Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Katy's Cosmos

Morning everyone,

I didn't manage a post at all yesterday - thought I had better do some housework, and when hubby had gone to work I started messing around with photographs.  Then I decided to try turning one of them into a card again.  And this is what I ended up with.


Although it doesn't show up on the photograph, I printed the toppers and embellishments out onto Joanna Sheen's Gentle Gloss Photo Paper and they do have a lovely shine to them.

I started by turning the original flower from pink to blue (making sure I saved the original photograph).  I then started cropping both the blue and pink copies into sections.  I used one of the blue sections to make the backing for the card by enlarging it, slightly reducing the opacity and then printing it onto vellum.  I then chose three of the pink flower sections and matted them onto some dark blue embossed and pearlised card.  Then I digitally cut out  the entire pink and blue flowers, reduced them in size and printed them out to use as the embellishments.  I think they would also look goood printed onto vellum.  The only other thing I used on this card was a strip of dark blue ribbon down the left side as a border.

Here is the original photograph - and yes, I grew this one myself from seed in amongst the vegetable beds last year.  The flower is Cosmos and is really pretty and delicate looking.  The photograph was taken in July.


I have decided to enter this into the Pink and Blue challenge at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

14 comments:

  1. WOW Catherine this is fabulous. What a fabulous layout.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. WOW This is absolutely gorgeous Catherine, have never thought to do this to mine.....Can I please borrow the idea :O) Chris xx

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  3. Owww gorjuss i love it xxx

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  4. This is stunningly beautiful Catherine, what a clever and talented lady you are, I love what you have done with this photo, a really gorgeous card
    Lindsay xx

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  5. This is a real stunner Catherine! I love pink and blue together and it's so pretty with the shades you've used.
    XX

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  6. Words cant say what I think of this card.
    Love everything about it
    x

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  7. Absolutely stunning. You have a lovely way of taking a photograph and copping in different ways for a great effect.

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  8. And you can truly say it's ALL your own work.....you even grew the flower! Love the colours .xxx

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  9. Beautiful card... your photos are stunning xx

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  10. Amazing, you are a very talented lady!
    Love your card.
    Aileen xx

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  11. woah, stunning catherine. louise xx

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  12. Thank you ladies for your very lovely comments. I appreciate each and every one of them.

    Catherine x

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  13. Absolutely superb, I love using my photographs on cards :o)
    Jackie xx

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