Friday, 23 March 2012

quick and easy photo editing

Hi all just wanted to share how I quickly edit most of my photos with just a couple of clicks.
I use PICASA a free Google program its so simple to use.
I have shown an example bellow.

This is the original photo that I took of my girls in the garden.
I wanted to have it enlarged and to be printed onto a canvas for my living room.

I decided to not have the photo colour and I'd quite like to go neutral so changed the photo to B&W.

I simply clicked on the photo in my library . Then selected the picture of the 1st paint brush to bring up the toolbox. I selected B&W and applied to my photo.

I liked this much better but decided as my living room is decorated in soft browns and creams that B&W would look to harsh so decided to try out sepia.
Again select photo and toolbox. simply undo B&W and apply sepia.

I love that you can undo and redo as many times as you like without loosing the original photo. You can always go back and undo at a later stage.

I liked the softer colours, but still wasn't quite happy.
My girls have pale blue eyes and the sepia effect made them look an odd colour.

I undid the sepia and had a little play and found that B&W followed by warmify had a much better result.

Next simply export and save to device ready for printing.
 Keep the image quality at maximum for the best printing result.

Happy playing
Sadie x

Friday, 16 March 2012

spring garden

I was inspired to create this Lo by the way my garden looks in spring.
 I love the colours and new life that Spring brings.

I used flowers, buttons, ribbon and doodled swirls.
I added a little bling with some flat back pearls...

Just wanted to share my FAB new yankee candle shade and plate.
Very pleased with it!!!
Loving all the little bugs and butterflys. It brightens my room up lovely x

Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Great find :)

I just wanted to share what I think to be a great find to an on going problem of mine.......

When I finish a scrapbook page I show it off to those in the house at the time, then promptly put it into an album so it doesn't get "Messed up".

Nobody gets to see my Layouts so I've been looking for a way to display them.

I looked into box frames but decided it to timely and a total pain to keep taking the back off the frame to replace the LO.

I also looked at plate stands and artist easels but quickly found there was not enough support to the top edges.

Then I came across THIS!!!

Nice metal book stand............. PERFECT
 xx happy little me :)

Here you can see Papermazes Feb crop kit being displayed.
I love that you can see the scrolls.

Detail of the hand cut star embellishment.

Thanks for looking
Sadie x