The delightful and clever Vee (at A Haven for Vee) put her creative thinking cap on about a week ago and decided to host a link up party. The purpose of the party is to feature four of our favorite photos that we have posted on our blogs. The idea is that these images could be used to make note cards. I have been making my own note cards for several years now, so it was an easy decision to participate in the fun.
The difficult part was deciding which four photos I would feature! I’ve narrowed it down to several older ones that are “altered” in some way, with special effects and/or textures. And I have already printed and used each one of them for card making over the years!
This photo was shared on May 1, 2010. The momma wren was perched on the edge of our bird bottle (purchased from Colonial Williamsburg), resting a bit between feedings for her new babies. I applied a soft watercolor filter and also a texture.
The next photo was featured on July 4, 2010. This weathered flag sign decorates an old building in the charming little town of Leipers Fork, Tennessee. I applied a textured background to the sky to evoke a feeling of overhead storms. Leipers Fork was heavily damaged with flood waters in the spring of 2010.
The third photo was presented on March 7, 2009. It features a barn cupola at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It was a very dull image until I layered it with a photo of a Bali print fabric. Suddenly, it was raining spots!
My fourth and final photo is of an antique horse weathervane on display at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. It was also featured on March 7, 2009. The original image is so bad that I almost deleted it! But I decided to see if it could be salvage by applying a floral scrapbook paper layer. When I tinkered with the blend mode, I ended up with this colorful and whimsical graphic.
It was like a trip down memory lane to feature these pictures again. I hope that you will visit Vee’s web site and check out the photos showcased by other linkup party participants!