Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mostly Lilacs~Mosaic Monday

This is the most simple looking mosaic I've done in a while and it took me two hours. (You may wish to stay away from that program I mentioned last week. Just sayin'... ☺ )

~FotoFlexor and Photoshop Photo Merge~


Once I started to play, it was a challenge to stop.

~Good Old Photoscape~

A "Monet" is a happy mistake because the colors blend perfectly with the photos being used. Then I can practice pattern as I might in making a quilt.

~Good Old Photoscape~

Back to that challenging collage maker just for a new font and the transparent background.

~Good Old Photoscape~

Doing a little something with the last of the azaleas. I was so pleased to find a few on the bush and not on the ground, especially after a week of rain.

Linking to Mary at Little Red House. Thanks, Mary, for hosting such a fun event week after week.

A wonderful week to you...

Love Vee

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful mosaic, Vee. I have got to learn how to do this. I need an extremely easy program, though. xo

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  2. Vee! This may be the most beautiful/favorite mosaic I've encountered yet on MM. I love it...the colors, the repetition. it's gorgeous! Good for you!...sorry about the two hours, but it probably was relaxing (I find photo editing to be that) and we all benefit!

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  3. A very pretty checkerboard of flowers.
    Nice job!!!

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  4. That's so lovely, Vee! I wish you many more "happy" mistakes:D

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  5. The 25-pics-grid, yummmmmmmy. :-)

    I'll leave all this mosaic-making-stuff to you! ,-)

    Lovely sunny weekend. Rain coming back. -pout- How about you, in your neck of the woods?

    "The cottage garden;
    most for use designed,
    Yet not of beauty destitute

    ~Charlotte Smith

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  6. Such a pretty and fun mosaic! I could get lost for hours fiddling with picture stuff. But maybe if I did it more often, I'd get better at it and then it wouldn't take me so long! Follow that? Haha!

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  7. You are having such a good time playing and making mosaics. Lovely lilacs and azaleas!

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  8. Oh how I love lilacs! I'm still waiting on my bush to flourish. Beautiful mosaic even though your program caused you some grief!
    Have a good week Vee!

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  9. i'M having fun in iPiccy, too. :))

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  10. I love the mosaic with lots of small pics...very dramatic! And the lilacs are lovely! I was just over to link and saw lilacs on Mary's post and hopped over here to see yours! Hugs!

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  11. Beautiful photo quilt, or at least I can image it so, with yellow borders in between. Lovely!

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  12. Gorgeous! Love lilacs. Ours are done for the year, but I cut them every day and brought them in while they bloomed.

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  13. Great photos and mosaic...I am absolutely mad for lilacs. Love the color and the scent...glorious!

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  14. Lovely,Vee, I just can't seem to get a mosaic completed, but I keep trying.Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  15. I favorite flower. And we can't grow them here. :(

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  16. Beautiful mosaics - worth every minute for our viewing pleasure!
    I've looked at the site and played around a bit but haven't had time to try it for real. For now I'm sticking to Picassa until the wedding is over and I can spend some time playing with the computer.

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  17. Beautiful! You make such beautiful mosaics!

    Deanna

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  18. Lovely mosaics!! I'm always amazed at how fast time goes when you're working on something like this.

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  19. Two hours well spent, the mosaics are beautiful! Love the effects and the photo's. Lilacs are my favorite. So pretty. So are the azalea's!

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  20. Oh Vee, you are so adventurous. I still haven't ventured beyond Picasa - I really must one day. I love the light in these photos, and the way the lilacs stand out against the background. So pretty.

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  21. These are beautiful mosaics! I just love lilacs.

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  22. Your mosaics are just fabulous! I have only really tried Picasa for my creations. I might have to venture further if creations like yours are possible. Not sure if I'd have a couple of hours to spare though!

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  23. I love all your different photoscape mosaics, Vee. Someday I'll have to invest in that program. I love lilacs and wish they, along with azaleas, would last all summer long.

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  24. Wonderfully arranges images, beautiful.

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  25. Your lilac mosaics are gorgeous! (I think I can smell the lilacs.) And, like Lorrie, I admire your adventurous spirit in the world of photo editing. I tend to stay in one place. If I venture somewhere new, I am pestering my daughter for help every step of the way.
    Enjoy your sweet lilacs!

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  26. The mosaic is really pretty! I wish my lilacs were still blooming, but they are long gone now. But! I have honeysuckle blooming right now and they smell heavenly even tho they're not as pretty as the lilacs.

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  27. Beautiful photos, Vee.
    I also loved your moonbeam picture.
    I love gazing out my windows at night or in the wee hours of the morning just to see whats going on out there.

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  28. Hey Vee! I stumbled upon your site and loved looking around here! Beautiful photo's, beautiful place!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Blessings!
    Jackie

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  29. I love lilacs and your pretty lilac mosaic. You did beautiful work with the photos and mosaic. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  30. Gorgeous mosaics and beautiful lilacs! I'm afraid to try another program other than Picasa since I find myself spending WAY too much time playing with collages already :)

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  31. Hey, it's lookin like summer there again! I'm nuts for lilacs and mine are finished. How beautiful! You are a true artist. We are finally getting the much needed rain and the corn is up in several areas. Have a great week.
    Deb

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  32. These are amazing! Not only are these beautiful...I appreciate them, too, because I realize the patience and time it must have taken to create them.

    You always have wonderful surprises!

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  33. Let's start by saying that I love lilacs, Vee. Your mosaics are beautiful and the checkerboard one is especially intriguing. Your creative juices were flowing!

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  34. Wow, they look awesome. Maybe I should visit this place:)

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  35. Oh dear. . . I know the feeling of being lost in technology -- lost as in trapped, held captive. . . in both the good sense and the not-so-good. Your results are lovely. I adore lilacs. Mine are budded but not quite in bloom.

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  36. These are some of the prettiest mosaics I've seen! I wish my lilacs were still blooming. I miss the fragrance when I open the garden gate.

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  37. Love the colours of your mosaics...the lilac and green. A lovely spring quilt! It's lilac season over here now too.

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  38. i love your mosaics, and i adore lilacs.
    so this was a winner for me! our
    springs turn hot so quickly, that sweet
    lilacs don't last long.

    our azaleas have been gone for weeks!
    your prolonging spring for me. :)

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  39. I always enjoy your Monday Mosaics...thanks for sharing those lilacs. My white one is just opening up.

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  40. Oh how I love lilacs! Your mosaics are just stuns. I also love playing around with pictures. I am going to have to check this site out. But better do it when I have some time it sounds like, haha! ENJOY your day...

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  41. what a beautiful mosaic! love your lilacs :)

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  42. I love lilacs and your pictures are really pretty. I wonder what program you're using? I've tried the new PicMonkey program and it always seems to crash on me. I went back to Picasa and I'm learning it! Hope you're having a nice day!

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  43. I really like the checkerboard affect on your mosaic, Vee! It's beautiful.

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  44. Wow that was special. Looked like a very colourful checkerboard. Game anyone. Valerie

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  45. Violets and azaleas don't like south Texas....I'll admire and love yours.....beautiful pictures!

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  46. Lovely to see your lilacs and azaleas - things are just popping out of the ground here and it's lovely to see the green leaves. I looked back on what i'd missed and enjoyed your culling post right to the end - I agree with you about the never in a hundred years "quote" I may print it out and frame it. I need to remember that as I sort through a lifetime of things saved because someday I might use them for something. I culled my fabric and donated it to our local group - "Quilting for Humanity" and will enjoy seeing it used in the many quilts the groups will make when they begin again in September. Best of luck as you forge ahead - or are you done?

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  47. These are Gorgeous,k how marvelous, you should turn this into tiles, or get them printed and framed in white frames, or make into postal greeting cards, can I say...beautiful~

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  48. That is a beautiful mosaic!

    I understand about the challenge, as I am the same..Got to get to the finish, but yours is so worth it!

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