Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vintage Frames

My mom scanned a whole slew of (ancient) photos of her when she was a kid an various family members not too long ago and when I saw them I was inspired. What if I made frames from these old pictures? Not only would I have some awesome (if I do say so myself) looking old vintage frames to photoshop my pictures with but it would be amazing to preserve family photos in this way. Bringing the old to the new so to speak. So I've been working on these all day (between diaper changes and fussy sick baby moments) and I am in love with them! I think they're fabulous. Thanks Mom!

I used each one on a photo of Miss Anna so everybody could see what they look like. There are ten in all. They're not huge, so I'm not sure how they would look printed. But they're perfect for online photos and/or digital scrapbooking!

My little pea in Great Grandma's frame, how cool is that?

They can be downloaded here or here!

It's been a pretty uneventful day around here. Felix has the swine flu and Isabelle woke up this morning with a fever so she got to stay home. He was still feverish this morning but tonight it looks like we might be over that stage of it. However.... Gabe's laying here on my bed fully dressed (including coat and shoes) completely zonked out. He's feverish. Hooray.

I've also been working on some new textures though I haven't gotten very far with them yet. When I finally get them done, I'll post them on here.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Mel and I'm a 30 something momma of 5 squirts who keep me on my toes. I love photography and graphic arts and I'm in the process of "getting good" at it all so that maybe someday I can earn some money using my developing skills as a photographer.

I also love photoshop! Right now I'm using cs2, but I have cs3 on my other laptop but it's kinda dead. It's been sitting there on my desk for about 9 months now waiting for me to get it fixed.

Back in the day (haha) I used to enjoy making an animated gif. I love a photoshop challenge though I don't enter many that I do find all over the interwebs because I like them on my own terms.

Most of what I learned in photoshop I learned from online tutorials. I have gone to college for several years and honestly, I learned more by seeing something I liked and trying to emulate it or by doing a tutorial for it.

I do like to share what I know and what I've learned. So stick around and maybe you'll learn a few things too!

You can also find me on flickr.

When I do post I'll try to include what I've been working on. Sooooo.... here is a photo that I finished last night of my daughter Isa. We were trying to perfect our "sun-over-the-shoulder-shining-in-the-hair" shot.

I didn't do much to this one, really. I adjusted my levels and ran the "perfect portrait" action I got from CoffeeShop. I absolutely LOVE these actions! There are also some great tutorials over there!