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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mosaics...How do you do that!?!?!?!? And Yard Sale Find!

I really want to do some picture mosaics, especially for my header picture. I don't have a clue how you are doing this! Also, your blog names are so pretty, not just in the standard placement, and all I know is how to do the standard way using the blogspot settings. Can anyone enlighten me here? My blog is outdated! Would love to learn!
Then, I found this print from the early 1800's at our friends yard sale. I Love prints of children looking at birds, and fell in love with this one. As you can see, it was quite worse for wear, but I didn't care I knew Ken could work his magic.
And he did! The holes are gone, the picture lightened, and now I have a wonderful addition to my pictures, will be beautiful on one of my crazy quilt pillows! If you would like to save this picture, go ahead! I don't blame you!


Sharon said...

Hi Laurie, Thanks for the sweet picture.I love it. As for mosaics try out Big Huge Labs Mosaic. Google it. You can make a mosaic for free. Practice with it and have fun.

Diane said...

Thanks for the sweet graphic, Laurie. I saved it.

I haven't tried the one that Sharon mentioned I've been messing around with Picasa, it's free, too. Diane

Jayne said...

Mosaics are easy breezy in Picasa. Then, you can save it just as you would an image and use it on your header! :c)

andsewon said...

pretty print!
I have not done a mosaic yet either..;-)

Catherine said...

Hi Laurie ~ I agree with Jayne and Diane ~ Picasa (which you can download for free) makes it easy peasy! (http://picasa.google.com) I would like to learn how to make my own background. Perhaps one day I will figure it out.

I like the print you found. Yard sales are so much fun ~ always interesting things can be found for cheap!

Have fun and good luck making your mosaic ~ you can do it! :)

xo Catherine

wendy said...

Great idea Laurie...You learn how to do the mosaics and then teach me!! sounds like a good idea to me!

Tolentreasures said...

The only way that I have ever put pictures together is Corel Draw and Corel Photo, which I use at work. Great yard sale find and what great touch-ups, talented hubby you have there!


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

One of my favorite vintage art pictures...such a beautiful little girl. A lovely find!
Happy days...hugs,

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your blog header....it is so beautiful with all the flowers...you must have figured it all out. (it took me a long time too...lol)