Welcome back to AfterBeforeFriday! After last week’s break, we are back in the saddle. I am obviously overwhelmed with Christmas spirit, so here is another festive image.
The final step to this month’s One Four Challenge is here. It seems ages ago that I was picking an image to work on throughout December and now we are done.
In my last post I said the Week 3 image was not exactly what I was looking for, but I was stuck. I loved the colors and the vintage look, but the composition was lost to me. So, I decided to work some more on that image.
Here it is, another Christmas Card from my workshop. I cropped the image, imitating the greeting card layout. After that it was a lot of playing around, adding a dark vignette, some snowflakes, borders and finally, the text.
I don’t know…it started so promising, I thought this image could give me gazillion options, but now I think I could have done it better. Maybe this holiday break is what we all need to refill our creative reservoirs.
So, here we are, at the end. Let me know which image you like the most, both by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The One Four Challenge will be back on the 5th of January, for all the details you can check Robyn’s blog Captivate Me.
See you all in 2015. Happy Holidays!
Hello all and welcome to the last ABF Forum in this year. We’ll be back January 9th, so prepare to be blown away. I am not going into details, cause it’s Christmas. You don’t want to read long boring posts (I know, almost impossible in my case 😛 ) and even if you read it, you’ll forget everything with that first piece of cake you eat. But remember I warned you to prepare. You will be blown away.
Do not panic, I didn’t mean that literally. 😉
This year had unusually high number of rainy days, I whined about that enough times. There were very few opportunities for me to go outside and take some fresh photos. And I was getting frustrated with recycling old images I took years ago.
So this Saturday, I gathered my little helpers and we had a photo session. I had so much fun, I’ll need to do that more often. There are many photos that I’ll probably publish before Christmas, this little red reindeer is a star in most of them.
My little friends didn’t really need much work, just a little bit of cropping and adjusting colors and temperature. I added a frosty vignette again, because I feel it can only work in December. 😛
If you want more info about the ABF Forum and how to participate in all the fun, hop to Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing
That’s it folks. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with many happy returns to my blog. I hope I’ll continue to post interesting and funny things (ok, I am a bit delusional 🙂 ) and that you’ll enjoy following my journey.
Be fabulous, be unique, but most of all, don’t forget to smile! ♥