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Friday, 23 January 2009

Alter a photo challenge

Here we are as promised our January challenge to 'ALTER A PHOTO' our challenge challenged both Chris (Mrs Bling) and I as we had never done one before..lol
But that's what it's all about.

So here we go this first photo is of Chris' DD and DG and don't you think they are the spit of our Chris.

Here it is altered...Chris gave it a real grungy background with a modern feel to it, those letters are so small, she did them free hand and then took for ages to cut them out .... 'Fancy that'Chris enjoyed it so much lol she did a second one to share with you... once again DG. Wait till you see this altered piece it is sooo gorgeous and original the words are wicked.

What did I tell you..it took her all night to come up with those words but hey it was worth it Chris....how original is that.
Mine, well, some of you have seen my photo I chose to alter already in the post below but for those that have not here it is.
2nd from the left is my youngest son Leigh, he was best man for his good friend Jez 2nd from the right.
Although challenging I did have alot of fun with this one... I used gesso on the background to start with.

changed the heads using images from Artchix studios which I have had a lonnnng time... searched a catalogue for the red pieces and combed a magazine for the words.
I am actually so pleased with it I am framing it.
O.K. you want to join in the fun I can tell :).... and so you can....
Everyone can take part by altering a photo and sending..... *****UPDATE*****... THE BEFORE PHOTO AND THE ALTERED ONE....by email to Chris at ..... chrisrowe@gmail.com by the closing date Friday 30th Jan 09. at midnight UK time.
Chris will put them up on here along with a poll for you to vote on your fave piece of work....ATTENTION.... there will no longer be a poll voting system PLEASE see the post above. THANK YOU. xx
This month we have been sponsored by Caroline at 'Bubbly Funk' she has been kind enough to donate this fab prize below of 6 assorted shades of chalk inks by Versa Magic...how cool are they, we are so jealous as we cannot win them...neither Chris or I have tried them YET, watch this space!
So why not pop over and visit Caroline and see what other goodies she has .... hey, whisper... ''She has up to 50% OFF many of her products.''
Click on HERE
She also has a forum that you may wish to join in with the fun.

Now feast your eyes on this selection of goodies and they could all be yours



What are you waiting for, get out those photo's and have some fun.
Have fun and have a fab week.
Chriss xxx

11 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love what you've done with the photos, really brilliant, one and all! The headless groomsmen, well with their new heads IS fantastic Chriss!

Linda said...

Ingenious - I would never have thought of doing that! But you've given me ideas now.....
Great work Chriss.
Love
Linda xx

Stacy said...

Chriss, I am still laughing at your "cleaning tarnished brass" piece! The visual is great but the caption just cracks me up - especially with the vacuum cleaner off to the side! You should send a copy to each of the men!

I received my first award yesterday and I would like to pass it on to you! Thank you so much for the inspiration to step out of the box and your kind encouragement!

herminesplace said...

Great challenge, here is mine: http://herminesplace.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/the-papergirls-alter-a-photo/
Warm regards Hermine

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a fun challenge ladies! Here is mine:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/the-paper-girls/

Karen said...

hee hee I love what you have both done with your photos!!! I am loving this one especially now that I know its hands on altering and not pc based XXX

laury55 said...

love what you have done...if I don't do it for the challenge, I'll keep the idea
thanks for the inspiration

Linda Elbourne said...

I love what you did - these are inspiring!

Karen said...

Hi...mine is all done now and is here

Thank you for such an inspiring theme XXX

crissi said...

aw i missed this brilliant altered photos ladies.

Dawn said...

Hi Chriss
Well you know me I like a challenge so thanks for throwing down the gauntlet!!!! LOL
Now I will have to squeeze out my altered photo before tonight - have to find a suitable victim first though!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx