Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More Mixed Media and some photo fun

It is midway through the More Mixed Media challenge and the challenge for this month is "Blue".... a nice winter color don't you think? All though our weather is more gray than blue, since the fog has rolled in.
This journal page started with some scraps of blue prints that I had die cut flowers from.  Gesso and blue paint were added then some of the left over die cut flowers (TH Tattered Flower die)  Once it all dried I took some Pitt pens and doodled all over it.
With DH home (way more than usual due to the rain) I have been relaxing on the sofa, in the evenings, watching the programs HE likes to watch (which he tapes then watches)  I'm not too much into some of the reality ( or should I say "almost" reality) programs he watches......but I digress. It dose give me time to just sit and doodle and spend time with him.......I do have to comment once in  a while.....LOL!!
I was scanning this page and putting it through MS Digital Photo to water mark it.  Then I got to playing around with all the different things you can do to your photos..........a real time consumer, but fun!
So this is what I did, then saved a copy to my files, so I could share......*grin*

Of course one of the first things is to turn it into a negative....oh I LIKE it!!

Then there was the chalky block.........didn't even know what that meant until I clicked it....LOL

There are quite a few bloggers that are doing hybrid art, and it has fascinated me to see their work.  I gave it a try and waaalaa!  To be honest, if I were to really get into hybrid work I would use my Adobe Photo Shop program.   I know it does a lot more than the simple digital photo program from Micro Soft, but this was my first attempt and I KNOW how to use this program more than the other one.
*NOTE TO SELF: start playing and learning Adobe Photo Shop!*
Which one catches your eye?
There is still time to join this challenge and you don't have to goof around like I did....LOL just link it up here:
Inky Hugs


  1. I love your piece and the changes you have made. I like doing hybrid work, too, and love playing. Have fun! Hugs, Valerie.

  2. I love these! I am enjoying the color blue quite often lately.

  3. Note to Krisha (because I'm finally back from the land of no internet):

    Learn PS and teach it to me. I have used a few filters on my art before, but didn't realize I was actually creating hybrid art when I did. I love, love, love what you did!

  4. Catching up with blogger friends. What fun to see what you did with the original piece. I must say that I like the original piece the best though. I'm not at all clever enough to use the digital enhancements in any program.

  5. Lovely piece - enjoy looking at, and doing hybrid work, love your before and after projects. Thanks for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge - Blue. Michelle DT Member

  6. Great work Krisha. I love your blue journal page. The doodling looks great. I particularly like the brown one of your hybrid pieces.

    Now I was really interested to hear about hybrid work. I've never heard of it before although only recently I fiddled about in Photoshop with the picture I did for my hubby's card last year. Just really wanted to see what would happen and I liked how it turned out. Now I know it is a legitimate craft I'll have to put it on my blog. Thanks for sharing. Barbxx

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our first challenge at More Mixed Media, our ‘blue’ theme – hope to see you again soon x

  8. Absolutely beautiful and love that blue you have used and not forgetting your stunning design with those flowers..Thank you for joining us for our 1st challenge at More Mixed Media and hoping you would like to join us again..Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx
    love your post and how you had a play