Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Paint Pots and Cameras

Paint pots and cameras do mix well....not in a physical sense I hasten to add. I don't mean tip the pot on your camera. More playing with your photographs and seeing what little gems you can come up with by adding a touch of imagination and a little "paint".

I got so carried away last night with some of last years flower photographs. The time just went and I was totally lost in what I was doing, a great relaxer!! I have a habit of playing and the good thing is that I don't mind if it doesn't work, I just enjoy the experiment!! The bad thing is that I never get any work done!!! I tend to be that I start out with one thing and then somehow it morphs into something totally different and I'm off at a tangent, forgetting what I'm meant to be doing!!

How many times have I sat down to make a kit and ended up wandering again. I really have to develop some self discipline on this!!! The strange thing is in most other things I am an organisation freak...but with things like this I am hopeless at staying on track.

Anyway....look what I did!!! (Yes, I know, I sound like a little girl tugging to momma's skirt to show her something!).

What do you think...good/bad? I am so biased because I LOVE it!!!! Perhaps a "could do better" would be on my report card on this...but trying to do better will be something I'll enjoy!!



 This is the result of merging photos, masks, brushes, lighting effects and a few things more....and for me it works.  Not bad from a few flowers!!! If anyone wants to know how to do it..let me know and I'll do a more detailed "how to". If anyone wants a full size JPG of the image let me know and I can let you have a download link.

After all that...a gift for you!! A simple and elegant quick page 12x12, 300dpi in Png format. I can think of some of more formal or romantic photographs that this would about you?


You can download it here at Media Fire

or at 4shared here


We have had some sun today but it's still cold.....and we had frost last night!! But for now the sun is sinking and shining in through my the window behind me. I can feel the warmth on my back and it's good! Roll on summer!! Have a great evening where ever you are and see you soon!!


Melissa said...

I just gave you an award on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I love this page. Wonderful and definitly appreciate your time in creating it!!

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PJ said...

that is so cool! you are very creative, wish i could figure out how to do those things. maybe some day i'll get there.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Apr. 29, 2009. Thanks again.

Keryn said...

June - this is so beautiful. I love the antique look that you have given the flowers. Have fun playing around with your designing - so what if the house work doesn't get done .... well that's what I tell myself anyway - lol.

Have a great day. Pleased to hear that the weather is warming up a bit ... ours is now starting to cool down. Hugs to you, Keryn

Michele said...

Beautiful QP! I love the way you just let your creativity go. That is not a bad thing at all and you end up with something wonderful! :-)

suruha said...

I really like what you made! I love that style, anyway. Its fun to do that, isn't it? I sit sometimes not doing anything in particular. Then, I'll hit on some result that sends me off with inspiration. It's the creative process. If we could figure out how it works and bottle it, we'd make a fortune. That part is necessary to prevent us from becoming too 'rigid', doing things by rote.
I'm like you, I have to have organization in my life. Sitting and tinkering with an image is an escape, for me. It is about the only time I am not obsessive about order and organization. Hemmm....If we could learn to apply the 'creative process' to our every day life, we'd have it a lot easier, eh?



Karen (karooch from Scraps of Mind) said...

Love those flowers June. They look so romantic and mysterious with those subtle shadow effects. It's a great Mother's Day card.

Maybe you 'wander ' and get easily distracted because you're so disciplined in other areas of your life. This is the place where you can be the 'other' June. It's all part of the balance.

TerriM said...

I think the pic you did is excellent. I like the dark background and the way the flowers have been displayed. Simple, yet very lovely. Thanks for sharing that and the QP with us. Hugs -- xoxo! (terri - hawaii)

Jody said...

I would love to have a detailed tut on how you made the layout. It is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing

xashee's corner said...

i LOVE the pic with flowers! you did a GREAT job!! Thank you so much for ALL that you share!! Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Mac's Wifey said...

I get that way at times myself; start working on one thing and end up doing something totally nonrelated and occupies me to the fullest. I love what you did with the flowers and the qp is very nice. Thanks for sharing

Ellie Great said...

I love it.

Anonymous said...

You flower piece is lovely. I like to play, too. Well, how are you supposed to learn what works/what doesn't if you don't fiddle around? I totally give you my permission to continue (LOL - does that make a difference???)

Thank you for the very elegant QP!


Pam said...

Beautiful--thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Very Pretty. Thanks for sharing with us! Sending HUGGs from Wa (the state)!