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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Frame freebie. CU use OK

Here is a freebie frame for you.  I made it for this photo of my grandson, dancing to Lady Gaga.  He's so cute dancing.  Wish I could say the same for Lady Gaga's dreadful music:-)
Scroll down to second pic and right click to save to your computer.  I've had to reduce size to 200png 8x8 but it will easily enlarge to 12x12 and 300 dpi.  Credits would be nice but not essential.   Elements are from Lorie Davidson-Greyhouse Manor. Will have to add credits for the photo later.

Here is the .png transparent file.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mist - Challenge 41 of 100 Challenges at Digital Whispers

I've been busy creating. Glad that the blog is up and running again. Seems there has been faults with it.
I used the kit Link Your Inner Voice for the figures.  The ballerina was from Effie's blog, listed under my favourite blogs at the bottom of this page. Wish I could get them to show up at the side again.  Oh well.  One of these days I will learn how to create a nice blog.

This one I created for Art and Images by Kim group /pocketpacketfridays  The theme was cherries. I found it incredibly difficult to come up with anything. I don't like pink very much, but cherry blossom is beautiful so I had to add some.  The woman is from FarFarHill blogspot.  I altered it.

I'm not having much success with trying to create glows on faces.  I found a candles photo on DeviantArt and combined it with a photo of my grandson.  I darkened one of the layers of grandson, added a brighter layer and then added highlights. I should have used gaussian blur for the layers of light. Kept messing with the layer effects and added a noise filter which helped cover up my mistakes a little. I'm not happy with this one but will keep trying.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Having fun creating images of my grandchildren

I've been experimenting with trying to create a glow in faces. Easier said than done. It worked with this stock image of Skydancer at DeviantArt. He shares some fantastic images on there. Well worth a visit. I think my Grandson's face is too yellow. Not really happy with it.  The lighting on the left of the picture was a BBQ. Not a successful photo, but I liked the lighting effects.

I used Marta VanEck Steampunk kit for the background. Various other elements from other kits used too. I cut out the golden globe myself from old photographs. I cannot remember who originally posted the globe photo.
Fantastic kits at DeviantScrap. Most of the elements are from the Steamtown Detectives kit by Beth Rimmer. I've altered bits and pieces, such as adding the chimney stacks and the monkey Rd sign. Cannot remember where the popcorn machine came from. Probably one of Effie's.

Another super kit from DeviantScrap This one is called: Your Inner Voice. I could kick myself that I accidentally deleted one of the zip files so don't have the complete kit.

floral/Roman challenge at Digital Whispers

Another fun challenge at Digital Whispers this week. I've posted the credits and images I used beneath the picture. I love the brushes. I really must remember to use brushes more.  I chose a clock because Romans gave us the concept of time. I'm not always happy about it because birthdays were too slow to come around when I was a kid, and now they are all too close together. 24 hours in a day is not enough.