Friday, 22 January 2010

Update on the 20 Minutes (and then some!)

I have been messing around with paper and bits and pieces and Adobe Photoshop and layering and stuff again. My DS No.1 has been trying to teach me a few things in Photoshop and after writing down instructions and spending way too much time practicing, lol, I think I might even remember what he taught me.

There are so many beautiful blogs out there, showing off the most wonderful pieces of mixed media art, altered art etc., incredibly inspiring, and I just couldn't help myself, I had to have a go.

This is what I spent my 20 minutes crafting session on ( plus a few hours, lol ) -


First, I layered a few photos in Photoshop, 4 of them. LOLOL, I am so glad you couldn't see me, trying to read my instructions and finding all the right commands etc in Photoshop, tongue poking out, forehead wrinkled, hunched over...... not a pretty picture, but quite hilarious, my other son gleefully told me.

Then I rummaged around for a few bits and pieces to frame the new picture with. I found this gorgeous old bronze-y green ribbon which I glued to the botton. A bit of a music sheet which I had cut off from another project on the right, the nicely torn edge from the same music sheet, also cut off from another project at the top, and a bit of leftover coffee stained paper on the left.

I also stamped a few things on it with brown and bronze ink, and trimmed the sides with a couple of little length of lace. A few buttons, a couple of clock hands, and a teeny rose bud, and I felt that was quite enough for a first pic.


I am loving this, might have to have another go over the weekend, it is sooooooooooo much fun. I suppose I ought to find or make a frame for this little thing and hang it up, so that I can see how ( if at all ) I improve with more practice.

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xx

14 comments:

bekimarie said...

Clever you, I love it. It's quite similar to a few things I was making a while back. There's something quite theraputic about playing with paper and glue isn't there?

Have a great weekend
Take care
Beki xxx

Kate said...

Wow, there's no stopping you now - you're a credit to the 20 Minuters!!
x

Kim said...

Liz this is beautiful !! Hugs,Kim

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Liz I would love to learn to do this. Think you could do a tutorial? Maybe we could pay.
QMM

Helsie said...

A great result for all that effort. Keep up the good work
Cheers
Helen

marigold jam said...

Wonderful stuff - you have inspired me to have a go!

Jane

CraftyHelen said...

You clever thing - this is great. Be careful though - I just might be asking for more tuition! xx

Andi's English Attic said...

It's lovely. I like the clock especially. Have fun. xx

Wipso said...

Your time has been spent really well. Just beautiful results.
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Wipso said...

Thanks for the link and the lovely comment. Your name has gone in the box. Good luck.
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TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

BRILLIANT FIRST TRY! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR FUTURE WORKS OF ART.

CHEERS! JUDY

Croap Queen said...

Very nice madam.
Erm, wonder what it'll be worth to have a little word in a certain son's shell-like for pics of Mummy in action next time she's altering art. Woohoo, what a brill idea, I think I've outdone myself. Heehee

x

*Ulrike* said...

That is soooo pretty! I have not tried photoshop yet, but I need to!
Ulrike

Barbara Jean said...

hi girl
just takin' a look around while you are gone.
This is very sweet!!

Hope you are having a great time

blessings

barbara jean