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.
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