Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sepia Greeting Card

Hi, my name is Carletta and I'm a blogoholic! I readily admit that to my family and friends. It's a wonderful and creative process that I enjoy very much. However, I do have other interests and hobbies and I thought I'd share one with you today. The image above is of a white Rose of Sharon bloom. It isn't particularly a good image so I thought I'd see what I could do with it.
Using my software I sharpened the image just a little bit to make the flower stand out a little more and then I changed the color image to sepia. I then added some text. It's a quote by Lady Bird Johnson. When I was finished I printed out a four by six inch photograph.
I used cardstock and scrapbook paper to make a greeting card and added the photo to the top. I added a small copper resin piece that had the word hope on it to embellish the end of the quote. There you have it - a greeting card!


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26 comments:

Nessa said...

Beautiful. Someone special will certainly enjoy it.

Thom said...

Boy I'd be proud to send that to anyone. Excellent :$

dot said...

I used to be a blogaholic too but I joined blogaholic's anonymous. lol
I like what you did with the flower. My favorite is the sepia.

Leedra said...

I like Dot had to join blogaholic's anonymous. Somedays I falled backwards. But everyday is a new day.

The greeting card is very nice.

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Photo Cache said...

That is a fantastic image you captured. I would love to send that to my friends too. Great job.

Ralph said...

The middle sepia is great - the background is a dark monochrome, the flower illumined as if were a night light, guiding us through the woods. Nice!

Tricia said...

That's very nice & so creative. I love the copper 'HOPE' piece - a very nice touch!

Love your work, Carletta

Julie said...

How pretty and it looks wonderful as a card.

Danielle said...

Ingenious! I love it. I need to try to do more things like that. Good for you :)

Felisol said...

Hi, Carletta,
I,m Felisol,
I blog too little for my own good.
I like the endorphin shock every time I find a picture, a phrase, some kind words echoing mine.

The transparent flower standing out against a windy background, so beautiful.
The encouraging greeting from Lady Bird, I've taken them to my heart,
and will plant another flower today!
Somehow I feel I got this card too.
From Felisol

kaye said...

that's a lovely card

quilly said...

You and my sister, Caryl, would get on famously. Once each month she hosts a card making workshop where she teaches others skills similar to there -- but nobody can teach vision, which you obviously have in abundance.

Nicole said...

Beautifully done!
I love how you transferred this.
(I don't have enough brains today to express what I want to say, dooh).
But I do like what you did with the pic :)!!

Dirk said...

Great greeting card! How wonderfull you have changed a common picture in such a beautiful card.

Ulrica said...

So fun to get a creative greating card like that.

Jientje said...

That's beautiful Carletta!

Lynne said...

HI Carletta,
That's a beautiful card and a great quote. I like the soft old-fashioned feel the sepia gives to this, plus the matt embellishments you used.

Melli said...

Beautiful! Utterly. Just goes to show, there's nothing WRONG with bein' a blogaholic!

napaboaniya said...

A lovely handmade card that's looking lovely in sepia :)

Rose said...

That made a real nice card! I never got into scrapbooking...simply because I know I don't need another hobby. But I think I would have enjoyed it.

Mary said...

Wonderful card! Very talented to come up with that combination.

Janet, said...

That's a beautiful greeting card!

Stephany said...

I disagree with your comment that the first image isn't very good. It looks like a watercolor painting. I love the blush of pink from the sun on the petals. Those qualities and your sepia toning made it perfect for a greeting card - which is beautiful!

Raven said...

Wow! That's just lovely! You have a second career there!

maryt/theteach said...

Carletta, Raven is cetainly right, absolutely gorgeous!! Do you want to send me one? If you do let me know by e-mail and I'll send my house address! :)

becky aka theRAV said...

You did a wonderful job on this, Carletta!