card, it toned down the colour.
I am entering this card into -

Wednesday 2 June 2010

More Photoshop

Here is another Photoshop creation from the same tutorial.

The pansy was taken in Chester Park last year.

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Playing in Photoshop!

I bought a book/magazine called Beginner's Photoshop for 50p in the "chucky outies" at W. H. Smith's last week, so I thought I would have a go at some of the tutorials.
So far I have been so taken with one of them I haven't got any further. Here is a picture I made by combining some of my own photographs with some graphics from My Craft Studio.
Gorgeous, or what??
Just done another one so I thought I would add it to this post