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More Album

Thought I would show you the before and after photo of Amber which I put into the album today.
First is the original photo which I edited in GIMP. Second photo is after editing in GIMP, exported it to png format so it would have a transparent background

Third photo I added additional layers within gimp eg., the flourishes and sentiment. Because I wasn’t happy with the colour of the ‘joy’ in the sentiment the fourth photo is showing a change of colour.

Fifth photo is inside the album but because I printed onto photo paper the finished product was too stark. So a little tweeking of … alcohol inks, blending solution plus going around the edges with a gold pen everything came together nicely. See what you think?


13 Responses to “More Album”

  1. Dot L says:

    This is sooo beautiful Shirley! Me thinks you are very clever indeedy. I especially love the colours
    Dot x

  2. Avril says:

    I agree with Dot, you are very clever! I struggle with just uploading pics, wouldn’t know where to begin to create such a beautiful frame.
    Avril xx

  3. Paula says:

    Hi Shirl, how pretty is your Granddaughter and how very clever are you with gimp, it looks absolutely stunning. I use gimp a lot now but only the very basic stuff. Me thinks we need another forum tutorial pretty pretty pretty pretty please. Paula xxxxxxxx

  4. die amelie says:

    Wow, you did a well job working with gimp, Shirl!

    Your choice of colours is just great!

    die amelie x

  5. Hi Shirley, Amber is a beautiful girl! You are a great techie as well as crafter – gorgeous job. Definitely prefer the 2nd ‘joy’ too. Thank-you for becoming one of my followers! Nicola x

  6. Ellie Knol says:

    I agree, you are a clever girl! You might want to share your knowhow? Please?!

  7. Terry says:

    So gorgeous, Shirley! You are quite clever and I wish I could do that, but I suppose you have to actually try!!! Hugs!

  8. Wowwwwww Shirl this is very very beautiful.

    Greetings Janny

  9. Deb Ochs-LaGrone says:

    Shirl, this page is stunning! Your granddaughter is absolutely gorgeous and will be very grateful for the fabulous job your doing on her album. Can’t wait to see more!

  10. Patricia O'Leary says:

    Oh scrummy yummy

  11. Astrid says:

    Shirl this looks amazing, love what you did with the photo and how it blends into the album, which in itself is a wonderful treasure! How lucky to have a grand daughter who appreciates what you do!! It sounds as if the two of you have a very special connection! I have just had a wonderful time looking through your blog. Am going to email you:o)

  12. Brenda says:

    Fabulously altered Shirley, perfect for the book.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  13. Joanna says:

    You’re such a clever girl with the gimp stuff, the photo looks great! Mind you, Amber is such a sweet pretty girl and that dazzling smile looks like a ‘flourish’ on its own :))) xx

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