Look what I made!
Thank you Karen from the Graphics Fairy!
Thank you Picnik.com for the final invitation.
And a final thank you to Chris at Red Gate Farm for the inspiration to use Picnik and print them off at my local photo developer (i.e. Walgreens).
So how did I make this you ask?
Well, I wish I was a graphics expert, but I'll tell you what I did
********disclaimer here - I've probably done this all wrong, but maybe if I can do it, you can too *********
1. First I found the perfect vintage graphic from Karen's (the teacup) and uploaded it to Foto Flexer.
2. Then I really wanted a gingham in a springy color to serve as the backdrop - I found an image from an old JC Penney catalog and uploaded that as the background (also to Foto Flexer).
3. Then I played on Foto Flexer with the layers, cropping, etc. And honestly, I just messed around with it until I liked the way it looked. Of course, I saved it. Don't forget to do that!
4. Now I took the newly created file of the two layered/merged images (gingham and teacup) and uploaded it to Picnik. Then I just used the free text editing and added the details for the invitation.
5. Saved that invitation and then uploaded it to Walgreens where they were ready in about 45 minutes.
If I do say so myself, I am pretty pleased with how these turned out.
will YOU come?
What books would you bring?
Gardening? Fiction? Magazines?
I'll keep you posted on the details of this little shindig!
And thank you so much for buzzin' in today!
Oh and I'm showing this off over at My Romantic Home. Thank you Cindy for hostessing this fun little (well - not so little anymore) party!