Monday, February 20, 2012

Teatime and Pixlr Express

I was looking at online editing software and tried Pixlr Express.
I edited for frames and effects. Pixlr has other functions that I plan to explore.
I liked their welcome page because it welcomed...
as I am a dedicated (and frustrated by the April 19th demise of) Picnik user.

My favourite Royal Albert china is the Brigadoon Pattern. I don't use it often but I love the thistles and soft blue and pinks of the patten. I did eat the chocolate chip cookie (excellent) and finished the tea (Early Grey). The tulips didn't open to their best advantage but I enjoyed their colour. 

I had a lovely time exploring Beverly's blog (How Sweet the Sound) last week. She has a room dedicated to her collection of heirlooms from family, friends and found items, set in what seems to me to be a 1930/40's era bedroom as it brings back memories of my early childhood. It is of course 'more' than memories because it is so full of wonderful items to explore, through her inventive and clever presentations.

I uploaded this picture into Pixlr Express, chose Vignette on white rippled paper. Saved and uploaded into Picnik and added a pale purple frame and watermark in collage. Very easy to use Pixlr online.
The first photo is unchanged and the second (same photo was edited in Pixlr Express, chose Scratches and Crack Border). Pale purple frame and watermark added in Picnik Collage.
Uploaded to Pixlr Express. Chose Color Correction/pink and then added Vignette and Clear Border. Pale purple frame and watermark added in Picnik Collage.

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  1. The Brigadoon pattern has got to be my favorite! I love the toile designs on china, I think you have just introduced me to my all-time favorite! (The movie, Brigadoon, is awesome as well!) thanks for sharing!

  2. These look great! I am not much of a photographer but I did love Picnik. I am going to investigate your Pixir Express! Thanks ever so much for the idea!!

  3. Okay, I'm hopping around reading blogs before lunch and I'm hungry, but taking a break before making lunch. I've stopped by a blog for Potato soup, got a wonderful dropped biscuit to go with it at the next blog now I'm gazing at a beautiful cookie! Have I just never noticed how much we all talk about and show food before?? LOL

    The china is quite pretty and the vignette, as usual, is beautiful! But I'm going to be the twisted person who gushes that I love that vase! What's better than a hand extended holding flowers? :)

    I'm going to go make lunch now.

  4. What a beautiful teacup -- and a nice looking cookie -- reminds me that it's almost time for tea!

  5. Joy
    Thanks for the photo tips.
    I did like the scratches effect.
    I love your green vase-I've never
    seen anything quite like it before.
    It's so unique.

  6. I've used Pixlr Express and Pixlr, too. Pixlr seems to be set up like Photoshop Elements. I still am searching for the perfect editing site. Oh, wait, I found it - Picnik.


  7. The Brigadoon pattern is lovely. I adore tulips! Happy Tea Day!

  8. Hello Joy,
    what a fun to play with Photo software. Your vignettes turned out beautiful. I love all Royal Albert patterns. Brigadoon is not often to see, but it is really charming.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. I like your photos and your china is really lovely!

  10. Hi Joy,
    Your Brigadoon pattern is beautiful and your photos are wonderful! I'm going to miss Picnik myself. I was just starting to get into it when I found out they were closing in April; pity! Thank you for sharing this with my tea party. It's lovely having you!


  11. Hello Joy, thank you for following me and your visit on Pink Sat. I a bit late visiting because my weekend was busy with family visiting. Fun times.

    The tulips are a beautiful color and the tea set is beautiful. Great photos to share.

    I also checked your Pink Sat. post etc. I love the vintage sewing basket as well as your PS post. The pink certificate is so sweet.

    Have a happy week,
    Hugs, Jeanne

  12. What a pleasant vignette. Those tulips are a magnificent color. You'll get to do a second post when they open! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Your tea table vignette is very pretty, especially with how you have altered it too.
    I'll have to check out Pixlr Express, I'm looking for something new to make collages with a Mac once Picnik is gone.

  14. Your pictures are lovely. Thanks for sharing the editing tips.

  15. I was excited to see your georgeous teapot, cup and saucer in the Brigadoon pattern by Royal Albert! The photos are wonderful and I enjoyed seeing your transistion from one photo to another. The tulips are lovely especially is the beautiful hand vase. Happy Tea Party! Pam


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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