Monday, December 08, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I'm finally getting in the holiday mood.  The ladies from my art group hosted a holiday boutique over the week-end.  They had so many beautiful hand-made items….jewelry, gourds, ceramics, painted wall hanging, painted cards, Jacki's paper collage ladies and so much more.  I'm sorry I didn't take pictures.  I was too busy talking!! But if you hop over to this post on Jacki's blog, you'll see all the beautiful work.
We're decorated!  My granddaughter Malia helped me big-time with the tree and all the other decorations.
I played with these images in Lightroom print module to make the layouts….. so much easier than Photoshop.  I understand why Kim loves LR.  I've become a lover as well.
For Texture Tuesday I did a couple versions of holiday images….
 
 and below the vintage sepia montage.  Lightroom let me add these cute black square corners much like the old photo album corner stickers. 
Come on over to Kim's party and see what the others have done.  I hope you are all getting in the spirit of the holiday season!

Kim Klassen dot com

17 comments:

Jacki Long said...

So great to see you Marilyn!
You looked stunning!
I like the sepia tone pictures, great shots!
Happy Holidays!

Barbara said...

These are really cute Marilyn, love the sepia tone so much. How did you add the little black corners? I will have to check that out in LR, didn't know you could do that. Thanks for the tip, will have to see if I can find it.

Michelle B said...

Beautiful decorations! I love your sepia montage. I still have to get our decorations up, I am running a little behind...

Britta said...

Your hollyday images ar so beautiful in vintage sepia! And nice to scrapbooking too!
Have a nice christmas week
Hugs from Hamburg
Britta

Dotti said...

Nothing like a holiday boutique to get you in the spirit of Christmas! And it looks like this one was fantastic. The vintage edits are just perfect.

abrianna said...

I love the sepia images too. I know in the develop module you can put frames around your pictures but I did not know that the print module had that option. I might have to play..

I have made a couple of collages in LR and the first time I did it it took me *hours*. The second time I did it it took about 45 minutes and most of that was figuring out which order I wanted the images. It was a happy day when I discovered it would not take me hours anymore!

Evelyn S. said...

For some reason, I had difficulty getting the comment section to open! I do love the sepia images....definitely adds even more of a vintage feel to those wonderful decorations.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, a very pleasant atmosphere to enjoy these Christmas pictures !!!

EarlK said...

Wonderful collage. The sepia coloring gives it an old fashioned Christmas look.

Prairie Jill said...

Lovely, festive images! I really love the sepia montage.

Susan W said...

Love the vintage look with the sepia.

Kia said...

Such a pretty sepia collage, so festive, so pretty and cheerful! :)

Pam Greer said...

I love the sepia! How did you do those corners? Some sort of preset in Lightroom?

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I am not much of a photo shop fan...it is not very user friendly. I love the way your sepia came out.

Buckeroomama said...

I love holiday boutiques! Just seeing all the Christmas decorations brings the Christmas cheer around. :)

The Artful Diva said...

I never get enough looking at Christmas decor - it's a wonderful time of the year!

Paulette Adams said...

Hi Marilyn,

My favorite is the vintage sepia montage you created and the cute black square corners are such an added bonus, LoVe it!
I'm sorry I didn't know about the art party, it looks like great fun and it is always good to connect with other creatives.
Merry Christmas!
Paulette