Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Happy Hello to you

It's that time of the week once again
when I show you what I created for
City Crafters Challenge Blog.

But before I get started I have a photo of a happy 
flower to show you. I took this photo last summer.

I had some fun playing around with this
simple little flower. What do you think?


This one is the original..  Just a little cropping and that's it..



 This flower I played around with it in picasa..
I did a little sharpening, played 
with the light and added
 a vignette to frame
 it out.. 



With this flower I used Photoshop elements.  I used the pug-in
Totally rad..  Such a fun program to work with.  I just love it. 
Lots of cool different effects.   I have been playing around with 
Adobes Lightroom lately.  Also a lot of fun to play with.

I could waste away a whole afternoon just playing
with photos..  It's amazing what you can do with them.



So on with this weeks challenge.
The sweet and talented Kirsty is our hostess this
week and the theme is.

WINGS OF AN ANGEL.



Is this the sweetest inspirational photo or what!






I created another bookmark or tag..
I call it a bookmark instead of tag because its completely flat.




For this challenge all you needed to do is 
use wings on your project..



As you can see I used a butterfly.
I also used that map once again as the background,
along with some rub-ons and lots of
mod podge..

To play along with us this week
you can get all the details at



I am so glad you stopped by.
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at what I created..

I am off to get some housework done. YUCK!

Or maybe I should just head up to my 
craftroom and play a bit first..

Decisions... Decisions...


Hugs~

44 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful photo, love to see how the different effects changed the photo. Love your bookmark. Have a great day

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE your card. just beautiful! love your flower, too. a happy flower for sure. :)

Kathy said...

Oh I'm with you...I could waste away an entire day just editing photos. Actually, it's hard NOT to waste a day away editing photos. I just get so totally sucked in.

Davi said...

Love the cool photos, amazing what you can do!! You bookmark is beautiful, love the map background ;) Are you blowing away today?? We are!!

Deanna said...

Oh how I know how to spend a day in front of the computer doing fun things to photos. Love, love your tag. Always enjoy seeing your creative work.

craftattack said...

Lovely photos and a gorgeous tag! But you must get your priorities right - first crafting, and then - perhaps - some H*******K! Hugs, Valerie

The Artful Diva said...

All of your photos are fantastic - I especially like the little angel in her knitted sweater!

Breathtaking said...

Just love all the lovely things you created. The flower photos are really beautiful, and the card is
fantastic. Sweet photo of the little angle also:)

Time flies when we're having fun
but you make such good use of it with your creativity:)

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda, I love the map paper and that butterfly! Our day is cold, sunny but windy! Hope your Tuesday is a good one! Play that is a no brainer!

Anna said...

Indeed, photo editing is great fun! Love the rich color in your flower image, especially since my world is snowy and cold. Beautiful bookmark, too! Working on flying :)

Kim Stevens said...

Yep, all you would have to do is watch the dust bunnies chase themselves to know that I too love spending my time with photos and editing. Love your coneflower and such a cute bookmark!

Sylvia said...

Editing photos ... I know, love that too :-)
The bookmark is gorgeous, Linda !
And those wings are so cute, lovely photo !
Nice week,
Sylvia

It's me said...

A happy hello to you too....love Ria...xxx...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such an amazing tag. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful all around. I love the original photo and all of the processing you did, and your art journalling piece is beautiful too. You're very talented!

Terry said...

Love that map background! Fabulous tag and photos, GF! Hope you are have a great week! Hugs!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What did you choose - housework or crafty play? :)) Fantastic tag/bookmark, I just looove the map background. And the photos looks great - very interesting effects you created :) hugs xx

Ann said...

Love your pictures of the flower. I'm addicted to playing with pictures in photoshop elements :)
I really like the bookmark you made. Very creative.
Thanks for stopping by my blog to read Catherine's interview.

Lynn Richards said...

Your tag is PERFECT incentive for today!
xo
lynn

S. Etole said...

Delightful creativity in both the flower photos and the tag.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

The photos are beautiful and sooooooo is your tag!! LOVING the colors and the butterfly!!

Buttons said...

Happy flower beautiful card and cute little baby with angel wings I can think of nothing better:) Hope you have that yucky work done. B

Virginia L. said...

Amazing flower card and book mark/tag! I don't know what I love more...I can't decide!

Jane Wetzel said...

beautiful tag...and that flower is gorgeous...prob a good thing I dont start a new hobby...lol

Gillian Olson said...

Love the tag, that inspirational picture is just precious.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovin' all of your awesome goodness!!!

Inger said...

Gorgeous tag and so beautifully designed!!!
Love your fab flower photo as well!

♥ Inger

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely flower ... I can well understand how you can get caught up for hours playing ... and I love your bookmark ... you'll be flying towards your dreams soon ....

Catherine said...

Lots of sweetness here today Linda! Your flower is very pretty. I hope you chose crafting rather than housework. ;)
xo Catherine

Wendy said...

Hello dear blog friend, I see I missed out on some very pretty eye candy lately! The flower photo and tag are gorgeous! Hugs and happy day

Becs said...

Lovely images, so pretty. I spend a lot of time photo editing too, such fun!

Tracy said...

LOL Hope you had better luck with your housework than I did. I had good intentions but ended up in the crafty zone. hee hee I wish I understood more about photo editing. Your different versions all look amazing. The tag is so beautiful. Love the map background and the butterflies colors just pop! Hugs and happy week!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The butterfly and scroll design is so elegant! Love your work, Linda!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab tag Linda..like the use of map paper for the background...Oh I'm with you...I could waste away hours just editing photos and crafting...while the dreaded housework is calling my name!!!.Mmmm wondering who won for you...the craft-room or the housework LOL!!

Rosie Grey said...

What an inspiring post, Linda! I can so relate to what you say about playing around with photos :-) and I also love your crafting talents!

Becca said...

Love all your photos Linda! I didn't realize you had Lightroom...I recently got Lightroom 4 but haven't had a chance to mess around with it much. I might have to pick your brain. Just think of all the post editing fun you will have when you are a full time RV'r! The bookmark is beautiful...I always love butterflies and the map background is cool. I'm off to a Dr's appt...hope to chat with you soon! Hugs. :-)

Gayle Price said...

Thanks for sharing your different photo edits. I think I'm addicted to 'photo editing'...I play with different edits all the time on my iphone...I have 12 different editing apps.. I think it's because I feel inadequate as a photographer,and take such dull and boring photos that the only way I can get them to look different and interesting is to "artify" them lol. My family get cross and say just give us the "real picture". Any way I love the look of the flower you have edited in Photoshop elements, I like the soft, grungy look. Your tag is beautiful. Glorious rich colours and perfectly designed. xx

Lisa Gordon said...

Linda, your bookmark is just beautiful, and what perfect words to have put on it. I love your edits of that wonderful flower too. Isn't it amazing how fast time goes by when you start playing with editing????

I hope you're having a wonderful week, my friend.

xo.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your bookmark! The butterfly looks so real and the words are Perfect! Also LOVE the flower and your edits! So Pretty!

Audrey Pettit said...

I love your photo and love all the effects! Awesome! And gorgeous tag/bookmark, too! The butterfly is so pretty. Love it against the map paper!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! LOVE how the flourishes create such fantastic movement! And your flower picture effects are stunning! TFS!

julieprice3 said...

Love that pink flower, the colour is stunning! Your butterfly tag is very pretty, beautiful colours
Hugs Julie P

Juliana said...

lovely pictures...

Have a great day!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your variations on the flower....I know,,,how the time flies when you start having fun with all the effects. A fab tag too.....have a great day!!