27 februari 2015

PSE II

Min class in Photoshop Elements 13 part II has come to an end. I've learned a lot and I've enjoyed it very much!

Spider
 From my photo of a spider, which I've shown before, I've created two new pictures, really nice, aren't they - if you don't know they are spiders.

I've also made a new quilt from the same photo I've used before, this quilt is a bit larger 12" by 12" and mounted on canvas.

 
I'll link this to Off the Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs.
 


6 februari 2015

PSE I

My class in Photoshop Elements I has finished and PSE II will start on Monday. I've made my first quilt from what I've learned - but it was really hard to make all photo adjustments I wanted.


This is also a small one, 8" by 8". It's a cropped and enlarged photo printed on linnen. The upper, golden part has an organza layer (synthetic) and is machine quilted, then I melted the organza and painted with Shiva sticks. The lower green part is first painted with Shiva sticks, then layered organza, machine stiched and melted. Some handstiches around the two dark lines. I'm so happy I took this class, it's really useful for me.

I link to Off the Wall Friday, hope you will take your time to visit the blog!

30 januari 2015

Another small one

Today we will have our final webinar in PSE Essentials I, Pixeladies' class in Photoshop Elements. I have really enjoyed this class and I'm looking forward to part II starting in one week. I've learned a lot, straighten images, to plan out quilting lines, test cut fabrics among others. I can highly recommend the class!

Besides homework I haven't had time for much quilting but I'll soon finish another small 8"" by 8" quilt with machine- and handstiches. It's made from one of my photos taken in a small town in Österlen in the southern part of Sweden.

"Österlen"
I have to show you another picture. It's one of my grandchildren, he called me the other day and asked me to make him a monster-costume from a Lego-picture. He was very happy when he got it and I promised his younger sister to make her a princess dress, but not now as I was very buzy with my class. "OK, let's take it tomorrow", she said. It's lovely being a grandmother.


As it's Friday I'll put a link to Off the Wall Friday where you will find many wonderful quilts.

14 januari 2015

Taking a class

I'm so excited about the class Adobe Photoshop Elements 13: Essentials I with the Pixeladies! It's online and started this Monday and it will last for three weeks, then I'll take Essentials II. I've just finished my third lesson "Straighten Images". I used one of my photos and with a couple of "clicks" it turned out much better.
No need to tell before and after, is it? Next will be to create a watermark.


8 januari 2015

Sunday Quilt

"Söndagsgruppen", a quilt party meeting once every month, met last Sunday. I brought my "design wall", a large brown flannel covered with lots of fabrics. As I've mentioned before I'm very fond of Jenny Bowker's "Shimmering Triangels" and inspired by her quilt I started mine in November before her pattern was released. Jenny's pattern is now available on Craftsy and of course I've bought it, but as I had already started the quilt in my way I decided to fullfil this project. If you follow her pattern and very informative description I'm sure your result will be lovely. The way I took was not an easy one  ;-)



My triangels