Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fun with Photoshop

This past week has been a challenge for me, but with some lovely highlights. My birthday celebration, a few days out with friends and Valentines day. And, having my hubby home on vacation was the biggest plus. A couple of my new toys are; a new iPod that I'm slowly filling up with my favourite music and Photoshop Elements6. I was using PSE2 so this has quite a learning curve. Also, one of my very special gifts was a poem my husband wrote for me on Valentine's day. We were also hit again with extreme cold and another major snowstorm. We are running out of space to put the snow. I thought I would post a few of the projects that I've been playing around with.

This is a lovely little tearoom that I went to with a friend last week. The stained glass hanging in the window is made mostly with heart shaped plates and bowls with added red and clear glass hearts. The overlay is from Digitalscrapbookplace.Tea Room

During the extreme cold Jack Frost painted our windows with beautiful ice crystals. My hubby took some really good pictures so I used one of them as an overlay for this next project. The three snowflakes are from Scrap Girls. I had a terrible time finding the stroke command to outline the text. Finally I found it by accident under Edit.
Winter Frost

I made this Valentine card using some elements from Derek Mecham
Valentine Card

All of the pictures can be viewed full size by clicking on them.

Enjoy,
KarenXO

12 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen sounds like you've had a fun time.
Alison

Amy said...

I've got ps on my computer but I tend to use paint shop pro as it's so much easier but it looks like you had some creative fun :-)

The Rose Room said...

Happy, happy birthday, when was it? Also a belated Valentines Day. Clever you, your picture are amazing:) Rachaelxo

Natasha Burns said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a lovely Valentine's day was had by you especially with poetry written for you!
Love the photos, the window at the tearoom is so lovely. Those ice crystals are amazing!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, that looks like a lovely place for tea!
Hey, did your book arrive yet????

Mary Isabella said...

Now that is my idea of fun!!Going to a tea room,WOW!! Sounds like you have been very busy...Smiles

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, Happy Birthday!
And Love, love, love the photoshop work!
Sandra Evertson

Susan Tuttle said...

What wonderful presents! Have fun with Photoshop - I know you will - it's very addictive.

Susan

Kari & Kijsa said...

**Shhhh!**
You are invited to a SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for kari this Wednesday, Feb 20.
She is turning 40!!!

I would love for you to stop by the party on Wednesday to surprise (hopefully!) the birthday girl, enjoy a bite of cake, sprinkle a little of your magic birthday dust, and check out the party favor giveaway!

blessings,
kijsa

Fete et Fleur said...

How Fun! I would love to learn to work with digi-art products. I have so many ideas for images and creating a line of notecards. Someday...
Nancy

Bejeweled said...

Happy belated birthday!!

How romantic that your husband composed a poem for you for Valentine's Day! And lucky you with all your new toys - enjoy!!

That tearoom looks just the place to stay warm in cold, snowy weather - hot tea and yummy tea goodies in a lovely tearoom setting - bliss!

M.KATE said...

i've been wanting to do digital scrapbooking but never got round this, this post is a good reminder :)