Sunday, 20 May 2012

Garden Flowers Collage

Afternoon Everyone,

It's been an absolutely gorgeous day here in sunny Ayrshire. We drove up the coast to visit the family this morning and spent a lovely couple of hours with them.

When we got home I took the camera for a walk around the garden snapping anything that caught my eye - and here's a collage of what there was to see.

The collage is made using a little programme called Shape Collage - from - that some of you might find interesting. This is just the free trial version I'm using, and you can probably spot the logo in the right corner ... I'm debating with myself whether it's worth upgrading at a cost of $40 just to be able to create collages without that logo making an appearance. Otherwise, the programme is easy to use, it's simple to drag and drop the photos you want to collage and easy to adjust the settings to produce a variety of mixes.

This mix I liked even better than the first. These are made in the rectangle shape.
This is the circle shape.
This is the heart shape - pity that the logo is slap, bang in the middle of the collage! All the collage shapes can be saved in JPEG, PNG or Photoshop formats.

A fun way to save snaps of flowers and it would be even better if a A3 printer was available - think of the scrap layouts that you could make with these.

Right, I'm off to watch the Chelsea Flower Show and then I have plans to do a bit of crafting later on.

Hope you are having a cracking weekend :)

Take care and happy crafting,


505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Your flowers are beautiful! Is that a columbine that I see? If so, that is the Colorado state flower.

I'm back from my trip away and am finally getting caught up with all my blogging friends.


scrappymo! said...

Your garden flowers are gorgeous. That is a neat program!

Julia Dunnit said...

Sounds like a jolly good day to me, especially with sunshine too. You sure have some lovely flowers in your garde. I like the circle and heart collages most...but quite hard to choose really, stunning pics.

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Wow you could open up your own garden centre its so colourful and beautiful we don't have that many colours out here as yet and our weather isn't as good as your having but tomorrow is suppose to be lovely and the weeks ahead so fingers crossed then we too might get some colour ..........just beautiful hope your picking some for the house:)x

May said...

Your garden must look lovely Elizabeth... What a fabulous idea to be able to make collages with your pics.. love the heart one! Hugs May x x x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful, colourful selection of flowers and beautifully collaged (is there such a word?) :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

What a glorious array of flowers and colours!

Your garden must be fabulous.

Love the collage work you have put together with your pictures too. How lovely to be able to do a heart LOL!!!

Hope you have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Karen said...

What gorgeous flowers and such fab photos! Can you send some of your sunshine down South Elizabeth please as its overcast and chilly down here? Hugs, Karen xx