Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hello There..

July already...
What in the heck happened to June.
Don't get me wrong I am not complaining. 
The quicker we get through summer the quicker we
will get cooler weather.  The Hot summers her in Vegas
are a killer.. 



I have been playing around with photos again.

 There are three photos here.
All of them are the same photo just edited differently. 
The one about is edited in Picasa. 


 This photo was edited in Photoshop using the Totally rad program. 


 Here is the original.  I always think its so fun to see the different ways 
you can make a photo look.. 





On to this week Challenge over at



This weeks challenge was a little tough for me. 
Our Sweet hostess this week is Kirsty and she is asking us to
use a image of a doily.  But not to use a real doily..


I had no doily stamp,  For the life of me I could not find paper with a 
doily image on it..  So what I ended up using transparency that came with flowers.
on it.. pulled the flowers off and there you have it, an image of a doily. 

This is a little ATC I made.  The image is from Graphic 45.
I just love it.. 

I truly am sorry that I have been so slow at getting
around to visiting all of you.  Seems like I have been so busy.
And I am having trouble keeping up.. 

But I promise I will be by soon!
I think I said that on Sunday.. Didn't I... 

OH YEA..  I do hope everyone in the states here has a 
Happy 4th of July!! 

Hugs~

44 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Love the effects you got with the editing programmes, a gorgeous rose photo to start with! The challenge was very tough, I'd certainly struggle with that one LOL Great job, hugs Gay xxx

It's me said...

Beautiful what you have done with the rose....love from me...enjoy summer....xxx..

TexWisGirl said...

i like the lacy doily. :)

Terry said...

So classy and pretty! Love the doily and lace trim! Hope you have a wonderful 4th! Hugs!

craftattack said...

The roses are gorgeous, and your card even more so! Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, so romantic.

Netty said...

Loving your photos and your fab ATC. Annette x

cnelson said...

Love that GORGEOUS ATC!! Your photography and photo editing never cease to AMAZE!

Lori said...

What did happen to June? But I'm with you: the quicker we get through the summer... Wow, those photos are cool - amazing what you can do! Your ATC amazing - very smart with the transparency!

Carol Blackburn said...

All of the photos are great, Linda. Happy July 4th to you as well.

Becca said...

Love the ATC, especially the image. I like the light on her face...so pretty. Lovely photos too, but I think I like the first one best. Hope to see you soon my friend!

Deanna said...

Beautiful rose image however you edit it...all are lovely!! And that ATC is beautiful. Love your creativity. Stay cool & Happy 4th!!

Nadege, said...

I love the ATC you have created.

Lynnda said...

BEautiful ATC Linda... I love that image too...is so vintagey!!! Lovely photos too... YAY... HAppy 4th of July to you... Hugs...xoxo

Heather Jensen said...

I am ready for cooler weather as well. It has been super hot here this year. I HATE heat...that is one of the main reasons I moved back to IA.

Your card is beautiful. Love the doily background. :)

Hugs~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the vintage image and the lace! And living 4 hours below you... you know I KNOW THE HEAT you are enduring!!! YIKES!!! It is a killer indeed!!!

missing moments said...

I always enjoy seeing the various editing done to a photo ... so many choices and all can be perfect! Great job! Happy 4th!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Sweet edits on the rose. Hard to pick a fave. our ATC is very special, too.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Linda! LOVE the Graphic 45 DP and your photos! Have a happy 4th of July!

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely rose, I think your original is best. Great card, a doily image is a hard thing to use and you did well.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your beautiful roses pictures, it can be a calendar page!
I also love the idea of using that prima backing, the doily is so pretty, i never throw those away. Lovely work with such feminine touch!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful ATC ... I love those backing too ... this is such a girlie vintage ATC and full of texture which I love ... and your photos are always so amazing ... hugs

June Houck said...

GORGEOUS!!! You know just how to pull these beautiful elements together :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Linda, your rose(s) are beautiful! With every visit here I am reminded that I really need to take a class on photography. Your images are always so beautiful.

I think your doily is fabulous too. Love the roses along the bottom and the soft shade of peach...thanks for sharing!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Well I am in love with your rose photograph it is stunning!!! and the different versions are cool but my fave is your original view!
And your ATC is GLORIOUS!!! love the lace ;)

Rosie Grey said...

How wonderful, Linda! Such a beautiful rose - the colour is so special and I love both the edited and the original version. I also love your card - so beautiful! Hope you have a great 4th of July today!

Tracy said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! I love how you improvised for the doily. It's perfect and the whole ATC is so delicate and feminine. I love your rose pics too. Hugs!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

All are beautiful and make me smile. You'll catch up soon, take your time.

yyam said...

Wow! Your ATC is soooooo pretty! :)

S. Etole said...

Always enjoy your creativity whether in photos or cards.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, Linda! That transparency you found works perfectly for the challenge, and is so pretty. Love that vintage lady and love the fabric roses. This is just so elegant and lovely!
Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Jacqueline said...

Linda, thanks for the photography tips which I have used for my own flower photos. I hadn't realized that Picasa was so easy to use!
Your ATC is beautiful!
Have a lovely day.
Jacqueline

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love playing with photos too yet often come back to a lightly edited version of the original as my favourite. Somehow I like you original best too.

justine said...

Love that first rose shot but they are all beautiful. Send some of that hot sun over here, we are having non stop rain!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photo's and lovely card, Linda! Have a good Friday!

Lisa Gordon said...

How clever you are, and how beautiful this is!
Love the colors and the wonderful vintagy feel.

Your rose is absolutely gorgeous, and looks very different in each of the 3 edits. So beautifully done.

You have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

xo.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous photo's and your A.T.C. Is beautiful, what a pretty image. Deb xxx

Lisa Graham Art said...

It is great to see all the different photo changes. I use Picasa.

Your craft turned out wonderful, like everything you create.

xo

Catherine said...

I like seeing the differences too. Your card is so delicate. Lovely! I'm having a hard time keeping up too. We have been having such lovely weather and I want to enjoy it cause you know it won't last long!
Happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

Lynn Stevens said...

Linda the rose photos are beautiful, I can almost smell their delightful fragrance.
Your atc is stunning way to rock the challenge.
I so know what you mean about summer and being busy. I've been trying to get over here for 3 days. ha!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Such a sweet ATC and the rose is just gorgeous no matter which way you play with your photo editing tools!

Davi said...

Linda love the roses and how you can make them look so different! Your ATC is beautiful with the doily transparency and the vintage image. Hope you are staying cool in the over the top heat my friend :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

The rose three ways is so beautiful, Linda. Think I like the original pic the best!

And clever you, finding that doily transparency. It works great on here.

LindaBrun said...

I love this gorgeous ATC. I love your photo of the roses and looks like you had fun with editing those photos. Hugs and kisses..