Sunday, January 06, 2008

Take it Further challenge

Sharon has revealed her January challenge. The key concept is the "feeling of admiration". I first thought of public people. Ok... I know which famous people I admire and why. Then I thought about qualities I admire in ordinary people... These are kindness, honesty, courage and a good sense of humour... There are lots of potential ideas in these words...
But I decided I didn't have the time this month to work on yet another concept... I still have to do my "chocolate"
12 by 12 quilt, and, believe me, it isn't easy...
So, I chose the colour scheme option, which is this:
I played with Paint Shop Pro, trying several brushes and effects. Here are a few samples of what I got...



Then this morning, I looked through my pictures, picked this one I took some time ago, and after a little playtime, I ended up with this image which I rather like...

14 comments:

pinsneedles said...

I cannot wait to see what you do with that picture! The version in this month's colours is fantastic.I have seen people talk about using Photoshop to plan what they are going to do, but this is the first time I've seen pictures of that process - it looks like a lot of fun, and a really useful tool.

Emmy said...

it is so exiting to see what others do with the same chalenge I like your idea I mae sure it wil be great

Hilary Metcalf said...

The landsccape looks great - lots of potential - can't wait to see how it turns out.

cheers
Hilary

Suzi said...

It's great to see how other people work! Thanks for sharing how you reached such a beautiful photo - looking forward to following your progress!

Doreen G said...

That is amazing Francoise

The Idaho Beauty said...

I've been doing some playing in Paint Shop Pro myself - just posted my results over on my blog.

http://idahobeautyquilts.blogspot.com/2008/01/playing-with-paint-shop-pro.html

Isn't it addictive? You've come up with some very cool stuff. I particularly like what you did with colorizing your landscape photo.

So many options, so little time!

Kim said...

Wonderful approach to the challenge! Can't wait to see what's next.

Micki said...

You have created some amazing images. And I like the result of the photo. Looking forward to the end result.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Well done! I've awarded you a "You make my day" award - see my blog for details.

Purple Missus said...

Some wonderful images here. I particulary like the woven PSP image. Its very interesting looking at all the different designs bloggers are coming up with using these colours.
Your altered landscape is wonderful too.

Dianne said...

Love the result of the image - the lilac colour of the water looks fantastic!

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

What fun you must have had! The play with the photograph is wonderful. I also chose the color scheme, but I was limited to my primitive Paintbox accessory, an experience more frustrating than rewarding!

Beate Knappe said...

I like your Art
and I like to read your blog, therefore I give you the "make my day award".

EMBELLISHER said...

I have great admiration for people who have mastery over anything to do with the computer and those paint shop Pro images you have created are simply fantastic.