Saturday, August 7, 2010

Photography Art

Ok, this was not entirely my idea - I saw this a little while ago on someone else's blog, but I forgot to bookmark it - so if anyone knows, please let me know so I can give due credit!!

It was a fabulous idea, and so I made one of my own. I am all about personalizing your art - hence, my love of vinyl. :) I also love the new trend of putting your family initial or name with your 'established' date (see my project for my friend here)

First I started with my Creative Memories software program called Storybook Creator Plus (you can get a free download to try here). I chose the size I wanted (8x10), and the paper I wanted for the background.

Then I went to this great resource. Leo Reynolds is one talented photographer and has put his photos on Flickr for all to enjoy. I used his alphabet and number collection to create my own 'family established' piece of art. Once it was completed in Storybook Creator I saved it as a .jpg and sent it off to get printed. I couldn't make it to Costco for the inexpensive printing but Wal-Mart was pretty cheap - $3 maybe?

Here's my finished piece of art. Isn't it great? Sorry you don't get the full effect because I blocked out my name. :(

I loved it so much that I did another one - this time for the playroom (but I think it would look great anywhere!) - I constructed the alphabet in colours that I liked/wanted - neutrals, blues and greens. However, if you don't want to do that, Leo Reynolds has already constructed some lovely alphabet sets for you to use (of course I saw that AFTER I did mine lol).

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  1. Love these! I'm a bit of a typography nut and your collages really speak to me. Love their interest and texture, good job!

  2. Very cute! I love stuff like this. I need to check out the site. Thank you for mentioning it! Great job. Your blog is so cute. I had fun checking out all your cute projects. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Makes my day!

  3. I love the alphabet idea for the playroom. You're the queen of DIY art!

  4. I absolutely LOVE this, Elizabeth! Very cute! :)

  5. Adorable! I want to make one of these! Love it!

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