Sunday, May 22, 2005

Screensaver "time-out"...

Sometimes it happens. I need to totally stop thinking in the directions of screensavers and get other things done. We are trying to re-do and fix up our house to put it up for sale. Cleaning out, painting, scraping, patching, replacing....on and on.
And that is a good thing. My mind takes a break and gets inspiration from new sources. Spring having just arrived, there are zillions of flowers blooming. I feel like I have taken every possible angel of pics in my own garden, so I much reach out for new sources of bloom pics.
I tried a ride around the neighborhood and took a pile of shots of daffodils in use in folk's yards and in areas where you don't expect flowers. I'm torn about the results. The daffies are beautiful, but the backgrounds are mostly brownish, greyish. Trees haven't come into full leaf, and grass is just so-so. Gotta think on this one for a while.
I also started a file of "fence" pics that may work into a nice screensaver. It makes my eye look harder at the roadsides for fences made of different materials. Once one starts looking, it is awesome how many different ways we come up with to keep things in or out of our private space!!!
Enough for today, gotta get back to work clearing out the next room that needs painting. Anyone ever paint their 60's paneling??? We are about to try!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Seashells and rope for flowers

Love this jar full of seashells for a vase, and the rope gave the finishing touch. I used a tiny piece of the rope to multiply for the background, and a shade of green from the flowers to make the skinny frame.
They came all together to make a great floral screensaver. And it is now on the site for any to download FREE. to go and register for the screensaver pages. Pick one up today to brighten your spring.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Teals and lavendars in many vases

Love this color combo. The shading of the wall square I used made the effect of being quilted when I turned the square to a 45-degree angle. Simple yet so effective. And I finished it off with a purple found in the flowers to give it a skinny purple frame.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Tulips in a mug

Tulips in a mug, originally uploaded by collectincat.

If you look closely, you can see a tulip in the background diamond shapes with odd white lines disecting. Then I picked up the red of the tulip for a thin frame to put it all together. Isn't Paint Shop Pro fun??

Monday, May 02, 2005

Flowers, IT'S SPRING!

Screensavers with flowers seem just the right thing for this month. I found a great book done by a lady who tells you how to take whatever flowers are handy and put them into whatever container looks cool for the moment. She thinks like I think!!!

So I scanned the best photos and then got my PSP tools to work. Had just recently downloaded some new plugin filters for playing with the backgrounds. Many of the shots were tall and skinny pics so I added a nice wide band to them and put in colors and patterns that I hoped enhanced the picture and made it as close to 1024 x 768 as possible. IT'S ANOTHER FREEBIE so maybe you would like to register and get it for yourself to brighten your home or office with beautiful arrangements. will get you to the sign-up page. After I confirm you, you're IN! Now I'm off to do some more tubes to work with another cat screensaver I have in mind. See Ya!